I am a very lazy guy. And I like to buy things that is convenient to use. Like my preferred lens for photography is a zoom. So that I don’t have to keep changing lens. Never mind that the quality is compromised in the process. And it is the same with my running shoes. I like to travel and when I travel, I like to pack in run, hiking and of course the Mrs will want to do a lot of walking in the malls. It is not convenient to pack different shoes for all different purposes so I always make sure I have a pair of what I call a combo shoes with me when I travel.
My latest pair to replace the previous North Face Hyper Track. And yes it is another North Face shoes nevermind that most of my trail running friends swear by Salomon and Hoka shoes. This time I got the North Face Ultra TR II. Why did I buy it? 1) Because it was on offer and 2) it meets all my requirement.
This is an all terrain shoes. Good for road and light trails. And it is light. Very light at just 230 gm which won’t take up much weight in a luggage.
This is a 2015 release so there is no point going through all the nitty gritty specs saved to say it is lightweight, very responsive, comes with a 8mm drop and very or no cushioning. Suitable only for light trails which is fine by me. The other thing good is that it comes with Vibram soles.
So far despite wearing it for a number of runs, I have not encountered really muddy conditions so not too sure how the soles will hold up although feedback from friends is that Vibram soles are good.
Date of Purchase: 21 Feb 2017
From: RL Singapore