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Norvan SL GTX Running Shoe
Moving quickly in the mountains requires lightweight, packable shoes with reliable grip. The Arc'teryx Norvan SL GTX Running Shoe completes these requirements and is designed to tackle technical trails and push the limits of mountain running. Whether you're running and moving between climbs or embarking on runs in the high alpine, the high performing Norvan allows you to run comfortably through inclement weather. This high performance comes from a specially designed sole system that releases energy forward while the Gore Invisible Fit allows you to have complete protection from the outside elements without having to sacrifice fit or comfort. Ultra-breathable uppers keep your feet cool in fast transitions and the performance mapped Vibram soles ensure traction across wet or dry trails.
To keep the weight of the Norvan SL GTX as low as possible, the Arc'teryx designers utilized lightweight materials such as the forefoot TPU plate and single layer TPU mesh uppers. These open mesh uppers are not only breathable, but also drain and dry quickly if they are immersed in water. The shoe's superlight design is complemented by its packability. The mesh uppers easily fold down for storage in your pack or integrated clip in points at the heel allow for easy attachments to your harness. Although the Norvan SL GTX is incredibly lightweight, the quality of the shoe doesn't suffer. You can still expect an anatomical open structure, an extremely breathable and waterproof upper, and reliable grip with a sticky forefoot climbing zone to enhance your running, climbing, and scrambling in the mountains.
- Waterproof trail running shoe with climbing and scrambling agility
- 7mm drop offers comfortable platform for heel and midfoot strikers
- Foldable, hardwearing, open mesh uppers offer breathable comfort
- Highly breathable Gore Invisible Fit keeps out inclement weather
- Ultra-lightweight forefoot TPU plate offers trail-ready protection
- OrthoLite insert and SL EVA midsole ensure comfort without weight
- Performance mapped Vibram soles ensure traction on technical trails
- Arc'teryx pushes the limits of design with a less is more approach
- Item #ARC00YE
What do you think about this product?
February 9, 2020
Not Quite There Yet, Especially for $
I’ve ran in these for about five months now. I have a pretty average foot but these fit narrow in the mid foot. The laces end up being really spread a part. Toe box is good, plenty of room. The shoe material is durable but very minimal. I wish it had more interior padding especially around the top of the shoe and heal. The traction is oddly grippy even when wet. In muddy or loose gravel terrain I wish the lugs were deeper, seems like a design flaw for a trail running shoe. The cushioning is good just not enough. I don’t like a lot of cushion but on a long run I find myself more sore with these shoes wishing for a little more. They are also lacking enough arch support. Again I don’t need a lot but I notice it when running. These shoes are suppose to be water proof (GorTex) and I can assure you they are not. On wet days my feet are soaked. There must be holes in the seems around the sole or something. All in all I can’t wait to get different shoes, I would like to try the LD version. These shoes for the most part are well made, durable, quality shoes just lacking some refinement. An updated new model is needed and they might have a great shoe.
February 18, 2020
Hey Chris, I'm so sorry these shoes haven't been a good fit for you. If you'd like to discuss getting a new version please let me know and I'd be happy to help get you set up.
December 7, 2019
Not waterproof. Used twice just for walk in the rain. After 10-15 min my feet were wet
February 9, 2020
I agree on the lack of water proof! They have an issue with that.
March 17, 2019
Could these shoes be used for road running or on a treadmill as well? I’m wondering if these can be used as a hiking shoe as well as an all around running shoe. Thanks!
March 22, 2019
Hey Jackson, Arcteryx has really designed these to be a trail running shoe. You could use them as a regular running shoe or a hiking shoe, but there are a lot of other better options with those activities in mind.