The North Face Prophecy II
These have phenomenal Vibram soles with very aggressive…
Price Paid: waay too much ($90)
These have phenomenal Vibram soles with very aggressive tread, perfect for dirt/gravel trail runs. It has decent ventilation. Standing still, you can feel a breeze through the mesh sides. The material and stitching has held up great so far. I can't find any downfall in this shoe.
My only complaint is how much I paid for this shoe, and how much more affordable it is now.
I wouldn't recommend this shoe for any pavement or treadmill running. There are much better options out there for that purpose.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Ready for fast-paced scrambles and quick day hikes, the Prophecy II from The North Face is a lightweight hiker with serious tread. The multi-directional lugs on the sticky Vibram outsoles provide stability, the ergonomic Northotic footbed supports your feet and the durable synthetic nubuck uppers with ample mesh ventilation help prevent hot feet.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
A sleek, multi-pupose shoe with a high-friction Vibram Outsole and highly breathable, comfortable upper.
- SunnySports refers to the men's version
A classic standard, The North Face Prophecy II Hiking Shoe for men is a sleek, multi-purpose shoe. With a highly breathable nubuck-open mesh upper and gusseted tongue, your foot will keep its cool in the heat of the moment, while remaining debris free. A lightweight friction Vibram(R) outsole maintains ground contact when traversing from the pavement to trail to boulder field.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version
The North Face Men's Prophecy II Hiking Shoe combines a low-key design, bomber Vibram soles, and durable Nubuck uppers into a serious trail warrior. This shoe takes on everything from an afternoon hike to a week on the AT. The North Face added mesh slots to the uppers for extra cooling power on hot days. From backdoor trails to epic mountain ridges, these shoes can handle just about anything you throw their way.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Those who traverse over slick, rock-strewn routes and venture into precarious mountain trails, require a high-friction, multi-purpose shoe. The Prophecy II fulfills this need, and is designed to keep feet breathable and comfortable beneath its open air-mesh upper. A top-performing multi-directional hiking shoe equipped with a Vibram outsole; this versatile shoe bites into slick terrain, easily gaining traction where slippage may occur.
- The North Face refers to the men's version