The North Face Single Track Hayasa

Jan 31, 2012
Outside Magazine

THE SELL: A lightweight performance shoe on- or off-road. THE TEST: With the Hayasas’ low-profile but surprisingly grippy lugs, air-pocket cushioning, and supremely flexible midfoot, testers were just as happy taking them on sidewalks as they were into the loose and rocky foothills outside Santa Fe. North Face claims its new cradling system can help direct a runner’s biomechanics. We couldn’t tell, but we did love that the laces tightened evenly across the top, snugging the shoe down to our feet. Plus, testers agreed these low-angle runners were “slipper comfortable right out of the box.” THE VERDICT: The most versatile shoe we ran in this year. Neutral runners who take to blacktop as often as dirt will love it. 9.8 oz; 10-mm heel-to-toe drop

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