ARC’TERYX NORVAN LD 3: TRAIL RUNNING SHOES TO RUN LONG
ARC’TERYX NORVAN LD 3: TRAIL RUNNING SHOES TO RUN LONG. Our TRAIL SHOES section, bring us today another the technical analysis of the latest great novelty of the Arc’Teryx brand, the Norvan LD 3.
With a price of € 160, both in male and female version, drop of 6mm and a stack height of 23/29mm this trail running shoe as its LD indicates is intended for long distances. Technical analysis by our #patroncarrerasdemontana Iván Vila.
ARC’TERYX: FOUNDED IN THE IDEA THERE IS ALWAYS A BETTER WAY.
Who is Arc’teryx? It is a Canadian technical high-performance apparel, outerwear and equipment company, founded firtsly in 1989 as Rock Solid and as of 1991 with the name we know it today: ARC’TERYX. Since 2001 is also part of the Amer Sports Group together with brands like: Salomon, Suunto, Atomic, Peak Performance, Wilson and many others.
Many of you might know Arc’teryx by its logo, many of you might think what it is? Do not worry, we will let you know.
The logo and the name of the Canadian brand refer to an Archaeopteryx, which is one of the first birds and a transition form between the first dinosaurs and the actual birds. The logo, designed by Michael Hofler, was based on the “Berliln specimen”: fossil of the bird with the most complete skeleton found until now.
Following that founding idea, the Canadians believe there is always a better way, and it is that philosophy what make them create outstanding outdoor and mountaneering products using the latest technologies having always very present the sustanibility and care for the planet.
ARC’TERYX NORVAN LD 3:
TRAIL RUNNING SHOES TO RUN LONG
160€ | 252 G. | 6 MM DROP
ARC’TERYX NORVAN LD 3: DATA SHEET
- Price: 160 €
- Weight: 252 g.
- Stack height: 29 mm/23 mm
- Drop: 6 mm
- Midsole: espuma Infuse
- Outsole: Vibram Megagrip LiteBase
- Lugs: 4 mm
- TSizes: 40 – 48 men, 36 – 42 2/3 women
- Colors: 4 men, 3 women
ARC’TERYX NORVAN LD 3: HIGHLIGHTS
- VIBRAM MEGRAGRIP LITEBASE SOLE: a trail running shoe that includes a sole with the Vibram Megagrip compound is already a guarantee of grip and durability, in addition the Litebase compound brings lightness to the shoe.
- INFUSE FOAM: the midsole of the shoe incorporates the Impulse foam, developed by the same brand, which provides a good cushioning, very light and without losing reactivity in each of our strides.
The upper part of the shoe has a mesh resistant to abrasion but at the same time quite breathable that allows a correct circulation of the air. It also has TPU protections in the most exposed parts of the shoe (front and side) to provide that necessary protection for long distances.
The laces are traditional and the tongue is quite padded, incorporates the Ariaprene foam, which will give us comfort and grip in our outings through the mountain.
The midsole incorporates the Impulse foam, which as we have mentioned, is developed by the same brand, with which we will have a good cushioning and that, thanks to its lightness, helps to make it a very light shoe to be destined for the long distance.
In addition, it also includes a mixture of EVA/polyolefin in the heel area that will help to better absorb impacts on more technical and stony terrain.
The Arc’teryx Norvan LD 3 maintains the sole of the previous version, composed of Vibram MegaGrip with LiteBase technology, which gives us a much lighter sole than the conventional Vibram Megragrip but without losing any of the great properties of the soles that include the Vibram Megagrip compound, such as adhesion, durability and, in addition, with LiteBase technology, more lightness.
ARC’TERYX NORVAN LD 3: CONCLUSION
We have here a trail running shoe designed for long distances, very light and with top quality finishes that, surely, does not have the renown or visibility of other similar shoes of more commercial brands and known by the public, but that we can not miss.
Incorporating the Vibram Megragrip Litebase sole is a guarantee that we have a shoe with great grip and durability, on the other hand, we will have to check during the test if the Impulse foam we have in the midsole works well for long distances which is what this shoe is focused on.
The lightness of the shoe, the protection at key points and the good breathability of the cover are also aspects that we must highlight, in addition to the quality of the materials and a beautiful design that we always find in all Arc’teryx products and that these Norvan LD 3 are no exception.
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