Not As Funny Looking As the Photo
...Thankfully. I've been a Vasque Velocity fan for years now and am very pleased with the small tweaks made to the durability of this model. I primarily wear this shoe for hiking & backpacking and appreciate the balance of motion control and comfort that it provides while wearing a pack.
I've experienced problems with "bubbling" of the sole on recent versions, however, after a couplre hundred miles of wear with no issues, it appears that Vasque has successfully addressed the issue with this version.