Sustainable, Versatile, Comfortable, Durable, Modern
In a world that often feels like a frenzied dance of screens and notifications, sometimes all you need is to step outside to feel a change. After all, isn't it said that change in scenery, even a minor one, can shift your entire perspective?
Introducing Vasque's Re:Connect Here shoes. Drawing from an impressive history spanning nearly 60 years, Vasque has always been a name synonymous with functional and durable footwear for the outdoor aficionados. And now, they've set foot (pun intended) into a novel domain, while still holding onto their ethos – the outdoors can transform you.
Picture this. A shoe so versatile that it whispers promises of adventures both in bustling streets and serene trails. This is precisely the experience that the Re:Connect Collection aims to offer. A shoe that's not just a piece of apparel but a bridge connecting urban life with the whispering trails of the wilderness.
The Here, which is the debut product from this collection, is crafted from lightweight, sustainable materials, ensuring not just comfort with every step but also peace of mind. Being sustainable today isn’t just a choice; it's a commitment to the world we step into. Using recycled polyester for its upper mesh, the shoe breathes with you. And it doesn't just stop there. A significant portion of its other components, from webbing to the heel counter, boasts of recycled content. Even the midsole has a touch of sugarcane. Environmentally conscious? Absolutely.
Functionally, the Here seems poised to become your go-to shoe, no matter the occasion. Planning a walk down the city lanes or gearing up for a spontaneous hike post-work? Its design, with aggressive outsole lugs, ensures you've got traction wherever you tread. A shoe for the ‘Everyday Outdoor' consumer, it's more than just a piece of footwear. It's an experience waiting to be had, grounding you in the present moment.
The Re:Connect line doesn't merely represent a product. It's Vasque's commitment to evolving with times while staying true to its core – making top-notch footwear for the outdoors. While the Here is just the beginning, it heralds a bright future for Vasque, whose product pipeline, as shared by their president, has never been better.
Priced at $130 for the low and $150 for the mid, they've ensured that quality doesn't have to break the bank. It's a small price for a piece that promises so much – durability, sustainability, and the perfect partner for your next adventure.
In essence, Vasque's Re:Connect Here isn’t just about a shoe; it's an invitation. An invitation to step outside, to disconnect from the digital and reconnect with the real. Because sometimes, all you need to change is your perspective. And what better way than with the right footwear guiding your journey?
- Historical Credibility: With nearly 60 years of experience, Vasque's reputation in creating functional and durable outdoor footwear offers a trust factor for consumers.
- Versatility: The shoe caters to the ‘Everyday Outdoor' consumer, being suitable for both urban and trail environments, ensuring it's a good fit for a wide range of activities.
- Sustainability: The Here is designed using lightweight, sustainable materials, including:
- 100% Recycled Polyester Mesh Upper
- 85% Recycled Polyester Webbing + Lace
- 60% Recycled Content Heel Counter
- 20% Sugarcane in the Midsole
- Comfort and Performance: Its anatomical design ensures a snug fit, allowing for movement without restraint, while the aggressive outsole lugs offer enhanced traction.
- Affordability: With prices at $130 for the low and $150 for the mid, it offers a balance between quality and cost.
- Innovative Design: The shoe is specifically designed for an outside environment, reflecting a blend of outdoor performance and lifestyle aesthetics.
- Targeted Audience: The focus on the ‘Everyday Outdoor' consumer might not cater to hardcore hikers or extreme outdoor enthusiasts.
- New Collection Uncertainty: Being a new facet of the Vasque brand, long-term durability and performance remain to be proven over time.
- Aesthetic Shift: The move towards lighter, more athletic aesthetics might not appeal to traditionalists who favor classic hiking boot designs.
- Limited Size Range: While it offers a broad size range, those with extremely small or large feet might find options limited, given the sizes are from Men’s 7-14 and Women’s 6-11.