The North Face.
The North Face Shoe Technology.

SHOE TECHNOLOGY

THE NORTH FACE BREATHES® PATENTED SYSTEM
 
ZIP-IN & ZIP-OUT SYSTEM
Many jackets and vests zip into each other to create a one-piece insulated outer layer, letting you stay comfortable in a range of weather conditions. Compatible zipper lengths match up the outer shell with the insulating layer. Jacket cuffs are secured together with a loop-and-snap closure system to prevent shifting and twisting.
 
BOA LACING SYSTEM
The Boa Lacing system gives performance footwear a glove-like fit. The precision reel allows minute adjustments to customize fit, and automatically micro-adjusts with foot movement to eliminate pressure points. Replaceable, high-strength, stainless-steel lace cables are coated with a thin layer of engineered polymer and slide easily through the patented elongated lace guides to perfectly distribute closure force.
 
GORE-TEX® XCR®
The new XCR® delivers lightweight, durable waterproof protection in a highly breathable fabric. Permanently bonded to outerwear shell fabrics, the Gore-Tex® membrane is impervious to rain, sleet and snow, while allowing perspiration to pass through.
 
NORTHOTIC™ CUSTOM ANTIMICROBIAL FOOTBED
The newly designed Northotic™ is a multi-density footbed that provides enhanced stability, support and cushioning on the trail. The lateral and medial TPU heel cradle offers torsional stability and arch support while prohibiting overpronation. The OrthoLite® polyurethane footbed is firmer under the ball and heel for stability, with a softer top layer for a cushioned ride throughout. The longitudinal arch wedge adds support and prevents the foot from sliding forward. AgION™ antimicrobial silver agent woven into the top sheet of the footbed inhibits the growth of odors and bacteria.
 
HYVENT™ TECHNOLOGY
HyVent™ technology utilizes a polyurethane coating with a tri-component multi-layer formula for waterproof protection, moisture permeability and durability. Quality assurance lab testing ensures the best possible function, and HyVent™ garments have been heavily field-tested to ensure long-term performance. The North Face guarantees that you cannot find a more waterproof, breathable technology anywhere for the price.