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Debbie sent over a question after reading our review on the North Face Havoc Mid GTX Adventure Boot, she said:
– The North Face Havoc Mid GTX –
Q: “I’m about to buy a pair of these (the North Face Havocs) but want to know how you think they would go in snow and ice? I’ve had a pair of snowdrift that were fabulous but unavailable here. Some quick advice would be appreciated.”
– The North Face Iceflare Mid GTX –
A: “The North Face Havoc boots have the grip to perform well in snow and ice, and the breathable Gore-tex will keep you feet dry. But the vented sides won’t offer much insulation against the cold. If you’re looking for an all around boot that will see sun, rain and snow occasionally, then these with some thick wool socks will likely do fine. If you’re looking for a predominately cold weather boot, check out the North Face Iceflare GTX $130. They are very similar to the Havocs in both style, design, and price, but have more insulation where heat loss tends to occur.”
Add some killer grip on very icy terrain with a set of sole spikes (stainless steel screw-in spikes): Goat Spikes.
Happy Adventuring Debbie! – DS