Norvan VT 2 Trail Running Shoe
If your cup of tea consists of sheer, ridgeline scrambles backed by ledge-y talus fields, then look no further than the Arc'teryx Norvan VT 2 Trail Running Shoe to tide you over. Built specifically for mountain running, the updated Norvan VT 2 features a hard-wearing construction with improvements on heel-to-toe transitions that proves itself a formidable foe against tenacious trail features.
Arc'teryx is continually innovating and listening to customer feedback to provide high quality products to simplify your life in the backcountry. By tapping into this customer feedback, Arc'teryx updated the Norvan VT 2 with a more responsive and shock absorbing midsole to keep you comfortable through the miles. Additionally, the inner bootie was eliminated to enhance breathability to help keep your feet cool when you're tackling strenuous ascents. Possibly the most noticeable update is the change to a traditional lacing system. Added to the lacing system are eyelets to provide you with a more precise fit so you can confidently charge across demanding terrain. Underfoot you'll still find the same Vibram MegaGrip outsole to ensure serious traction on wet, dry, or loose terrain to keep you exploring wild places.
- Rugged and durable trail running shoe for exploring wild places
- 8mm drop offers comfortable platform for heel and midfoot strikers
- Mesh uppers allow air flow to keep your feet comfortable as you run
- Synthetic toe cap offers protection against abrasive trail debris
- 4mm OrthoLite footbeds offer additional cushioning for comfort
- Durable EVA midsoles absorb shock for logging extensive miles
- Vibram soles deliver exceptional traction on dry and wet terrain
- Arc'teryx continues to innovate with its designs and products
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- Q & A
Do-It-All Mountain Shoe
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The Norvan VT2 shoes are designed for running in vertical, technical terrain and are the perfect all-around mountain shoes. They are great for hiking, trail running, climbing approaches, scrambling, and can even be used for some climbing. Arc'teryx put a ton of detail in these shoes, as they updated the original grippy Norvan VT and re-designed the midsole and outsole to make them more comfortable and improve their overall ride.
These shoes have a ton of features, such as a climbing zone at the forefoot for edging and smearing, a TPU plate underfoot for rock protection, aggressive Vibram Megagrip outsole, breathable mesh upper, a re-enforced medial rand, toe cap for extra abrasion-resistance and durablilty, and my favorite - the integrated tongue pocket to stow your laces and keep them tied. The fit is relatively narrow, volume-wise, but is true to size in length. I love how well the advanced lacing system holds my foot in place!
I tested the VT2s all summer and have worn them everywhere from hiking wet, slick granite in Yosemite and Squamish to rocky scree fields in Big Cottonwood Canyon to dry and dusty trails with stream crossings in American Fork Canyon. I found them to be breathable enough to hike in hot, dry Utah. In addition to them being breathable, they drain quickly! What I was most impressed with was the overall comfort and the performance of the outsole. They had great traction on wet and dry surfaces but the lugs were low profile enough to perform great on both hard and soft surfaces.
If you are looking for a do-it-all mountain shoe that will give you a smooth, comfortable ride on virtually any surface, I highly recommend you give the Norvan VT2s a try. If you have any questions about these shoes or any other Arc'teryx product, feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sticky For Sure
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I used the shoes to scramble up some low angle granite and they bit!!! I love this shoes for trail running to moderate climbing approaches.
I bought these in 9, and I think I would size down to an 8.5.
best trail and scramble shoe out there!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
This shoe is so nice. slightly wider last in the foot than my previous arc'teryx shoes so they provide a little more comfort. Stable, awesome grip, great quality and 100% worth the $.
Breathable, and such a sleek look. Already gotten many compliments on them! I say they fit true to size, but if you have a really skinny foot then maybe go down a half size.