fortbrucewrote a review of The North Face Ultra Gore-Tex XCR Trail Running Shoe - Men's on March 27, 2007
First, I have to say that I have had my pair a year now and purchased the gaiters from a different source. These will hold-up under normal conditions, but I was running 5/miles per day in these and the soles quickly wore down, so with a little shoe-goo I kept them going. I have since purchased a second pair and I try not to be as hard on them. A couple problems I have had is that one of the bungee cords that hold the gaiters on came loose, but a spot of glue fixed that. I also wore these on a century ride in the rain and even with the gaiters, my feet got soaked through...so much for Gore-Tex water-proof claims! These are a heavier shoe which work well as a trail shoe but as a distance runner you should watch for material wear.