Did not need breaking in! Hiked up and down moderately steep grades 4 hours one day and 3 hours the next on first wearing with no issues - no hot spots, no blisters, no pain at all! Very comfortable. Did not hike through streams, tho, so "Ultra-Dry" not tested yet.
I'm usually a 7.5. I bought these in a 7.0. They seem to be a bit narrow in the width and toe box, but that's why they fit me. A lot of hiking boots seemed to be designed for a large square foot and not a smaller foot. Merrels too much padding. Ahnu too long, another brand I can't recall didn't fit in a 7.0 or 7.5 either. So, if you are looking for a light hiker that will keep your feet dry, and you don't want to give up the comfort of your best running shoe, gives these a try. Oh, and they are much better than the Ecco hikers I returned to Online Shoes a month ago. Plus the Vasque come with purple and brown laces! Two sets. Purple for city walking and brown for the dirty hiking! Enjoy!
I wear this great boot almost daily.They fit so well! Great support when hiking.
Love the way they look too. What can I say the last pair lasted about 15 years.I didn't know they were still made until I saw them at Online Shoes.Again GREAT BOOT.
Vasque boots are among the best-made hiking boots available. A division of the Red Wing Shoe Company, Vasque is headquartered in Red Wing, Minnesota. We've been selling Vasque boots and shoes at Onlineshoes.com and at our shoe stores for years, and have many happy customers who tell us that Vasque boots are the greatest!
Vasque offers their advanced technical features in footwear for both men and women. They group their shoes and boots into these categories:
Mountaineering Heavy-duty boots for extremely cold weather conditions, featuring a Vibram Clusaz sole for maximum traction on a variety of surfaces. Most of these boots are crampon-compatible.
Backpacking Justifiably famous for backpacking boots, Vasque's most popular line continues to be its Sundowner series. Vasque backpacking boots are designed to provide as much support as possible, even helping to absorb the weight of heavy pack loads on long treks. These boots come with Super Hiker soles for deep traction on inclines and ever-changing terrain.
Hiking Perfect for long-trek hikes or everyday wear, Vasque hiking boots are very well built, arguably the best boots available.
Day Hiking Specifically designed to keep your feet comfortable on hikes that may be challenging but not extremely long. They are a little lighter, but still rugged enough to handle changing trail conditions.
Sport Boots Vasque sport boots are built for spirited outdoor activities, specifically designed for scrambling, rock hopping, or bouldering, but we've also found they work well for everyday work and walking.
Adventure Travel Adventure travel boots take many of the technical features from Vasque outdoors products and streamline them with stylish good looks. These are designed for travelers trekking throughout the world who need a high level of comfort without features required for the wilderness.
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