Arc’teryx Norvan VT Trail Running Shoe

Arc’teryx is expanding their footwear line with the introduction of a trail running shoe, the Norvan VT (North Vancouver, Vertical Terrain).

Available with or without GORE-TEX lining, it incorprates their 360º Support System made of internal and external components such as to toe lacing which helps  position the shoe for a mid foot strike.  The Norvan VT has a 9mm drop and weighs 11 ounces.

Coming for both men and women, Spring 17 from


18 Responses to “Arc’teryx Norvan VT Trail Running Shoe”

  1. ScubaSteve says:

    ohh… fancy laces

  2. Loopy says:

    Looks a lot like the Salomon S-Lab series. Toe looks too pointy though.

    • Lasse says:

      Might be cause they are both owned by Amer Sports? I’d just make a wild guess that someone from Salomon came to Arc’teryx to be in charge of the whole footwear department, and using the same supplychains and vendors just make sense.

      • Matt says:

        Arc’teryx’s shoe manager is Federico Sbrissa, who has never worked for another Amer brand. He was a boot designer at Garmont, and then ran shoe design at Salewa/Dynafit. My understanding was Arc’teryx brought him in so that their product line would be fundamentally different from other Amer brands.

  3. D.B. says:

    Anyone else saw some Prada design resemblance on 2nd photo?

  4. JS says:

    Wolf or Croc would be nice.

  5. DJ says:

    Too much heel drop at 9mm. Get it down to 4-5 and I might consider trying one.

    • RobCollins says:

      Agree with DJ. If I want aggressive tread, my Inov 8 Roclites are more aggressive for the 9mm drop that I take as a penalty. I wish a Merrell trail glove with 4-5mm drop AND aggressive tread was a thing. Maybe need to look at Salomons. (haven’t)

    • Luke says:

      agreed, other then that looks pretty good. Guess I’m sticking to Altra for the time being.

    • Matt says:

      High drop is because these are meant as a vertical or sky running shoe. Scrambling up steep terrain benefits from the extra stack/drop height. Other companies like Hoka and Salewa solve the problem by rockering the sole a little so you can angle uphill better.

  6. MP5 says:

    I purchased a new pair of Salomon’s a month or so ago. Nice Gore-Tex mid. NOT good near a campfire! One small spark, instant hole melted thru! LEATHER for me. I should have kept that in mind when I spent my money.

    • Lasse says:

      caution- coffee is hot

    • YOGI says:

      The combo of campfire and most modern sporting equipment is not a good idea.
      Keep your Shell jacket/pants, down, primaloft etc etc etc away from open fire, sparks will make holes in such materials, shouldn’t come as a surprise for anyone..

      • MP5 says:

        Yup. I stick to wool, etc. I just dipshited it and forgot/didn’t think about the kicks. Think before you turn on the fire!

  7. Bruce says:

    All black please.

  8. d says:

    I feel bad for my wallet sometimes.

  9. MED says:

    Agree with heel drop/salomons statements above. Hope they figure out colors. The two shown are pretty lame