The Top 6 Adventure Shoes for 2012 | Vasque Rift

Apr 9, 2012
Outside Magazine

Best For: Travel
With its to-the-toe lacing, reinforced toe rand, and outsole made from some of Vibram’s stickiest rubber, the Rift has the DNA of a classic approach shoe. And while the sturdy all-leather Rift impressed testers scrambling around on technical trails and ridges (the hard-edged outsole is great for smearing on small ledges), you don’t have to be a climber to appreciate it. Its sturdy platform and lightly lugged outsole roll just as well over mellow trails. Plus, its low-key styling (it comes in five colors, from muted to retro bright) won’t blow your cover at the bar later. For these reasons, several testers deemed it the perfect travel shoe, especially if your trip will involve a little bit of everything. 14.1 oz

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