ARC'TERYX NORVAN LD GTX
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