ARC'TERYX NORVAN LD GTX

Canadian Running - - GEAR -

Last year, Cana­dian out­door com­pany Arc’teryx re­leased its first trail shoe, the Norvan VT, fo­cused pri­mar­ily on tricky moun­tain­ous as­cents. The Norvan LD stands for, you guessed it, “long dis­tance.” It’s got a firm, re­spon­sive ride qual­ity, but the LD has more mid­sole foam in or­der to take the load off for a de­mand­ing en­durance ef­fort.

The Gore-Tex ver­sion of the Norvan L D is unique and spe­cial among the win­ter ized shoes rev iewed here. Arc’teryx are pi­o­neer­ing a new form of the mem­brane that can be ad­hered di­rectly to the up­per, mean­ing it does not need an ex­tra, sock-like layer of Gore-Tex to keep your feet happy and dry.

Men’s 330 g (11.6 oz.) Women’s 270 g (9.5 oz.) Drop ra­tio: 9 mm $240, Avail­able 2018

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