The North Face introduces VECTIV, an innovative trail-focused footwear system. After two years of heavy investment in research and development, more than 6,000 miles of athlete testing and proven on-trail success,
Consumers can now purchase the premium trail running shoe in the VECTIV lineup, Flight VECTIV.
According to studies conducted by third-party research, the Flight VECTIV reduces downhill tibial impact by 10 percent, allowing runners to comfortably log more miles without compounding impact.
Traditionally reserved for road running footwear, The North Face saw an opportunity to bring carbon fiber and composite plate technologies to the trail running and hiking markets. This application aligns with The North Face’s commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation.
Positioned beneath an incredibly light, comfortable, and protective mesh upper, VECTIV is a soling architecture comprised of a 3D VECTIV plate against the sole, a finely tuned VECTIV rocker midsole and SurfaceCTRL outsole. This construction delivers stability, grip and shock absorption without compromising energy efficiency.
Starting with its most premium shoe, the Flight VECTIV, The North Face will launch eight key styles for trail running and hiking with prices ranging from $125 to $199.
The Flight VECTIV is available for purchase in select specialty run shops and available for pre-order at thenorthface.com/VECTIV. Additional VECTIV styles will be available online and in-store through The North Face in February.