Test: The North Face Vectiv Enduris II
Vectiv is comfortable and protective for the longest training sessions
Enduris II is the most comfortable shoe of the Vectiv series, and this spring it was tested by our testers on different terrains, from the Venetian PreAlps to the vertical walls of Finale Ligure. Overall, it is a very comfortable shoe, with a regular fit, tightly fitting near the tongue and lacing, and slightly wider on the forefoot. The overall structure is not very light: the collar and the heel are well padded and the upper is developed with a breathable and enveloping Air mesh, reinforced with TPU on toe and heel. The support is stabilized on the heel and midfoot by a 3D TPU plate, while it is more unstable on the forefoot, also due to the typical rocker midsole that requires a complete roll. For the midsole The North Face chose to use a dual density compound, which gives good cushioning on trails and single tracks, while it is quite stiff on asphalt and on hard terrains. The sole is developed with The North Face’s SurfaceCTRL compound, printed with the classic butterfly design: it has a good performance especially while running and on wet surfaces, while in this particular model it performs less on technical terrains, due to the height of the midsole that reduces sensitivity. We recommend it for training sessions, slow runs and routes that require comfort and protection.
We Like: Comfort, cushioning and fit
Uso: Trail running
Midsole: Rocker Vectiv
Upper: Air mesh
Price: € 140,00