The North Face debuts winter-friendly Flight Vectiv Guard Futurelight trail running shoe

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Flight Vectiv running shoes
Finally, a shoe that can withstand those bitterly cold runs. (Photo: The North Face)

If you're an outdoors enthusiast that doesn't let weather stop you from enjoying an early morning run in the middle of winter, The North Face has an answer if you're looking to switch up your open air wardrobe in favor of something more insulated.

Capitalizing off the success of the January 2021 launch of the Vectiv shoe, the Colorado-based brand is back with a new innovation that takes winter exploration to the next level. The newest addition to its Flight Series is the Flight Vectiv Guard Futurelight, a lightweight but rugged trail running shoe that can handle the elements without compromising style or durability.

Available in both men's and women's sizes, additional features include a rubber outsole optimized for trail running in any condition and a 3D carbon plate underfoot for multi-directional stability and forward propulsion. Perhaps the most standout highlight is the zippered, protective gaiter that has a breathable and waterproof membrane enhanced with quality material to ensure sturdiness over time.

Part of what makes The North Face one of the most trusted brands in outdoor gear is their commitment to always raising the bar. They're constantly working with a team of designers, official athletes and of course consumers to develop quality products that can withstand bitterly cold climbs or peaceful evenings around a bonfire. If running is a serious part of your fitness routine, then consider splurging on a pair of the Flight Vectiv Guard Futurelight.

Scroll on for photos and purchasing links for the trainers and while you're browsing, check out a few of our other favorite products The North Face's Flight Series collection.

Men's Flight Vectiv Guard Futurelight

Black trail running shoe
Photo: The North Face

$250 at The North Face

Women's Flight Vectiv Guard Futurelight

Photo: The North Face
Photo: The North Face

$250 at The North Face

Women’s Flight Lightriser Futurelight Jacket

Purple rain jacket
Photo: The North Face

This jacket boasts a breathable-waterproof seam-sealed shell, adjustable hood and internal mesh pocket that doubles as a packable storage solution.

$300 at The North Face

Flight Race Day Vest 8

Black hydration vest
Photo: The North Face

Whether on a long run or brisk walk, a hydration pack is essential. We love this one because not only is it super lightweight, but it comes with a whistle for added security and a leash system allows the included water bottles to quickly retract.

$149 at The North Face

Women’s Montana Futurelight Etip Glove

White gloves
Women’s Montana Futurelight Etip Glove

Though designed for ski, your hands also deserve the best protection in your quest to break a PR. The design keeps hands in their natural relaxed position, a fourchette-box finger construction keeps fingertips warm and best of all, the Etip function makes it easy to use your smartphone without having to take the glove off. 

Shop men's sizes here.

$70 at The North Face

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