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Vasque Rift Reviews

30 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

48%Rated 5 stars

40%Rated 4 stars

4%Rated 3 stars

8%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

73% "Felt true to size"

87% "Felt true to width"

70% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 10 Rift Vasque Reviews

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1 person found this review helpful  

April 29, 2012

Matthew

from Brooklyn

These are great shoes! I think there is a small raised seam near my pinky toe that was giving me some trouble but if I wear thick socks it doesn't bother me. I can walk forever in these shoes and feel great!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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April 16, 2012

Michael T

from San Diego

These shoes will take you wherever you want to go in style. They are comfortable and very well made, but I wouldn't expect anything less from Vasque. I have several pairs of their shoes and I find them to be of outstanding quality. Some of the pairs I have had for several years and they barely show wear. I am very happy with this purchase, so much so that I'm getting another pair in a different color.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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April 15, 2012

Albina

 

The size 10 is too small for my husband. I will be ordering one size larger.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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April 12, 2012

Anonymous

from Red Wing, MN

First week with my Pesto Green Vasque Rifts. The rubber soles are very sticky, great traction! Rubber surrounds on the toes and heels. These seem like ideal Parkour shoes to me. Nice snug fit with the lacing down to the toes and comfy. Not super breathable, but my feet weren't burning up in them either. And they look great on my feet with jeans.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrell

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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January 12, 2014

Andrew B

from Minneapolis

A perfect shoe. Comfortable, stylish. I can wear these hiking, everyday wear, or to work.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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Felt true to width

 

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September 25, 2013

Anonymous

from Santa Rosa Beach, Fl

I bought these while planning a trip to San Francisco and Northern California. I wanted to carry one pair of shoes that would look good and perform well anywhere from the urban streets of San Francisco to the trails of the Redwood Forest. I recently injured my Achilles' tendon so I needed shoes with great support as well. The Vasque Rifts performed exactly as expected. They are now the favorite shoes in my closet.

Brands I'd also recommend: Clark's

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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August 29, 2013

Phil d

from various earth locations and habitats

Toe box gives a great fit for my wide feet, great comfort and support while walking on different urban and outdoor surfaces (I haven't yet tested them in zero gravity or benthic marine environments). Construction suggests they will last a long time. In these shoes I am a happy camper, walker, climber, and biker.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 27, 2013

Anonymous

from Orlando, Florida

This is a good fitting, long distance hiking shoe. However, please note the European sizes. That is, if you normally wear a 9 1/2 shoe size, you probably should order a size 10. Fast shipping service.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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August 13, 2013

Anonymous

from San Francisco

Extremely comfortable, even for my flat D-wide feet. Stylish enough to wear to work and meetings. Robust enough for urban hiking. The chili color will get you compliments. I've tried other brands, but I keep coming back to Vasque. Highly recommended.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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June 13, 2013

Anonymous

 

Great service! Ordered these with free 4-5 day shipping, and they came in two days, which is pretty cool. These shoes are expensive, and I got lucky because they were on a sale of for a great price off, minus the already low price! So, If you are on a budget like me, buy them now! Right out of the box, these shoes felt really comfy and snug (though you should buy them a half-size larger if you like a more spacious toe-box). I haven't taken them hiking yet, but I can say right now that I really love the style; I was looking for some cool hiking shoes that didn't look bulky and militaristic; these look like professional hiking shoes, but they are low-profile and they have a really awesome dark red suede. Love these shoes. <3

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

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December 30, 2012

Joe K

from Missouri

Well I've worn them about 6-7 times so far and love them. Great looking but of course I can't speak for durability, haven't had them long enough. I think I noticed another reviewer mention the tongue rubbing his foot. This also happened to me on the left shoe inside top lace hole just under the tongue. It was rubbing the top of my foot and I was concerned, however after wearing them 4-5 times this went away. They feel great now and these are my first "hiking" style shoe if you can call them that. I just wear them for everyday use with a pair of jeans and it's a nice change from sneakers. Great shoe, I don't think you'll be disappointed and fit was spot on. I have very narrow feet also which was not a problem.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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December 12, 2012

Shaun

from Richmond, Va

I've been purchasing Puma motor racing shoes the past 2 years because I like the sporty look with the tight fit. Unfortunately, I go through those in no time. I needed something more durable with the sporty look to match. I came across these Vasque and thought I'd give them a shot. What a great fit right out of the box. I wear them in a variety of situations and they can take some punishment.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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December 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Bellevue, WA

I have several different pairs of Vasque shoes and boots, so I assumed I could trust the size of the last. The foot bed is exactly the same size and shape in the Rift as in all other Vasque shoes I own. However, the upper is quite a bit smaller. This makes for an uncomfortably tight fit. I would recommend a half size larger than normal.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

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Felt true to width

 

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October 22, 2013

Anonymous

from Colorado

Love the shoes very comfortable and good looking, even though the red color is much deeper that what is on the picture, but love it. Will use them a lot on my trip to Kenya Africa!

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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August 20, 2013

Dean

from Connecticut

If you're a pajama person and all you wear are slippers, you might find these shoes to be a bit stiff until you break them in. Makes it more personal that way. LOL The quality of construction looks to be good and they're not a bulky shoe at all however I would have put better laces in them. It took me about eight to ten hours for the foot bed and the heel pocket to form to me.Until then they felt a bit tight. Now if I can run faster, jump higher and leap tall buildings in a single bound they would be perfect.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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July 5, 2013

Anonymous

from Austin, TX

Great shoes. These are comfortable shoes appropriate for all-day, most-occasion wear. I have size 13 feet, but they are more narrow than most. These shoes have laces that extend further to the toe than most, allowing me to tighten the shoes appropriately. I wish they were all black. I switched out the silly stock laces for some all black ones. And, I colored the red stripe on the bottom with a Sharpie.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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June 13, 2013

Rev. S

from NJ

These are really stiff right out of the box. I think they'd take quite a while to break in. I'm used to skate shoes, so the heel on these felt strange. They look really nice, and I'm hoping they'll break in soon. If this style is your thing, these are good shoes.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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April 16, 2013

Hutch

from Maryland,

The shoe is very solid and comfortable. I think it will actually take a good long time to break them in fully - they still feel stiff after 3 weeks (but comfortable). The area around the toe is very roomy making me think they were designed for thicker socks than I wear. Generally love them.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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Excellent arch support

 

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March 23, 2013

Anonymous

from Janesville, WI

I had to return my first pair, as it seems as this style ran aliitle small. Once I got the next size bigger all was good. Nice comfortable shoe. As always Zappos customer service was tops.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a full size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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March 2, 2013

Anonymous

 

Pay attention to comments made as to sizing. These run small in length. What should be a 10 (Euro 43) is not correct. Scarpas has a Euro 43½ (equal to 10.3 USA) which is what Vasque should offer in this shoe. Crossing from Euro to US is not an exact science as 43 is not a size 10. Not sure what the solution is but the quality of the shoes is superior to most hiking shoes available with a very stable foot platform for uneven trails/terrain.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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December 3, 2012

Kiely

from the rusting midwest

These seem like nice shoes but the size seems a bit small and narrow. I am used to five ten approach shoes but these are more a hiking/sneaker combo. They are stiffer and the rubber is less sticky. They are good looking and the quality seems fine.

Brands I'd also recommend: five ten

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

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December 3, 2012

Kiely

from the rusting midwest

Nice shoe. I usually buy five ten and notice several differences. They are stiffer than I expected. These are more of a hiking/sneaker shoe rather than an approach shoe as the rubber is not so sticky. Fit is good and the quality seems fine. So far I like them quite a bit.

Brands I'd also recommend: five ten

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 21, 2013

Bob P

from Palm Desert

I usually get Merrell's but decided to give this shoe a try based on reviews...I got it as a work shoe. My work involves climbing...a lot of walking and thus requires a good support shoe. Unfortunately I found this shoe to be more of a tennis shoe type feel to it. Was not impressed with comfort level as well. So it is going to be turned into a "wear with jeans casual shoe."

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrells

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

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Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

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January 10, 2014

Danny B

from Alabama

Disappointing! I have 2 other pair of Vasque boots and this shoe doesn't compare. They are very stiff and don't have enough sole to provide any comfort. It looks like a lot of reviewers are still waiting on them to break in. I'm not sure they ever will. I didn't notice the very thin sole when I purchased them. I'm sure that is part of the reason they have no comfort.

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

April 16, 2013

Anonymous

from Los Angeles

Bought this shoe to take to Europe on a walking holiday. It looked good and would be equally at home on the aircraft or out and about. Had issues with getting comfortable in these shoes but thought they would break in. Boy was I wrong. After changing insoles to see if I could get a better result it has only marginally helped. After walking for a month in Europe they are still giving no support and are making the last two hours of each day painful. They still look good though but that is it. I would never purchase another set and I will go back to Merells which are light years better.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merell

Overall Rated:2 stars!

Comfort Rated:2 stars!

Style Rated:2 stars!

 

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Felt true to size

 

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No arch support

 

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Felt wider than marked

 

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