On the Grand
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Teton_Trekker from Jackson, WY on Thursday, September 1, 2016
I procrastinated planning and thus bought these shoes late notice for a bucket list trip. I took the Grand Traverse shoes up the Grand Teton. Approximately 14 miles and 14,000 vertical change over 19 hours in one day. The trail was dirt, boulders, skree, and anything from 4th class scramble to 5.8 climbing. I had very little experience with Vasque but knew they seemed to be at the lower end of the market. Pulling from the suggestion of a pro mountain runner I left my clunky hiking boots at home and instead went with a light weight, cross over between approach and trail running. These shoes provided superior grip that matched to anything that was not iced over while having enough rigidity to hold an edge on the more difficult moves. They kept my feet cool but very comfortable and supported. I only broke these shoes in for 2 days just walking around town and they were perfectly fit for a 19 hour trip. These are vastly UNDERRATED and are a must for any future peaks that I climb.