Vasque Grand Traverse Hiking Shoe – Women’s

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Vasque Grand Traverse Hiking Shoe – Women’s and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 84 (out of 100)
User Rating: 4.3 stars 
Expert Rating: 3.9 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 116

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Grippy soles.
  • Comfortable with little or no break-in period.
  • Supportive footbed.
  • Comfortable right out of the box, for hiking or walking on trails or pavement.

Expert Reviews

  • Comfortable and supportive.
  • Lacing can be adjusted along the whole length of the foot.
  • Durable.
  • Less expensive than comparable brands.
  • Very grippy on desert slickrock though may not have the best traction in mud.
  • Flexible, soft Vibram rubber soles provide good traction, though they are thin.
  • Breathable.
  • While not waterproof, they dry quickly.
  • Lightweight, though because of this, they are thin and do not provide much cushion.
  • Lightweight, strong construction.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • Toebox tapers to provide a snug fit, which can be uncomfortable.

Expert Reviews

  • Suitable for hiking trails but not more technical terrain.
  • Mesh upper protects your feet from rocks and debris, but collects mud.
  • Fit runs small.


Vasque’s Grand Traverse Hiking Shoe for women is a midweight shoe that is best suited for hiking, slickrock scrambles or mountain biking. It is comfortable to wear around town or if your job has you standing on your feet all day. The Vibram soles are grippy and flexible, but thin, so they do not provide enough support underfoot or at the ankle for technical trail runs or backpacking in rough terrain. The sizing runs small, and this shoe will best fit women with a narrow foot.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.