Vasque is a brand based in the adventurous lifestyle of travel and movement; with a beginning born out of travel, itself. In 1965 William D. Sweasy, CEO of Red Wing Shoes, journeyed to Europe where he became fascinated with the backpacking and day hiking culture sweeping across the continent. Sweasy knew it would only be a matter of time before this outdoor pastime found its way across the sea and became a new recreational niche of the American people; and he wanted Red Wing Shoes to pioneer this niche.
This is how Vasque was born, and for over forty years we have been setting the benchmark for outdoor recreational footwear. From trail running to hiking to backpacking and beyond, we are setting the rules and breaking them as we blaze the trail forward. Vasque's view on quality is to produce only the most lightweight and durable performance shoes for your venture into the wilderness so no matter where the trail takes you, you will be able to get there.