User Review: The North Face Men's Ultra 105 GTX XCR
Source: bought via a "pro deal"
Price Paid: Prodeal $65
Good stiff soled running shoe. Decent traction.
- Stiffer sole
- Fits well
- Upper wears out quickly
- Sole wears quickly and separates from shoe
This is my third pair of these shoes. I have worn them trail running, hiking, trekking, and as everyday shoes. They are decent shoes, but the uppers have worn out on the forefoot wear they flex, and the rubber sole separates from the rest of the sole too soon.
I wore these on a three day 15,000' climb of Mt. Meru hoping that they would be enought support. They weren't quite enough support for such an aggressive trek.
They fit well, which is why I've gone through three pairs of them.
They are waterproof which has been good for running, especially off trail in grasses where shoes would normally soak through.
Traction is decent.
Since they are Gortex lined they tend to be warm in the summer.
They are good shoes, but I will probably look at something different the next time around. I might keep a pair on had for wet runs off trail.