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Arc'teryx Norvan LD 2 Trail Running Shoe - Women's


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Norvan LD 2 Trail Running Shoe

Designed for your longest trail runs, this comfortable and durable shoe uses lightweight materials that keep your stride free and easy but don't skimp on performance. Vibram rubber at the outsole provides grip through a wide range of conditions and terrain, while the cushioned midsole and ultra-breathable upper ensure that your feet stay comfortable as you put in some decidedly uncomfortable work.

  • Trail-running shoes built for comfort and performance on long runs
  • Vibram MegaGrip outsole offers steady traction in any conditions
  • Midsole cushioning reduces impact for long runs on tough surfaces
  • Air-permeable upper delivers super-cool comfort even in hot weather
  • Vibram LiteBase technology helps shed weight for an easy stride
  • Durable overlays resist abrasion on rugged or overgrown trails
  • Protective toe cap guards your forefoot in rocky terrain
  • Item #ARCZ95F

Upper Material
mesh, TPU overlays, synthetic toecap
OrthoLite 3D, molded
EVA, polyolefin
Vibram MegaGrip rubber, Vibram liteBase technology, 3.5mm lugs
Support Type
Heel / Forefoot Height
27 / 18mm
Claimed Weight
[single] 13.2oz
Recommended Use
trail running
Manufacturer Warranty
limited lifetime

Tech Specs

What do you think about this product?


>Rating: 5

Comfortable and Minimal

I've used it several times
Runs large
Size Bought
5` 5"
120 lbs

I was given this product from Backcountry, but this review is my personal opinion. I'll start by saying that I've always worn Nike trail running shoes so that's my main comparison. With that being said, after running, hiking and walking in the Arc'teryx Norvan LD2 Trail Running shoe, I might never go back. First of all, this shoe provides a ton of grip and stability without being bulky. I love that it looks and feel like a regular sneaker. It's light, flexible and very comfortable. Gone are the days when I'd be embarrassed to stop for an errand after a trail run because my trail shoes were so obnoxious. I could wear these all day...and I have multiple times. Second, the fit of these shoes is great. They have a wide toe bed that gives you room to wiggle and doesn't compress your nail beds causing toenail issues on long runs. They definitely run large so size down at least a half size or a full size if you're in between. I wear a size 8 but normally choose a size 8.5 running shoe to accommodate swelling. The 8.5's in these were way too huge and even the 8's are roomy. The toe is protective and firm but the rest of the material is light and has some give. The tongue has a great structure that rises above your ankle bend and doesn't rub or irritate. The ankle has a tiny bit of cushion to prevent blisters. I wore these out of the box on an 8 mile trail run and had no rubbing or blister issues. I've also worn them on several hikes with my family and through some light water crossings. They are water permeable on the top of the toe but the sides and toe are water resistant. They dry very quickly. I have the teal color and it's gorgeous. In conclusion, the Arc'teryx Norvan LD 2 is my new go-to trail shoe for everything trail related and a lot of things not.

>Rating: 4

Grippy and Comfortable...but, Hot!

I've used it several times
True to size
Size Bought
5` 7"
132 lbs

With incredible grip from the Vibram soles, I was able to walk comfortably down steep, variable terrain, and manage both on the way + down on several hikes. The ball of my foot had plenty of room to spread out on impact, and the soles were supportive and squishy from the moment I put them on, so I was able to wear them out of the box for a hike...and they were EXTREMELY comfortable. My only issue is that they're hot. Whether walking to get the mail (only 5 blocks away), taking an 8 mile hike, or running down the road, my feet would inevitably sweat. These have great traction and they're super comfortable, but they're hot. So, they're almost perfect. I would HIGHLY recommend them as a summer or fall trail shoe though, because the good definitely out-weighs the bad.