Hiking season is most-definitely upon us. With new alpine trails starting to open as the snow melts, now is the time to start planning your weekend mission or epic, multi-day through-hike at a national park or local trail near you. We bring forward a new hiking boot that can make this all possibe – in comfort, style and functionality.
Built upon an Equalizer Last with an athletic EVA midsole, the lightweight Inhaler collection includes Vasque’s most breathable performance hikers which feature a structural ventilation of mesh, perforated foam and air-permeable toe and heel counters for maximum air flow. The combination of the Vasque Exclusive Vibram® Pneumatic outsole and Megagrip rubber gives hikers significant traction over a variety of terrain while still providing comfort and protection, so they can move quickly along the trail with confidence.
“The Inhaler Collection fills a niche in the performance hiking category that has been missing,” states Brian Hall, Director of Product Development. “We’ve taken what we have learned from long distance thru-hikers and applied it to a shoe that we expect to be as popular for them as it will for day hikers and those going out for weekend excursions.”
Both the mid and low versions of the Inhaler are built upon the same bottom package. The mid-version is dubbed, Inhaler GTX, and is only available with GORE-TEX® and comes in two colors for men and two for women with an MSRP of $159.99. The Inhaler Low is available in a GORE-TEX and non-GORE-TEX version and comes in two colors for men and two for women as well. MSRP $139.99 w/ GORE-TEX and $119.99 w/o GORE-TEX.
Vasque footwear was established in 1964 in response to a need for performance hiking footwear in the US market. With a passion for performance and fit, Vasque’s mission to this day is to bring the latest in technology and design to outdoor enthusiasts by making quality, rugged footwear for all types of trail conditions. Every shoe in Vasque’s collection of backpacking, performance hiking, insulated and trail running shoes are designed to give adventurers a perfect fit for all day comfort on the trail.