Vasque founder William Sweasy traveled to Europe in 1964 and witnessed a hiking craze sweeping the continent. He returned home determined to create purpose-built trail boots to mobilize Americans outdoors. In the decades that followed, Vasque steadily built a legacy of outdoor excellence, one pair of footwear at a time. Our legacy is stronger than ever today, and we’re ready for the adventure of the years to come.
This work is personal. We’re hikers, backpackers, and campers. We live to get outside, and we’re humbled to create boots and shoes to empower others to do the same. We proudly support organizations and individuals who share our passion for the outdoors. Whether you’re a seasoned explorer or new to the trail, we’re here for you. From the Rockies to the Andes, to state parks and local trails, when you head out, go with Vasque.
Whether you’re on a day hike with family or deep in the backcountry, the bottom line is that you need footwear that you can count on. Vasque owners demand quality, and we’re committed to deliver. We source high quality materials, optimize construction techniques, and inspect each pair that heads out into the world. If your boots or shoes don’t measure up to expectations, let us know, and we’ll make it right.