The North Face Chinscraper
I love this shoe. I have worn it in the winter on…
Materials: gore tex
Use: trail running and hiking
Break-in Period: one day
Price Paid: $75
I love this shoe. I have worn it in the winter on muddy and technical trails that included rock gardens and root forests. It performed great in all conditions. The Gore-tex outer kept my feet dry, but not overheated. I've worn it for races in the 35-50K range and it performed very well.
One minus would be the weight. This is not a featherlite shoe. That didn't bother me, but some runners need to have a light shoe, I'd rather have more protection and traction on the trail.
Here's what other sites are saying:
When you're endurance running, a little rain, snow, sleet, or even sunshine shouldn't stop you - so tie on the Chinscraper shoes from The North Face and you'll be prepared. Built with three layers of breathable, water-resistant softshell fabric, the grippy soles and built-in support, you'll be ready for any endurance running course, in any weather, during any time of year.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
CLOSEOUTS . Regardless of their name, Chinscraper trail running shoes from The North Face will keep you sturdy and on your feet ? so no chinscraping can happen. Two-layer soft shell upper is treated with DWR for durability, water-resistance and breathability, and features a forefoot TPU Snake Plate for torsional support and underfoot protection. DWR treated for water resistance and durability Nylon upper with synthetic overlays Dual-density compression-molded EVA midsole X-Dome helps cushion and propel the foot forward Rearfoot Thrust Chassis absorbs shock and offers support for over-pronation Removable padded insole Tenacious Grip rubber outsole Weight: 1 lb. 12 oz. pr. Medium width CLOSEOUTS . China. Available Colors: PEWTER GREY/SIENNA ORANGE, BLACK/PUMICE GREY. Sizes: 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13, 14.
- Sierra Trading Post refers to the men's version
The The North Face Chinscraper ought to be re-named as the "Anti-Chinscraper". Inspired by a steep and rocky section of the Wasatch 100 ultramarathon, this shoe can be used for any fast moving fun over rugged terrain. Highly breathable uppers give comfort for athletic output, yet resist the damp from the occasional snowbank or puddle. Aggressive and grippy tread is backed up by a rock resistant and torsionally stable midsole and shank. North Face Chinscraper features: 2008 Editor’s Choice from Trail Runner magazine [Bottom] Lightweight, dual-density, compression-molded EVA midsole with X 2™ provides high-impact cushioning and long-lasting support [Upper] Three-layer soft shell upper with DWR provides outstanding water resistance while still maintaining excellent breathability A landmark in foul-weather running: storm-resistant, breathable soft shell Fabric repels the elements while a Tenacious™ Grip outsole ensures grip at a very light weight. Innovative TPU forefoot Snake Plate™ with medial/lateral outriggers provides torsional support while giving ultimate protection from stone bruising Internal TPU welding provides lightweight, structured support through the midfoot Midfoot shank ensures a stable and comfortable ride from heel-strike to toe-off Northotic™ ergonomic footbed with slow-return comfort liner Semi-straight lasted with medial-posted rearfoot Thrust Chassis™ and X-Dome™, which provides mechanical assistance to the midsole and support for overpronators Tenacious™ Grip outsole provides excellent on- and off-road traction as well as stability and durability under a variety of weather conditions and temperatures Color is Black/Pumice Grey
- OMCgear refers to the men's version
Paying homage to the extremely steep, rocky section of the Wasatch 100 mile run in Utah that ultrarunners practically crawl up, the Chinscraper is a landmark endurance running shoe with a Tenacious Grip outsole to ensure excellent on- and off-road traction. Designed with a highly-breathable, water-resistant soft shell fabric; lace-up these shoes for runs where you expect to encounter steep terrain and melting snow.
- The North Face refers to the men's version