Jimmy Elamwrote a review of Arc'teryx Norvan VT Trail Running Shoe - Men's on July 31, 2017
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: Runs large
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Fit - The Norvan VT are perfect if you need a technical trail runner that borders an approach shoe. The traction on all terrain is fantastic (really, better than any trail runner I've used before). That being said, I would stick to 1-3hrs moving time in them. For longer runs I would want something lighter.
Comfort - They have a great balance of softness, flex and stability, to take on the steepest and roughest terrain. The lacing is unique in that you can "lock-down" the laces before you begin steep descents. It really helps prevent any movement and gives you that extra sense of security for bombing downhill. Use the Norvan when you're in the mountains, not around your city park.
Sizing - I would go down 1/2 size from your street shoe. I went my normal size and find myself kicking rocks more often on my runs and wanting a bit more "snugness" on the fit.