The North Face continues to push its way into the trail running market. 2012 brought trail runners the light and flexible Single Track runner. The year 2013 will bring a new addition to the TNF footwear family with the Ultra Guide. Weighing 9.6 oz. this off-road shoe has an 8mm heel-to-toe drop. The midsole contains a TPU rock plate in the forefoot and an aggressive, multidirectional lugged outsole. Ultra Guide’s upper provides a scree collar on the tongue, close-weaved mesh and enhanced toe protection. Retails for $110 and more info can be found at RunningWarehouse.