Scramble Harder: Arc’teryx Norvan VT2 Shoe

The latest Norvan shoe from Arc’teryx takes you farther on the toughest, rockiest trails. Purpose-built for steep trail running and scrambling at speed, the Norvan VT2 features an evolved design and smooth ride.

Arc'teryx Norvan shoe reviewed by Mountain Life Media
Men’s Norvan VT2. Photo: Arc’teryx


Durable and comfortable, the highly breathable mesh upper has a TPU film overlay and reinforced medial rand and toecap for abrasion resistance. A climbing zone at the forefoot is designed for edging and smearing, a TPU plate provides underfoot protection, and the aggressively lugged Vibram Megagrip rubber outsole creates exceptionally sticky traction on a variety of surfaces.

In short, you can tackle more challenging terrain faster with these powerhouse trail runners.

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Arc'teryx Norvan shoe reviewed by Mountain Life
Men’s Norvan VT2. Photo: Mountain Life Media


Footwear Outsole Construction

  • Vibram® MegaGrip™ rubber compound is durable and grippy.

Footwear Construction

  • Breathable mesh upper keeps feet cool and dries quickly
  • Mid-forefoot TPU film provides underfoot protection
  • Forward eyelet placement creates a secure, confident fit
  • TPU protection on the upper provides abrasion resistance
  • Durable EVA/Polyolefin blend midsole provides shock absorption and propulsion
  • Climbing zone at the forefoot designed for improved edging and better friction
  • EVA/Polyolefin blended midsole features higher abrasion component in the forefoot for scrambling
  • Toe cap adds protection and abrasion resistance
  • Integrated tongue pocket tucks away laces to prevent snags and untying.

Footwear Liner Construction

  • 4mm thickness OrthoLite™ 3D molded insert.

For wet conditions, try the Arc’teryx Norvan SL GTX. For long-form trail running, try the Norvan LD. All models also available for women.