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Meet your new adventure buddy: The North Face Women's Purgatory Multisport Shoe. The Purgatory Shoe is ready to go wherever you are, and then some'it's a multisport master. If today's outing includes jogging on a steep gravelly trail, crossing a stream or two, maneuvering a scree field, or hopping into a canoe, you needn't decide between trail running shoes, water sandals, and full-fledged hiking boots. The Purgatory handles it all. It features a lightweight three-layer softshell upper that, like your favorite softshell jacket, keeps you snug and dry while releasing excess heat and vapors. A lightweight external net of TPU welding provides excellent structured support across the foot, and a compression-molded EVA midsole with an X2-O heel air pod offers the cushioning you need for speed. A Vibram rubber outsole provides a grippy interface between you and the trail.
You no longer have to wait for the foul weather to pass—The North Face Purgatory high-performance, lightweight soft-shell shoes will keep your feet protected. 3-layer nylon soft-shell uppers feature a Durable Water Repellent to deliver lasting water resistance while maintaining excellent breathability. Supportive thermoplastic urethane (TPU) welds deliver lightweight support; synthetic nubuck mudguards provide additional protection. Nylon linings wick moisture off feet and dry quickly to keep your feet comfortable on long outings. Removable Northotic™ multidensity footbeds offer cushioning and stability. Lightweight, compression-molded EVA midsoles deliver all-day cushioning and shock absorption. X-2 O2™ air pods in heels provide an added measure of cushioning, soaking up shock with every stride. Injection-molded TPU shank plates add torsional rigidity and protection from uneven surfaces. Vibram® rubber outsoles supply dependable traction on rugged terrain. Closeout.
For multisport, high aerobic excursions where you don t expect to wade through following streams, this is the shoe to transport you at blurry speeds across fields, hills and dense forests. The Purgatory is a low-cut boot with a storm-resistant soft shell upper and a durable, grippy Vibram outsole so you won t slip on slick surfaces.
- The North Face
"Master of All Trades, Novice at None" is the mantra The North Face followed when building the Purgatory Trail Running Shoe for Women. Designed to excel on all terrains in all conditions, this softshell, storm-resistant multi-sport shoe, with a grippy Vibram outsole can scrabble on scree, set a blistering pace on the trail and bound over an icy stream without hesitation. For those us who define ourselves as a "Jill of all Trades", this is the one shoe that will keep you on the move.
- Altrec Outdoors