The North Face Men's Ultra 50 GTX XCR

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The North Face Ultra 50 GTX XCR
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FEATURES of The North Face Men's Ultra 50 GTX XCR
SPECIFICATIONS of The North Face Men's Ultra 50 GTX XCR


  • Heel Cradle and lateral heel posts in the midsole, both feature firmer EVA to offer support, stability, and proper foot positioning
  • Compression-molded EVA midsole absorbs shocks and offers exceptional cushioning

Support and Cushioning:

  • Webbing and synthetic strips offer midfoot support


  • Breathable mesh panels help foot sweat evaporate so your toes stay dry

Weather and Wind:

  • UPPER/ GORE-TEX® Extended Comfort Range waterproof, breathable membrane
  • Gore Tex GTX XCR waterproof membrane keeps your feet dry on soggy trails, and breathes to create the ideal microclimate in the shoe


  • UltrATAC rubber outsole

Traction and Grip:

  • Lightweight UltraATAC sole offers excellent traction on both wet and dry surfaces, and is hard-wearing for years of abuse


  • Provides maximum stability for severe, low-arched pronators
  • ESS midfoot shank
  • ESS Snake Plate under the forefoot and a TPU toe cap add protection on rough trails

Don't be fooled by the mesh upper on the The North Face Men's Ultra 50 GTX XCR Trail Running Shoe—its Gore-Tex Extended Comfort Range membrane can handle keeping your feet dry when you encounter rainy weather and soggy trails. The Ultra 50's semi-curved last enhances stability and features a no-slip heel and medium-volume forefoot and instep.
Put the miles in the rain or sun with the lightweight Ultra 50 GTX XCR® by The North Face®, trails won't be able hide behind the weather anymore.
Motion-control platform provides support and stability for runners with low arches.
and synthetic upper.
provide support for the midfoot.
Lace-up closure provides a comfortable and snug fit.
Padded collar and tongue for added comfort.
Heel and tongue pull provide an easy on and off.
GORE-TEX® Active Shell provides extreme breathability with durable waterproof and windproof protection. Designed with a thin membrane with a fine denier textile.
GORE-TEX Paclite® provides lightweight protection.
GORE-TEX Performance Shell is a two-layer construction that provides an impenetrable barrier against wind and water.
TPU top cap for added protection and durability.
Durable UltrATAC™ rubber outsole.
The North Face Ultra 50 GTX XCR is a rugged trail shoe outfitted with GORE-TEX® for a breathable, waterproof membrane. The synthetic upper features mesh panels for lightweight breathability and a protective TPU toe cap for durability. The lightly padded footbed and EVA midsole offer cushioning while the UltrATAC™ rubber outsole provide trail-ready traction.
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A new lightweight, dedicated performance trail shoe bolstered with a waterproof, breathable GORE-TEX® membrane for increased all-weather protection on the trail. With a motion-control platform, they provide support and stability for runners with low arches. Mesh on upper provides optimal breathability crucial when you're putting up the mileage.

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Also available for: Women
Approx Weight:1/2 pair
Upper:Gore-Tex Extended Comfort Range waterproof, breathable membrane
Weight:14 oz
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The North Face Ultra 50 GTX XCR Reviews:

Positive Reviews:


Wet grass has soaked and ruined more light hikers than I can count. This includes shoes / boots with Gore Tex linings. I have found these to be invincible and after several months of constant wet weather they have stayed dry and intact. The initial appeal was there use for over-pronation. I have classic flat feet and significant bunions but these shoes enable me to pile on the miles. Highly recommend these and glad to see they finally come in another color...
Tenro at The North Face on 05/22/2013

I just went for a short walk with these on after getting them today and I have to say they are the most comfortable running shoes I have ever owned. The comfort on the heels and the arch support is amazing. I also absolutely love they way they look...excellent design. The North Face is awesome, GO GOAT!

Dave Lester at on 06/04/2013
First time buying NF shoes, very comfortable, more comfortable than my shoes with the swoosh. Purpose of buying them was to hike up Camelback Mountain in AZ and also to do some hiking in Hawaii. During my hike at CB shoes performed wonderfully. Traction and comfort better than I thought. Will definitely buy NF shoes again.
Joe R - customer at on 04/16/2013
This is the 3rd pair in 5 years that I have bought for my husband. He loves them, they look great, fit great,and he can walk through wet grass and not have wet feet. they hold up well to hiking, workouts, walking, and general wear and tear.
Allison C - customer at on 08/29/2013
North Face never disappoint me. This sneakers are very comfy for all travel terrain, lightweight, and great support. I using this to travel Thailand, Phuket, Malaysia and Singapore. The grey/blue look awesome and stylish!
Gio - customer at on 09/06/2012
I bought these to replace a pair of Columbia's that were nearly identical. These were far more comfortable on my feet especially when I walked longer distances. I highly recommend them.
Joe C - customer at on 12/30/2013

Negative Reviews:

Not water resistant

I purchased these shoes becuase I trust The North Face brand, and thought having Gortex would make them ideal when walking to my office from the outdoor parking lot. I was wrong. When walking in the rain, my toes get soaked where the water thrown forward when my foot makes the return step forward. I am very disappointed with the quality of this show for wet, I mean damp, weather. I would hate to see how they perform if I were to accidentally step in a puddle.
The shoe does have a good side, it is very comfortable and has held up well on my three trips to China last year, including a day climbing the Great Wall - Badaling. The support is excellent and the laces are of good quality.
If you are looking for a comfortable shoe and don't need it to be waterproof, this shoe is for you, otherwise, I suggest trying a different brand.
Dino at The North Face on 05/15/2013
I am a big fan of North Face products but not their shoes. Like other reviews written on Zappos I have found that the soul separates on this shoe model. I would not recommend this not get this shoe!
Anonymous - customer at on 11/16/2012

Neutral Reviews:

Not sure about recommending...

Bought these shoes in Sept of 2012 and the shoes look great and felt great but with in a month the soles of the shoes started comming apart. With in 2 months one of the shoes has started showing a hole in the side of the materal. Its now Jan of 2013 just 4 months after I bought them and was working in the rain the other day and stepped into a large water puddle and my feet got wet. I have to say thow...the shoes still look good to me and feel great but just disappointed to the build quality of the shoe.
Emanszs at The North Face on 01/16/2013