The North Face Vectiv Infinite: the first plated speedster for trails

As the middle-child in the Vectiv family, the Infinite is also the most versatile one.

It can be used on both shorter and faster runs but can also help you maintain consistent paces over long distances, including ultra marathons.

What’s to like in the Vectiv Infinite

  • Speed: A rocker profile combined with a 3D Pebax plate. The latter is a little more flexible than in the Flight Vectiv to accommodate a wider range of paces).
  • Dual-density cushioning: Firmer on the top, softer on the bottom, it feels responsive yet protective.
  • Upper durability: Reinforced with Kevlar (the same material used in bulletproof vests).
  • Traction: Surface Control rubber is tackier than regular rubber.
  • Heel hold: 3D-molded heel counter has two pads that hug around the Achilles for fine-tuned comfort.

The Vectiv lineup

Similarly to Nike, Saucony, Brooks, and other brands that released premium road shoes, The North Face follows the “trinity” pattern in its trail lineup:

The North Face Flight Vectiv - carbon-plated racer (the fastest, most aggressive)

The North Face Vectiv Infinite - speed trainer with a Pebax plate (versatile)

The North Face Vectiv Enduris - max-cushioned cruiser with a TPU plate (more of a daily trainer)

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Jens Jakob Andersen
Jens Jakob Andersen

Jens Jakob is a fan of short distances with a 5K PR at 15:58 minutes. Based on 35 million race results, he's among the fastest 0.2% runners. Jens Jakob previously owned a running store, when he was also a competitive runner. His work is regularly featured in The New York Times, Washington Post, BBC and the likes as well as peer-reviewed journals. Finally, he has been a guest on +30 podcasts on running.