The North Face Vectiv Futurelight Infinite Trail Running Shoes
Combining 3D dual-density Peblax footplate, midsole rocker geometry and SurfaceCTRL grip, our new Vevctiv technology is designed to maximise energy on the trail. And in new Infinites, this translates as the perfect balance of responsiveness and waterproof protection in ultra-distance trail running shoes. They're incredibly durable thanks to Kevlar, polyamide and Matryx while the 6mm toe-to-heel offset together with the rocker midsoles propel you into your next gait cycle. The Futurelight membrane brings sustainable breathable waterproofness.
Made of ultra-long distances, The North Face Vectiv Futurelight Infinite Trail Running Shoes have been constructed using durable knit fabrics. The breathable knit allows cool air to flow throughout the upper whilst, at the same time allowing hot, humid air to escape; this creates a perfect microclimate for your feet to thrive in. As well as this, Kevlar, polyamide, and Matryx fabrics work together to ensure increased durability on tough trails. The durable nature of the upper reduces the risks of abrasion and resists tearing so you'll have complete confidence as you tackle uneven terrain. The upper also features a breathable, waterproof FUTURELIGHT membrane, an advanced fabric technology that delivers an optimised combination of breathable-waterproof protection. This means feet stay dry and protected from moisture both inside and outside of the shoe – so you stay feeling fresh and focused. Heel-positioning technology locks in the heel for a secure and stable fit on uneven terrain. The lacing system works to lock down the midfoot so you can enjoy distraction-free strides.
Vectiv Technology Midsole
Designed to maximise energy on the trails, the midsole has been constructed using The North Face's revolutionary Vectiv technology. The Vectiv system works to provide runners with more energy return by reducing fatigue and helping them prepare for the next toe-off. Vectiv technology minimises energy loss, increases propulsion, and delivers an abundance of structural support making running feel effortless and giving you the confidence to reach new PB's. Within the midsole, a rocker geometry is engineered to create long-lasting forward propulsion so you'll always feel ready to take your next step. The curved nature of the soles delivers outstanding energy return and works to create fluid moves throughout the gait cycle for optimal running efficiency. To ensure complete comfort, the dual-density foam midsole helps to cushion the feet as you strike down on hard, unforgiving surfaces. The soft nature of the foam ensures complete comfort on uneven terrain so you can go further for longer. Completing the midsole is a dual-density 3D dual-density Pebax® footplate plate underfoot which offers multi-directional stability and forward propulsion.
SurfaceCTRL Rubber Outsole
Designed to be hardwearing and grippy the Vectiv Futurelight Infinite Trail Running Shoes have been developed using The North Face's signature SurfaceCTRL Rubber Outsole. This durable compound has been specially designed to ensure traction on both wet and dry surfaces. Not only does the outsole work exceptionally well on wet and dry terrain but it also works to ensure multi-directional traction on a wide range of surfaces. The highly durable rubber is strong enough to withstand the toughest trails yet, is flexible enough to adapt to different terrain so you can have complete control. The durable rubber provides a strong grip on the most challenging terrain; it works to protect itself from damage, and protect users from losing control and slipping. The outsole is designed to hold firm on uneven terrain so you can have complete confidence on the toughest terrains. Completing the outsole are 5mm lugs that provide the optimal balance between traction and durability on the trail. The lugs dig deep into wet mud and slippery rocks to ensure added traction and control. This will also benefit you by acting as a solid base for you to push off from when taking a stride, as well as digging into the ground when braking and changing direction.
The North Face Story
Named after the coldest, most unforgiving side of a mountain, The North Face has helped explorers reach the most unfathomable heights of the Himalayas for years. However, The North Face legend ironically begins on San Francisco's North Beach neighbourhood, at only 150 feet above sea level. Here, two passionate hiking enthusiasts first founded a small mountaineering retail store in 1966. Soon after, this small shop became known as The North Face and began to design and manufacture its own brand of technical apparel and equipment.
From there The North Face has grown extraordinarily, and now supplies a wide range of products for hiking, skiing, snowboarding, rock climbing and even ultra and trail runners. Continuing to expand all the time, The North Face pushes the boundaries of innovation so that you can push the boundaries of exploration. There's little telling what the next 50 years will hold for the company. However, there is one certainty: The North Face will maintain an unwavering commitment to providing the best possible designs so that you never stop exploring.
Knitted Fabric – Increases ventilation to keep you cool.
Kevlar, Polyamide, and Matryx fabrics – Ensure durability and protection.
Futurelight Membrane – Delivers an optimised combination of breathable-waterproof protection.
Heel-Positioning Technology – Ensures stability on uneven terrain.
Lacing System – Locks down the midfoot.
Vectiv Technology – Increases propulsion, and delivers an abundance of structural support
Rocker Geometry – Ensures a smooth gait.
Dual-Density Foam – Provides comfort.
Ortholite X55 Footbed – Lightweight and breathable, and feature built-in moisture management and antimicrobial action. Made with 5% recycled rubber content.
3D Dual-Density Pebax Footplate – Offers multi-directional stability.
SurfaceCTRL Rubber Outsole – Ensures traction on uneven terrain.
5mm Lugs – Digs into the ground for added grip.
Drop – 6mm.
Weight – 670 g / pair.
Brand: The North Face products