The North Face Trail Escape Crest notable features

-Designed to let hikers tackle the trail with ease and in style, the Trail Escape Crest is constructed using durable materials, including EVA midsole, synthetic upper, and rubber outsole.

-The mesh lining keeps the feet cool even in hot conditions and the moisture-wicking properties keep them from getting soaked when conquering wet terrains.

Size and fit

The Trail Escape Crest from North Face is a low-cut shoe created for male and female hikers. It features a traditional lace-up closure system for an easy, custom fit.

Outsole

This hiker from North Face is made with a high-performance rubber sole that offers good grip and traction on varied terrains. The deep lugs provide more stability on the trail and improve the slip-resistant properties of the shoe. 

The Trail Escape Crest’s outsole is built using the Exploration Trax System (EXTS), an exclusive North Face technology that provides a three-tiered approach to traction. It is designed to create reliable durability plus grip on wet and dry grounds. The rubber compound is a unique mixture of chemicals, 42% of which are from renewable, plant-based sources.

Midsole

The midsole is made from a special type of foam called EVA which is an elastomeric polymer that has rubber-like softness and flexibility. This material has good resistance to cracks and is less prone to wear and tear, compared to regular rubber. It also absorbs impact really well.

Due to the said qualities, EVA midsoles make a perfect option for hiking shoes. It’s one of the reasons why The North Face Trail Escape Crest is lightweight despite its good performance on and off the trail.

For added comfort, this hiker incorporates an OrthoLite® footbed. This insole is made of proprietary polyurethane (PU) material and recycled rubbers. OrthoLite® is a popular brand that is widely praised for being durable and cushiony. With this insole, you’ll less likely to suffer from blisters, pain, and burning sensation caused by strain. What’s more, Ortholite foam is 95% to 100% breathable. It creates a breathable space around your feet so they stay cool throughout your hike.

Upper

The Trail Escape Crest is comprised of synthetic and mesh upper. Its synthetic fabric offers protection against the elements and abrasion while the mesh lining adds breathability to the shoe. The fabrics used for the upper have moisture-wicking properties. So even if it isn’t waterproof, when you cross streams or hop into puddles, your shoes will dry faster and your feet won’t soak or get cold.

The shoe is also treated with antimicrobial compounds that help minimize odor. There’s a pull tab at the front and back of the upper for easy slip-on and off.

Rankings

How The North Face Trail Escape Crest ranks compared to all other shoes
Top 50% The North Face hiking shoes
All The North Face hiking shoes
Top 47% urban hiking hiking shoes
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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.