The North Face VECTIV Enduris is the more cushioned and softer of the VECTIV Series. It’s designed to go far. If you are looking for a long-distance shoe (I’m talking ultra-long here), you will appreciate the plushness and softness of the North Face VECTIV Enduris.
North Face VECTIV Enduris Quick Stats:
Weight: 9.8 oz
Height: 6 mm
North Face VECTIV Enduris Fit:
Unlike its stiffer counterparts, the VECTIV Flight and Infinite, the Enduris is designed to fit and feel plush. If you like plush and soft trail shoes, this is the shoe for you. If you are running for hours or you want a well-fitting shoe that feels good for miles and miles.
North Face has included no-sew TPU overlays across both the heel and toe to protect without adding bulk and weight.
The VECTIV Enduris uses an air mesh upper that is both breathable yet supportive. North Face has gone down to the smallest details and even includes an extremely padded tongue for extra support. Of the three VECTIV shoes I’ve tried, I like the Enduris the best. I appreciate the extra plushness of the tongue but also the “regular” mesh in the upper.
North Face has redone all of their shoes, so even if you have worn previous North Face shoes, it’s a good idea to try on the North Face VECTIV Enduris. I typically wear between a women’s size 10-11 wide, and I’ve found the size 10.5 to fit well. Like the VECTIV Flight, the Enduris is supportive through the midsole but has a wide toe box.
North Face VECTIV Enduris Ride:
Unlike the VECTIV Flight and Infinite, the Enduris is designed to be plush, soft, and premium. If you’re a runner that prefers extra cushion, then the Enduris is the model for you. This shoe isn’t limited just “for those who run ultras,” but it’s better for anyone who prefers more cushion or a softer ride. Even with the extra cushion, the Enduris perform well, and it isn’t as if North Face decided to make it a bulky trainer.
With the 3.5 m lugs, the Enduris is responsive on almost all terrain.
I’ve run in the VECTIV Enduris on muddy trails, grassy open fields, technical and rocky terrain, and most trails now. To me, it responds best on long grassy trails or open spaces. Since many open spaces have a lot of little bumps, the Enduris cushions you, and you don’t find yourself feeling any part of the ground. It’s not my favorite trail shoe (even from North Face for steep technical trails).
It’s a great trail shoe. As far as durability, I’ve run about 100 miles in the North Face VECTIV Enduris, and it appears to be holding up well. I don’t see any signs of real wear and tear.
North Face VECTIV Enduris Conclusion:
If you are looking for an extremely cushioned and comfortable trail shoe, the North Face VECTIV Enduris is a great option. It’s one of the most cushioned trail shoes but doesn’t sacrifice weight or durability. I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the new North Face trail shoes.
My Current Shoe Rotation:
Easy/Daily Runs Saloman Sonic 3 Balance, Brooks Glycerin 18, Mizuno Rider Waveknit 3, Diadora Mythos Blushield Volo, Brooks Ricochet 3, Nike Pegasus 37, New Balance 1080 v10, Hoka Bondi 7, Asics GlideRide.
Trail Running/Hiking: Hoka Torrent 2, Saucony Peregrine 11, North Face VECTIV Flight, North Face VECTIV Enduris
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Questions for you:
Have you tried the North Face VECTIV Enduris or any North Face trail shoes?
What is your favorite trail shoe?