Speedy hikers and ultralight backpackers can all agree on the Women's Ultra Fastpack GTX Hiking Shoe by The North Face. Influenced by running shoes, the Ultra Fastpack sits lower than standard hiking shoes to promote quick ascents and descents. Gore Tex gives this shoe waterproof breathable protection so you can head out in most conditions. Underfoot, The North Face equipped this ultralight hiking shoe with Cradle Guide technology to encourage a proper alignment as well as a stable platform. There's also an additional Cradle at the heel for extra stability where you need it most. The Pebax shank returns energy to give you a small spring in your step, and the Snake Plate protects your feet from bruising. This Vibram sole is so technical that The North Face saves it exclusively for its top of the line hiking shoes.