The North Face Resilience
Materials: all synthetics - mostly mesh
Use: trail walking in hot weather
Break-in Period: minimal
Price Paid: $50
Pretty nice shoe for what it's designed for: easy hiking in hot weather. It's highly ventilated. The wind breezes right through! It's all mesh with some synthetic leather in strategic places. That said, it is not too flimsy. It strikes a nice balance between light weight and the kind of basic level of foot support/protection you'd expect from a low-cut running/hiking shoe. Long walks have not left my feet any more sore or tired than in other trail shoes from La Sportiva, Lowa, etc.
Fit is a bit on the roomy side, but not sloppy. Sole tread pattern is quite knobby, so it's great for dirt trails, pine needles, leaves; but not as great for slick rock or granite slabs as more climbing-inspired trail shoes like those from FiveTen. You could run in this shoe, but I'd say it's really better for walking than running. Overall, a great shoe for hot days.
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A low-cut crosstrainer for running, recreational biking and playing in naturally hot spaces, The North Face Resilience features breathable open-cell mesh panels reinforced with rugged synthetic nubuck leather where you need it most. This streamlined summer design has a stable and lightweight 2/3-length nylon shank plate in the perforated EVA midsole for reliable support and excellent impact absorption. Below the midsole is The North Face Trail Grip sole, the exact high-traction lug configuration you'll find on the best trail running shoes made by The North Face.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version
Fast-paced performance meets cutting-edge design in The North Face Mens Resilience Hiking Shoe.
- Backcountry Outlet refers to the men's version
The Resilience shoe by The North Face features: Streamlined, breathable, low-cut shoe designed for fast-paced performance activities. Upper: The Resilience shoe by The North Face has a synthetic Nubuck leather upper PU coated Nubuck leather Open cell mesh AgION anti-microbial lining The Resilience shoe by The North Face has a gusseted tongue Bottom: Cushioned perforated, lightweight EVA midsole 2/3-length lightweight synthetic nylon shank plate AgION anti-microbial X-2 footbed TNF Trail Grip rubber outsole The Resilience shoe by The North Face has the following specs: Last: Multisport Approx weight* [1/2 pair] 12 oz (340 g) [pair] 1 lb 8 oz (680 g) *based on M's 9
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
A streamlined, uber-breathable low cut, designed for fast-paced day hikes. Synthetic leather upper with breathable mesh panels. 2/3-length lightweight synthetic nylon shank plate for stability underfoot. AgION antimicrobial lining and footbed fights bacterial and fungal growth. Gusseted tongue. EVA midsole. TNF Trail Grid rubber outsole.
- EMS refers to the men's version