Most runners avoid trail running, because of uncertainties of not knowing what it takes or being afraid of injury. If you are in the pursuit of trail running the VECTIV is the ideal trainer to bring comfort, built-in protection, foot support, and stability to uneven terrain. 

It’s a shoe built for all trail running types made with input from The North Face athlete’s team. There are various designs to choose from and decide what best suits your needs or requirements. 

Combining a 3D dual-density Pebax® footplate, midsole rocker geometry, and SurfaceCTRL™ grip, the new VECTIV™ technology is designed to maximise energy on the trail. And in the Infinites this translates as the perfect balance of responsiveness and protection in ultra-distance trail running shoes. They’re incredibly durable thanks to Kevlar®, polyamide, and Matryx® while the 6mm toe-to-heel offset propels you into your next gait cycle.

VECTIV™ Enduris

R 2,299

Lightweight but stable, the VECTIV™ Enduris is designed for the most demanding trail runners. This men’s and women’s shoe combines exceptional traction, optimal cushioning and an innovative rocker midsole to achieve your most comfortable run yet.

The  VECTIV Escape

Propel your off-road adventures with the VECTIV Escape. This rugged, grippy, and stylish trail shoe is full of features that maximise stability and minimise fatigue. The VECTIV Escape features all-day comfort, performance and is great on a variety of surfaces. This features the VECTIV technology below the foot composed of a dual-density TPU plate for added lateral support. Below the plate is the rockered VECTIV Midsole for balance and propels you forward. Whether hiking on trails in the morning or wearing them around town in the afternoon, this is the ultimate all-day shoe.  

VECTIV Infinite


he performance training model built for rocky and rugged terrain. It has two main features,  a full-length 3D plate and a rockered VECTIV midsole. Speed, style, and support – The North Face Men’s VECTIV™ Infinite has it all. The trail shoe features exceptional traction, optimal cushioning, and a propulsive rocker midsole for great efficiency and to maximise full momentum. No matter the technicality of the terrain, feel confident knowing that this shoe delivers 360° stability every step of the way.

If you are looking for a firmer or more responsive shoe that can handle trail races of all distances have a look at the VECTIV range at THE DROP