The North Face Vectiv Infinite
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Overview of this review
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)