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Vasque Velocity VST Trail Running Shoe - Men's - 2008 BCS
Wear the Vasque Men's Velocity VST Trail Running Shoe to power through long mountain runs. An Airmesh upper keeps your feet breathing, and Vasque's Spine Technology and a TPU shank give you enough impact support to run all day and through the night—man, you 100-mile racers are insane. The Mako II sole grabs trail like a shark grabs its prey, so you don't have to worry about losing your footing.
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i likey...a lot.
March 15, 2010
i love these shoes. i wear them practically everyday. only bad thing was the meshing on the top of the shoe got hung up and ripped some...it's just part of the design, but still. it initially took my feet about a day to get use to them. after that they have been my shoe of choice in my collection. they do kinda have an annoying squeal on the heal of the sole when you walk on tile. but it makes me not drag my feet anymore that's for sure. i seems others have had this issue with the shoe too.
Decent shoe but not for high performance.
Casey "Wayne" Christoffersen
October 16, 2011
The shoe is comfortable but I probably won't get them again. I thought with the rugged build of the shoe that it would handle some high mileage, but after the first couple runs I noticed some substantial damage to the sole that I thought was unreasonable (heal started taking in air and there was a noticeable sucking sound. The shoe does grip unless conditions are a little wet, then I always get a little concerned about traction on some of the smooth rock in Little or Big Cottonwood. Also, with my hyper-mobile foot the wide toe-box made for to much play in the shoe.
Honestly, I am not saying this is a bad shoe, I am just pointing out it's flaws.
I don't trail run, although I may start, I mostly run outside
I don't trail run, although I may start, I mostly run outside on the road. I was wondering if anyone uses these for road running? If not why couldn't you use a trail runner for road running? For some reason I seem to always be drawn to trail running shoes. I think it's mainly because I'm not too fond of the flashy type shoes that are indicative of road shoes, I love my Asics, but they, as are all road shoes are too busy and flashy for my taste. Also, my weight is 195, are these suitable for heavier runners? I tried on a pair and they felt great but they also felt like they may be a little soft, but then again I didn't run in them.
September 15, 2009
If you run mostly on the road, go for a road running shoe. It's gonna be much lighter (100grs average) and way less stiffer. The poor flexibility of most of the trail shoes, except for the onesthat are more "race oriented" comes from extra layers of material for protection and the insert that you find very often in the sole to protect from rock pinching.
By: Jean-Yves Couput
December 18, 2009
Todd, its my opinion that you can use any trail shoe for running on the road. However, there may be some features in trail shoes that aren't necessarily needed for road running, such as a stronger toe-box area for when you kick rocks and roots, and extra grips/treads on the sole of the shoe to help you make those steeper climbs. Because of these features, you may find some trail shoes to be a bit 'clunky' or heavy for a road run.
While you may have that feeling of driving an SUV down a flat paved road, you can still run on the road with these. I am not sure about these shoes for heavier runners, but I do know that Vasque shoes are among the best in the business so I can't imagine you having a problem with these not being supportive. If they felt great, go for it!
By: Greg Goodson
September 16, 2009
very comforable, light, but not durable
June 17, 2010
I have been through several of these now. They were very comfortable for me, and light on the foot. Unfortunately they were not durable at all. After perhaps only 10 miles of light use (walking, and not even on the trail) the sole under the heel area delaminated from the shoe. This allowed air / water to be sucked in, and then squelched back out, with each step. It was like walking on a pair of whoopee cushions.
After this occurred the shoes seemed to not get any worse, but the outside material was also quite flimsy. I tore one of them pretty well scuffing the shoe against a rock. I was pretty surprised about the damage given the size of the hit.
I would still buy these again if there was an improvement / fix for the sole failing.
Has anyone had quality control issues lately with these? I'm
Has anyone had quality control issues lately with these? I'm hoping the heel/squeaking problems were with early models. Any experience running on rocky steep terrain? Wide feet and pronation control?
By: Michael Lutfy
August 3, 2009
i have the heel squeeking problems on mine too, but i was pretty much cured from dragging my feet after using these shoes. these do fairly well on almost any terrain...i've taken these shoes up several trails in boulder in february and they held up great.
By: Ryan Ivy
March 15, 2010
tough trail running shoe!
May 6, 2010
although primary used as a trail running shoe, took these out for multi day hike on a moderate difficulty track and had no problems with traction and comfort. big strong toe box saved me dozens of times from stumping my toes on rocks and logs. was perfect for trips where i wasn't doing any hiking that was overly arduous, and needed something I could cycle, wear around town and hike all in the one shoe!
after using this shoe for over a dozen hikes, a couple multi-day, the mesh had ripped a little, but that's fair enough since I used these in some terrain where i really should have been using boots.
VST Great shoe
June 11, 2009
I have owned several pairs of the original Velocity, and would wear them through countless airports, 1 night lightweight backpacking, mountainbiking, limbo dancing, running from concert security, why even trail running several hundred miles. They are awesome. I do find the new VST to fit a bit snugger, and in a quiet room they squeek like a dry hinge on a toilet seat when I walk. What's with that? Is Vasque using Flubber for cushioning? If so, then bring it on since they absorb impact from hardpan better than any trail shoe I've owned. Otherwise, they are my favorite trail runner, with every bit of quality I'm accustomed to from Vasque.
Question: when will the squeaking stop? Should I install a grease fitting or just turn up the Ipod?
Will the squeeking stop? Will they stretch out a little? My
Will the squeeking stop?
Will they stretch out a little? My toes are right up against the end, but not blistering or uncomfortable.
June 11, 2009
Once a squeaker always a squeaker, actually they may just take a few runs to break in but with ur toes being jammed if you run downhill your toes will get hammered plus it’s always good to leave a little extra room for foot swelling.
June 12, 2009
March 25, 2011
The Vasque Velocity used to be a great lightweight hiker or heavyweight trail runner, but they decided to mess up what used to be a great shoe. The two big problems are 1) delamination of the sole causing squeaking and the VST bubble; and 2) the new fit which causes the foot to slight forward into the toe box. I never had either of these problems with the old Velocity, and from the recent clearance and withdrawal of the Velocity VST it seems that even Vasque has figured out that the current model has some serious problems.
If your VSTs are squeaking, they the sole has delaminated. The first pair of Velocity VSTs I purchased developed the squeak and delam bubble in a single day. Most reviews which mention this problem have it occurring after 1-3 months.
Since the new design causes my foot to move forward, pressing my toes into the toe box, it's no good for trail running or hiking. It is a nice looking shoe, though- the one thing Vasque improved with the latest model.
Until Vasque fixes both serious problems I can't imagine using the Velocity VST for anything but casual street wear.
I've read that the sole starts to come apart on these after
I've read that the sole starts to come apart on these after moderate use. Has anyone experienced this? Also, how is the width on these shoes? Is it similar to the Blur? Has anyone tried the Wide width? Thanks.
February 23, 2009
I've bought 2 pairs and the sole is detaching from the heal on one pair after about 30 miles of trail running. Kinda disappointing. Other than that, they are the best trail shoe I've owned.
May 6, 2009
I've experienced nothing of the sort with the Velocity VST, however, i still prefer the regular velocity model. The width of the blur is slightly greater than that of the velocity VST. I can't speak from experience on the "wide" width, however, i have heard it accomodates well (sorry i don't have any specifics)
By: the andy special
March 7, 2009
June 15, 2010
really loved this shoe, but its really heavy. was comfy, but ended up buying a pair of the same brand at a discount store with less sole so it was lighter and cheaper!
I have the Vasque Blur and love them....how does the velocity
I have the Vasque Blur and love them....how does the velocity compare?
December 23, 2008
I prefer this shoe over the blur every day of the week! The grip feels very similar as does the basic fit but these breathe much, much better than the blur.
By: Steve Tibbitts
February 8, 2009
October 29, 2009
I'm not a trail runner, I like trail running shoes because they are comfortable and tough. I usually wear the regular Velocity, but they didn't have any so I tried the VST. The first pair I had only lasted about a month before the sole started seperating at the heal. Sent them back no problem, got a replacement pair. Some of the decorative stuff on the side is coming off already after not even a month, and no trail running. I do wear them every day as my everyday shoe, but they should hold up better than they do. They are comfortable and seem to have a wider toe box than some. I won't buy another pair of the VST's, I'll go back to the regular Velocity if I can, they held up great!!
VST's are a bit disappointing
September 12, 2009
My VST's are doing what many others have done they are bubbling up in the heel so it's probably only a matter of time before they come unglued completely. I have 190 miles thus far but my last pair of Velocity's (Not VST's) I ended up putting just under 600 miles on them.
I have a 50 miler at the end of October and I don't think these will make it so I now need to look for an alternative to these. Otherwise, they seem slighter narrower than the previous Velocity's (I have a narrow heel but a somewhat wider forefoot). I do like them, I just don't think I am going to get as many miles in them as I should.
Made in China?Good for plantar faciitus?
Made in China?Good for plantar faciitus?
September 15, 2008
made in China such as 70% of the sport shoes (the others being mostly made in Vietnam, India, Malaysia...).
By: Jean-Yves Couput
December 18, 2009
Although these shoes aren't approved by the American Podiatric Medical Association to actually be better for your condition(Chaco and Dansko [clogs] are). The heel cushion is rather dense and these would be worth the shot. Considering purchasing a second pair. These are made in China.
By: sleeping cat
November 9, 2008
August 8, 2009
The pups are perfect for me. I've mainly used them to bump around town, to and from class and the gym, but also have had a run or two in them. Combined with my custom inserts, they minimize the pressure on my feet caused from my plantar's fascia, heel spur, and terribly overpronated and flat feet. The cushioning/support and weight of the shoe find an optimum balance, making the Velocity's one of my best purchses in a while.
great for light trail running, feel good
May 24, 2009
i have used 3 pairs of the vasque velocity in the past and have really liked them, so I ordered this new version it is much improved for my purposes. these are cooler and lighter (or at least feel that way) and seem much more cushioning, especially in the heel. the rubber is soft and i thought it might tear up on the more jagged rocks but has not. vasque shoes fit my foot and running style well and I'll continue to order them for my trailing running shoes as long as they make a quality product.
I do not have any specific experience with these shoes, but I do know that if you loosely stuff newspaper in wet shoes/boots with the top hanging out, it will dramatically decrease the time it takes to them to dry.
By: Matt du
November 3, 2009
answerI've had them absolutely sopping wet, finished my run around 5pm and had them completely dry by morning. That was just sitting in my living room too.
By: Steve Tibbitts
February 8, 2009
Not overly impressed for the price
May 7, 2009
Not a bad shoe but DONT PAY TOP PRICE!! The Na Pali coast trail did some damage to the useless mesh on the shoes. The sole does'nt stand up to the high desert of Oregon all too well either (but i havent found a shoe sole that does!). The sole is seperating from the shoe and large pieces of the sole are actually gone! I have used some shoe goo to remide this issue and have yet to lose any more of the sole. Now i have had these for about 6 months but for the price i was hoping they would last a bit longer.
February 4, 2009
About me. 5'8", 175lbs, mild pronator, flat-footed, and love running trails. After reading many reviews and doing much research I ended up getting these shoes and they rock. Out of the box with no break in I took them on a 10k trail run through snow that varied in depth from ankle deep to ,at times, knee deep. Add three frozen lake crossings and the shoes impressed. They were incredibly comfortable and despite not being waterproof and my feet being pretty well soaked I had no issues with blisters or sore feet. Arch support was great and after the run my arches had no pain which has happened with other shoes. Great stability while running over snow where others had previously run. I don't recall even coming close to rolling an ankle which is great cause you can concentrate just on enjoying the run. Great shoe! Will purchase again for sure.
love this shoe
November 9, 2008
This is a really great pair of shoes; wish it came in more colours; I'd have at least 2 - 3 pairs.
Great Bike-Hike Shoes
October 3, 2008
We bike and then hike in Joshua Tree National Park. These shoes fit the bill. Light weight, nice ankle collar for support, breezy mesh tops to let out the heat. I'm a convert.
Still the Best
August 24, 2008
The first generation of the Vasque Velocity quickly became my favorite all-around show - for hiking, running, scrambling, pretty much everywhere but work. When they started showing up on sale, I bought as many pairs as I could but alas - the last pair finally bit the dust. I'm happy to report that this new version allevaitred my fears - the Velocity still rocks. The shoe is lighter and the fit is slightly more snug but they're still my go-to show for most conditions.
Best Trail Shoes
July 8, 2008
Great redesign of the Velocity. The heal has more cushion which makes it softer going down hill and over small rocks. Great shoe!!
Wonderful Running shoes.
May 23, 2008
These things are amazing. Stiff enough to climb the hills, but still comfy enough to run and keep running. Warning: The orange colors are very orange. The picture is a little off.
Great Off-Road Shoes - Not Boots
June 17, 2008
Tennis shoes that hike as good as any boots. They have the support I need when running on loose rocky slopes. The grey with yellow trim looks sharp. Colored mesh fabric shreds instantly on rocks, thorns shoot straight through (they could be sturdier). THAT'S WHAT HAPPENS WHEN RUNNING OVER TERRAIN THAT SHOULD BE WALKED.
- [Upper] synthetic nubuck leather, Airmesh nylon w/ welded TPU reinforcing fabric
- Vasque Mako II
- Arch Support:
- TPU plate
- [Pair, size 9] 15oz (425g)
- Recommended Use:
- Trail running
- Manufacturer Warranty:
- 1 Year
- Country of Origin: