With warmer weather comes hiking season in the Shenandoah Valley! Are your hiking shoes up for the challenge? If not, you should consider shopping our full line of Vasque Hiking Shoes at Red Wing Charlottesville!
Vasque Hiking Shoes are purpose-built hiking shoes made for outdoor enthusiasts. These quality shoes focus on durability, quality construction, and the lightest materials possible. The Vasque name is well known and respected in the minds of true outdoor enthusiasts. At Red Wing Charlottesville, we’re proud to offer this outstanding product to hikers throughout the region.
If you’re not familiar with Vasque shoes, we’ve profiled one of our newest and most popular hiking shoes (the Vasque Skywalk) below:
In the mid 80’s, the Vasque Skywalk GTX set the standard for a heavy-duty hiking boot that retained a lightweight feel. The originals were constructed so well and were so popular, you can still find them on the feet of veteran hikers everywhere.
When Vasque pulled these hiking shoes off the market in 2000, outdoor enthusiasts nationwide longed for their return. Given the huge influx of customer support and demand, Vasque decided to bring ’em back!
Today, Vasque utilizes modern techniques, traditional materials and a hyper focus on quality and longevity. The contemporary Skywalk GTX model is constructed from rough-out leather tanned right here in the United States! They tan this quality leather in drums, which takes much longer and yields less leather. However, the improvement in quality Vasque creates with this “old school” approach is undeniable, as evident by the feedback thus far on the Skywalk GTX.
Vasque then marries this traditionally-tanned leather with nylon and GORE-TEX® waterproof-breathable lining, to increase comfort on those long hikes. Nothing can slow you down faster than having to dry out your feet and hiking shoes when on the trail. These breathable nylon sections are strategically positioned to keep your feet cool and dry.
Finally, Vasque then combines the upper with a “Pyrenees” sole, which improves grip under even the most gnarly trails. The Skywalk GTX combines old-school style and new-age technology. This outstanding hiking shoe perfectly embodies the strength of the name Vasque in the hiking world.
In summary, this hiking shoe offers a ton of protection at 2.5 lbs per pair, and delivers extra ankle support and stiffness for long hikes. Combine this with the classic look and superior durability, and you’ll understand why we’re so thrilled to once again carry the Vasque Skywalk GTX!
Don’t just take our word for it! Backpacker Magazine named the Vasque Skywalker GTX as the “Editor’s Choice Gold” in Spring 2016!
Check out this link (plus video) and see what they have to say!
So before you hit the trail, shop our outstanding collection of Vasque Hiking Shoes at Red Wing Charlottesville! We carry a great selection of Vasque for both men and women. Contact Red Wing Charlottesville online, call us at 434-529-6761, find us on Facebook or stop by our store in person.← Another CATEC Event… Another Great Time! Red Wing Charlottesville’s Tough Love Event! →