Who should buy the North Face Trail Escape Edge

The North Face Trail Escape Edge is a hiker that looks good on the streets as it is on the trail. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that provides optimal breathability and lightweight cushioning.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that offers a superior grip and traction.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that you can wear for casual activities.

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The North Face Trail Escape Edge notable features

  • Another addition to the Trail Escape Collection, the Trail Escape Edge features a synthetic and mesh upper for optimal breathability. It has an EVA midsole that delivers lightweight cushioning, an OrthoLite footbed for added comfort, and a durable rubber outsole with multidirectional lugs for superior grip and traction.
  • This model has a stylish city aesthetic look so you can wear them for casual activities before or after hitting the trail.

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Size and fit

The Trail Escape Edge is a low-cut TNF hiking shoe for men and women. It has a stretchy mesh upper that hugs the foot snugly, a lightly padded tongue and collar for freedom of movement, and a lace-up closure for a secure fit. 

The North Face Trail Escape Edge laces

Enhanced grip and traction on varying terrain

This outdoor shoe uses a durable rubber sole developed by the brand itself. It features triangular lugs that deliver enhanced grip and traction on varying terrain, from rocks to loose dirt, gravel, and sand. The indentations are deep which is ideal for muddy terrain.

The North Face Trail Escape Edge outsole

The North Face Trail Escape Edge is an ideal footwear for performance

This lightweight hiker comes with an EVA midsole. EVA stands for ethylene-vinyl acetate. It's a special type of foam that has several good qualities that make it ideal for hiking footwear, such as responsiveness, durability, and cushioning. While it isn't as tough as PU, EVA is very lightweight and soft which makes it ideal for performance footwear.

The North Face Trail Escape Edge midsole

Breathable, durable, and comfortable cushioning 

For added cushioning and comfort, the Trail Escape Edge comes with the industry-leading hybrid OrthoLite footbed. It's a removable insole that is breathable and very durable (as it's made of recycled rubbers and proprietary polyurethane material). 

The North Face Trail Escape Edge insole

Provides toe protection from sharp objects and trail hazards

The North Face Trail Escape Edge has an upper made of synthetic and mesh. Together, these materials create a protective, abrasion-resistant "home" for the foot that is very breathable at the same time. Lining the toe is a protective rubber that guards against sharp objects and other trail hazards. It also reinforces the stitching between the upper and the sole.

The North Face Trail Escape Edge upper

Easy to wear

Completing the upper is a lace-up closure with round laces. There are also pull loops at the back and front for easy on and off. This shoe is available in different colorways. It features a modern urban look with bold details.

The North Face Trail Escape Edge collar

Nice to know

  • The North Face is an American outdoor recreation product company founded in 1966. Aside from hiking shoes, they also sell outdoor gear and apparel.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 316g / Women 258g
Use: Urban hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: The North Face
Construction: Lace-to-toe

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