The time has come to get up and get out as Mother Nature has finally decided to show her warmer side. In order to benefit of the recent clement weather, I’ve equipped myself with the Ultra Cardiac shoes from The North Face. Though tested in a more urban landscape, these shoes are made for an easy transition from the road to the trail. So already the multipurpose use is a great start.
|Our review of this product|
|8.5 / 10|
The pros are:
The cons are:
Stiff in the beginning/ Need to break in
After having tried them out in various activities, these are the characteristics that come to mind immediately: comfortable, lightweight and good adherence. The Ultra Cardiac delivers in all those departments. And it doesn’t hurt that the colors are fun!
Comfort is always the number one criteria for me. These fit true to size and provide a snug fit during runs. Also the extra cushioning at the heel is a much appreciated addition. These shoes are constructed with an EVA foam midsole which definitely provides added comfort to the overall experience. Though my initial reaction was that the shoe is a bit stiff, but after a few wears, they feel fine.
Another great feature is the stability you get when moving around. These shoes really make sure that your heel is securely set in place, which helps out in the long run.
The Ultra Cardiac also includes a Vibram sole which is known for its’ performance and durability. The sole adherence is great. You can really feel the ground when out and about. No slipping in more damp conditions.
In regards to weight, the Ultra Cardiac does well with 279g for a men’s size 9 and 218g for a women’s size 7. Relatively lightweight for such a shoe in comparison to some of its’ top competitors.
All in all, the Ultra Cardiac from The North Face provides a comfortable, lightweight option with great traction and great value for the runner on the go.