Vasque Aether Tech

Written by Ryan Van Gorder
Created Date: Tuesday, 04 May 2010 00:00

The Vasque Aether tech running shoe is right out of a dream and were just what the doctor ordered to get me through my first Ultra marathon. After running 55 kilometers and climbing 4500 feet in over six hours my feet were injury and blister free and I was able to daydream about my next run.

The Aether tech have a good sized toe box that kept my toes and toe nails from getting destroyed on the descents and a firm fore front to the shoe that provides protection against kicking roots and rocks.

The exterior of the shoe is made of Nylon air mesh and drains great while the added reinforced fiber and synthetic leather add some structural integrity. The duration of the run was in a variety of conditions including mud, water, snow and dry trails and the shoe held up very well in all of them.

The Boa lacing system was very easy and I did not have to touch it after the race started. It seems that the even distribution of the lace has been well thought out and tested as it treated my feet like royalty.

I'm now looking forward to the next run in my Aether Tech's and might use them as an excuse to get into the next mud puddle I see.