The Most Influential Gear of All Time: Vasque Sundowner


The original Sundowner     Photo: Courtesy of Vasque

These leather backpacking boots were one of the first to use cement—not stitching—to attach the sole to the leather upper. The result was a lighter leather boot with more flexibility in the forefoot that didn’t compromise support or stability. The Sundowner was also the first seamless, single-piece leather upper boot. And it’s still made today.

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