Who should buy The North Face Vectiv Taraval
Inspired by TNF running shoes from the late ‘90s, the Vectiv Taraval is designed to keep you moving forward with energized steps. Purchase it if:
- You wish to pull off quicker and smoother transitions on flat terrain.
- Ending up with achy arches is something you wish to avoid after a long hike.
- You're collecting trail kicks that look more like sporty sneakers than hiking shoes.
Who should not buy it
If durability is number one on your adventuring must-have list, trade the Vectiv Taraval for the sturdier Oboz Arete Low. And if you prefer a pair that loosens up in just a few short hikes, look in the direction of the Merrell Moab Speed.
The Vectiv Taraval's cloud-like comfort
The "buy this again" medal that the Vectiv Taraval is wearing around its proverbial neck is thanks in large part to its extreme comfort. Yes, the consensus is that the featured shoe's level of comfort is "second to none." That said, its peak plushness is hidden behind a not-so-quick break-in period.
Among the most supportive
Numerous reviewers, including a 70-something mother, finally found a "good travel buddy" in the arch-supportive Vectiv Taraval. who has flat feet hiked in it on Cadillac Mountain and completed his adventure with no issues. He said that he has found the pair in which he can finally enjoy the outdoors.
An exceedingly sticky hiker
Trail-goers find The North Face Vectiv Taraval "awesome on multiple surfaces," including gravel-filled paths, dirt tracks, and concrete pavements. It also provides "super good grip on the rocks," whether wet or dry.
Take flight in The North Face Vectiv Taraval
Every time this one vlogger uses the Vectiv Taraval on the floor, she feels "like bouncing around." That stellar remark of hers is not without basis, as the speedy kick in question has "excellent energy return" and a sole unit that rocks, literally!
Questionable upper durability
It has been reported that the Vectiv Taraval tends to tear around the collar.
"Almost weightless" is perhaps the best remark out there about the Vectiv Taraval's lightness. FYI: this TNF hiking shoe (the men's version) is 60 g lighter per pair than the average.
Gives stylish sneakers a run for their money
"These are incredibly designed; they’re beautiful" is how a female vlogger, who also happens to be a nurse, finds the Vectiv Taraval. Experienced hikers find the shoe the same way, with wooing comments such as:
- "Very stylish."
- "Absolutely fabulous."
- "Very beautiful in style and color."