Known for its high-quality performance footwear designed for trail running, hiking, backpacking, and more, Vasque is a Red Wing, Minnesota-based company that was founded by William D. Sweasy in 1965. After traveling to Europe and realizing that outdoor recreation and hiking was a... Read More growing popular pastime, Sweasy saw an opportunity and seized it, creating Vasque’s first hiking boot, the Voyageur. Since then, Vasque has created a number of shoes and boots inspired by climbers and trails such as the Montana, the Sundowner, and the Velocity. In addition to trail running, hiking, and backpacking boots, Vasque offers everyday "adventure" boots and insulated boots that use technology such as Thinsulate and Vibram. With GoreTex, Arc Tempo Last, and Vibram technology, The Vasque Taku GTX Hiking Boot Men's is a lightweight boot with enough traction for an efficient hike, perfect for an afternoon out or a weeklong excursion. Beyond manufacturing shoes, Vasque sponsors athletes and events including runner Duncan Callahan, Mount Washington Observatory, and the Tri-Providence Arctic Canoe Expedition. Vasque is owned by Red Wing Shoes, which oversees Red Wing Shoes, Irish Setter Boots, Carhartt, and Worx.