Vasque, an American boot company based in Red Wing, Minnesota, has proudly represented the United States throughout its illustrious heritage, since the 1970's. Vasque offers a wide variety of shoes and boots for a multitude of uses and niches. If you're trail running, walking, hiking, backpacking, or simply looking for a shoe that is built to last, as well as support and protect your feet- Vasque will not let you down.
For those of you who like to load up a backpack and walk miles and miles by way of trail, up and down mountains, on rocks, through mud puddles, and want shoes that can keep up- the Vasque Bitterroot GTX if for you. Vasque understands that our feet are designed and work perfectly for walking around supporting our body weight, but need reinforcements once we're wearing packs with an upwards of 20% of our body weight in them. A GORE-TEX waterproof membrane and Vibram sole with aggressive tread, compliment the Bitterroot's full-grain leather upper. Its dual-density polyurethane mid-sole offers maximum support and the EVA heel cup adds comfort. As your feet break into the footbed and mold to Bitterroot's leather upper, a enduring bond is formed between you and your boots; and that's a team Mother Nature has no interest messing with.
Comparable to the Vasque Taku, these heavy duty Vasque boots, with a little bit of love (such as treatment to the leather), will last hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of miles. And at $200, the Vasque Bitterroot GTX is one of the best values in the backpacking boot realm.
So if you're in need of an American-made boot that will handle its own, stop by the twin silos off Route 2 in Waterbury or check out CCOutdoorStore.com and delight yourself with the Vasque Bitterroot GTX. Your entire body will thank you.