The Vasque #BestView Photo Contest

What does it take to be the best? Determination, hard work and a little planning. That’s how Vasque hiking boots became well-known in the trekking world. And that’s how hikers everyday reach new summits. knows the best view doesn’t come easy. That’s why the hiking boots 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, trail and casual 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. Whether you run, roam or hang, you can do it all with Vasque.

Looking to pick up this three-pair prize pack? Enter The Vasque #BestView Photo Contest by submitting your best view photo on’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 will select and announce a winner by October 12, 2012. This contest is open to U.S. residents only.

Now who’s ready to show off the #BestView?

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