Chriswrote a review of Arc'teryx Norvan VT GTX Trail Running Shoe - Men's on November 21, 2018
Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Fit: True to size
Bought the VT-GTX in size 11 'cause my normal 10 1/2 felt too snug in the toes. Felt good out of the box. Wore around house, seemed OK. Laces scrunched the shoe up on the top of my forefoot but I was looking for performance, not style. Tried them out on a fairly rugged and wet 7 mile trail run. They felt great at the beginning, very grippy and cushioning. Unfortunately, the arch on them began to dig into my flat foot. The arch is formed into the shoe, not the insole, and it is very hard. They filled up with water which was expected once I got into some pretty deep puddles. By the end of the run I was carrying two water buckets on my feet and had a very sore right foot. It took 3 days for the shoes to completely dry out (keeps water out = keeps water in) after which I returned them. Shoes are very personal and I think these could be awesome for the right (correct) foot shape. I'll keep searching.