Vasque Talus UD Wins Hiking Category in Fitness Magazine Shoe Guide

Just in time for spring hiking, Fitness Magazine released their annual April shoe guide and Vasque’s new Talus UD received the honor of best hiking shoe.

Red Wing, MN — Just in time for spring hiking, Fitness Magazine released their annual April shoe guide and Vasque’s new Talus UD received the honor of best hiking shoe. Testers were impressed with the Talus UD’s performance in both wet and dry conditions providing great traction on all types of trails. The testers also appreciated the boot being lightweight and the great fit it provided.

“It’s great to see our new Spring ’12 boot win right out of the gate,” says Chris Miller, Vasque Sales Manager. “Purpose built for the trail, the Talus UD is the perfect lightweight boot for all hiking skill levels.”

Fitness Magazine had testers put the boots through rugged conditions both on and off the trail to find the best of the best in each category, from walking, to cross training to hiking and more. The Talus UD performed well in all tests and was suggested for both off-road walkers and day hikers.

Old school charm meets new school performance in the heritage-styled Talus UD. With leather eyelets, no toe cap, and an UltraDry™ membrane for waterproofness, this lightweight boot offers up a classic-hiker look at a great price. Fully waterproof nubuck leather, coupled with the PU midsole for stability and support, the Talus UD guarantees premium fit and performance no matter the weather. Available in men’s and women’s sizing, this versatile boot retails for $149.99. For additional information on the Talus UD and Vasque’s extensive collection of performance based footwear, please visit

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 multisport boot 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.


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