Verdict from 29 user reviews

12 reasons to buy

  • A significant quantity of users stated that they didn't experience any discomfort on their feet while standing for long hours.
  • The majority of the customers attested to the sneaker’s comfort. One of them even said that “it feels like walking barefooted."
  • Many people suggest that due to the breathability aspect of the low-top, it is a prime option for footwear during warm weather.
  • A handful of wearers are utilizing The North Face Litewave Flow Lace for light hiking, running, or simply strolling around during holidays.
  • According to a decent number of commenters, the sneaker can drain water with ease and dries quickly. As such, it could be used while walking on beaches and riversides.
  • A few of the reviewers advised that it provides excellent traction on wet surfaces.
  • As per some buyers, the Urban Navy color scheme looks stylish for casual use.
  • A shopper said that it runs true to size.
  • Because of the features of the Litewave Flow Lace, its price is reasonable according to a couple of users.
  • Its durability has been praised by a number of customers.
  • The lightweight construction has been impressive for a lot of wearers.
  • One of the purchasers appreciated that its insole molded to the shape of the foot.

2 reasons not to buy

  • For a customer, the quick-pull lacing enclosure of the North Face Litewave Flow Lace is not one of its positives. He stated that it does not provide the secured fit he is looking for.
  • The toe box may take a couple of uses before it breaks in, as per a wearer.

Bottom line

For people who wore The North Face Litewave Flow Lace, being satisfied is an understatement. They consistently praised the shoe's attributes such as its lightweight yet durable construction. Its breathability and quick drying materials are just perfect for those summer activities on the seaside or mountain trails.

Its comfort is also unquestioned, as it does not provide weariness on the feet even after long hours of walking or standing. Its reasonable price is merely a footnote for some, as they are already sold with the support features alone.

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Good to know

Thanks to its open air-mesh upper and lightweight fabrics, the low-top North Face Litewave Flow Lace provides optimal breathability and seamless fit. Its OrthoLite footbed molds into the shape of the foot.

The low-top North Face Litewave Flow Lace is available in US men’s and women’s sizes. For men, sizes from 8 to 13 can be availed. Ladies can order from sizes 5 to 11.

The minimal low-top profile of The North Face Litewave Flow Lace is complemented by its virtually monochromatic color variants. These design features allow the sneaker to blend seamlessly with any outdoor apparel. Its wearers will not find any problems with pairing the shoe on their outfit ensembles. 

For additional support, the no-sew TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane) overlays are utilized. The shoe delivers excellent traction due to the Vibram XS Trek sole while the Dual-density EVA midsole is there for cushioning and shock absorption.

In 1966, a couple of friends who are from the San Francisco’s north beach area started the company The North Face. Initially, the company only designed climbing gear and premium backpacking. These products quickly gained a good reputation from outdoor sporting enthusiasts due to its quality and suitability.

By 1968, the demand for the brand’s products led to manufacturing and wholesale. The outerwear of The North Face was introduced by the early 1970s. Eventually, due to the brand's desire for innovation, the outdoor gear industry was revolutionized in 1975 because of its geodesic dome tent. It quickly became the essential equipment together with its insulated sleeping bags for professional and recreational campers.

Despite its initial success, the company over the years experienced its own share of shortcomings such as issues with stock controls, late product delivery, and over-ordering. Eventually, TNF was acquired by Odyssey Holdings which has proprietorship on more than thirty apparel and outdoor gear brands. In 1994, its ownership was bought by J.H. Whitney & Co. Currently, the brand is owned by VF Corporation.

Today The North Face has more than a hundred retail stores and outlets worldwide. Its outdoor gear and apparel are still the company's most popular products, but its footwear collection is steadily gaining relevance in the sneaker industry despite its limited models. One of the most revered sneakers in the collection is The North Face Litewave Flow Lace because of its functionality and unassuming design.

  • Its approximate weight per shoe is 225 grams or 8 oz.
  • It has a limited one year warranty.


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