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Rated 5 out of 5 by from All around great shoe I have been a hard core minimalist shoe fan, but was looking for a little more protection on tough trails. Other shoes that I tried, even zero or 4mm drop, were too squishy for my taste. I also didn't feel connected to the trail. The vertical velocity has a nice firm cushioning, and the stack height is low enough that I can still feel the trail. The upper hugs my foot nicely, and the outsole grip is great and gives me confidence in the trails. Plus, I can trip without totally killing my toes. One of my favorite pairs of trail shoes ever
Date published: 2017-01-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from REI Please Continue to Stock This Shoe! I have lots of trouble finding a lightweight shoe to walk the AZ trails This year I found these Ordered a second pair after first one tested out great. The most important feature for me is the sock like feature. No heavy tongues. Keeps my feet in place and the gravel cannot seep through. I understand from Vasque that this one is a trail runner designed shoe for REI only! Please stay with it
Date published: 2016-12-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great for Anything I have been wearing these while thru hiking the Te Araroa Trail in NZ over the past 4 months and am quite possibly in love. When I first received these shoes in the mail, I was a little worried about the treads, as they looked a bit more like running shoes than trail runners. That being said, these shoes have completely blown me away and well exceeded my expectations. The shoes are so much sturdier than any of the trail runners I have used during my prior AT and PCT thru hikes. The hiking out here in NZ is no joke, and these trail runners are the real deal. I would recommend them to anyone!
Date published: 2017-04-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Awesomely nimble! I wore these on high alpine terrain mainly running on scree and unmaintained surfaces where they proved to be one my favorites. Its hard to believe a rock place lives inside this shoe because its actually so light it feels like you are barefoot. Really fun shoe for those that like the minimalist feel but don't want to sacrifice a toe for it (you know, like when you kick a rock). The grip is also AWESOME!
Date published: 2016-12-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight, stable, fast. I got these a couple of weeks ago, and I couldn't be happier. It's hard to find a trail shoe that's both lightweight and durable, but these fit the bill. I swapped out the stock insoles for custom orthotics, and I was particularly impressed with the way the lacing system works to let you customize the fit.
Date published: 2016-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Get the larger size, when in doubt I love the light weight, the all-day comfort and the support of these shoes. I had to returnl my size 8.5 for a size 9, which are perfect. The $12.50 return-mail fee was a little steep, but i am happy with the shoes!
Date published: 2017-05-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from New favorite train-runners My old favorite Vasque trail runners were discontinued, and these are a great replacement! Comfortable, true fit, good traction. For my street shoe size 8.5-9 N, the 9.5 is perfect.
Date published: 2017-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Responsive and fast! I love this shoe because of its responsiveness. On techy trails, this shoe can definitely perform. It has more of a glove fit than the TrailBender and its not as wide either, but still has a great fit. The vibram sole is great for those mossy, wet rocks and the nimbleness of the shoe really gives you comfort on trails where you need to focus a little bit more on the terrain.
Date published: 2017-03-23
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Questions & Answers

I Hike and walk but don't run. I am mostly on roads and packed trails. Are these shoes suitable for this?

Asked by: SPG go
​These shoes can be used for light hiking and walking.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-08-29

Please, what is the length of the insole for the size 10 and 10.5? (Women’s)

Asked by: Rookrunner
We're sorry, that information is not available. We encourage you to contact the vendor, Vasque.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-11-16
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