Vasque’s Sundowner GTX Rebooting in Fall 2015


Red Wing, MN - Responding to customer request, Vasque is updating the classic Sundowner GTX to give it the fit, feel and look of the original Italian-made classic. The Sundowner GTX debuted over 30 years ago and quickly became a favorite amongst outdoor enthusiasts. The updated style incorporates the original last and classic look that made the boot so popular.

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 2015 Sundowner in Red Oak

2015 Sundowner in Red Oak

Using US leather, tanned in Red Wing, MN, for the upper, the Sundowner GTX has a heritage-inspired look that resonates with hikers of all generations. The poured PU footbed and heel cup have excellent rebound and a PU midsole offers stability and comfort for logging long miles on the trail. Additionally, Vasque designated the Pyrenees outsole to be a modern-day replication of the original that will give the wearer great traction on rough, uneven terrain.

“The Sundowner has been an iconic boot of the hiking community for the past 30 years,” states Director of Product Development, Brian Hall. “Our design team researched and evaluated the evolution of this boot to create a version of the Sundowner GTX that would fit, feel and look just like the original using the highest quality materials, including US-tanned leather.”

To celebrate the update to this classic style, Vasque will be hosting a contest at Winter Outdoor Retailer for one lucky man and woman to win a custom pair of the new Sundowner GTX boots. To enter to win, contestants need to stop by the Vasque booth anytime during Day 1 and 2 of the show and answer questions in the Vasque trail book about Sundowner experiences they have had or would like to have. A winner will be drawn on Day 2 during Vasque’s happy hour celebration with free beer from 4:30 – 6:00.

 Original Sundowner

Original Sundowner

See the new Sundowner GTX and Vasque’s expanded Fall ‘15 collection at the Vasque booth #18001 at Winter Outdoor Retailer January 21 – January 24. For more information, please visit or email Angie Houck 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.