It’s hard to compete with a shoe that took famed mountaineer and glacier-travel guide Lou Whittaker to the North Col of Mt. Everest in 1984, which is where all expeditions to the top begin to hit the dangerous snow of the Earth’s highest mountain. Now, New Balance readies its Fall/Winter 2012 version of the classic hiking boot with the addition of Gore-Tex, adding a rock-solid and protective base to the shoe’s nubuck and nylon mesh upper. The H710 is dressed in dark grey and blue, creating a look that is perfect for the colder season. You can look for these at select NB accounts, including the U.K.’s oki-ni’s online shop, now.