Final 12 months, out of nowhere, entered Montreal-based Norda into the path working scene. Based by a husband and spouse group with a pair different staff to assist with design and improvement, they launched their first shoe, the Norda 001 to large acclaim.
The shoe was sturdy as a metal tank, that includes a nearly indestructible Dyneema higher (a cloth that truly is 15x stronger than metal on the identical weight), along with a gnarly Vibram Mega Grip outsole.
It was additionally a shoe that was surprisingly succesful on the roads; the truth is, it was probably the greatest highway to path sneakers we’d ever run in. This was no coincidence; primarily based in Montreal, the model wished a shoe that might transition from a spot within the metropolis to the paths of Mount Royal Park. As soon as on the paths, the shoe excelled as properly, with that aforementioned Vibram outsole that might tackle nearly any floor.
Although we wished there was a bit extra construction across the heel collar, we liked the general design of the shoe and thought it was a stellar effort for an preliminary providing. Since then, Norda has launched a number of colorways (all have been drool-worthy) earlier than their most up-to-date one, a collaboration with Canadian explorer, ultrarunner, and adventurer Ray Zahab.
Zahab has run 17,000+ km internationally’s deserts, and accomplished a number of unsupported expeditions in among the coldest locations on the planet. So it could solely make sense that the colorway displays his accomplishments, from the blue ice of the Arctic to the orange of the Namib Desert.
New to this version is a extra sustainable model of Dyneema used within the higher. It’s now 100% sustainably made with bio-based Dyneema and recycled Cordura® nylon.
Different options embrace:
- One-piece woven higher with bio-based Dyneema® for the very best efficiency, abrasion resistance and the lightest footprint
- Diamond design laces with bio-based Dyneema® and recycled polyester
- 360° hi-vis reflectivity for enhanced visibility
- Norda x Vibram® SLE midsole
- Norda™ x Vibram® unique soleplate design with Litebase® and Megagrip® Rubber.
- 5mm outsole lugs
- Customized TPU insole for the very best attainable power absorption and return
The Norda 001 RZ is obtainable now for $285 US. You may decide it up through the use of the store hyperlink beneath.
Robbe is the Senior Editor/Overview Supervisor for BITR. He lives in Baltimore together with his spouse and two sons and runs with the Quicker Bastards. When he’s not working in bizarre locations or getting injured in odd methods, he may be discovered climbing, tenting, bikepacking, or hanging with pals.