Who should buy the Norvan LD

The Norvan LD from Arc'teryx is a heavy-duty shoe that withstands rough terrains and harsh elements. This running shoe is recommended for you if:

  • You need a trail running shoe that can support neutral pronation or supination
  • You have a moderate to high arch and prefer a trail shoe that can be used for long-distance runs

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Updates to the Arc'teryx Norvan LD

  • Vibram MegaGrip outsole that is equipped with aggressive lugs delivers a sticky grip and ground traction on varied surfaces
  • The Ortholite 3D molded insert combats odor and bacteria and maximizes the underfoot comfort of the shoe
  • A single-layer mesh upper allows breathability and comfort while consistently providing sufficient protection

Arc'teryx Norvan LD logo

Enhanced grip on different terrains

Vibram MegaGrip rubber approach-specific outsole enhances the grip of the Arc’teryx Norvan LD on different terrains. It is widely recognized for its durable properties- protecting the shoe from abrasive elements. Because of this, this technology is also featured in the Altra Olympus 3.0

Arc'teryx Norvan LD vibram

This outsole technology also features ergonomically patterned 3.5mm lugs that deliver optimal performance and aggressive traction. 

A unique midsole foam blend for propulsion

The midsole of the Norvan LD integrates a durable (EVA)/Polyolefin, which is composed of 85% compression-molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) and 15% polyolefin-blend midsole that provides shock absorption and enhanced propulsion. 

Arc'teryx Norvan LD midsole

Situated on the shoe’s midsole is a long-wearing 4mm Ortholite 3D molded insert that cradles the foot and adds cushioning. This insert is a bacteria-resistant component of the shoe that provides comfort right under the foot.

Arc'teryx Norvan LD ortholite

The Norvan LD's lightweight upper coverage

A single-layer mesh upper comprising the Arc’teryx Norvan LD has a lightweight construction without sacrificing durability. Wearers report that their feet feel fresh even after a long run because of the upper's excellent breathable qualities. 

Arc'teryx Norvan LD mesh

Light and rugged 0.4mm TPU film overlays are embellished on the upper, and they protect the forefoot, heel, and other high-abrasion areas. They also deliver structural support and keep the foot in place throughout various movements and terrains. It also contributes to the overall lightweight construction of the shoe. 

A synthetic toe cap adds protection. 

Arc'teryx Norvan LD toe cap

The Norvan LD also accented with a front pull loop that keeps your shoelaces tied and prevents the tongue of the shoe from flapping from side to side. 

Arc'teryx Norvan LD pull loop

Facts / Specs

Terrain: Trail
Weight: Men 10.9oz / Women 9.2oz
Drop: 9mm
Arch support: Neutral
Update: Arc'teryx Norvan LD 3
Forefoot height: 18mm
Heel height: 27mm

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