- "The Hornfoots have it easy in the mountains. The cold so hardens and blackens the soles of their feet that they don't even need boots."
The Hornfoot are a clan of Free Folk.
The Hornfoots live in the foothills of the Frostfangs, far away from the coasts. The hard rocky terrain in the mountains hardens and blackens their feet until it is as tough as leather, and they do not need boots.
The Hornfoot now march in the army of King-Beyond-the-Wall, Mance Rayder, who has united all of the different wildling clans to assault the Wall and force their passage to the south. Mance points out that the Thenn hate the Hornfoot, and that the Hornfoot hate the Ice-river clans.
Following Jon Snow's betrayal and flight from the wildlings, he reports back to Castle Black's remaining leadership that Mance Rayder is advancing on their position with an army 100,000 strong, and that he has united the Thenns, Hornfoots, and the Ice-river clans, and he even has Giants marching with him.
In the books
In the A Song of Ice and Fire novels, the Hornfoot are known for wearing nothing on their feet, even in the sub-arctic snows of the lands beyond the Wall, which turns their soles as hard as boiled leather. They are enemies of the Nightrunners.
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