The North Face Ultra Endurance shoes

Mens Ultra Endurance trail shoe The North Face TNF

You’ll tear up the trails (not your shoes) with the lightweight protection of the Ultra Endurance: a versatile trail running shoe that delivers a stable ride and unparalleled traction.

The secret to the Ultra Endurance sticking to the trail is the Vibram® Megagrip outsole, which delivers superior grip, traction, and durability.

Womens Ultra Endurance The North Face TNF

There is also a women’s version, shown here in Blue Quartz/Rocket Red.

Stay on your feet with the Ultra Protect CRADLE heel-stability technology.

The rigid-yet-flexible ESS Snake Plate delivers on lightweight, heavy duty forefoot protection.

Stay dry with a collar lined with FlashDry and a breathable mesh upper, and comfortable with high energising cushioning.

From the tester’s mouth:

Johardt van Heerden The North Face TNF Sven Musica Phonix Capture

Johardt van Heerden with a boat-load of The North Face gear, the Ultra Endurance hanging round his neck. photo Sven Musica/Phonix Capture

“The Ultra Endurance is a top quality shoe and performs especially well on technical and rocky trail. The grip and protections allows you to really go for it on a downhill without worrying too much about hurting yourself as the Vibram® Megagrip soles and ESS Snake Plate protects your feet from sharp rocks.
“I really love this shoe.”
Johardt van Heerden, TNF athlete, and two-time SA Long Distance Trail Champion (2015/16)

The Ultra Endurance have been excellent on the comfort front and have stood up really well to some varied and technical terrain. They handled the steep descents of Rhino Peak and Molweni and provided great stability in the  wet, technical forest conditions of the Krantzkloof Gorge.”
Spurgeon Flemington, organiser of The Giant’s Cup Trail Run and The Giant’s Cup Uncut, and twelve-time Ironman finisher.

“The patent-pending Snake Plate consists of a forefoot plate that winds back and forth between the medial and lateral sides of the foot. Because it is not one solid element, it is not as uncompromisingly rigid from side to side and front to back. The result is a forefoot plate that allows the foot to do what it is physiologically designed to do: flex, bend, and contort to changing terrain.”
Ian Corless, ultrarunner, journalist, and photographer

“The Ultra Endurance Shoes are great and are a step-up from the Ultra Trails. They have improved the side lining, making it robust and durable. The Vibram sole remains and provides ample grip in any terrain.
“This weekend’s AfricanX was an example of the excellent grip. Conditions varied from mud (there was rain the night before) to technical singletrack, and then fast jeep track and in all conditions it performed admirably.
“The shoe is still light and does not compromise speed in any way. I found it fairly rigid at first but after a couple of runs it become much more flexible and was a pleasure to run in. This is the best TNF shoe I have run in so far and I am amped to continue training and racing in it.”
Ben Brimble, TNF athlete, and winner of the 2016 AfricanX with teammate AJ Calitz

SIZE US 7-14
MASS 313g (Men US 9)
COLOUR Blue Quartz/FreesiaYellow, Grey/Pompeian Red
DROP 8mm (17mm/9mm)
BEST USE Technical terrain, racing
AVAILABLE TNF Canal Walk & Forest Hill stores, Zando

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