These are excellent hiking boots! They are very light and comfortable out of the box. The sole grips really well on difficult terrain trails, even when wet. As I've noticed about other models of Vasque boots, so the Vasque Breeze boots of 1/2 size larger than I normally wear fit better - because boots of this brand tend to be a bit narrower towards their front. These boots provide good arch and ankle support, and this is great for difficult trails with rocky or woodland terrains. I had no chance yet, but when winter comes I will not hesitate to try them for snowshoeing. The high quality materials and solid build are native to the Vasque brand and this pair is no exception. I am very happy with my recent purchase of new pair of Vasque Breeze. The Onlineshoes.com makes buying experience pleasant and worry free - thanks!
I ordered a size 10 and 10.5 to see which would work best. I wear anything from a 9 to an 11 in shoes. My tennis shoes are a 10. I have a very narrow foot, and the 10s were too small. The 10.5's felt great except for the top of the boot dug into my leg even laced loosely. Great boot, lightweight, great bottom treads, stiff bottom.
I have a pair of Vasque St Elias boots I purchaced about two years ago that I use mainly for my backpacking trips. The boots are light, dry and have great grip and have held up well with over 300 miles on them. They still have plenty of life left in them. Overall I like the boots but don't like what they do to my feet on long backpacking trips. The boots have differant widths My 1st pair was a standard width which I thought was the proper fit. But on long trips I get blisters on my little toes. Probally needed the wide width. They have loosened up some after some miles on them. On long trips I just pre-wrap my little toes so as not to get a blister. Also I injured one foot many years ago and it's bigger and swells up more so than my other foot. I decided to order a wide width to see how it felt. I'm not 100% on the fit so I will send it back. And keep looking. for another option.
I still like these boots but they may not be right for my feet. Make sure you try on the differant widths to make sure they fit your feet.
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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