- BUYER'S GUIDE
- TRAVEL GEAR
|Product Name||Sale Price||Merchant Name|
|The North Face Ultra 50 GTX XCR Trail Running Shoe - Men's||$109.95||Backcountry.com|
Really good ones
I have to say that these shoes are great!! I just loved them. I took them to Canada, Banff and Jasper and the grip is totally awesome.Just watch out for the icy trails, not good in there, the rest are well.Extremely comfortable and soft.These are an excellent choice.
These shoes are incredible. I started out by doing a short 3 mile trail run in them and then tried them on a rigorous 13-mile uphill trek in very different, rugged terrain. They were awesome for absorbing shock, including no blisters and stayed dry in some snowy parts of the trail. Even with the gore-tex they breathe very well in 80-90 degree weather. The one thing I would be careful with is they are a little snug, so if your feet tend to swell when running or hiking, you may want to go for a 1/2 size bigger.
Decent trail shoe
I got these because I had a pair of the Ultra 104s (model without the goretex) and loved the non-goretex model from a few years ago. Since backcountry did not have the non-goretex version, I thought I'd try this goretex model. I think it feels quite a bit different from the non-goretex model in many ways. First off, it doesn't breathe as well, it feels a bit heavier and bulkier, and it tends to have way too much width going on, compared to the goretex-free model. I do have a narrower foot that most women, but I had no issues with the goretex free model. I find that my feel swim around and I get hotspots on the sole's of my feet. The support, however, for overpronaters, is very good. the shoe is very stable and I do like that. I also like that it's very solidly built. So, overall, it's alright, but I just wish the fit was like that of the nongoretex version.