Vasque Marga Mid
Comfortable shoes, seem very well made, and that's…
Use: Rocky Mountains Varried Terrain
Break-in Period: 2 weeks
Price Paid: $55
Comfortable shoes, seem very well made, and that's what I would expect from Vasque. Comfortable fit (for me!). Your mileage may vary depending on foot shape and size: try before you buy.
I needed a pair of shoes to replace my "hard-core" hiking boots for lighter excursions in the Rocky Mountains. I usually carry my daughter in a child's carrier for day hikes. However, my hiking boots tend to be quite uncomfortable after a long period of non-use and trail running shoes simply do not have the ankle support one needs when carrying a backpack with 25 lbs of live cargo over rocks.
In light of my experience: light, sturdy shoes, with decent ankle support. Not waterproof, but hey -- this is not what they're designed for. Good ventilation. Excellent traction here, in the Rockies, rock, loose, rock, hardpack. Dual eyelids on top adjust for smaller or larger ankles.
Either way you look at it, an excellent shoe.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Enjoy solid support and a comfortable fit in these mid-cut light hikers designed for all your summer outdoor activities. Split-grain leather and nylon fabric uppers provide lasting flexibility and durability. Lightweight, shock-absorbing EVA midsoles cushion every step. Vasque's Keystone Control System reduces pronation and ankle sprains. Rounded toe provides speedy toe-off for a faster feel on the trail. Mid height offers additional ankle support for rough terrain. Vibram® rubber outsoles provide lightweight performance without compromising on grip or stability.
- REI refers to the men's version
Free Shipping. Vasque Men's Marga Mid Shoe (Fall 2006) A Vibram sole gives the Marga by Vasque technical prowess and serious traction for hikers pushing the miles, Vasque's Keystone Control System reduces pronation and ankle sprains and a rounded toe provides speedy toe-off for a faster feel. The mid height offers additional ankle support. Weight 1 lb 13 oz 820 g Upper 2mm Water Resistant Split Leather Upper Airmesh Nylon Fabric Midsole Molded EVA Outsole Vibram Skeleton Trek Lining Nylon Footbed Dual Density EVA Other Gusseted padded tongue; PU Reinforced Toe Rand; Strobel Construction
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version