Spring Preview: The North Face Single-Track Hayasa Trail Runner

Dreaming of an ultralight, feature-packed trail runner? Look no further than the Single-Track Hayasa from The North Face, weighing in at a mere 8.9 ounces (7.2 for the ladies) while still offering the support you need. J.P. Borod, The North Face Product Director of Footwear, met up with Running Shoes News at Outdoor Retailer 2011 to give us a sneak peek at their latest single-track shoe.

Men’s Single-Track Hayasa

The North Face partnered with Japanese ultra runner Tsuyoshi Kaburaki to create the Hayasa, which translates to “speed” in Japanese. Though light in weight, this shoe is not light in features—the brand’s Cradle technology supports and cushions your heel and underfoot, the nearly seamless construction helps fight abrasion and the C-Delta metatarsal fit system provides medial and lateral stability. “The North Face Cradle technology provides the support you need without the weight you don’t to promote a biomechanically correct stride regardless of the terrain” says J.P. The result is a super light, race-ready shoe.

The Single-Track Hayasa is due out in Spring 2012, available in bright, eye-catching red and blue.

What do you think of the latest in lightweight running shoes?

Featured image via irunfar.com

2 Comments on “Spring Preview: The North Face Single-Track Hayasa Trail Runner

  1. My pair did exactly the same thing. What a waste of money! Great shoe, but pretty much unable to wear it after 50 miles.

  2. Great looking shoe, that’s light and very comfortable. However, it’s not worth buying. The shoe wears extremely quickly. Mine started showing major wear after 20 miles. There’s reviews of people wearing all the way through the bottom sole in less than 50 miles. A $110 trail shoe should be good for 300, not 50 miles. That’s barely enough time to break them in.

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