The North Face Cutback
I bought these on clearance from a local outfitter.
Price Paid: $45
I bought these on clearance from a local outfitter. I had read to be careful about buying North Face shoes, but these were a steal at 50% off, or so I thought.
The fit was great.
After two weeks of daily wear the left shoe began to make an awful screeching sound when I walked. This was not trail use, but rather urban use. Two weeks later I noticed the sole began to separate from the rest of the shoe. And now there is a hole in the right shoe where the material meats the toe cap.
I was originally happy with these but their durability is laughable. I've only worn these on the trail twice and they already look like crap. Stay away from these North Face shoes. It gets 4 stars for comfort and fit but the poor durability drags it down to a 2.
Here's what other sites are saying:
The North Face Mens Cutback Trail Running Shoe gives you Flight Series high-performance in a streamlined design.
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version
Despite its trail running design, The North Face Cutback shoe has a versatile X-2 cushioning in the forefoot and heel to equally enhance impact absorption on unyielding natural rock or cracked urban concrete. Like the award-winning Vapor Light, The North Face Cutback features a Roll Control medial heel wedge in the midsole to improve your stability, especially when your foot doesn't land exactly where you want it to. Blown rubber throughout the forefoot enhances the cushioned response without compromising the support of the injection-molded TPU shank insert. This is a great trail running shoe that won't trip you up if you decide to run within the boundaries of civilization.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version
Streamlined hybrid runner, with an emphasis placed on minimal seams and ultra breathability. Highly breathable air mesh upper. AgION antimicrobial lining and footbed. Injection-molded TPU shank insert. Roll Control medial heel wedge. TNF Trail Grip rubber outsole. Heel and Forefoot X-2 cushioning. Abrasion-resistant and supportive synthetic nubuck mud guard.
- EMS refers to the men's version
The North Face Cutback ShoeColor Shown:Spackle Grey / Orange ChutneyStreamlined hybrid runner, with minimal seams and maximum breathability.Features:Abrasion-resistant and supportive synthetic Nubuck mudguard AgION anti-microbial lining Blown rubber forefoot crash pad Cored out heel pocket De-coupled heel Heel and Forefoot X-2 cushioning Injection molded TPU shank insert Northotic ergonomically-designed multidensity footbed with AgION anti-microbial top sheet Roll Control medial heel wedge Scree gaiter compatible BOTTOM Soft Ride System Streamlined hybrid runner, with an emphasis placed on minimal seams and ultra breathability. UPPER Highly breathable air mesh upper TNF Trail Grip rubber outsole TPU welded skeletal cageWeight (approx*): [1/2 pair] 13 oz (375 g) [pair] 1 lb 9 oz (720 g) *based on M's 9
- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version