The Flight Vectiv, the brand-new trail running shoe by The North Face, made its debut at selected stores in the U.S. on Jan. 26. The shoe, which won one of the ISPO Gold Awards, will be rolled out globally by mid-February. The shoe’s footbed uses a stabilizing carbon-fiber plate surrounded by very light foam to reduce energy waste as well as deviations over long runs. Noting that the new running shoe can be used all year round on and off the mountain, the management of VF Corp. told investors that the new product’s sell-in exceeded expectations. It also said that Altra, the trail running shoe brand recently purchased by VF, is enjoying a good momentum. More on the shoe in The Outdoor Industry Compass.