The North Face has changed the game. After the world put carbon fiber plates into road running shoes for the better part of the last three years, The North Face had other plans. Already being one of the top outdoor brands, they snuck a carbon fiber plate into their high end trail racer coupling it with their new rockered midsole to create an energy efficient VECTIV technology. Atop the VECTIV midsole is a knitted upper for weight and breathability with a Matryx panel in the midfoot for durability and protection. Underfoot, a SurfaceCTRL outsole with 3.5 mm lugs is both tacky and rugged enough for all surfaces. The perfect blend of stability and forward propulsion, this shoe keeps you going for miles upon miles of fast and fun trails.