SNOWSHOE MAGAZINE GEAR REVIEW:

Gear Review: Vasque Snow Junkie Ultra – Men’s Winter Boot

Let’s be honest. Winter can be one harsh beast. Rain, hail, sleet, snow – and sometimes all on the same day. So, just what does the keen outdoor enthusiast do when it comes to keeping those feet well protected? Simple solution. Invest in a stout, sturdy pair of winter boots. Sounds easy enough. But where do you start? It’s always a good idea to consider the practical side of the boots first. Mostly it’s a case of warmth, sturdiness, non-slip sole, water-resistant, insulation, guarantee and reputation. One manufacturer who ticks all the right boxes is Vasque.

This is a company that has been around since the mid-sixties. They know their market, and, by constant innovation, research, and development, they keep their eyes firmly on the future. The Snow Junkie Ultra is the company’s showpiece.

PES1An award-winning and stylish design which packs one colossal punch. Lightweight (1.5 kg) the boot takes waterproof and warmth to a new dimension. “Thinsulate” synthetic insulation (200 grams) keeps those feet ultra-cosy even if the worse happens and the boots develop a leak. No worries about slipping and sliding when you’re out and about in icy conditions, because Vasque’s exclusively designed “Blur” outer sole will keep you firmly and confidently upright.

For those with flatter feet, the Snow Junkie Ultra solves the problem with “Perpetuum Last.” This adds to the boot’s comfort and stability and also helps stop the toes from cramping up. The boot’s cleverly designed tailored instep prevents potentially painful friction – ideal if you’re likely to be on your feet all day.

The boot is superbly comfortable owing to a soft fleecy collar, which also helps keep the blisters at bay. It’s an ideal boot for hiking and snowshoeing owing to its dual density insole, waterproof leather outer and its overall durability. The Vasque Snow Junkie Ultra Dry is purpose designed and built for the outdoor enthusiast who won’t be happy with second best.

Available in sizes (US) 7-12, 13, 14. For more details on the Snow Junkie Ultra go to www.vasque.com. To purchase the Snow Junkie Ultra boots, click here.

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