Facts

  • Terrain

    Road

    Shoes best for road, track and light gravel. See the best road shoes.

    Trail

    Shoes best for trail, off road, mountains and other unstable surfaces. See the best trail shoes.

    Good to know

    As long as you stick to the road or path, and if you want just one running shoe, buy a road running shoe.

  • Arch support

    Neutral / cushion / high arch

    Shoes for runners who do not need any additional arch support (Around 50% of runners). Best for people with normal, high or medium high arches. See the best neutral shoes.

    Stability / overpronation / normal arch

    Shoes for runners who need mild to moderate arch support (Around 45% of runners). Best for runners with a low arch. See the best stability shoes.

    Motion control / severe overpronation / flat feet

    Shoes for runners who needs a lot of arch support. Best for runners with flat feet. See the best motion control shoes.

    Good to know

    - Rule of thumb: If in doubt, buy neutral shoes to avoid injuries.
    - More about arch support in this video.
    - Find your arch type by following steps from this video.

  • Use

    Daily running

    Cushioned shoes for your daily easy running. Great comfort. See best shoes for daily running.

    Competition

    Lightweight shoes good for races, interval training, tempo runs and fartlek. Here are the best competition running shoes.

    Good to know

    If you want just one pair of shoes, buy a shoe for daily running.

  • Price
    $120
  • Weight
    Men: 13.2oz
    Women: 10.1oz
  • Heel to toe drop
    Men: 6mm
    Women: 6mm

    The height difference from the heel to the forefoot, also known as heel drop, toe spring, heel to toe spring or simply drop.

    There are many opinions about what a good heel drop is. We do not recommend any in particular. Lean more in this video.

  • Heel height
    Men: 25mm
    Women: 25mm
  • Forefoot height
    Men: 19mm
    Women: 19mm
  • Width
    Men: normal
    Women: normal
  • Release date
    Mar 2018
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Updates to The North Face Verto Approach III

  • The North Face Verto Approach III is a new addition to a series of athletic footwear that is designed as a crossover shoe. It is meant to be a hybrid shoe that offers both functions of a trail running shoe and an approach shoe, which is a kind of activity that involves hiking towards a crag. The Verto Approach III efficiently combines the cushioning and flexibility of a running shoe with the protection and durability of an approach shoe.
  • The upper of the shoe is a combination of mesh, suede, and thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) components that work together to bring a breathable and supportive structure.
  • Meanwhile, the sole unit is also a network of various materials, including compression-molded ethylene-vinyl acetate (CMEVA), textile, and sticky rubber. Aided by a few of The North Face’s shoe technologies, the Verto Approach III permits the runner to move fast, free, and comfortably.

The North Face Verto Approach III size and fit

The North Face Verto Approach III runs true to size, and it is built following the standard running shoe length. The shoe has an anatomical silhouette and an overall structure that is targeted towards runners with low to moderate foot volumes. The Verto Approach III is available in D – Medium for men and B – Medium for women.

Outsole

Utilizing the Vibram® Megagrip™ rubber compound, the outsole of the Verto Approach III guarantees steady traction and superior durability even on the most uneven of surfaces. This outsole material is also used in some North Face running shoes.

The outsole’s lug design is a pattern of big and small hexagons that are arranged by column across the forefoot and the heel. This layout ensures maximum ground contact, proper shock absorption, and efficient grip in either wet or dry ground.

Midsole

The Verto Approach III uses a single-density compression-molded EVA foam as the primary midsole material. The EVA foam that is formed using compression molding is more responsive, thus encouraging a smooth transition and a comfortable ride. The midsole is infused with textile to make it more plush and durable.

The midsole is installed with the CRADLE™ technology, which is a stability system designed to support the heel and keep it in place, especially on rugged trails. The CRADLE™ technology is made to absorb impact naturally and promote an anatomically correct stride.

Upper

The upper of The North Face Verto Approach III is comprised of various elements. The vamp is made of suede for a soft and protective coverage, while the quarter panels are made of breathable mesh for ventilation and comfort.

There are thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) units welded in the midfoot area. These features act as a supportive framework, giving the shoe its structural integrity.

The toe area is armored with a rubber cap, which effectively shields the foot from possible injuries caused by hitting rocks and other outdoor elements.


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