VASQUE® Debuts Custom-Designed Women’s Collection For Spring 2009

Performance outdoor footwear manufacturer Vasque announces the debut of its all-new women’s-specific collection for Spring 2009.
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Performance outdoor footwear manufacturer Vasque announces the debut of its all-new women's-specific collection for Spring 2009. Intended to provide the ultimate in feminine comfort and style, the collection features shoes built from the ground up with new purposely designed molds, lasts, uppers, and outsoles. The shoes, engineered to build confidence with a premium fit and sophisticated styling, are sure to become an industry benchmark for women's trail gear.

The new collection, which includes the Momenta, the Solera VST, the Amphora, and the Briza GTX, are molded exclusively to support the metatarsal relationship of a woman's foot. Constructed on a unique womens' last, each shoe is narrower in the heels, with a higher instep and lower center of gravity. “To put it simply, women's feet are different then men's,” states Vasque brand director Mark Dinndorf. “Recognizing this, we've designed these shoes from the bottom up, starting with the mold but extending that to all aspects of the shoes. The intent of this collection is to empower women to perform optimally while enjoying an active, healthy lifestyle.”

Key features in the new models include:

* sophisticated, fashion forward design and colorways
* lower profiles for lighter, faster shoes
* exclusive Vibram® Vima outsole (certain models)
* narrower heel cups
* higher insteps
* women's specific technology - Vasque Spine Technology (VST)

Momenta
This women's performance trail runner, Vasque's lightest trail shoe to date, features a women's-specific fit, a highly breathable and attractive upper, high-rebound EVA landing zones, and a tenacious Aether outsole. The Momenta is built to meet the needs of short- to mid-distance trail runners and racers.

Solera VST and Amphora
The Solera VST and Amphora models are women's cross-over shoes equipped with the Vasque (women's) Exclusive Vibram® Vima on the outsoles. The Solera, built to perform in rugged settings, utilizes a women's version of the patented Vasque Spine Technology (VST) for consistent midsole cushioning. The Amphora, the sportier and lighter option, ensures comfort and support for the everyday grind.

Briza GTX
Featuring a women's-specific last and styled upper, as well as a Vasque Exclusive Vibram sole, the Briza GTX is a lightweight, attractive hiking boot built for the adventurous woman.

To celebrate the 2009 release, as well as Vasque's ongoing commitment to trail running, an assortment of high-energy events are scheduled for this summer's Outdoor Retailer show. The SkirtsChaser Trail Run, sponsored by Vasque and promotional partner SkirtSports, will take place on August 6 at 4 pm at the Pineview Reservoir. On August 9, a post-race party will be held at the Vasque OR booth 24001 from 4 to 6 pm. At this event buyers will have the opportunity to preview the hottest in women's-specific apparel and footwear while sipping the tastiest libations at the show!

Based in Red Wing, MN, Vasque is a leading manufacturer of performance outdoor footwear. For more information about Vasque's products and retailers, visit www.vasque.com.
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