Vasque Constant Velocity

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Vasque Constant Velocity Review Facts

One of the underrated wonders of the shoe world is the brand Vasque. They design everything from trail shoes to boots; their shoes are known for being of an extremely high quality and for giving the wearer what they need when they are running on their respective terrains. The sizing of the shoe varies a bit on the wearer’s foot and what they are used to wearing but, overall, not much has changed in this new model by Vasque and it still gives the wearer what they need in terms of functionality and durability; durability may very well be one of the leading factors in the design of this shoe. The shoe just provides the foot with an overall amazing level of comfort and functionality due to the features throughout its design; features that will be mentioned a bit later in the shoe’s review.

Editor's Pros & Cons
Pros
  • Extremely durable
  • Highly cushioned
  • Comfortable
  • Protective
Cons
  • A bit on the heavier side
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Positive
  • Before there were all the trail shoes on the market, years ago, I ran in the Velocity brand. But it lost its edge and I tried other brands. These brought the edge back in my opinion. Decent space in the toe box and the grip is unbelievable. The heel cup is good and not sloppy.
  • I need a shoe that has good ankle support for my high arch and these shoes are perfect. Uppers are durable and allows ventilation and keep moisture out. Great traction.
  • More cushion has become a priority since I am not the stud I used to be. I need a better product for older joints and knees and although I have been a Asics wearer since the 80's they don't have a product for this. The cushioning in the Vasque is amazing. I've only had these a few weeks but I've completed short and long runs up to 6 miles. I can really tell my joints feel different. The material is sturdy and the grip is good on trail and gravel.
  • I wish these were waterproof but other than that really comfortable and have lasted a couple of years. I've used these for street walking and long distance hiking occasionally.
  • Vasque Constant velocity shoes feel great. There was no break in time at all. Will buy again just wish there were more color options.
  • I am more a hiker and backpacker than a runner. I love these shoes. I was used to heavy boots but transitioned to ankle Vasques and then these shoes. I am glad the sales rep recommended these for hiking. These shoes are so comfortable that I keep them on after hiking. It's been three weeks and I already have about 70 miles on these.
  • The Vasque Constant velocity is a great shoe and it is well made. They have plenty of room and are comfortable. Great look and great value.
  • Almost immediately I knew these would be a great performer. The fit and feel were great out of the box. I put in a lot of miles a week and tough terrain and my shoe has to be versatile and have sufficient cushioning, support and protection. The shoes have it all.
  • These are the best shoes that I can say that I ever purchased. From the high quality to the perfect fit, I recommend them.
  • I would highly recommend the Vasque Constant velocity to anyone with flat feet and who needs a shoe that fits perfectly and that provide comfort and style.
  • I am happy to report that these shoes have held up nicely after a year of hiking and hunting. They are super comfortable and sturdy.
  • Of any shoes that I've tried, these shoes fit the best. It's been five years since I started wearing these although I've tried similar. When you find that shoe that's right for your feet, stick with it.
  • I replaced the previous version of these. These ran a little smaller and had to go a half size up. The fit is great now. These are holding up as good as my previous pair.
  • I always love Vasque shoes, this is my third pair. I can count on the comfort from the time I first put them on. They fit perfectly.
  • My son is 12 years old with a big foot and I got these for him for practicing for cross-country. These shoes are easy to take on and off because of the lacing. And that's a plus because lacing and kids can be an awkward experience. He wears these shoes everywhere.
  • These are the only shoes that I've purchased since 2007. They look great and are very comfortable on extended walks. It may be just how I wear the shoe but the top wears out quicker than the other parts of the shoe. I want them to keep making this shoe but just in case I have a few stockpiled.
  • I am used to wearing traditional hiking boots and shoes and wanted something different. I wanted a shoe that was both airy and light. A few days after I got these I went on the trails and my feet felt great. Great shoes.
  • My husband absolutely loves these shoes and have had at least 8 pairs. For his sake, I hope they continue making these shoes.
  • My local store stopped carrying these so I went to Amazon. The online experience was terrific and half the price. The product is the same and the variety is much wider.
  • The Vasque Constant Velocity fit my feet perfectly. These hiking shoes don't need to be broken in either. They can be worn out of the box. My feet feel great after a hike.
Negative
  • Less than 100 miles and these are falling apart.
  • This was my fifth pair so I am not new to Vasque shoes. All the other purchases were satisfactory but these were made differently. The stitching is off and they are uncomfortable. Called the company and it's been two months and still waiting for a response.
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Outsole

Outsole

For starters, the sole unit of the shoe is designed to give the wearer of the shoe an amazing level of grip and, does so in a manner unseen by several trail shoes before it. The outsole of this shoe is designed from an Axis Grip material that enables the shoe to really provide the wearer with a sticky feel while running across a trail terrain; another quirk of the design of the sole unit is that it gives the wearer what they need in terms of durability as well. Not many shoes provide the wearer with an extensive level of durability when used on a trail terrain but, the Constant Velocity manages to get it accomplished. The heel of the outsole is molded and gives the wearer what they need in terms of transitions due to it being so. Something else to take note of on the Vasque Constant Velocity is that it provides the wearer with what they need in terms of grip and functionality when used on wet terrains as well. The shoe has multi-directional lugs on the outsole as well that adds to the functionality achieved by the wearer’s foot as well.
Midsole

Midsole

The midsole of the shoe is designed from a foam material of Vasque’s own designed aptly named Endura Last EVA material; this material, much like the name of it suggests, gives the wearer what they need in terms of longevity primarily due to the fact that it’s dense to the level that it doesn’t break down while in use. The material also gives the wearer a decent level of energy return due to the materials innate ability to respond to the ground that it is used on and the design of the shoe itself. The midsole has a rock plate incorporated into its design that also works to allow the shoe to provide ample protection for the bottom of their foot while in use. We also can’t forget the Anatomical Ortholite X-40 footbed that is incorporated into the design of the shoe that adds to the shoe’s ability to provide the wearer with a fully responsive ride.
Upper

Upper

The upper of the shoe is designed from, yes, you guessed it an abrasion-resistant synthetic mesh that keeps the wearer’s foot from dealing with extremely high levels of discomfort while in use. The material in the shoe really gives the wearer what they need in terms of protection due to the use of overlays throughout the shoe’s design. It must also be mentioned that the name of the material itself is called air mesh and is named so for a good reason; the material is breathable beyond one’s imagination and gives the wearer what they need in terms of functionality and durability as well. The overlays on the shoe are there to give the wearer a bit of security but aren’t horribly intrusive in their feel while they are in use; this means that the shoe is heavy duty but still manages to be rather flexible while in use.
Weight

Weight

Remember that this is a heavy-duty shoe; it is meant to be able to last for long enough to give the wearer what they need in terms of functionality and provide the wearer with a decent level of durability. This is exactly what it does, but it comes at a price; the shoe weighs roughly 10.8 oz. The shoe has ample cushioning throughout its design, which is one of the causes of the shoe’s heavy-duty design. Another reason for the bit of weight in the shoe’s design is that its sole unit is a bit on the heavier side due to the overall thickness of its design. Remember, the shoe is designed to be able to traverse rocky trails and things of the like and must be able to do so unapologetically.
Breathability

Breathability

In terms of breathability, the Air Mesh ensures that the wearer is properly taken care of. The upper of the shoe is designed from an Air Mesh material that allows the shoe to really provide the wearer with what they need in terms of air flow. This is definitely something to keep in mind when considering the level of functionality and the shoe’s ability to provide the wearer with what they need on and off of trails. One of the things about trail shoes is that they are generally on the heavier side and so generally have a use that results in the wearer’s feet becoming overly sweaty; to combat this, Vasque worked to give the shoe a decent level of airflow while in use.
Comfort

Comfort

The upper of the shoe also has a great deal of cushioning in place that allows the shoe to really be able to function while in use. The Air Mesh material in its design really allows the shoe to move in a way that is necessary for the wearer’s foot to feel comfortable while in use on a trail terrain. The sole unit of the shoe also gives the wearer what they need in terms of comfort due to the fact that the material is layered to protect the wearer’s foot and is structurally designed to conform to the shape of the wearer’s foot and the wearer’s arches. Besides these features of the shoe, it also gives the wearer what they need to in terms of a snug fit; as mentioned earlier, the design of the shoe has a few overlays incorporated into it that allow the shoe to feel somewhat snug and protective but still allow for a free range of motion to take place while in use.
Style

Style

Okay, well the style of the shoe is one that can truly be considered a trail running shoe. Vasque did their best to make the shoe appear to be on the lighter side of things and succeeded but, due to the functions of the material still, have a shoe that is a bit bulky. The design of the shoe is a bit on the bulky side but, it still manages to a bit aesthetically pleasing. The shoe can’t really be easily paired with other types of clothing primarily due to the fact that the material isn’t the most attractive to look at it. The material is a bit plain but shouldn’t be complained about solely because of the fact that it still provides for the wearer’s foot in some way.
Durability

Durability

The shoe is meant to give the wearer a decent level of durability, they’re trail shoes. The sole and the use of the Axis Grip material that is present in the design allows the wearer to really make use of the shoe without dealing with the issue of constant replacement that comes with shoes of this design usually. The sole unit is a bit layered also and so, won’t lose its responsive nature while in use. The upper of the shoe also gives the wearer what they need in terms of comfort due to the fact that it has a decent level of layering taking place throughout as well as a bit of cushioning that allows it to really provide one with what they need in terms of support and functionality. The grip and flex provided by the shoe remain present throughout the shoe’s design for an extended period of time also; the wearer of the shoe enjoys over 200 miles while in this shoe which is something above that generally achieved by trail shoes.
Protection

Protection

The midsole of this shoe works to give the wearer what they need in terms of protection as well due to the thickness and the metal plate that is embedded within it; the metal plate within the design of the sole unit really allows the shoe to work wonders for the wearer’s foot in terms of a material’s ability to penetrate the wearer’s foot in any way. The upper of the shoe is also highly cushioned which enables the shoe to really allows the wearer to do what they need to do in terms of providing for the curves of the wearer’s foot and all of the other things outside of that. The outsole of the shoe has plenty in terms of ability to provide for the wearer’s feet as well, which is something to take note of when considering the use of the shoe.
Responsiveness

Responsiveness

In terms of responsiveness, the material throughout the design of the shoe really allows it to provide for the curves of the wearer’s foot as well. The midsole of the shoe is layered which enables the shoe to give the wearer what they need in terms of ability to give the wearer a bounce while the shoe is in use; the layering or thickness of the midsole really ensures that the bounce achieved by the shoe is on par with that generally achieved by other models of the shoe. The upper of the shoe works to compliment the transitions achieved by the sole unit of the shoe and continually allows for a decent level of functionality while in use. The shoe's upper continually provides the wearer with what they need in terms of energy return.
Support

Support

The sole of the shoe ensures that it does what you need in terms of support and allows you to do what is needed while the shoe is in use. The upper of the shoe has a few overlays but doesn’t provide the wearer with what they need in terms of support; the overlays are only in place to give the wearer a bit of aesthetic appeal but other than that don’t really do much. The sole provides the wearer with a bit of support primarily because of the fact that the shoe has a thick layer in place to act as the midsole; the midsole is designed from an EVA material that is the primary reason for the functionality present in this portion of the sole.
Price

Price

The shoe is a bit on the expensive side primarily because of the fact that the shoe has everything that is necessary for it to really give the wearer a decent level of functionality when in use. The shoe has a plethora of materials that justify the price. On top of these things, the longevity experienced by this shoe greatly enhances the user experience; a shoe that gives a wearer over 200 miles of usage is definitely one to take a look at.
Traction

Traction

The shoe utilizes an outsole designed using their Traction Plus sole design and that incorporates their Axis Grip rubber. The use of these greatly enhances the feel of the shoe and allows for a decent level of functionality while the shoe is in use; the shoe has a patterning that allows it to really stick to the ground and dig into the trails that it is used on. The multi-directional patterning on the outsole of the shoe gives ample coverage to the wearer’s foot in terms of its ability to provide the wearer with a decent level of grip while in use.
Flexibility

Flexibility

One of the good things about the use of the overlays in the upper of the shoe’s design is that it still allows the shoe to provide the wearer with a decent level of flexibility when in use; the overlays on the upper of the shoe are 3D printed onto the upper of the shoe and so don’t really do much to in terms of restricting the movement of the wearer’s foot. On top of this, the sole of the shoe is rather flexible and allows the wearer’s foot to really get a good bend, which adds to the shoe’s ability to get a good grip; another plus. The outsole of the shoe also has a few flex grooves that allows the shoe to move in a way that is very familiar to the wearer’s foot as well.
Stability

Stability

The upper of the Vasque Constant Velocity isn’t very restricting that’s for sure; the overlays work to give the upper a bit of structure but other than that, don’t really do much to harm the range of motion achieved. In fact, the upper of the shoe does just the right amount to provide the wearer with a decent level of stability while in use, due to the overlays and protection in both the heel and toe area of the shoe. The sole unit of the shoe is rather dense and, while still providing the wearer with a decent level of stability due to the lack of rollover that is experienced by the sole unit of the shoe. The grip achieved by the shoe also works to give the wearer what they need in terms of stability due to the fact that the material digs into the ground when being used.
Key Features

Key Features

• Axis Grip rubber
• Traction plus outsole
• EVA midsole
• Air mesh upper
Verdict

Verdict

The design of the shoe is honestly rather amazing; it gives the wearer what they need in terms of grip and allows one to really achieve those transitions that they need while running. The technologies present in the design of the shoe also do a great deal to allow the shoe to provide one with what they need on the trail; things such as the air mesh on the upper and the Axis Grip outsole really help the shoe. The price may be somewhat decent but, for the features of the shoe, is worth paying honestly.
Drop

Drop

For a trail shoe, the drop on this shoe is actually quite minimal; the drop on this shoe is about 9.5mm which is honestly really good for a shoe of this design. The low drop on the shoe, allows it to give one what they need in terms of transitions but is somewhat dealt a blow by the weight of the shoe itself.