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Finding the Perfect Running Shoe

How would you describe the perfect running shoe? For The North Face ultrarunner Ashley Arnold, the true meaning came to her during a run (not surprisingly). According to Arnold, the perfect shoe is a shoe that’s just … there. But how is the perfect shoe developed? Arnold sits down with Footwear Product Manager Mark Magruder to …

Learn to Layer — Simple Tips to Keep You Outdoors

In the pantheon of underrated skills every athlete and adventurer should have, layering is at the top of the list according to The North Face athlete Cedar Wright. After all, proper layering and an understanding of basic do’s and don’ts will keep you comfortable and outside longer. To help you feel “just right,” Cedar shares a …

7 Fun Pre-Ski/Board Season Training Tips for Road Warriors

Autumn — when the leaves turn color and the anticipation of snow grows overwhelming. Fortunately the best antidote for pent-up pre-ski angst is one with an added benefit: pre-season training. But how to train when the fall is packed with travel? With the help of her teammates, The North Face big-mountain skier Ingrid Backstrom offers up seven …

TNF Helps Int’l Brands Adopt Responsible Down Standard

Since the release of the Responsible Down Standard (RDS) in January and making our commitment to transitioning to 100% certified down by 2017, The North Face has been working diligently to get the RDS rolled out to the industry so that more companies can benefit from more responsible sourcing. In August, you might recall, we talked …

The Kalymnos Climbing Festival: Legends in Lycra

From October 9-12, the Greek island paradise of Kalymnos played host to the 2014 The North Face Kalymnos Climbing Festival. Thousands were on hand to take part in the event, participating in climbing competitions and celebrating legends of the sport. The North Face climber Matt Segal traveled to Kalymnos for the four-day festival, and came away …