Arc'teryx Norvan VT 2 Trail Running Shoes - Women's
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Designed for uphill athletes who push their running into true alpine terrain, the Norvan VT 2 blends speed, protection and technical capability into one versatile platform. It's equally at home on demanding singletrack and airy ridges, with a protective, breathable upper and a remarkably grippy outsole designed to provide traction on loose surfaces and friction on slabs. A sturdy, lightweight build also makes this an ideal trail shoe for athletic hikers looking to explore their limits in mountain environments.
- Breathable, quick-drying mesh upper.
- Extensive TPU film on upper adds lightweight abrasion resistance.
- Integrated pocket on tongue lets you stash laces to prevent snags and untying.
- Lacing eyelets extend toward toe, allowing for a secure, approach shoe-style fit on demanding terrain.
- Oversized heel loops can be clipped to a pack or harness.
- Toe cap provides protection against rocks and trail debris.
- EVA/Polyolefin midsole provides durable cushioning, with higher abrasion resistance in the forefoot.
- Mid-forefoot TPU layer offers underfoot protection.
- Vibram® Megagrip™ rubber outsole provides reliable traction on wet and dry surfaces.
- Versatile 4mm lugs strike a balance between soft surface traction and hard surface stability.
- Climbing zone at forefoot provide improved edging and friction for scrambling.
|Ideal for||Trail running|
'Minimal and natural' shoes offer low drop, lots of flex, and minimal cushioning. Most running shoes are 'Light and responsive' with medium cushioning and good energy return. 'Cushioned and floaty' shoes have maximum cushioning.
|Light and responsive|
Some shoes include added motion control or stability features to help minimize over pronation, where the foot tends to roll inward in a biomechanically imbalanced running position.
The approximate thickness of the midsole cushioning under the heel and the forefoot. A thicker heel and greater difference between heel and toe height tends to suit heel-strike runners, while forefoot and midfoot strikers may prefer a minimal drop between heel and toe cushioning.
The drop is the difference in height between the heel and the forefoot midsole cushioning. Traditional running shoes tend to have a 10mm drop or higher while minimalist style shoes are on the lower end of the spectrum.
Waterproof shoes and boots feature a waterproof-breathable membrane and a gusseted tongue to help keep your feet dry in wet conditions.
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