Vasque Exclusive Footwear Sponsor of Get Out More Tour

April 19, 2016

Red Wing, MN – April 19, 2016 – Vasque is proud to announce it is the exclusive footwear brand for the sixteenth annual Backpacker Magazine Get Out More Tour, with returning Tour veteran and trail pro, Randy Propster. This year’s Tour will include interactive hikes as well as retail store and festival stops throughout the country.

Throughout the tour, Propster will demonstrate practical gear advice on the trail during fifteen outdoor adventures. Participants will be able to demo Vasque boots, giving them the opportunity to experience first-hand the trust on the trail Vasque provides.

“We are confident with Randy on the Tour that customers will be gaining the knowledge and expertise they need to be best equipped for their outdoor excursions,” states Joe Peters, Director of Global Marketing at Vasque. “Randy’s hands-on approach will be an extension of Vasque’s fit-focused philosophy for both retailers and customers.”

At each 75-minute tour presentation, Propster, who previously completed the Appalachian Trail and the American Discovery Trail, will educate consumers on how to choose the right gear, and raise awareness of the necessity for proper fit and footwear for outdoor adventures. Additionally, at the 45 retail stops, Propster will connect with retail shop employees to help them gain a deeper understanding of proper boot fit with Vasque.

“The Get Out More Tour provides me with the unique opportunity to inspire and educate,” says Randy Propster of the Get Out More Tour. “My goal is to ensure that the outdoor enthusiasts who attend my events learn about the skills and equipment that will ultimately enhance their experience in the outdoors. My own personal experience has been positively impacted time and again by choosing the appropriate Vasque footwear, and I’m excited to be able to share a very authentic message while demonstrating how Vasque can do the same for each of them.”

Participants can win Vasque boots during giveaways throughout the tour stops. To find out more about the tour and see schedules, visit Get Out More Tour’s site here.

Propster will also share his travels on Vasque’s Snapchat and other social media outlets. Fans can follow Vasque on FacebookTwitterInstagram and at VasqueFootwear on Snapchat to see more.

For more information on Vasque footwear please visit http://www.vasque.com/or contact Angie Houck at angie@darbycommunications.com.

About Vasque 

Since 1964, Vasque has been providing performance footwear that inspires trust on the trail. Bringing the latest in technology and design to outdoor enthusiasts, Vasque’s collection of backpacking, performance hiking, insulated and trail running shoes are designed for all day comfort regardless of conditions. www.vasque.com

About Backpacker 

Since 1973, Backpacker Magazine has delivered the outdoors to readers’ doorsteps, inspiring and empowering people to get out and enjoy nature more often. Backpacker, the world’s first GPS-enabled magazine and authority on backcountry adventure in North America, has won multiple awards, including a coveted National Magazine Award for editorial excellence. Backpacker is published by Active Interest Media.