January 26, 2021


Built to deliver the transcendent freedom of superlight trail running, the new Norvan SL 2 builds on its predecessor’s distinctive DNA with a shoe designed for moving with effortless speed and confidence on technical terrain. The second iteration of the Norvan SL is more comfortable, more durable, and while weighing in 170g, 20g lighter than its predecessor to ensure its place as one of the lightest trail runners ever made.


Named for the technical trails of Arc’teryx’s hometown in North Vancouver, the Norvan SL 2 improves on the superlight trail running experience. The newest version of the SL is even lighter and more durable to withstand the rigors of trail running, without disrupting the compact and packable Norvan SL that runners have grown to love.



  • New Vibram®  LiteBase outsole reduces weight by 30%
  • Durable midsole material to ensure longer-lasting performance
  • Travel ready: packs small or clips easily to harness or pack

Superlight materials make for less weight and less fatigue. The addition of the new Vibram®  LiteBase technology delivers durable performance across a range of conditions while shedding rubber to equate to a weight savings of 30%. The new durable midsole material provides longer-lasting performance, and a refined lacing system delivers improved breathability and comfort in flex.

The TPU Mesh Upper provides comfort and breathability while maintaining Arc’teryx’s durability standards. No matter the weather, exceptional grip in wet and dry conditions is made easy thanks to the Vibram®  Megagrip Compound. The Norvan SL 2 remains travel friendly and versatile, the shoe can be easily packed away or clipped to your bag or harness using a carabineer.


Primary Use: Trail Running

Weight: 145g / 5.2 oz. (Women’s 7 US/5.5 UK) | 170g / 6 oz. (Men’s 9 US/8.5 UK)