I was excited to try the NORTIV 8 Women’s Waterproof Hiking Boots. I’m always looking for new hiking boots and love what NORTIV 8 is doing. It can be hard to find a good pair of hiking boots that come up above the ankles (which is essential for snowy terrain).
It’s hard to find information about the brand and when and where they were developed! In their search for making superior outdoor shoes, they discovered many outdoor hiking boots and shoes were overpriced and beyond people’s reach. They looked at various brands but found nothing priced accordingly and functioning well. They started Nortiv8 to offer shoes that used high-grade materials but were still attainable to customers. Each of the NORTIV 8 is designed and developed in-house! Nortiv 8 makes high-quality but inexpensive outdoor gear. I’ve also reviewed the NORTIV 8 Recovery Slides Review if you are interested.
First up is the NORTIV 8 Women’s Waterproof Hiking Boots cost. At just $59.98, you wonder, are they good? Do they chafe? Will my feet hurt after using them? The answer is yes; they are a great boot. It’s interesting how high quality they are while being nearly half the cost of other hiking books. But Nortiv8 feels that anyone and everyone should be able to afford the quality gear.
Plus, Nortiv 8 is having Memorial Day sales on some of their shoes right now!
NORTIV 8 Women’s Waterproof Hiking Boots Fit:
The NORTIV 8 Women’s Waterproof Hiking Boots have a structure of suede leather and ankle upper. I was nervous about suede athletic, especially in the Mojave Desert. Would these boots cause my feet to overheat at some point? Would they chafe? I’ve definitely chafed from bad suede.
The best running and hiking uppers disappear off your feet, and this boot does just that. The tongue is thick but breathable, and there haven’t been any hot spots. I’ve used the hiking boot for up to 6 miles without any issues. I plan to take them out longer, but I just haven’t had the time lately. Since the hiking boot has a higher collar, it prevents debris from getting into your boot, which is nice. But it’s also an area that can chafe (and I’ve had some nasty occurrences with that in other hiking shoes). Luckily that doesn’t happen here.
Since they are claimed to be waterproof, I have purposely submerged my feet into a stream to see how they would feel for the rest of the hike. Was that the most brilliant idea? Probably not, but anything for a review, right? Just kidding, the boots held up well, and after hiking another few miles in the shoes, I didn’t have any signs of blisters or chafing. Wahoo!
I tend to wear between a women’s size 10-11 wide in running and hiking shoes. The NORTIV 8 Women’s Waterproof Hiking Boots fit perfectly in size 11. They fit true to size.
NORTIV 8 Women’s Waterproof Hiking Boots Ride:
The Women’s Waterproof Hiking Boots are lightweight with a durable midsole and advanced traction rubber soles. They can also be slip-resistant on rough ground. The platform measures 1.00″.
Traction and Durability: The most important thing about a hiking boot is the traction, right? No one wants to be sliding around the trails! A rubber sole is designed to provide the ultimate traction and grip in any environment you choose. It’s been a rainy spring in California, so many of our trails are muddy; traction is necessary!
Right off the bat, I noticed how comfortable the NORTIV 8 Women’s Waterproof Hiking Boots are. I felt like I could immediately do a long hike in them. I’ve worn them a few times and felt comfortable each time. I didn’t feel I needed to “break them in” they provided enough traction each hike. I’ve used them in all trails, from steep and rocky to smooth and well-groomed, and have not had an issue. They are one of my new favorite hiking boots.
NORTIV 8 Women’s Waterproof Hiking Boots Conclusion:
Who should buy the NORTIV 8 Women’s Waterproof Hiking Boots? If you are looking for an inexpensive hiking boot that fits well and provides traction.
Who should not buy the NORTIV 8 Women’s Waterproof Hiking Boots? Honestly, I don’t have too much of a downside to them. They fit and feel good and haven’t had any issues with hiking or trails they weren’t great on. If you are looking for a shoe, you can also run in; these are not a great option. So I guess there is that.
I’m a fan, and I’ll continue to use them on my hikes. I enjoy using them, and it’s hard to believe they are cheap. I haven’t had any issues, and I’ll continue using them!
My Current Shoe Rotation:
Easy/Daily Runs: Antepes Muscle Runners, Tracksmith Eliot Runner, New Balance 1080v12, Newton Gravity 12, 361 Degrees Centauri, ASICS Superblast
Speed Work: Hoka Solimar, Altra Vanish Carbon, 361 Flame, Nike Tempo Next%, Reebok Float Ride Run fast Pro, Nike ZoomX Streakfly
Long Runs: ASICS Superblast
Trail Running/Hiking: Brooks Caldera 6, Saucony Peregrine 12, Hoka Torrent 2, Hoka Zinal Shoe, Speedland SL: PDX,
Races: Nike ZoomX Streakfly, New Balance Fuelcell 5280, Reebok Run fast Pro, Nike Vaporfly 3 Hoka Rocket X 2 ASICS Metaspeed Edge+
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Nortiv 8 has Memorial Day Sales on some of their current shoes!
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Questions for you:
Have you tried the NORTIV 8 Women’s Waterproof Hiking Boots?
What is your favorite hiking boot?