We are excited that Vasque has stepped up again to contribute to our 2016 top hiker prize gear package. Vasque’s legacy goes back a half century to the tradition of handmade mountain boots inspired by the Alps. Vasque has generously donated a gift card good for any pair of boots or shoes that Vasque makes. The lucky winner will be able to pick out a brand new pair of Vasque boots or shoes in his or her own style and size.
Free boots from Vasque – you choose your style and size!
Last year, I was that lucky winner, and I absolutely love my Vasques. There are 5 pairs of Vasque boots in my apartment. My partner has a pair of Pow Pow II boots for winter, and two pairs of the women’s Breeze 2.0–one mid, one low. I have the men’s Breeze 2.0 low (one of the most comfortable hiking shoes I’ve ever worn, which I’ve taken out on trails but also wear as an everyday shoe) and the Inhaler low, which weighs practically nothing, is highly breathable (true to its name), and has a grippy and rugged Vibram/Megagrip outsole. You can find out much more about specific models and their features on the Vasque website, and I encourage you to stop by an outfitter and give a pair of Vasque a try.
Vasque has generously donated a gift card good for any pair of boots or shoes that Vasque makes. That’s right – the lucky winner will be able to pick out a brand new pair of Vasque boots or shoes in his or her own style and size!
If you want a testament to the quality of Vasque boots, look no further than the record-setting Appalachian Trail thruhike in 2013 by Neva “Chipmunk” Warren.
At age 15, she became the youngest solo thru-hiker of the AT, wearing Vasque boots every step of the way.
In fact, the boots in which she finished her hike are encased in glass and proudly displayed by HIKE for Mental Health at Trail Days, the Gathering, and all our public events.
We are honored by Vasque’s participation in our top hiker prize package, a $1,200 collection of top-quality hiking and backpacking gear from leading brands that will be awarded to our top fundraising hiker in 2016.