The North Face Single-Track Awarded Best Debut by Runner’s World

Runner’s World magazine names The North Face Single-Track as top pick in its debut season

The North Face, the world's premier supplier of authentic, innovative and technically advanced outdoor apparel, equipment and footwear, today announced The North Face Single-Track running shoe was awarded "Best Debut” by Runner's World magazine, the worldwide authority on running information. The Single-Track, new for 2010, is a lightweight, everyday neutral training and racing shoe designed for runners.

Runner's World's Spring Trail Shoe Guide, which appears in the April 2010 issue, features the latest and greatest of trail running shoes, as the ultimate guide for runners. The "Best Debut" honor is bestowed upon products that are new to the market and exhibit superior technology, design and performance.

Runner's World notes the Single-Track works well on both road and trail and was found to have the softest heel of the shoes tested as well as an extremely flexible forefoot. The review recommends the Single-Track for runners who desire a general-purpose shoe that works well on both roads and trails.

The Single-Track upper is crafted of an abrasion-resistant synthetic leather upper with a tight weave mesh and external tongue scree-collar to protect from any unwanted debris. The C-Delta metatarsal fit system provides medial and lateral stability, while the Ortholite Northotic footbed creates supreme comfort underfoot. Built on The North Face's Unleashed Performance platform, this neutral lasted silhouette features a new X-Dome Cradle technology providing high-impact cushioning, stabilization, and rebound upon heel strike. X-2 dual-density cushioned EVA midsole, ESS Snake Plate to protect against stone bruising, and Tenacious Grip high-abrasion, off-road sticky rubber combine for the ultimate minimal, efficient running shoe. The Single-Track is available for both men and women runners.

“We are proud to have worked so closely with our ultra-running athletes to create the Single-Track. With their help we were able to determine how to create the ultimate high-performance, no-nonsense minimalist shoe without sacrificing protection and durability,” said JP Borod, Footwear Product Director for The North Face. “We are thrilled the editors at Runner's World recognized this shoe during their intensive testing process.”

For more than 40 years The North Face athlete team has defined the limits of what is humanly possible, and continually works with Research, Design & Development, creating innovative designs that push new technologies and inspire cutting-edge products.

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About The North Face®
The North Face, a division of VF Outdoor, Inc., was founded in 1968. Headquartered in San Leandro, California, the company offers the most technically advanced products in the market to accomplished climbers, mountaineers, snowsport athletes, endurance athletes, and explorers. The company's products are sold in specialty mountaineering, backpacking, running, and snowsport retailers, premium-sporting goods retailers and major outdoor specialty retail chains.