BIGJIMwrote a review of Vasque Grand Traverse Hiking Shoe - Men's on February 9, 2019
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs small
I have used these for day hikes in the Red Rock Canyon (RRC) and the Columbia River Gorge (CRG). They worked great for scrambling on the wet and dry sandstone of the RRC’s Calico Tanks and a trek up Turtlehead Peak (in conditions that included a fair amount of rain, and as the elevation increased, blowing snow). In the CRG, I hiked the Indian Point Loop and Wind Mountain trails, among others. The shoes are lightweight, very durable, and will protect your feet in a wide variety of conditions. Other reviews refer to the fact that they are narrow - and they are - even if you go up half a size, as I did. These shoes are outstanding for approach hikes, but I have found the narrow toe box to cause some discomfort on the descents. I own other Vasque shoes/boots, and they all hold up well, but the toe box in this particular shoe is something you will definitely want to consider when making the purchase, and in deciding which the types of outings to make with them.