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Built for roads and well-groomed trails, the North Face Ultra Smooth delivers upon its name and offers minimal cushioning and a semi-firm ride.



Whether you’re on the roads or on well-groomed trails, the North Face Ultra Smooth lives up to its name. Featuring full ground contact for an uninterrupted heel-to-toe transition, neutral trainer provides plenty of energy return and a responsive ride, thanks to a full length Pebax plate. A vibram outsole delivers lasting durability, and a FlashDry-treated upper keeps your foot cool and dry, reducing blisters and irritations.

Model Number:

Weight: 9.5 oz (size 9)

Stack Height: Heel (24mm), Forefoot (15mm)

Available Widths: D=Medium

How it Fits (based on width D)

  • Sizing: Fits large; purchase 1/2 size smaller than standard running shoe size
  • Heel: Medium
  • Midfoot: Medium to low
  • Forefoot: Medium
  • Toe-Box Height: Medium to high
  • Arch Structure: Medium to low
  • Shoe Shape: Semi-Curved




The Ultra Smooth is a moderate neutral, minimum feature shoe designed for high mileage and everyday training on pavement and well-groomed trails.


  • This shoe features no additional cushioning technologies.


  • EVA is an industry standard foam for durable cushioning.
  • EVA Cradle Heel cushioning for additional shock absorption and stability.
  • Full Length Pebax Plate provides energy return for a responsive toe-off.


  • Ultra Airmesh throughout the upper is breathable and quick drying.
  • FlashDry Upper is quick-drying for increased comfort and reduced irritations.
  • TPU Welded Overlays provide lightweight coverage and a supportive fit.
  • Perforated EVA Northotic Sockliner gives breathable underfoot cushion.
  • Strobel Last with the upper stitched to full length fabric for a comfortable underfoot feel.


  • Vibram Outsole is made from a tough, durable compound that gives exceptional grip on the road. 

Footwear Performance Characteristics

Pronation Control: What's This?

  • Neutral
    • Min
    • Mod
  • Support
    • Min
    • Mod
    • Max
  • Motion Control
    • Mod
    • Max

Heel-Toe Offset (mm): What's This?

  • 0
  • 1-2
  • 3-4
  • 5-6
  • 7-8
  • 9-10
  • 11+

Stack Height:

  • Barefoot
  • Minimal
  • Low
  • Medium
  • High
  • Maximal


  • Road
  • Road-Trail
  • Hard Trail
  • Varied Trail
  • Soft Trail

Shoe Type:

  • Premium
  • Standard
  • Performance
  • Racing

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