FILTER
Sort
Men’s VECTIV™ Fastpack FUTURELIGHT™ Shoes
The Men’s VECTIV™ Fastpack FUTURELIGHT™ Shoes are lightweight hikers for fast-paced, single-day missions. These breathable, water-resistant trail shoes have cushioned, rockered midsoles that deliver comfort while maximizing energy return.
  • Gusseted tongue
  • Rocker midsole geometry engineered to create long-lasting forward propulsion
  • Surface Control™ rubber outsole optimized for hiking
  • Upper| Abrasion-resistant performance-mesh upper
  • Double-punched eye row for fine-tuned lacing
  • 4 mm lugs for superior traction
  • Breathable-waterproof FUTURELIGHT™ membrane
  • High-rebound, single-density EVA midsole
  • Sole Unit| VECTIV technology designed to help maximize energy on the trail
  • OrthoLite® X55™ footbed made with 5% recycled rubber content
  • Molded Lycra® collar
  • Protective molded-TPU toe cap and no-sew mudguard
  • Single-density 3D TPU plate under forefoot helps with multi-directional stability
  • Waterproof
Men’s VECTIV™ Fastpack FUTURELIGHT™ Shoes
Men’s VECTIV™ Fastpack Mid FUTURELIGHT™ Boots
The Men’s VECTIV™ Fastpack Mid FUTURELIGHT™ Boots are lightweight, ankle-high, and built for fast-paced, single-day missions. These breathable, water-resistant hikers have cushioned, rockered midsoles that deliver comfort and help power you toward your goal.
  • Protective molded-TPU toe cap and no-sew mudguard
  • Molded Lycra® collar
  • Single-density 3D TPU plate under forefoot helps with multi-directional stability
  • High-rebound, single-density EVA midsole
  • Gusseted tongue
  • Breathable-waterproof FUTURELIGHT™ membrane
  • Upper| Abrasion-resistant performance-mesh upper
  • Rocker midsole geometry engineered to create long-lasting forward propulsion
  • OrthoLite® X55™ footbed made with 5% recycled rubber content
  • Surface Control™ rubber outsole optimized for hiking
  • Double-punched eye row for fine-tuned lacing
  • 4 mm lugs for superior traction
  • Sole Unit| VECTIV technology designed to help maximize energy on the trail
  • Waterproof
Men’s VECTIV™ Fastpack Mid FUTURELIGHT™ Boots
New Arrivals
Men’s VECTIV™ Escape I FUTURELIGHT™ Shoes
The Men’s VECTIV™ Escape I FUTURELIGHT™ Shoes leverage the forward propulsion of VECTIV™ and breathable-waterproof FUTURELIGHT™ for light, versatile shoes that'll take your exploration to new heights.
  • Lightweight and protective TPU overlay at the toe
  • 6 mm toe-to-heel offset
  • OrthoLite® sockliner for comfort
  • Sole Unit| VECTIV technology designed to help maximize energy on the trail
  • 3D TPU plate underfoot helps with multi-directional stability and forward propulsion
  • Upper| Breathable-waterproof FUTURELIGHT™ membrane
  • 3D-molded heel foam
  • 3.5 mm traction pattern for a rugged grip across all types of terrain
  • Surface Control™ rubber outsole optimized for light hiking
  • Lightweight EVA foam
  • Rocker midsole geometry engineered to create long-lasting forward propulsion
  • Soft suede panel in the heel
  • Waterproof
Men’s VECTIV™ Escape I FUTURELIGHT™ Shoes
Men’s VECTIV™ Enduris II Shoes
Lightweight but stable, the Men’s VECTIV™ Enduris II Shoes are made for the most demanding trail runners. Designed with input from our Athlete Team, these shoes combine exceptional traction, optimal cushioning and innovative rockered midsoles to achieve our most comfortable ride yet.
  • Sole Unit| VECTIV technology designed to help maximize energy on the trail
  • No-sew TPU overlays at the toe and heel for lightweight protection
  • OrthoLite® X55™ footbed made with 5% recycled rubber content
  • 3.5 mm lugs for a rugged grip across all types of terrain
  • Super-lightweight and responsive dual-density midsole
  • Rocker midsole geometry engineered to create long-lasting forward propulsion
  • Surface Control™ rubber outsole optimized for trail running
  • Dual-density 3D TPU plate underfoot helps with multi-directional stability and forward propulsion
  • 6 mm toe-to-heel offset
  • Upper| Breathable air-mesh upper for comfort and an adaptive fit
  • Soft, padded tongue for long-lasting comfort
  • Internal heel counter provides support and a precise fit
  • High Cushioning
Men’s VECTIV™ Enduris II Shoes
New Technology
Men’s VECTIV™ Exploris FUTURELIGHT™ Leather Shoes
With soft nubuck-leather uppers, breathable-waterproof membranes, and super-grippy outsoles, the Men’s VECTIV™ Exploris FUTURELIGHT™ Shoes will be your go-to for days off the beaten path.
  • 4 mm lugs for good traction
  • Rocker midsole geometry engineered to create long-lasting forward propulsion
  • Integrated, protective heel overlay
  • OrthoLite® X55™ footbed made with 5% recycled rubber content
  • Breathable-waterproof FUTURELIGHT™ membrane
  • Surface Control™ rubber outsole optimized for hiking
  • Upper| Soft nubuck-leather upper
  • Sole Unit| VECTIV technology designed to help maximize energy on the trail
  • High-rebound, single-density EVA midsole
  • Single-density 3D TPU plate underfoot helps with multi-directional stability
  • Single-density 3D TPU plate underfoot aids with multi-directional stability
  • Waterproof
  • High Cushioning
  • High Cushioning
Men’s VECTIV™ Exploris FUTURELIGHT™ Leather Shoes
New Arrivals
Men’s VECTIV™ Exploris Mid FUTURELIGHT™ Leather Boots
With soft nubuck-leather uppers, breathable-waterproof FUTURELIGHT™ membranes, and super-grippy outsoles, these versatile boots will be your go-to for days off the beaten path.
  • Integrated, protective heel overlay
  • Mesh collar with molded details provides additional ankle support
  • OrthoLite® X55™ footbed made with 5% recycled rubber content
  • Breathable-waterproof FUTURELIGHT™ membrane
  • Upper| Soft nubuck-leather upper
  • Sole Unit| VECTIV technology designed to help maximize energy on the trail
  • Single-density 3D TPU plate underfoot helps with multi-directional stability
  • Rocker midsole geometry engineered to create long-lasting forward propulsion
  • High-rebound, single-density EVA midsole
  • Single-density 3D TPU plate underfoot aids with multi-directional stability
  • High-rebound, single-density EVA foam midsole
  • Surface Control™ rubber outsole optimized for hiking
  • 4 mm lugs for good traction
  • Waterproof
  • High Cushioning
  • High Cushioning
Men’s VECTIV™ Exploris Mid FUTURELIGHT™ Leather Boots
New Technology
Men’s VECTIV™ Exploris Mid FUTURELIGHT™ Boots
Reach new peaks and propel yourself past any terrain with the Men’s VECTIV™ Exploris Mid FUTURELIGHT™ Boots. These waterproof, breathable hiking boots are designed with innovative features that maximize stability and minimize fatigue.
  • High-rebound single-density EVA midsole
  • Upper| Abrasion-resistant Cordura® ripstop mesh upper
  • High-rebound, single-density EVA midsole
  • Sole Unit| VECTIV technology designed to maximize energy on the trail
  • Surface Control™ rubber outsole optimized for hiking
  • Integrated, protective toe cap, rand and heel overlay
  • Single-density 3D TPU plate underfoot aids with multi-directional stability
  • Rocker geometry midsole for long-lasting forward propulsion
  • Single-density 3D TPU plate underfoot aides multi-directional stability
  • Ghillie lacing system
  • Sole Unit| VECTIV technology designed to help maximize energy on the trail
  • OrthoLite® X55™ footbed made with 5% recycled rubber content
  • Breathable-waterproof FUTURELIGHT™ membrane
  • Upper| Abrasion-resistant Cordura® ripstop mesh
  • Waterproof
Men’s VECTIV™ Exploris Mid FUTURELIGHT™ Boots
New Technology
Men’s VECTIV™ Exploris FUTURELIGHT™ Shoes
Reach new peaks and propel yourself past any terrain with the Men’s VECTIV™ Exploris FUTURELIGHT™ Shoes. These waterproof, breathable hikers are designed with innovative features that maximize stability and minimize fatigue.
  • Integrated, protective toe cap, rand and heel overlay
  • High-rebound single-density EVA midsole
  • Rocker geometry midsole for long-lasting forward propulsion
  • Single-density 3D TPU plate underfoot aids with multi-directional stability
  • Ghillie lacing system
  • Single-density 3D TPU plate underfoot aides multi-directional stability
  • Surface Control™ rubber outsole optimized for hiking
  • Sole Unit| VECTIV technology designed to maximize energy on the trail
  • Upper| Abrasion-resistant Cordura® ripstop mesh upper
  • High-rebound, single-density EVA midsole
  • Breathable-waterproof FUTURELIGHT™ membrane
  • Upper| Abrasion-resistant Cordura® ripstop mesh
  • OrthoLite® X55™ footbed made with 5% recycled rubber content
  • Sole Unit| VECTIV technology designed to help maximize energy on the trail
  • Waterproof
Men’s VECTIV™ Exploris FUTURELIGHT™ Shoes
New Technology
Men’s VECTIV™ Escape Knit Shoes
These light, rugged, and versatile shoes are built to take on challenging terrain with their seamless, engineered-knit uppers and propulsive VECTIV™ technology.
  • Lightweight EVA foam
  • 3D-molded ankle and heel foam
  • 6 mm toe-to-heel offset
  • Rocker midsole geometry engineered to create long-lasting forward propulsion
  • 3D TPU plate underfoot for multi-directional stability and forward propulsion
  • OrthoLite® footbed for comfort
  • Lightweight and protective TPU overlays
  • Surface Control™ rubber outsole optimized for light hiking
  • Upper| Seamless circular-knit upper with an engineered pattern
  • Sole Unit| VECTIV technology designed to help maximize energy on the trail
  • None
  • Mid Cushioning
  • Mid Cushioning
Men’s VECTIV™ Escape Knit Shoes
Men’s VECTIV™ Eminus Shoes
The Men’s VECTIV™ Eminus Shoes have a plush underfoot feel and trail-tuned Surface Control™ outers. With propulsive VECTIV™ midsoles and a bold modern aesthetic, these shoes are designed to power you to the next summit.
  • 30 mm/24 mm heel/forefoot EVA + outsole underfoot
  • Minimal microsuede tongue
  • 3.5 mm lugs for superior traction
  • Protective 3D print on toe and mudguard
  • High-rebound, single-density EVA midsole
  • Upper| Breathable performance-mesh upper with a protective tight weave
  • Surface Control™ rubber outsole optimized for trail running
  • Rocker midsole geometry engineered to create long-lasting forward propulsion
  • Ghillie lacing system
  • Sole Unit| VECTIV technology designed to help maximize energy on the trail
  • 6 mm offset
  • Single-density 3D TPU plate under forefoot helps with multi-directional stability
  • No-sew TPU quarter-panel overlay for lockdown support
  • Durable and dynamic footbed for long-lasting comfort
  • High Cushioning
Men’s VECTIV™ Eminus Shoes
New Technology
Men’s VECTIV™ Taraval Shoes
Zip through your next hike in the stable and grippy Men’s VECTIV™ Taraval Shoes—designed in collaboration with our athlete team. Our unique VECTIV™ construction helps optimize energy return on the trail so you can get past the obstacles in your way.
  • OrthoLite® X55™ footbed made with 5% recycled rubber content
  • Wide ghillie lacing system
  • Rocker midsole geometry engineered to create long-lasting forward propulsion
  • Durable and protective overlays
  • 6 mm toe-to-heel offset
  • Surface Control™ rubber outsole optimized for the trail
  • Lightweight EVA foam
  • 3D TPU plate underfoot helps with multi-directional stability and forward propulsion
  • Upper| Combination of synthetic leather and breathable mesh materials
  • 3D TPU plate underfoot for multi-directional stability and forward propulsion
  • 4 mm lugs for a rugged grip across all types of terrain
  • Sole Unit| VECTIV technology designed to help maximize energy on the trail
  • Upper| Upper made with a combination of synthetic leather and breathable mesh
  • None
  • High Cushioning
Men’s VECTIV™ Taraval Shoes
New Technology
Men’s VECTIV™ Infinite Shoes
The Men’s VECTIV™ Infinite are fast, responsive trail shoes that thrive on technical terrain. With exceptional traction, optimal cushioning, and propulsive rockered midsoles, these shoes deliver 360-degree stability every step of your longest trail days.
  • Upper| Abrasion-resistant and super-durable full-length Matryx® upper made with Kevlar® and polyamide
  • 3D-molded heel counter
  • Perforated microfiber tongue for more breathability
  • Dual-density 3D Pebax® plate underfoot for multi-directional stability and forward propulsion
  • 6 mm toe-to-heel offset
  • Surface Control™ rubber outsole optimized for trail running
  • Perforated microfiber tongue for additional breathability
  • Dual-density 3D Pebax® plate underfoot helps with multi-directional stability and forward propulsion
  • Lightweight and responsive dual-density midsole
  • Sole Unit| VECTIV technology designed to help maximize energy on the trail
  • 3.5 mm lugs for a rugged grip across all types of terrain
  • Upper| Abrasion-resistant and super-durable full-length Matryx® upper made with Kevlar® and polyamide yarns
  • Rocker midsole geometry engineered to create long-lasting forward propulsion
  • OrthoLite® X55™ footbed made with 5% recycled rubber content
  • None
  • Mid Responsiveness
  • Mid Responsiveness
  • Mid Cushioning
  • Mid Cushioning
Men’s VECTIV™ Infinite Shoes
New Technology
Men’s Flight VECTIV™ Shoes
The Men’s Flight VECTIV™ are light, fast, and responsive trail shoes made for high performance over long distances. Designed with input from our athlete team, these shoes are built to optimize energy return and reduce downhill tibial impact by 10 percent to propel you toward your running goals.
  • Durable and responsive TPE footbed
  • Reinforced toe cap provides additional durability
  • 3D-molded heel counter for a precise fit
  • Reinforced, breathable-knit upper
  • Upper| Abrasion-resistant and super-durable Matryx® panel—made with Kevlar® and polyamide—in the midfoot for stability
  • 3D carbon-fiber plate underfoot for multi-directional stability and forward propulsion
  • 3D carbon-fiber plate underfoot helps with multi-directional stability and forward propulsion
  • Sole Unit| VECTIV technology designed to help maximize energy on the trail
  • 3.5 mm lugs for a rugged grip across all types of terrain
  • Rocker midsole geometry engineered to create long-lasting forward propulsion
  • Surface Control™ rubber outsole optimized for trail running
  • Reflective details for enhanced visibility
  • Dual-density midsole with ultra-lightweight and high-rebound foam
  • Reflective details
  • 6 mm toe-to-heel offset
  • None
  • High Responsiveness
  • High Responsiveness
  • Mid Cushioning
  • Mid Cushioning
Men’s Flight VECTIV™ Shoes
Related Products
The Men’s Flypack Lace is lightweight and super ...
Description:
The Men’s Flypack Lace is lightweight and super packable making it ideal for both travel and everyday wear. A minimalist heel and tongue construction means this rugged versatile shoe takes up minimal space in your pack or suitcase.
Whether you’re in the water or on land ...
Description:
Whether you’re in the water or on land the versatile breathable Skagit Water Shoe is ready for action. It has a quick-drying mesh upper and anti-odor finish to help keep your feet from getting swampy.
The mid-cut lightweight ThermoBall™ Boot Zip-Up will keep ...
Description:
The mid-cut lightweight ThermoBall™ Boot Zip-Up will keep feet warm protected and stylish through all winter occasions.
Warm and comfortable ThermoBall™ Eco insulation pairs with ...
Description:
Warm and comfortable ThermoBall™ Eco insulation pairs with high-traction rubber outsoles to make these slip-on booties ideal for base camp après ski or shuffling through the snow to grab the morning paper.
[ES_PRODUCT_GRID_SPLIT_RECOMMENDATION_1]

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.