I purchased my first pair of Vasque hiking boots in 2014 for my Planned Thru NOBO hike of the Appalachian Trail. I had ordered the Vasque Breeze size 8.5 which was my normal shoe size. I wore the boots about a week and discovered that Vasque brand boots run a bit small to size. I contacted online shoes and they gladly accepted my request to return and exchange for a half size larger. When the new size arrived I immediately tried them on and I couldn't believe how perfect these boots fit. I did purchase a good pair of insoles which added to the comfort of hiking long distance. These boots are very well made and stand up to rough rocky terrain. I never got any hot spots or blisters with these boots. I did wear a medium weight wool sock to boot. These boots are water prof and I never had any issues with my feet staying dry even stepping into shallow streams. I have used other name brand hiking boots and none compare to Vasque.
So for my AT hike this year I purchased this version of Vasque and I have been breaking them in for 2 weeks. I up sized to a size 10 and they are perfect in every aspect. I wouldn't consider any other brand for hiking, work and even casual wear. Lightweight, affordable and I give them an excellent rating for quality, comfort and durability and are stylish.
Additionally, the customer service at online shoes is impeccable.