Winter conditions can make trail running tricky. Uneven surfaces and slippery terrains hamper both balance and efficiency, while winds and ice make moving at any speed near on impossible. Today though, outdoors aficionados The North Face has launched its first ever carbon-plated trail shoe, designed to take on the most treacherous conditions.
Dubbed the Flight VECTIV, the responsive trail shoe is both light and fast, and optimizes energy return by reducing impact by 10-percent with every stride. Boasting a 3D-molded heel counter for a precise fit, a 3D carbon-fiber plate underfoot and a responsive TPE footbed, the Flight VECTIV is designed for comfort and stability over long distances.
Visually the sneaker is dressed in a crisp white colorway with black panelling, while reflective detailing across a reinforced breathable-knit upper ensures enhanced visibility. Completed with the eponymous VECTIV technology sole unit, the sneaker has been crafted specifically to maximize both speed and energy on long, daunting trails.
Available now from DISTANCE, The North Face Flight VECTIV is retailing at €200 (approximately $242 USD).
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