Who should buy Vasque Grand Traverse

The Vasque Grand Traverse is a value for money option for wearers who prioritize lightness. Purchase this if you need:

  • Lightness and durability from a combination of mesh and leather
  • A shoe for hikes under hot weather
  • Mobility provided by low-top footwear
  • A breathable shoe

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Grip on various terrain

The Vibram Ibex is composed of two compounds which work together to provide a stable and grippy ride on most types of terrain. The Idrogrip addresses traction on wet grounds while the Megagrip compound creates a balance between pliability and firmness.

Vasque Grand Traverse vibram

Vasque Grand Traverse's multi-feature cushioning

The cushioning of the Grand Traverse has an abundance of features. It uses a Poron foam which adapts to the contours of the foot.

Vasque Grand Traverse cushioning

 It also features a footbed and midsole made of dual-density EVA and molded EVA, respectively. These blend of foams grant long-lasting comfort while maintaining a low weight.Vasque Grand Traverse footbed

Supportive shank

A TPU stabilizer is also placed in the midfoot section to give support and rigidity.

Vasque Grand Traverse midfoot shank

Vasque Grand Traverse's lightweight upper materials

The upper of the Vasque Grand Traverse is made of 1.8 mm suede leather and PU overmolded mesh. These materials make the boot hard-wearing and breathable. It is reinforced with a rubber toe cap which also adds durability. It has a lining that wicks away moisture and promotes airflow even in the most strenuous activities. The classic lace-up closure is made up of punched eyelets.

Vasque Grand Traverse materials

Other uses of the Vasque Grand Traverse

  • The Grand Traverse can also be used for Fastest Known Time (FKT) attempts with climbing and flat pedal mountain biking.

Vasque Grand Traverse other use

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 365g / Women 305g
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Vasque
Construction: Lace-to-toe

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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.