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Apr 14, 2011
Outside Magazine
The North Face Hedgehog Tall boot

The North Face Hedgehog Tall    Photo: Photo by Inga Hendrickson

Catch a breeze: the mesh panels all over The North Face's Hedgehog Tall III GTX XCR are designed to vent steam on sultry hikes, while the Gore-Tex XCR liner keeps slop out. Despite the shoe's low weight (it's just a couple of ounces heavier than some trail runners), the high ankle cuff felt sturdy under a fully loaded weekend pack. But watch your step: the barely there toe bumper limits this boot to mellow trails. 16 oz; $130;

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