Reviewed by MPHiker from Seattle on Saturday, February 21, 2015
Too small. I usually wear a 6, so I got a 6 in this shoe since they were said to be true to size, but the toe box was trying to murder my feet. Had to return. They looked well constructed and beautiful and I wish they had a size that fit me.
Reviewed by Yoyo from Wellington, NZ on Thursday, March 14, 2013
This is my second Vasque training running shoes. And I bought this since I needed good shoes for Oxfam 100km Trail Walk next month.
It has a solid support around the heel but your ankle is free to move, which is ideal for me.
Reviewed by Ponychick from Raleigh NC on Friday, October 05, 2012
The shoe fit well, very comfortable. I was really disappointed when the lateral side of the shoe, near the little toe, ripped after only a couple of months. The material is just not sturdy and rugged. Love the look and feel of the shoe. VERY disappointed in the quality. Oddly the rest of the shoe has held up well.
Arch Type: Average Arch
Best Uses: All Weather Conditions, Mixed Terrain, Trail Running
Reviewed by Hikerlady from Washington on Monday, November 07, 2011
I thru-hiked the PCT in five pairs of these shoes-- the first pair lasted the first 700 miles through the S. Cali desert, averaging 15 miles a day, over varied terrain. Hardly any blisters, did well in heat, good traction. Every pair I had lasted more than 500 miles (and I still have and use the pair I finished the trail in).
They are super comfy, enough room that it doesn't pinch, but not so much that you get a ton of friction inside the shoe. I have a high arch, but never needed extra arch support.
I cannot say enough good things about these shoes-- they're durable (500-700 miles is pretty impressive, especially taking the beating that they do-- the longest day mine had was 39 miles-- days like that really test your shoes!). They had no problem through the Sierras, rocky Yosemite, dusty N. Cali, wet Washington. Love them! Wish they weren't so hard to find now!
Arch Type: High Arch
Best Uses: All Weather Conditions, Mixed Terrain, Walking
Describe Yourself: Avid Athlete
Pros: Comfortable, Cushions Impact, Durable, Good Arch Support, Good Traction
Reviewed by Slow but Unrelenting from Iowa on Monday, August 22, 2011
These were my spring marathon training shoe and marathon shoe. Quite happy with them until I noticed that, while most of the sole shows almost no wear, I have worn compltely thru the sole and into the cushioning on the outside of the heel. That said, there is very little visible compression in the midsole (I'm a heavy runner), they breathe great for warm weather runs, didn't cause any discomfort even on the longest runs, and I probably got over 600 miles on them. I'd recommend them to runners who are OK with retiring their shoes at 500 miles but not to ones like me who are after very long wearing shoes.