Red Wing, MN – Building upon the successful debut of its insulated collection, Vasque has expanded its line to include 3 new styles for Fall 2013. This new collection is innovative, technical and ideal for days when outdoor enthusiasts won’t let cold weather or a few snowflakes stop them from heeding the call of the trail. 

The Fall ’13 insulated boot collection is built around a Perpetuum last with a midsole comprised of molded EVA and a TPU shank for stability. A dual density EVA footbed offers long lasting comfort when the day requires many hours of snow filled fun while the new ColdHold Compound in the outsole ensures superior traction on the trail in the coldest of conditions. The ColdHold Compound is comprised of a dual density rubber sole. Harder, sharper lugs line the perimeter of the outsole offering a positive bite into snow and frozen turf while the center lugs remain pliable in cold temperatures, enabling them to conform to irregularities in the terrain for the ultimate in traction. Vasque will be including this new Dual Compound in all existing insulated boots in the collection as well.

Coming in at 2 lbs. 2 oz., the snowshoe compatible, Arrowhead UltraDry™ is an athletic, lightweight boot that is ideal for snowshoeing and hiking when the weather takes a turn for the worst. Feet will stay warm and dry when temperatures drop with Vasque’s proprietary waterproofing membrane, UltraDry,  200gms of 3M Thinsulate™ and a breathable reflective lining that reflects the body’s natural heat for warmth equal to an additional 200gms of insulation without the weight. Loaded with dedicated snow features, the Arrowhead UltraDry includes a full-coverage softshell shroud to shield gussets from ice and crud while an asymmetrically-zipped boot top and single-pull Kevlar® lace system allow for quick, on the fly adjustment while snowshoeing and hiking. As with all the boots in Vasque’s insulated collection, the Arrowhead UltraDry includes a rubber heel kick for locking in binding straps and for quick and easy removal of the boots. Available in men’s sizing only, in 2 colorways. MSRP $169.99.

Named after the Norse Goddess of winter, the Skadia UltraDry is a technical, athletic and lightweight insulated boot for women who take their winter fun seriously. Ideal for snowshoeing or long hikes in the snowy backcountry, the Skadia UltraDry keeps feet from getting wet and cold with the help of 200gms of 3M Thinsulate™, a breathable reflective lining and Vasque’s proprietary UltraDry™ membrane. A single-pull lacing system makes adjustments in the field a cinch while a rubber heel kick will hold binding straps in place and allow for easy removal. For added style and comfort, Vasque added a soft fleece trimmed collar in contrasting colors. Weighing only 2 lbs. 1 oz., these boots are ideal for snowshoeing, winter excursions on the trail or après ski. Available in 2 colors in women’s specific sizing. MSRP $159.99.

The Northstar UltraDry is the perfect insulated boot to take you from après ski to that spontaneous hike on the outskirts of town on a snowy day. Using 200gms of 3M Thinsulate™ to keep feet warm and toasty, these pull-on boots are made with 1.6mm waterproof full grain leather and Vasque’s Ultradry™ waterproof membrane. To make it easier to get these boots on and off, Vasque has included a water resistant, quick release side zipper, and stretchy softshell for comfort and flexibility. Felted wool accents complete these boots making them a comfortable, stylish option for all day, every day wear. Available in multiple colorways in men’s and women’s sizing. $149.99.

Vasque’s Fall 2013 insulated collection represents the brand’s commitment to performance and technology to help outdoor devotees hit the trail no matter the weather. The expanded line can be viewed in the Vasque booth #12000 at Winter Outdoor Retailer. For more information please contact Angie Houck at angie@darbycommunications.com.

About Vasque

Vasque is a performance based outdoor footwear brand rich in heritage and deeply rooted in the outdoors.  Owned and operated by the Red Wing Shoe Company, Red Wing, MN, the brand was created in 1966 by the company’s chairman; William D Sweasy. Today, just as Mr. Sweasy did some 45 plus years ago, Vasque understands the outdoors is a state of mind. It is this understanding that motivates Vasque to focus on fit and world-class performance in every purpose-built backpacking, hiking and trail running shoe they create. Vasque’s authentic footwear is designed and built to withstand harsh conditions, rugged wear and the tests of time while delivering the best fit and all-day comfort on the trail.    www.vasque.com