Vasque Announces the 2017 Thru-Hike Syndicate Roster


Vasque Announces the 2017 Thru-Hike Syndicate Roster

Red Wing, MN – April 26, 2017 - Vasque footwear, a family-owned company with more than 50 years of experience in the outdoor footwear sector, is pleased to announce its roster of ambassadors for the Thru-Hike Syndicate’s 2017 season. In its fourth season, the Thru-Hike Syndicate is a brand partner-powered program supporting a select group of thru-hikers attempting to complete the longest trails throughout the United States. The Thru-Hike Syndicate is supported by Vasque, Osprey Packs, NEMO Equipment, Leki Trekking Poles, Darn Tough Vermont and LifeProof.


"It's been amazing watching thru-hiking gain incredible momentum over the years and we're proud to have been the founding partner of the Thru-hike-Syndicate,” said Joe Peters, head of global marketing at Vasque. “We take pride in outfitting the hikers that accumulate massive mileage, and experience via the trail in addition to providing us with pivotal feedback regarding our trail footwear."

The 11 ambassadors chosen for the 2017 season were chosen from a pool of hundreds of applicants. Each ambassador has the opportunity to utilize the latest and best gear from each sponsor company while on their thru hikes while representing each sponsor brand on the trail.

Thru-Hike Syndicate 2017 Roster

  • Aaron Kuntzelman – Pacific Crest Trail
  • Devin Karch – Appalachian Trail
  • Tommy Corey – Pacific Crest Trail
  • William Buckley – The Arizona Trail and the Pacific Northwest Trail
  • Josh Snead – Pacific Crest Trail
  • William Coates – The Appalachian Trail
  • Tonja Dagley – Appalachian Trail
  • Natasha Kennedy – North Country Trail or California Coastal Trail
  • Sherry Winslow – Pacific Northwest Trail, Wonderland Trail and West Coast Trail
  • Katie Pryor – John Muir Trail
  • Laura Munsil – Continental Divide Trail
  • Jessica Anne Morrison - Pacific Crest Trail

To learn more about the Thru-Hike Syndicate and follow the journey of each ambassador, visit or the Vasque website.


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Vasque Footwear has delivered trust on the trail since 1964. With over 50 years of trail footwear innovation, our dedication to on-the-trail performance excellence has never been stronger. Our men's, women's and kids’ hiking boots, backpacking boots and trail running shoes deliver trusted miles on any trail, in any condition, around the world.

We design and produce trail footwear with a single-minded purpose. Every technical innovation and breakthrough starts with elevating your experience on the trail. The foundation, of being honest, original and true to who you are and your customers is what keeps millions of people coming back to Vasque.

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