Reviewed by Freeheelgirl from Boise, ID on Monday, November 19, 2012
These have the potential to be excellent trail shoes, with rugged soles and good stability, and the lacing system is pretty cool. But they have two major drawbacks - number one, they don't have much cushioning. They're useful, but ouch! Uncomfortable. Number two, they started falling apart on my third run! The uppers actually started delaminating, and I had to take them back. Really, REALLY poor quality control, especially for a Vasque product.
Reviewed by Avid Hiker from LaCrosse, WI on Friday, September 14, 2012
REally wanted to love these shoes, and for about a week, until they started to self destruct, I did! As others have said, the trim on them came unglued quickly, the rip stop sides ripped and the Boa lacing system stopped working. I love Vasque and wear the brand most every day, but these were MAJOR disappointment!
Reviewed by PV Runner from Reno, NV on Friday, July 13, 2012
I got this shoe after reading the positive reviews. I like the lacing system a lot, and they are very lightweight and comfortable. I run on dirt roads, so traction is key and this did not disappoint. I would reiterate the comment about the tongue/knob irritating the ankle. The tongue comes up a bit high becuase of the knob and rubs the wrong way. I am bummed, I love the traction and style.
Arch Type: Average Arch
Best Uses: Casual Hiking, Trail Running, Walking
Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
Pros: Comfortable, Good Traction, Lightweight, Rugged
“I've recently started trail running, and am wondering what the benefit of a specialized trail shoe is, versus a regular running shoes. I'm happy with my running shoes, but would feel more efficient on the trails with more support. My husband owns the Men's version of these shoes and loves them, but I'd like to make sure that they are worth having an additional pair of shoes.”
Asked on 4/23/2010 12:00:00 AM by Dahliared from Show Low, AZ
Trail shoes are a stiffer and more stable shoe. It offers more support to your ankle since you do not have even landing surfaces when trekking a trail. They also have a more aggressive tread to grips on a variety of surfaces. They are a nice addition, but I prefer my normal running shoes as trail shoes are just too stiff for me.
Answered on 4/26/2010 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
I didn't think I needed these either and got them primarily to please my husband. I was glad I did from the first wear. I haven't done much TRAIL running in them, but they've been great for the other running and walking I've done. Plus they're so comfortable and cool that I don't feel the usual frantic rush to rip them off after a workout.
Answered on 9/4/2011 12:00:00 AM by Polly Prissypants from Jacksonville, FL