The North FaceThe North Face Men's Ultra 109 GTX Trail Running Shoes feature GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort Range membranes and TPU Snake Plate™ forefoot protection.The North Face Men's Ultra 109 GTX Trail Running Shoes
As you speed down slick, uneven trails, The North Face Men's Ultra 109 GTX Trail Running Shoes deliver underfoot protection while subtly correcting pronation. The full-length EVA midsoles, stabilizing midfoot shanks and Snake Plate™ design provide just the right amount of balanced protection and support. Plus, the super-durable and traction-boosting UltrATAC™ rubber outsoles keep you feeling confident on wet or dry surfaces.
Features and Benefits
Stabilizing on uneven trail terrain
15.5 oz. per shoe (based on a size 9)
Waterproof and ventilating GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort Range membranes provide durable all-weather protection
Compression-molded EVA midsoles
TPU Snake Plate™ forefoot protection
ESS midfoot shanks
Protective TPU toe caps
PU-coated leather upper midfoot support
Manufacturer warranty - general:
1 year limited
What's in the Box
The North Face Men's Ultra 109 GTX Trail Running Shoes
Rated 1 out of
Performance FailI really could have loved these shoes. If the right shoe performed as the left shoe this would be a 5-Star rating. However, the right shoe took on water leaving me with a sodden sock and wet, cold foot. My qustion to TNF is how this problem could happen. I purchased the Ultra 109GTX for some upcoming trips. I noticed some wetness while hiking in minor exposure to water but didn't feel it was enough to make an evaluation. Then, hiking through Iceland and England I faced very wet conditions. Using full gaters and rain pants the left shoe performed extremely well. Aside from usual dampness due to sweating, my left foot was dry even after days of rain soaked ground and rain. The right shoe, however, took on water very soon to being exposed to rain or wet grounds mainly from the front one-third of the shoe. Water seemed to be getting through the sides of the toe area and the top of the toe area. When I took off my shoes my left sock was relatively dry. My right sock was heavy with water right at the front third. Since one shoe performed so well I can only guess that either the Gortex was defective or some manufacturing defect allowed water to enter the shoe. As this shoe did not perform as designed I can not rate it anything more than one star. I purchased it from a reputable local outdoor retailer who I know will make things right but I am very dissapointed. I would like to replace them with another pair of Ultra109's but wonder if the same thing would happen.
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of
THE ABSOLUTE BEST SHOE I HAVE EVER OWNED.Could you ask for more in a shoe?
Date published: 2017-06-29
Rated 5 out of
Don't ever stop making these shoes!The 109 Ultra is the only trail running shoe that I have found (and, believe me, I've tried a bunch) that provides sufficient lateral stability (pronation control) on long distance runs, especially over steep or uneven trails. I wore 109s during both my MMT 100 finishes -- super comfortable, great support, and secure traction, wet or dry!
Date published: 2017-06-16
Rated 2 out of
Comfortable, but poorly made and not very waterproof at all.The shoe is very comfortable and fits well. However, walking home in a snowstorm in Boston, my feet were soaking wet despite the Gore-Tex lining. In addition, the shoe's fabric is already coming apart at the seams despite only owning them for less than a year. I haven't been wearing them daily, but was surprised at the lack of good construction and was overall disappointed with this North Face product. The other North Face products I have purchased such as a Gore-Tex jacket and the backpacks have been superb, so I was surprised at the lack of quality with this shoe.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 1 out of
Very poorly made, not for serious outdoor useThis is the second pair of north face shoes I have owned, the first pair were terrible quality and fell apart very quickly. I only gave them a second chance because I had vouchers to spend after returning a jacket of their's which also fell apart (that's a whole other story). After roughly 80 miles of use, mostly on trails which they are allegedly designed for, true to form these are falling apart. The zigzag trim on the inside of the foot started to peel off after a few weeks use but as it was cosmetic I ignored it and continued to use them then, whilst half way up a mountain trail, I felt something catch on a rock and on closer inspection all of the red sections of the sole were starting to peel. I'm only glad I was doing a simple 20 mile hike on well maintained trails. If this had happened somewhere really wild I could have been in real trouble. I tried to return them at a north face shop and now I have to wait 4 to 6 weeks for them to look at them and potentially refund my money. The supervisor was being difficult because they "looked well used"the reason they looked well used is they are supposedly for trail running and trails tend to be muddy in my experience. it also might have been because they were falling apart and looked liked they'd had years of use. I'm going back to using my old Brooks trail running shoes which have well over 1000 miles on them and are still going strong. This experience has left me with the opinion that North face are no longer capable of producing anything of any quality and have become a company who merely make outdoorsy styled fashion clothing for people who rarely if ever get more than a few miles out of the city.
Date published: 2017-05-29
Rated 5 out of
Awesome trail running shoe!A consistently great trail running shoe! Will handle rough and light trails equally well! Particularly great platform for persons in the 190-200 plus pounds body weight. It's my 3rd pair, started with the 109s and now have moved to the 110 model. That model feels a bit larger but accepatble as once on the feet, the shoe is securely tight emcompassing my goot as a glove.
Date published: 2017-05-26
Rated 5 out of
Third pair of the Ultra 109sThis is my third pair of the 109s - I wear them 200 days a year, and they last about two years. I use them for commuting - to the office, walking, light hiking, light activity. They are 100% waterproof (amazing!) I will replace my current pair with another 109, or with another, better NF shoe with the same last. Also, very surprised at the people who said the shoes were uncomfortable - these shoes felt the same from the first wear - so, if they don't feel comfortable in the store, don't buy them.
Date published: 2017-05-18
Rated 2 out of
Looks good, waterproofing is great, incredibly uncomfortableI have had these shoes for over a year now, and wear them once or twice per week for hiking and rock climbing. They look great. The waterproofing is outstanding. I have gone hiking in very wet and muddy conditions, and they keep my feet dry. They have been very durable considering the amount of strenuous hiking I have done over the past year throughout the Southwest and Appalachians. The cushioning is very good for hiking shoes. However, they are extremely narrow around the ball of the foot and the toes. My toes are always bruised and in a great deal of pain after each hike (usually 6-10 hours). I got them a half size larger than my foot size, and the salesperson told me that they would be more comfortable after they were broken in, but that has not occurred. I can't wait until I can afford another pair of hiking shoes, and I will definitely not be buying these again.
I have very flat feet . I work at SpaceX inside the rocket . Stepping on beams and metal . Climbing all over the place . Is this the shoe for that type of work ?
Asked by: Guermo
The The North Face® Men's Ultra 109 GTX Trail Running Shoes features ESS midfoot shanks, Protective TPU toe caps, TPU Snake Plate™ forefoot protection, super-durable and traction-boosting UltrATAC™ rubber outsoles keep you feeling confident on wet or dry surfaces, and Stabilizing on uneven trail terrain.
Answered by: TaraR
Date published: 2017-01-08
When doing a Google search for this shoe/color/size, it lists Academy as having it for $83.99 + tax and free shipping but I don't get that on your site. ????
Asked by: allmmsports
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