The brand enters the trail-running market with shoes designed with steep, technical landscapes in mind


Arc’teryx has revealed its first trail running shoes, the Norvan VT and Norvan VT Gore-Tex, which will be in stores from February 2017.

The shoes are supposedly built for alpinists and climbers who use trail running to increase their fitness. They have a Cordura mesh upper with an interesting lacing system comprising internal and external components to allow the shoes to be tightened quickly and easily. The outsole is a Vibram Megagrip with a sticky rubber compound in the forefoot and there’s a 9mm heel-to-toe drop.

“Runners, climbers and athletes are continuously pushing themselves further and higher,” said Greg Grenzke, Arc’teryx’s design manager for Ascent & Footwear categories, “We wanted the Norvan to be an extremely high-performance trail runner that had no compromises while running with the added benefits of approach footwear when steep and technical terrain came into play.”

Both the Norvan and Norvan GTX are available in men’s and women’s versions and a in a number of colours.

Norvan VT Men’s & Women’s – £130

Weight 300 g /Men’s 8,5 UK

Norvan VT GTX Men’s & Women’s – £150

Weight 320 g /Men’s 8,5 UK