Video: The North Face VECTIV Exploris hiking shoe tested

The North Face VECTIV Exploris contains new technology aimed at making you faster and more comfortable when hiking. We put our foot to the track and test it out.
By Aus Geo ADVENTURE September 13, 2021 Reading Time: < 1 Print this page

The launch of The North Face VECTIV™ system, earlier this year, saw some incredible technology land in the brand’s trail running and hiking shoe ranges. The system is unique in that it brings to the market, the first trail shoe that features a carbon-fibre plate, which is more often seen in road tuning footwear. The 3D VECTIV™ plate is combined with the sole, along with a VECTIV™ rocker midsole and SurfaceCTRL outsole. All this tech combines to offer what The North Face claims is superior stability, grip and shock absorption, without affecting energy efficiency of the wearer when hiking, with the rocker midsole designed to propel you forward as you move.

It all sounds pretty amazing, hey? Well, we sent Senior Gear Tester, Mark Watson, out on the hiking trails to gauge how all this technology works in the real world of hiking. Watch the video above for our extensive review!

For more info on both the hiking and trail running VECTIV™ shoe range, see The North Face