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Vasque Rift Reviews

28 reviews
total

Overall Rating:

78%Rated 5 stars

13%Rated 4 stars

9%Rated 3 stars

0%Rated 2 stars

0%Rated 1 stars

Customer Fit Survey:

39% "Felt true to size"

89% "Felt true to width"

75% "Moderate arch support"

Additional 8 Rift Vasque Reviews

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February 18, 2014

Anonymous

from Florida

First of all, everything the reviews say about the shoe running small is true. Order at least 1/2 size up. Once I got a pair that fit, I really liked the way they look and feel. They are a cross between a trail runner and a low hiker. The toe box and sole has reinforced protection to guard against abuse from rough trails and rocks. I wear a lot of tennis shoes for running and working out, and when I first put these on they felt a little flat, but I got used to them in no time. They have a unique look that I like.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

February 17, 2014

Mary

from Salt Lake City

Love, love, love, love these shoes! Very comfortable, a good balance between stability and flex. I use them for walking and being on my feet for long periods. Lots of compliments too. Bought them in red, and I'll probably buy a second pair in another color too. Runs a little big.

Brands I'd also recommend: Scarpa

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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October 28, 2013

Stylish h

from Boston, MA

These hiking shoes are great! I was looking for a pair that was stylish, comfortable, and functional at the same time, and these shoes are it! Unlike many of the other reviewers, I think these shoes run pretty true to size (maybe just a tiny bit small, but not enough for me to get a half a size bigger). I usually wear size 8, and I ordered these in 8 and 8.5, and the 8.5 pair was too big. My purple size 8s are comfortable with decent arch support and so cute and comfortable! Went hiking in them yesterday and they were great. Very happy with my purchase!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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

 

October 24, 2013

Anonymous

from northern michigan

Based on previous reviews, I decided to go up a half size and order the 9 1/2. Right before I submitted my order I decided to change and get the 10's. They are perfect with a middle weight sock. The color is as shown. Love these shoes.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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

 

October 20, 2013

Robin

from Northern NY State

Just bought these shoes for trail hiking where I needed a good gripping sole. These are great for this. Definitely order 1/2 to 1 size up. I am between an 8 and 8 1/2 - I ordered the 9 it is perfect. The shoe is very comfortable - I took them out of the box and went for a 6 mile hike up a mountain - no problem. The sole is a little thin so you can feel the rocks - it is not like a hard hiking boot. I always wear an arch support insole in all my athletic shoes - so this was not a problem for me. Style - they look great! I have the purple and love them!

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 2, 2013

Anonymous

from South Texas

These run very small. I normally wear a 7 or 7½. I have returned both of these sizes and am ordering an 8. But, they are so cute, I just keep trying.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

 

June 27, 2013

Anonymous

from San Antonio Texas

Love my shoes! Very comfortable and cute. I've worn them all day while standing on my feet and they feel great.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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

 

May 11, 2013

Anonymous

 

Love the shoe. I was looking for something with a bit of flair, but that was still comfortable and wearable with many of my clothes. This fits the bill, and fits my Vasque-shaped feet nicely.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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

 

April 11, 2013

Ruth A

from Barron, WI

Great purchase! Very helpful and friendly service agent when I needed a delivery change. Quality, quick and responsive organization and products. Thank you.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 29, 2013

Kathy

from Upstate NY

These are my very favorite walking shoes. They cradle my feet and propel me forward. The arch is just right for my foot and the support overall is perfect. They are such a great combination of colors. I've had may compliments from women of all ages. I may buy another pair in case these ever wear out, but the construction is of such quality that I doubt that will ever happen.

Brands I'd also recommend: Merrill, Clark's

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 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

 

March 23, 2013

Anonymous

from Reno, NV

I love these shoes. They are great, lightweight hiking shoe with excellent traction. I wear them more than my heavier weight mid hikers. They are sturdy and comfortable right out of the box. They are good looking, too. I always order half a size up in Vasque and these were no exception. I have very narrow heels and rather wide toes and thus a hard time finding shoes that fit well. Vasque works every time.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

March 13, 2013

Sybille

from Wauwatosa, WI

I love these shoes, They look and feel great. What I especially like is that they do not look like all the other walking shoes. They are very stylish. I had to order half a size larger and I put in my Walgreens shoe inserts for better comfort.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

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December 20, 2012

Anonymous

 

Definitely have to order at least a half size larger than normal. I ordered my usual size 9 and my toes were scrunched at the top of the shoes. Very uncomfortable. Otherwise they seem like awesome shoes. I love the purple ones.

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 11, 2012

Anonymous

from Port Townsend, Washington

I was hunting for a shoe/boot to wear on the trails in the deep mud we have all winter/spring out here and thought these would be just the thing. But when I got them, they were so beautiful, I kept them for wearing to work instead (you know, on casual day). Maybe when they get scuffed up and spilled on, they'll hit the trails with me. I wear a size 10 wide, and the 10 wide fit true to size. If you want to truly hike and wear heavy socks, better order a half-size up.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 14, 2012

Anonymous

from Salt Lake City

I had to have these shoes just for the looks, but am also a Vasque fan for hiking shoes. I always order a 1/2 size up in Vasque. Loved them immediately out of the box. I call them my "city shoes" for walking during lunch hour. It's a guarantee I will get raves and compliments everywhere I wear them. At first I thought they were a little stiff (more so than my other Vasques) but after a couple weeks they are feeling fine. Definitely wouldn't want to take them hiking in a canyon and they are too colorful and cool!

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

November 3, 2012

Ginger

from SF Bay Area

These are great shoes! They were a little stiff to begin with. But after the break in period they're wonderful. They're comfortable and not boring. I use them for light hikes - under 4 miles nearly every day and even in the office. So they're on my feet every day. I have two pairs and my husband just bought his second pair too.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 3, 2012

Nada L

from Austin, TX

Great, lightweight hiking shoes that offer a good combination of support without the bulk. I wore them for the first time (not advisable, but it ended well) on a day hike into the Grand Canyon. The toe box is nice & roomy, and I had no blisters or soreness after 8 hours. The colors made them that much more fun.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt true to size

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Excellent arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

July 6, 2012

Marie

from Detroit

Love it so much I ordered another color. I purchased this shoe after reading other reviews indicating that the shoe ran narrow. I have a very narrow foot (4A) and this shoe fits wonderfully with a medium weight hiking sock. Based on prior reviews I ordered a half size up, and the shoes fit perfectly. There is no slippage in the heel and the toe box is perfect as well. I wore the shoes on a day hike. The trail was wet and slippery, the shoes performed well on gravel, clay, mud and wet asphalt. I am delighted with the shoes. Everyone on the trail complimented me on the shoes and asked where I bought them. Style and performance! Can't beat that! I bought the slate black/scuba blue, which is brown and turquoise just like in the picture. I just ordered the pesto/beluga. It is so difficult to find quality shoes that fit. Gotta stock up when I find 'em!

Brands I'd also recommend: Munro american

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

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

October 30, 2013

Ginger

from East Bay, San Francisco Area

I like the look of these shoes, but after a few hours of wearing them they gave me huge blisters on both heels and the shoes cut into the top of my foot where it scoops around. I would have returned them but I had worn them outside and :( it's a shame they are a great price and they look good but they are badly made. I'm going to try to stretch them out and see if they fit better.

Brands I'd also recommend: Keen

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

 

July 18, 2013

Simmons

from New York City, NY

I bought these shoes for a trip to Iceland - we were planning on doing some light hiking and the weather is pretty rainy. These shoes were comfortable and the most stylish boot-type shoes I found, although I probably won't wear them again. For the price and the trip, I was pleased with them, although they are not waterproof, which I found out the hard way on a three-hour boat trip.

Overall Rated:4 stars!

Comfort Rated:4 stars!

Style Rated:4 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

September 12, 2012

Leila

from Louisville, KY

It's a sturdy shoe, good support for pronation. I disagree with the "runs small" comments from others. It runs narrow, which may make it feel small. I'm returning these 10s for a 9.5 my usual size which I think will work perfectly, plus there are better color choices. I'd score it a 5 all the way around but I will have to skip the top two eyelets when lacing for enough room at the front of my ankle.

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

No arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt narrower than marked

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

 

December 13, 2013

Anonymous

from NJ

Pros: - look fantastic (I get complimented on them wherever I go) - Slide resistant soles that really work. Cons: - Shoelace hole reinforcement is mate out of metal loops that started coming out after only a 3rd hike! - There is absolutely no cushioning around the toe area on the inside of the rubber toe. On long or bumpy hikes this becomes a problem unless you are wearing thick padded socks which is quite uncomfortable in warm weather.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 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

Runs Wide

 

November 11, 2013

Sam

from Champaign, Illinois

These shoes are beautiful and disappointing. They are comfortable: the sides are not particularly structured but the sole is solid and well-structured and stabilizes the foot as one walks. A reliable walking shoe. However, while the color is a bright cheery red indoors, outdoors the blue tinge from the sunlight makes them raspberry. Yes. Raspberry. I now have raspberry colored walking shoes (and I wore them outside, so they're truly mine). I just don't look as cool as I thought I would (raspberry!). Plus, beware, the dye leaches when the shoes walk with you in the rain/dew/puddles/wet leaves etc. Oh, and I bought a half size up.

Overall Rated:3 stars!

Comfort Rated:3 stars!

Style Rated:3 stars!

 

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Fit Rating

Felt a half size larger than marked

 

Runs Small

Runs Large

Moderate arch support

 

Poor Support

Great Support

Felt true to width

 

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

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