Rated 2 out of 5Â by smwilfon33 Has to be a workmanship defect....I hope
I have been wearing Vasque boots since High School (1991 ish) I bought these boots prior to going to the Amazon. I have three kids so I am not always on the mountain. I have literally walked less than 20 miles in these boots and only wore them about 20 days total in a year and 4 months. Just got back from a trip over the weekend, a one nighter, and the sole is falling off the boot. I have to assume this is a defective pair. I am saddened by the whole thing as they were not inexpensive. They are out of warranty due to time but if you saw them they look brand new... except for the dangling sole. I was about to buy a new pair and am having trouble brining myself to pull the trigger. Might be time for a new brand and that is a sad state of affairs.
June 19, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5Â by jwayne WORST BOOTS DONT BUY
This is the worst boot I've ever tried. I hiked over 300 km in them hoping they were gonna break in but they never did. Over 5 blisters on each foot. The toe cap is made extremely small. It crushes your toes together when you hike and it causes friction between each toe.
April 27, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Sasquatch Great Boot
Superbly built boot. Durable, reliable, and all day comfort. I am a large person(6'5"&300lbs) and these bits do a great job of supporting me and a fully loaded pack. I got mine at my local Red Wing Store so they were able to stretch in certain spots for a custom fit. They are a bit narrow.
March 13, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by JKenshi Excellent Boot and Full of Surprises
I needed a good, sturdy backpacking boot as I've started training for K9 Search and Rescue. I also needed my boots to be waterproof, but light as well as there would be a lot of bushwhacking and scrambling after my dog. I had a lot of choices, but settled on the Erikssons. I was worried as they looked a bit bulky in the photos. I was wrong.
I was a little surprised to when I got my shipment at how light the box was. Pulling the boots out, they were not bulky at all, in fact, they seemed too light for the sturdiness I needed and the leather felt on the stiff side. I worried that they would be stiff and hard to break in, or would roll on me as other boots had done in the past. Wrong again.
Somehow Vasque has managed to create a boot that does not feel heavy or stiff on your feet, but is robust enough to handle scrambling over rocks, through streams, etc. The boots were comfortable right out of the box.
One word of caution. The boots are so comfortable that you might be tempted to over do it. Take them out for a few test runs first... not to break them in, but to get your feet used to them. I did an 8 mile hike my first time out and got blisters on the sides of my big toes, but only because the boots were touching me in a new spot and my old calluses were not protecting me there. Another reviewer recommended adding Superfeet insoles... I don't know if that's necessary, but I'm going to give it a try as well.
February 26, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Nativecutthroat12 Great Mountain boot and excellent company
These boots are amazing. The best thing that Vasque has come up with for the backpacker. High fit is great for those long hikes, fit true to size. I went with a Wide size after previously having the regular size. Love them, fit good and feel so comfortable. Awesome customer service and great company.
January 10, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mountains Great Product and Great Customer Service
I rarely write reviews, but I want to provide positive feedback regarding customer service at Vasque/Redwing Shoe Company! I had a defective hiking boot, I returned it to them, and within days a replacement product was shipped. I have owned a lot of outdoor boots over the years, and Vasque hits the mark. Great product and a great company!
November 9, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5Â by ChubbyTuna Great Boots, Just don't get what they were thinking with the grip
So far, these boots have been great. They fit pretty good after a little break in time and have stood up to some abuse. What I don't understand is what they were thinking when they designed the grip. If you look at the grip on the INSIDE from the middle up to the toe, it is great. If you look at the grip, on the OUTSIDE from about the middle up to the toe, there are a whole bunch of flat weird shaped grips which are completely useless when on slippery, rocky terrain and in mud. They are just too flat and not enough edges. It would be nice to have a grip style such as what's on the St. Elias GTX instead. It's almost as though someone randomly drew some designs and decided it would look "neat" on the bottom of the boot. That being said, they are still a great boot, could just use some minor improvements.
November 1, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Siberian Excellent fit and comfort
I've seen reviews that say the toe box runs narrow, but this is not the case. In my normal standard width, my toes have plenty of wiggle room. There is a bit of break in required, but there are no pressure points around the foot. I use Superfeet Carbon insoles and mid-weight socks with liners, and could go with heavy-weight socks if choose to. Length for a size nine is exactly the same as my Patagonia drifters, with a bit more room in the toe box. I compared the insoles and they are exactly the same size for my size nines.
Regarding how the boots stride, they roll nicely off the heel and have some flex coming off the ball of foot. Side to side they are very stable, helping maintain proper pronation.
I went with the Erikssons vs. the St. Elias because of the full grain leather and minimal weight difference. Amazon has great prices on them with some sizes much less than others. Overall, these boots offer comfort, quality and stability with a minimum of heft.
July 16, 2015