The North Face Alkaline 2010

The The North Face Alkaline weighs 878g (pair, size 11); very breathable synthetic upper; excellent stiffness in the sole for mixed terrain, well-protected toe; good for running and general outdoor use. But not waterproof; very shallow lug pattern restricts performance on wet ground; doesn’t offer a major advantage over similar products.

The The North Face Alkaline is good for ‘fast and light’ activity, but others are better on rougher terrain or are lighter.

First published in Trail magazine May 2010