Best Winter City to Trail Boots: The North Face Back-To-Berkeley Redux Boot
I bought a pair of these North Face boots when I was in Tbilisi about a year ago, getting ready to go on an adventure up in the mountains of Kazbegi, a small mountainous area near the border with Russia. I was in desperate need of a pair of boots that could handle snow, but that also didn't make me look like a total turd wearing them around town and in my endlessly cool hotel, the Rooms Kazbegi
. (Don't tell anyone, but I think that most hiking boots are god awful ugly. And Georgians are RIDICULOUSLY cool. So, I was desperate for a boot that could still look relaxed and cool with jeans and a flannel.) And these boots were exactly that. I wore them both day and night without feeling self-conscious about my footwear, and even ventured into a nightclub in them back in Tbilisi.
I would buy these a half size up, if I were to buy them again (and I would). Having air circulate in your boots will keep your feet warmer, not the opposite, despite what you might think. Backcountry.com