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New shoe from TNF 

The North Face’s Endurus Hike Mid GTX ($330) is wrapped in a Gore-Tex membrane, seams are welded and a synthetic toe cap promises protection.

But the real innovation, besides its look, is the use of TNF’s ‘XtraFoam’ midsole.

It’s soft underfoot for comfort, and firmer on the edges for stability. A plate running from the forefoot to midfoot protects against stones and provides extra rigidity.