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The North Face ThermoBall™ Utility Mid

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33%"Felt a half size smalle"

74%"Felt true to width"

78%"Moderate arch support"

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These are very cute boots, but fit very snugly. So snugly that it will not be possible to wear them with anything but the thinnest socks. Will be returning for the next size.
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Run really small. Had to go up a full size. I love the style, the color, the fit now that I have the correct size. Even my husband commented on how attractive they are. That's a first.
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I was hesitant after reading all the reviews that the boots are way to small but went for it anyway. Glad I did! I do recommend going a half size bigger. I am a 9.5 (on the dot) and I ordered a 10 and there perfect! They are a little snug but it could be my cankles haha! All around I am very happy with my purchase!
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I actually loved these but when I tried them on, the left shoe squeaked like crazy! It felt like something wasn't secure in the heel. That would've driven me nuts so I returned them. Minus the squeak I really loved them.
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Following the reviews, I ordered up a half size to size 9. They were still too small. These boots are easily 1.5 sizes smaller than marked. For example, I ordered a different style of North Face boots in a smaller size - 8.5 - I compared the boot sole length against each other, and this boot (the size 9) was much shorter than the other style from North Face that was marked 8.5.
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These boots are really attractive. Very much what I was hoping for in the appearance department, but unfortunately, they ran a bit small in the length. They are generous in the toe and mid foot area, however, so going up a half or whole size in the length is going to make these too wide to be comfortable for me. I wish it wasn't so! They are really cute and would be an amazing addition to the fall/winter wardrobe.
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I wanted to love this boot, but it just did not fit right. I looked at the previous reviews and thought I would give it a try. They are a snug fit so you cant wear thick socks and they just feel like they are not made well. I went up a size and they were still snug but yet too big. I decided best to return.
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I usually wear a size 8 in boots, so I ordered a size 8.5 and wore thick socks and these boots fit perfectly. The comfort level is surprisingly amazing and my feet stayed warm and dry. The North Face is an excellent brand and I highly recommend these boots for cold/snowy weather.
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Based on the reviews here, I ordered a size 8 when I'm normally a size 7.5. They fit great! I was planning on wearing thinner socks with them and not tucking my pants into them, so I've been very comfortable, but I would not want to try to fit a thicker sock or tucking in my pant legs. They do start out kind of stiff, but I haven't gotten to break them in properly yet!
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I have narrow feet and ankles and these fit very well. There is plenty of room in the foot area for a thick sock. I can lace down the upper tight enough to trap my pant legs and keep them warm. I like that the foot portion is a solid surface compared to another show I tried -- I think it will provide better waterproof-ness than having fabric in this area.
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Awesome boot. Very comfortable right out of the box. I live in far northern Wisconsin where we got 60” of snow last month. I needed a taller boot that was both warm along with being waterproof as I’m cutting trail through my yard in snow up to my bum. This boot fits the bill. You can cinch it up either tight or looser if you need to tuck in pants. I normally wear a 9 but with all winter boots I size up for thicker socks. I sized up on this to a 10 and frankly it’s not big or lose on at all. And huge plus, the larger size does not make my feet look larger! Thanks North Face :-)
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I marked these initally as too small, but wanted to clarify that. They fit in my normal 7.5, but definitely snug with a winter sock. I exchanged them for an 8 and they are great! Super warm, comfortable and love the look.
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After reading the other reviews I went up half a size. Yes they are snug and you can't wear a thicker sock but they are soooooooooo very comfortable. Very well made. I'm upset I didn't buy them sooner.
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I did not seem to have the too small of size issue as did others. I typically wear a 9.5, sometimes 10 in running shoes so I opted to purchase the 9.5 in this boot and it fits great. That includes room to wear nice thick wool socks. I ordered numerous boots to try and meet my needs: 1. waterproof 2. warm enough to withstand long periods of time in the snow 3. tall enough so that I could walk through the snow without it going down the boot and 4. comfortable, and this was the first one of many that did. Promptly after receiving them, I went on a weekend trip where I spent much of the days outside in 20 degree snowy weather. My feet stayed dry and warm. They were also comfortable enough that sometimes I didn't even bother to remove them when spending some time indoors. The quick lace setup makes it easy to ensure that they are secure without requiring 10 minutes to put them on. Plus they are cute.
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The ankle is really wide.
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First, it was delivered 3 days before the scheduled day-EXCELLENT!!! And second, they are a beautiful pair of boots. I love them.
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I should have listened to earlier reviews and gotten them a half size bigger (7 instead of my usual 6.5). Very cute boot and relatively comfortable even though I got the wrong size. Easy to put on, but the laces tended to come out of the top as you're getting in/out of them. Not sure if this was because I needed a half size up or if the top of the boot us just too narrow. Ended up returning and deciding to wait until closer to winter next year to try again.
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I ordered half a size larger after reading reviews and it was a perfect fit. Snug, for sure, but comfortable. I have a regular wide foot. They are not as “cutsie” but they are warm and comfortable. I noticed the squeak the first time I wore them. But never again. It’s a good boot. Very warm!!!
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I wear a size 8. Reading these reviews, I decided to order UP a full size. They fit. I have wide calves, but the laces allow for adjusting appropriately.
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I bought these and the Shellista II and wound up returning these. It was a hard choice because I liked them both and they both have a similar foot design/material but I liked the Shellista a little bit more. I ordered my size 7.5 and they fit perfectly with regular socks but with ski socks you may want to order 1/2 size up.
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These boots are very well made. I have wide feet and they were not comfortable though, too tight. They would work well in rain or snow. They are also somewhat heavy to lug around. Returned them and will pick something else!
I'd also recommend:
Sorel
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This was a little clunky to walk around in quite a bit. It's a cute style, but runs a little wide.
I'd also recommend:
Sorel, Columbia
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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These shoes fit so snug. Def go a whole size up, especially if you plan on wearing thicker socks with them.
Anonymous, Zappos Customer,
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We tried 3 different sizes for my daughter who really liked the style of the boots. For the first, I think her foot was bigger and we didn't realize it. For the next half-size up, it was still too short and tight. For the last half-size up, the width was finally good, but her heel slid and yet it felt tight on the top of her foot. Sad to say, the third pair needs to go back too.
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