HikingBoots.com Partners with Vasque for #BestView Photo Contest

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The hiking boots superstore celebrates two things hikers love—a great photo opportunity and the best of Vasque footwear—with a photo contest on Facebook and Twitter.

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The Best of Vasque: Talus UD hiking boots, Velocity 2.0 trail shoes and Rift multi-sport shoes

HikingBoots.com knows the best view doesn’t come easy. That’s why the hiking boot superstore has joined forces with Vasque to search for the best of the best in trail photography.

The Vasque #BestView Photo Contest encourages hikers to submit photos of the most amazing view they’ve ever experienced while exploring the great outdoors. All that hard work and determination will pay off for one winner, who will receive the best of Vasque footwear—a sampling of Vasque’s greatest hiking boots and trail shoes.

The Best of Vasque prize package nearly totals $400 in retail value. The first featured prize is Vasque’s Talus UltraDry, a hiking boot Backpacker Magazine recommends for its “killer comfort.” The all-leather Talus UD is known for its old-school looks with a new-school weight. Next up is the Velocity 2.0, Vasque’s premier multitasking trail runner. In the Velocity 2.0, expect to run and day hike to your heart’s content because it’s made to conquer both.

Rounding out the prize package is the low-profile Rift, a casual hiking shoe with some not-so-casual features. Named the best shoe for travel by Outside Magazine, the all-leather Rift has been applauded for its lace-to-the-toe lacing system, triple-density EVA midsole for stability and ultra-sticky Vibram rubber outsoles. It can be used for scrambling, light hiking or just as an everyday shoe.

To enter the Vasque #BestView Photo Contest, hikers can submit best view photos on HikingBoots.com’s Facebook Page. Entrants can also enter via Twitter by posting their photos using the hashtag #BestView and tagging @hikingbootscom in the post. Photos will be judged based on creativity, the best representation of the contest theme and overall composition. The staff of HikingBoots.com will select and announce a winner by October 12, 2012. This contest is open to U.S. residents only.

About HikingBoots.com
HikingBoots.com is an online specialty hiking store based in Chesterfield, Mo. Founded in 2004, the superstore provides a wide selection of technical footwear for explorers from top brands like Asolo, Hi-Tec and The North Face. From light hiking to backpacking, HikingBoots.com tracks the latest trends in footwear and delivers them right to your doorstep.

About Vasque
Vasque is a performance based outdoor footwear brand rich in heritage and deeply rooted in the outdoors. Owned and operated by the Red Wing Shoe Company, Red Wing, MN, the brand was created in 1966 by the company’s chairman; William D Sweasy. Today, just as Mr. Sweasy did some 45 plus years ago, Vasque understands the outdoors is a state of mind. It is this understanding that motivates Vasque to focus on fit and world-class performance in every purpose-built backpacking, hiking and trail running shoe they create. Vasque’s authentic footwear is designed and built to withstand harsh conditions, rugged wear and the tests of time while delivering the best fit and all-day comfort on the trail.

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