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  • Suede leather uppers with mesh panels provide excellent durability and breathability; rubber toe caps resist abrasion
  • Dual-density EVA footbeds and molded EVA midsoles cushion your feet for long days on the trail
  • Whether you're hiking established trails, scrambling wet slabs or hustling down scree fields, the dual-compound Vibram® Ibex soles deliver incredible traction
  • Use the loops on the backs of the Vasque Grand Traverse Hiking Shoes to pull the shoes on or clip them off to your harness while you're wearing rock shoes to ascend a peak


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Best Use Hiking
Upper Suede leather/polyurethane-coated mesh
Lining Synthetic
Outsole Vibram Ibex with Idrogrip and Magagrip compounds
Footwear Height Ankle
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 1 lb. 6 oz.
Gender Women's

Size chart

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Greta grip in wet/mixed conditions I bought these shoes because some of the approaches that I have been doing are so variable. After much research, these were ones that were recommended for wet conditions as well as dry. Working on new projects, I spend a lot of time at the base working rope management scrambling around on thorny bushes and wet, slick rock. The Vasque Grand Traverse approach shoes are wonderful! My partner in Scarpas was slipping around all over the place and others were cursing their way through the sloppy conditions in their Sportivas. I was sure footed and able to be quick when people needed. They are so springy that they are even comfortable to wear to work and they fit true.
Date published: 2015-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Hike Shoe So happy to have purchased the Vasque Grand Traverse for hiking. They are great in the mountains and hills, and, well everywhere. Besides comfort and quality, these shoes get me a lot of compliments even at the grocery store. I wear an 8.5 and got a size 9, feels great and my toes don't hit the front when going down steep trails. I also have Vasque hiking boots, size/ comfort/ quality all great as well - which is why I decided to purchase my Vasque hiking shoes. Satisfied!
Date published: 2014-05-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Feet Used to Get SO Tired Lugging Hiking Boots To say I'm picky would be an understatement... having a new hip at the age of 23, and bad knees, my legs become far too exhausted simply walking around in shoes that are too heavy, which of course made looking for hiking shoes/boots an intimidating endeavor. My partner and I are prepping for a 45 day camping and hiking trip, so I decided to give these a try. They. Are. Phenomenal. I have been breaking them in as much as possible and have absolutely loved them. From their comfort, to their weight, to their stability, I give these five stars. I look forward to seeing how they hold up during our trip!
Date published: 2017-01-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great shoe for cycling, too I bought this for a long cycling tour, wanting to avoid a classic cycling shoe. I was looking for a firm footbed in a shoe I could also wear for touristy walking when not on the bike. This shoe held up admirably and gave great support. I have a narrow foot and found the shoe slightly loose in the forefoot, but I adapted to it and did not suffer any ill effects because of it.
Date published: 2014-08-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great grip! These are great light hiking/approach shoes. I purchased them to replace some older ones from another brand that just didn't grip very well. I have done some hiking and scrambling to get to rock in the last couple of days and couldn't be happier with the security on the rock (& snow) they provide. They fit well (I have a relatively flat foot) and appear to be well built. We'll see how they hold up with time.
Date published: 2015-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cushy Comfort On a whim, I tried these shoes on at the store based on the funky color and ended up loving them. I needed a shoe with a thick, supportive sole that wasn't too full in the forefoot area. This has been a problem for me since my feet are flat and narrow and tend to move around in a lot of my other shoes; in consequence, I find my big toes aching and sore from trying to grip the soles of my shoes. With these, my feet are cushioned from the bottom AND the top! Love to colors, love the grip, love these shoes!
Date published: 2016-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from These shoes did their job! I bought these shoes with some trepidation, since hiking shoes often rub one of my feet wrong. I found these Grand Traverse comfortable right out of the box. I wore them out on the roads and light trails for a few weeks, and then took them on an (REI) hiking trip around the southern Ireland Coast for a week in 2015. They were wonderful in the hills and the muck and the slippery rock. Good ankle support despite being low. I wish they changed the color because I am ready for another pair!
Date published: 2016-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I don't want to get them dirty These are just what I wanted and needed. They are my first pair if Vasques and I went for them because my husband always speaks highly of his old Vasques. Great hiking shoe for my purposes- trail hiking in the mountains of Hawai'i. They are so comfortable and supportive and I love them so much, I don't want to wear them and get them dirty Hahahahaha
Date published: 2016-01-09
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What is the drop on this traverse trail shoe? Thank you.

Asked by: tandyt
The Grand Traverse Hiking Shoes have a 6mm heal to toe drop.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-19

Can these be used for Spartan or Mud related races?

Asked by: trifn
We do not recommend these for mud related races. A trail running shoe is an excellent choice for running with high traction.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-04

I have wide feet. Is this brand recomened for that? If so, I wear a size 9, should I size up for these like I would for hiking shoes?

Asked by: JulieS
Based on reviews, these shoes run true to size if not a little small. The are not recommended for wide feet. For hiking boots and shoes, we recommend ordering a half size up from your traditional shoe size.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-10

I normally wear a size 8 shoe. According to several reviews, customers ordered a 1/2 size larger. Do you recommend I order a size 8 or 8.5. Also, does this show have a arch support...I have weak arches. Thank you.

Asked by: m-g
The Grand Traverse Hiking Shoes run a half size small. Based on your US shoe size, we recommend going with an 8.5. The shoes will provide arch support. Aftermarket insoles can also be added if needed.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-19

Would these shoes work for distance trail running (50-100k)? I am looking for shoes with great grip on a variety of surfaces, particularly wet rock. When I run trails, I spend a lot of time power hiking too.

Asked by: Somerunner
​These shoes can be used for both trail running and light hiking.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-15

I have another question about sizing. I just lost a toenail due to inadequate room in the toebox and am wondering if I should go up a full size if the shoe runs small. I normally wear a 9.5 but am considering a 10.5?

Asked by: hulaghoul
Most customer find that half a size up is appropriate to provide enough room for your toes.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-15

The top down view of this shoe appears to show a relatively wide heal.  Is this the case?  If so, is there another women's hiking shoe that has a narrow heal?  I actually need a women's AA heal and a B or C ball of the foot.

Asked by: uniquebobc
​These shoes are narrow throughout the length of the shoe. If you need a shoe that is narrower at the heel than at the toes, you may want to consider a pair of Keens.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-27
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