For the best trail running shoe underfoot, you can't beat our men's VECTIV athletic shoes. Take on long-distance runs with the support of men's shoes that will help you go the extra mile.
The North Face men's VECTIVE high-performance trail running shoes
Races are won and lost on the descent. The VECTIV technology from The North Face has been proven by third-party research to reduce downhill tibial impact, allowing runners to train longer. Built to preserve energy return while also reducing downhill impact, our VECTIV shoes can take on technical terrain with the responsiveness you need to react to every obstacle. With a dual-density 3D TPU plate footbed for multi-directional stability and a rubber outsole with surface control rubber, technical trails will be no match for you.
We also offer women-specific VECTIVs, so make sure to shop for the best fit.
Men's VECTIV comfort and durability for the trail
Trail runners need that all-important combo of durability and comfort to keep putting one foot in front of the other. Long-distance runners will love the Men's VECTIV Enduris FUTURELIGHT™ Reflect or Men's The North Face Flight VECTIV, perfect for early-morning and late-night runs. On a shorter-distance trail, the Men's VECTIV Taraval offers the forefoot balance and midfoot support you need to keep pushing on. Hikers will love our Men's VECTIV Exploris Mid FUTURELIGHT™. The heel counter and insole cushioning make it easy to keep going on the trail. From high-traction lugs to a ghillie lacing system to abrasion-resistant knit uppers, each piece of each VECTIV shoe is made to push on. Pick up your trail running pack and get ready to go for a run.
What is the difference between VECTIV and Gore-Tex?
Gore-Tex technology focuses on weather-proofing and is great for hikers and campers who like to be out in all weather. The North Face VECTIV shoes are made for performance and endurance while trail running. A combination of our VECTIV rocker midsole and the 3D VECTIV Carbon Fiber Plate optimizes foot-strike and forward propulsion. With the carbon plate on top of the rocker, it creates a "fixed rocker" for stability and shock absorption without compromising energy efficiency. Take on ultra-distance trails with shoes like the Men's VECTIV Infinite Ltd to keep you pushing.
Look your best with men's VECTIVs in everything from TNF Black and TNF White to Cholorophyll Green, Camo Print, and Muted Blue.