Trauma Docwrote a review of The North Face Ultra Gore-Tex XCR Trail Running Shoe - Men's on March 20, 2006
I have run 4 trail runs (6-8 miles distances), I had blisters on left foot (Yes, I was wearing the proper socks) and the sizing was close but a little small. Anyway, I am becoming happier with these shoes the more I use them. They are invaluable for when you spike yourself on roots/stumps. These things are like tanks and give great protection. I think we'll become great friends.