THE NORTH FACE: VECTIV™ - the technology that powers your ride.
The North Face VECTIV™ is a line of trail running shoes that features a new technology designed to enhance performance and reduce fatigue during long runs on rugged terrain.
The technology, called "Vectiv," consists of a carbon-fiber plate that is embedded in the sole of the shoe. This plate helps to provide a more efficient stride and reduce impact forces on the feet, making it easier to maintain speed and momentum on the trails.
These trail shoes feature a revolutionary sole design that has transformed the game for The North Face athletes worldwide, enabling them to push their limits and break records. One example is Fernanda Maciel and Kaytlyn Gerbin's achievement in Patagonia, where they completed the southern Patagonian continental route in just 13 hours and 15 minutes, a feat that typically takes a week to accomplish.
VECTIV™ technology is a design approach that uses a carbon fiber plate in the midsole of the shoe to provide stability and propulsion for the runner. This technology is intended to help runners reduce fatigue and increase efficiency during their runs. The carbon fiber plate is typically designed to be lightweight and durable, providing a firm and responsive ride.
The North Face has released three VECTIV™ shoe models, each with its own unique features and specifications:
- VECTIV™ ENDURIS II
The FLIGHT VECTIV™ stands out as The North Face's most highly responsive footwear. The Vectiv Flight is designed for speed and racing and features a minimal and lightweight design. Boasting an ultra-light and flexible open knit upper, this shoe promotes breathability, while the durable MATRYX side panels provide support and a snug fit for active wear.
The 3.5mm SURFACECTRL grip enhances traction, while the dual-density rocker midsole collaborates with a 3D carbon fiber plate to make this shoe the perfect choice for speed and agility.
The VECTIV™ INFINITE has made a return, offering the ultimate balance of cushioning and responsiveness to take on even the toughest trails. The PEBAX™ 3D plate propels you forward, while the sturdy MATRYX upper and molded heel provide exceptional durability, making this the most protective trail shoe in The North Face's lineup.
Finally, the new VECTIV™ ENDURIS II - The North Face's most cushioned shoe in the VECTIV™ range. This shoe features a TPU plate, dual-density rocker midsole, higher stack, and engineered air mesh upper, providing the ultimate comfort for high-mileage trail runs or hikes. The ENDURIS II is designed to offer exceptional cushioning while maintaining optimal performance, making it the ideal shoe for trail runners and hikers looking for a high-comfort, long-distance shoe.