Vasque Spring ’15 Trail Running Brings a Fresh Look, Enhanced Versatility to Trail Shoes


Red Wing, MN - Trail running enthusiasts be warned - the new Vasque Trail Bender SST and Pendulum II will make it impossible not to rack up the miles on the trail. Purpose built for rocky, rooty, winding trails where agility and underfoot protection are a necessity, Vasque’s two newest additions are designed to give runners a leg up against the competition.

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The Trail Bender SST is a maximalist trail runner with extremely conformable EVA pods and a 4mm PU foam footbed that molds to a runner’s foot for a perfect fit every time. The bonded static air mesh upper and lacing system hold the foot securely allowing a runner to navigate the most technical of trails with confidence and ease. A Vasque Morpheus outsole, with its stability and multi-directional lateral lugs that assist with balance and traction, ensures runners stay upright no matter what the terrain throws at them. The Trail Bender SST is available in both men’s and women’s in two color ways for each. MSRP $139.99. (Trail Bender SST Men's and Women's pictured below)

“We are expanding our offering of endurance trail running shoes to cater to different running styles and shoe preferences,” explains Brian Hall, Director of Product Development at Vasque footwear. “The trend towards maximum cushioning makes sense for running long on trails, yet we know others prefer a middle path with just enough cushioning and protection. Our Spring ‘15 line delivers versatile options to suit a variety of endurance runners.”

Building upon the popularity of its predecessor, the Pendulum II has the same great features runners have come to love in the Pendulum. However, new performance updates make this version a lighter, faster, more technical trail runner. The Pendulum II is ideal for trail runners looking for a shoe that falls right in the middle between maximalist and minimalist. A completely bonded upper eliminates issues such as hot spots and blisters and the Pendulum II’s midsole is designed to completely conform to a runner’s foot giving a perfect fit for the life of the shoe. The Pendulum II also comes in a GORE-TEX® with extended comfort technology version with Gore Flex construction for a natural, conformable fit in a waterproof/ breathable trail runner. MSRP $119.99 and $149.99 w/ GORE-TEX (Pendulum II Men's and Pendulum II GTX Women's pictured below)

Both the Trail Bender SST and the Pendulum II can be viewed at the Vasque booth #12001 at Summer Outdoor Retailer August 6 – August 9. For more information, please visit or email Angie Houck of Darby Communications at

About Vasque

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.