Vasque Eriksson GTX Mens Backpacking Boots NZ$380 (incl.
* Model # VBEM / 7814
* Colour: Coffee Bean / Primrose Yellow
* Sizes: US 8-12, 13, 14
Width: Medium fit
Weight: 1456g (for a Men's Size 9)
* Upper: 2.2mm Waterproof Full Grain Leather, Rubber Rand
* Footbed: Dual Density EVA
* Midsole: Molded PU/EVA/TPU
* Outsole: Vasque Exclusive Vibram® Summit
Product Features: Gore-Tex®
Three part midsole
Durable, high coverage rubber rand
Low friction lacing with locking ankle hook
* Casual comfort meets tough-as-nails performance
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Vasque Eriksson Backpacking Boots - Expedition-worthy full grain leather boot for demanding terrain and heavy loads. Comfort meets stability in a unique mix of materials that won’t have you clamoring to tear your boots off after a long day on the trail.
Upper - 2.2mm waterproof full grain leather, high coverage, laser etched rubber rand and low friction metal hardware create a premium, highly durable upper. Designed with a slightly higher cuff height for more ankle stability while utilizing high quality PU foam and lining package for excellent fit and comfort. A Gore-Tex® lining provides durable, breathable waterproof protection, guaranteed.
Sole - Vasque Exclusive Vibram® Summit sole is designed with both geometric and organically shaped 5mm lugs for excellent multi-directional traction on a variety of trail conditions. A three part midsole utilizes EVA, PU and TPU to strike a perfect balance between underfoot comfort and stability.
Vasque Backpacking Boots - Get Off The Grid. Recharge Your Cells! It's discovery - the far side of your endurance, the perfect light, those few minutes on a col between two bottomless valleys - whatever it is, it comes down to finding something new. Walk right up to your limit and simply carry on. Go ahead, push them to the edge. They'll perform as long as you do.
A sophisticated membrane system combined with proven manufacturing techniques makes GORE-TEX® footwear waterproof, breathable, and comfortable. External water is repelled while internal moisture is allowed to pass through the membrane, keeping feet dry and comfortable. GORE-TEX® footwear provides time-tested durability, and delivers on its Guaranteed To Keep You Dry® promise.
Exceptional design intersects with innovative rubber compounds to create versatile, performance outsoles. Art meets function, experience confronts the future, Vibram® outsoles are poetry in motion. Proven over time, these soles offer excellent traction and high abrasion resistance in a multitude of environments.
The new Vasque Eriksson GTX Backpacking Boots debut this year and they’re aiming for that hard-to-achieve perfect balance of casual comfort and tough-as-nails performance.
Named after the famous Norse explorer, the Eriksson GTXs are adventurous boots, advanced in almost every way.
The midsole is specially designed to provide the most amount of comfort possible while also offering supreme performance. The three parts of the construction include:
PU Heel Cup
This midsole design works to cushion your feet while providing enough rigidity to protect you every step of the way. The Eriksson GTXs are made of full-grain leather and also feature a top-notch outsole, updated from previous models, to provide fantastic support, traction, and help you keep your stride as natural as possible.
One way these boots help you keep your gait from getting to clunky is that despite the high-tech construction of the Eriksson GTXs, these are incredibly lightweight boots. The GTX part of the model’s name, of course means that the uppers are made with Gore-tex. This gives the liners a waterproof, breathable and durable construction that’s as attractive as it is beneficial.
One of the biggest challenges of backpacking-boot manufacturers is to come up with a design that’s as comfortable as advertised. People want boots that offer the same comfort as tennis shoes, even though they’re really nothing alike. So it’s been kind of a holy grail for companies to find that perfect middle ground. Vasque are convinced that they’ve done so with the Eriksson GTX boots.