If you prefer a hiking boot profile over the Frankenstein appearance of traditional snow boot designs, you'll appreciate the styling and durable, waterproof performance of this Men's Snow Beast Boot from The North Face. Compared to bigger winter boots, the Snow Beast offers a casually refined suede upper appearance that's equally suitable for urban streets and crowded ski day lodge parking lots. It features a waterproof suede upper surrounded by a durable NorthLight EVA shell. Compared to hiking boots and conventional trail footwear, The North Face Snow Beast is moderately lightweight, weighing in at a little over a pound per boot. Part of the reason for this reduced heft comes from the use of a midfoot internal nylon shank instead of a traditional steel shank. Along the sole is an aggressively-lugged TNF Wintergrip for superior traction on ice and snow.