The North Face Rucky Chucky

2 reviews
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4-star:   1
3-star:   0
2-star:   0
1-star:   1

Reviews

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I understand why North Face discontinued this shoe.

Rating: rated 0.5 of 5 stars
Price Paid: $65

I understand why North Face discontinued this shoe. This is the worst running shoe I have ever worn. My knee started hurting when I ran in them. I felt like I was getting a blister after 2 or 3 miles. My heel was tender after I ran in them.

I'm an experienced runner (25 years plus) who has used a lot of different shoes. I'm disappointed with the shoe.

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I'm a newbie at trail running and this is my first…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars

I'm a newbie at trail running and this is my first "serious" trail running shoe.

Went on a 12km trail run in the woods yesterday. Terrain was a mix of hardpack fire roads and single track with lots of roots and rocks at 5,000 ft elevation.

I can't compare these shoes to other trail shoes I've had because this is the first time I've actually used a pair on a run. But the Rucky Chucky's are very comfortable and stable. Traction was top notch. A brief downpour made it a muddy run but I didn't slip on some wet rocks and roots.

Some small rocks made their way into the shoes but it wasn't anything too uncomfortable. That's the only reason I didn't give this perfect marks.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Designed to get you off the road and into some serious mileage, the Rucky Chucky combines The North Face's most potent trail running technologies to put you on the podium. The enhanced support of the Thrust Chassis cushions & grips, while the Snake Plate and mid-foot shank provide protective stability for all terrains.

- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version

The North Face Men's Rucky Chucky Trail Running Shoe provides support and comfort to off-road ultra runners. The Rucky Chucky's TPU harness wraps around the foot and the TPU forefoot Snake Plate zigzags underfoot'both enhance medial and lateral support and protect from rocks and other hard objects. The North Face gave these trail runners a well-cushioned EVA midsole for shock absorption and an aggressive Tenacious Grip outsole that goes strong through steep, slick conditions. This shoe's mesh upper comes with drain holes, so your feet dry quickly after a stream crossing.

- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version

Description of The North Face Rucky Chucky Running ShoesNamed after the river crossing at mile 78 of the Western States 100, the Rucky Chucky is engineered to withstand long distances. The ultimate high-performance mountain-running shoe for endurance athletes, this shoe is geared up with Tenacious Grip outsole providing excellent onoff-road traction and stability under a variety of conditions and terrain.FeaturesLast Endurance Running Approx Weight Half-Pair 14.5 oz 414 g Pair 1 lb 13 oz 818 g based on Mens 9 Enhanced support, stability, and traction make this the ultimate high-performance, long-distance mountain-running shoe Abrasion-resistant, bomber synthetic nubuck Highly breathable, protective sandwich-mesh upper X-Frame mediallateral TPU welding reinforcements for support Northotic ergonomically-designed footbed with Poron forefoot and heel inserts Lightweight, dual-density, compression-molded EVA midsole with X-2 provides high-impact cushioning and long-lasting support Semi-straight lasted, with medial-posted rearfoot Thrust Chassis and X-Dome, which provides mechanical assistance to the midsole and support for overpronators Innovative TPU forefoot Snake Plate with mediallateral outriggers provide torsional support, while giving ultimate protection from stone bruising Midfoot shank ensures a stable and comfortable ride from heel-strike to toe-off Tenacious Grip outsole provides excellent on- and off-road traction, as well as stability and durability under a variety of weather conditions and temperatures

- US Outdoor Store refers to the men's version

The The North Face Rucky Chucky has enhanced support, stability, and traction which make this the ultimate high-performance, long-distance mountain-running shoe. Named after the river crossing at mile 78 of the Western States 100, the Rucky Chucky is engineered to withstand long distances. The ultimate high-performance mountain-running shoe for endurance athletes, this shoe is geared up with Tenacious™ Grip outsole; providing excellent on/off-road traction and stability under a variety of conditions and terrain. The Rucky Chucky features: Lightweight, dual-density, compression-molded EVA midsole with X-2™ provides high-impact cushioning and long-lasting support Semi-straight lasted, with medial-posted rearfoot Thrust Chassis™ and X-Dome™, which provides mechanical assistance to the midsole and support for overpronators Innovative TPU forefoot Snake Plate™ with medial/lateral outriggers provide torsional support, while giving ultimate protection from stone bruising Tenacious Grip™ outsole provides excellent on- and off-road traction, as well as stability and durability under a variety of weather conditions and temperatures Fit: Medium width and volume. Will accommodate D/E feet with a thin sock. Heel cup is pronounced, both in snugness and lateral stability. Fit is true to length. Low volume feet may fit best with a medium thick sock.

- OMCgear refers to the men's version

The Rucky Chucky is a high-performance, long-distance mountain-running shoe with enhanced support and traction.

- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version

The North Face Rucky Chucky

Discontinued

The Rucky Chucky has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$39.99 - $115.00

The North Face Rucky Chucky is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen February 26, 2014 at Mountain Gear.

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