The Most Influential Gear of All Time: Vasque Sundowner

1984

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.

More at Outside

Elsewhere on the Web

Comments