Need a Pair of Sneakers That’ll Actually Last?

Words and photos by Jye Barclay 

“Wear good shoes and pack ultralight.”

That was the advice given to me the day before setting off for the Wilsons Promontory Lightstation, a narrow peninsula jutting into the wild waters of Bass Strait. The endpoint—accessible only by foot—is one of Victoria’s hidden gems, but you’ve got to be prepared for a fair dose of bush bashing before you kick up the feet for the 360-degree view.

After 42.9 kilometres, 57,467 steps, 301 floors, rain, mud, and dirt and rocks, I have to admit being pretty pleased with myself for coming equipped only with a pair of Vans UltraRange, the bare necessities on my back, and some (admittedly warm) beers to cap the journey off. Turns out a pair of solid shoes really does get you from A to B.

Go get yourself a slice of the Vans UltraRange right here.

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