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Vasque Grand Traverse Hiking Shoe - Men's


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    10 Reviews


    Cruise over treacherous trails.

    Built for mountainous environments, the Vasque Men's Grand Traverse Hiking Shoe crushes rocky trails and tricky approaches with its stable platform and sure-footed grip. This hiking shoe uses suede leather for durability and PU-coated mesh for ample breathability. The dual-density EVA footbed cushions your foot with every step, and the molded EVA midsole absorbs shock.

    Providing a solid foundation for long hikes, the shoe's Equalizer last balances performance and comfort with its fitted heel and arch support. The shoe's Vibram Ibex sole lays down serious traction with its lugged design, clawing over scree, wet slabs, and rock-strewn trails. Essential for climbers using this shoe for approaches, the shoe's back loop easily clips onto a climbing harness when you start your multi-pitch climb.

    • Suede leather, PU-coated mesh upper
    • Dual-density EVA footbed
    • Molded EVA midsole
    • Equalizer last
    • Vibram Ibex sole
    • Back loop
    • Item #VSQ000A

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    suede leather, PU-coated mesh
    dual-density EVA
    molded EVA, Equalizer last
    Vibram Ibex
    Claimed Weight
    [single] 11 oz
    Recommended Use
    approach, hiking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Liking but not loving these

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10

    I bought these as a multi-purpose shoe, and I'm not crazy about the fit. They fit the length and width of my foot but they have a "stretchy" panel on the outside of the toe box which means my little toe moves around too much on rocky trails. They also have a very low contact point around the heel, so the ankle support is not great.

    If you're rock scrambling and need the sticky rubber soles these are great, or if you are hiking on relatively smooth trails you'll be okay, but these are not a great substitute for a low top lightweight hiking boot in my opinion.

    That said I do like the styling. One reason I bought these is that they don't look like a "standard" hiking shoe, and I can wear them in public with shorts or jeans and not feel like a tool.

    Edit...these just conitnue to be uncomfortable. If I wear them for any walk/hike over 3 or 4 miles I start to get a hot spot on my right ankle. I've tried every combination of socks and nothing works. Guess these are going to Goodwill...

    Last forever

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    I got these for my boyfriend as a gift to replace his previous pair, which lasted him through 4 years of regular hiking. He loves the way they're supportive but not restrictive like a full boot, and how quickly they dry after crossing streams and rivers. He also can't stop raving about the sticky rubber soles and the way his heel never slips either. This pair is exactly the same as the old version too-- Vasque must've known it had a really good thing going already.

    Swiss Granny Approved

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 9.5

    Last month I was hiking to a waterfall near Gimmelwald, Switzerland. An old Swiss lady was sitting on a bench near the trail and invited my wife and me to sit on the bench for a quick break. We accepted the offer.

    The Swiss lady and I conversed for a few minutes in German. I told her we were hiking to the waterfall. She looked at us sideways and informed us there would still be snow on the trail (I bought the Vasque Breeze 2.0 low GTX just for hiking in the snow but I wasn't wearing them!!) I told her we would be fine. She scrutinized our footwear, gave her approval, and off we went.

    The Swiss lady was correct on two counts: There was snow on the trail close to the waterfall. And our footwear performed well.

    These are my go-to shoes, though. They fit well and just keep getting better looking with time. I highly recommend them!

    I'm usually a 9.5 in shoes. I went with the 9.5 in these and they were snug at first but they do stretch a little for a more customized fit!

    Awesome all around shoe

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 14

    These shoes are reasonably stiff and have a nice sticky rubber sole. For me that makes them great for steep scrambles, climbing approaches as well as commuting to work on my bike and mountain biking as well. Perfect shoe to throw on that can handle anything you plan to do in a day. Wide flat footers beware though I have a more narrow foot and a high arch and they fit perfectly.

    Built to send

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    I was looking for a stylish and functional shoe that would meet the needs of outdoor footwear I am accustomed too. I like the stiff shank of this shoe and it can handle boulder hopping and skree scrambling with equal prowess. The ventilation is quite good and I seldom get sweatlogged. Of course, this means that water can easily find its way into the vents and is not at all waterproof. However, it is quite quick to dry.
    I would recommend this shoe to an avid outdoor's person who likes to follow the unbeaten trail.

    Some flawed construction

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 9.5

    I really like how these shoes fit, feel, and look, but the half-inch webbing that is part of the lacing system is detaching from the shoe. Though this webbing appears to be a single piece that wraps around the heel (where it also becomes the heel-pull), I've discovered that it is actually 3 different pieces which appear to have been only glued in place, temporarily, in my case. Sadly, I haven't even used these shoes for any serious outdoor activities yet! I'm hoping I can get a refund, or a replacement if this particular pair is bogus.

    From Street to peak.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 9.0

    Why take your climbing shoes. These babies will do just fine.

    Summit of the Grand Teton via Upper Exum

    Love the shoes.

    330 miles and 115,000 vertical and still going.
    They have been jammed, dunked, scraped, used and abused during this time. I've done 18 miles and 9k in a day with backpacking gear and they crushed the trail. You can run, climb, backpack, hike and even look damn good in them. I have a small rip on the side where the mesh meets. but all and all for that much abuse, they have more than impressed. I already have a 2nd pair sitting in the closet waiting for their chance to shine. I wear an 8.5 or 9 in almost everything. I have a 9 in these.

    From Street to peak.

    Favorite Shoe

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 11

    I use these for everyday wear, flat-pedal mountain biking, and really anything adventurous - and they are are awesome for it! True adventure shoes.

    I recently wore these on a camping trip in the Sawtooth Mountains. I used them for day hikes, approaches, a two-day backpacking excursion, and even trail running. They felt great, were breathable, and very reliable. The toe box is on the narrow side, but for good reason! It makes approaches and anything technical much easier. Like I said, I even felt fine running up a pretty steep incline.

    Traverse the Grand - literally!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 9.5

    Approach shoes, for me, are often hard to size and when i do get the pair that fits right, they lack either the support, stability, climbing surface, rubber, etc to make them an all around great shoe -

    This shoe has it all - it's not boxy like other brands, slim in profile - but supportive where you need it.

    The climbing surface is also really nice, i've done a few easy scramble to 5th class solos in these and they performed very well - I never felt like I was WISHING for my rock shoes!

    They fit pretty true to size - i'm close to a 9 to 9.5 and went down a size for the snugger fit - and they are perfectttt! (half size down if you plan on doing more technical climbing in them!)

    Dope shoes

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    These shoes do it all. They are very lightweight and have used them for climbing approaches, long hiking and roofing work as well. The Vibram soles are super grippy and have tremendous durability compared to other styles of Vibram rubber. The mesh sidepanels breathe really well on these and was able to wear them comfortably here in 100 degree Utah summer heat.