Rated 2 out of 5Â by Ben1 Didn't last long
It takes a good bit to break these boots in, but once that was done I absolutely loved them. they fit great, become insanely comfortable, and look really good with a pair of jeans around town sometimes too. Sadly, yesterday morning I was working in wet conditions, and sure enough, there was a hole in the gortex. So my entire ten hour shift my foot was soaking wet. Normally, I don't write reviews. Given I spent over $200 on these boots to avoid anything like this, I think I should have gotten more than 9 months out of them ( 5 of those months it was too hot to wear them!)
September 18, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Dayle Great Boot
Just wore them for a 7 day trek on the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island. Essentially rainforest, ocean and mountains. There was lots of mud. These boots were amazing. Great grip an many different types of surfaces, the wicking was great, my boots were a bit moist after an 8 hour hike through mud, etc (had gators on), but were great to hike the next day. One of the best pieces of equipment I bought.
October 1, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5Â by mtnkiwi Comfortable while hiking, laces broke, twice.
The boots are rugged and stand up well for full day hikes and bushwacking. Driving in them is uncomfortable as the toebox is too narrow for me, but I'm not bothered by it while actually hiking. My major complaint with these are the laces. Within a few uses the outer lace had completely ripped exposing the inner portion of the lace, making them impossible to tie. I have had to replace the laces twice in the year I've been using them.
September 27, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Stickman Keys to a good fit
I have owned my boots for about a month now and put over 200 miles on them. I have to say they are very comfortable right from the start. I think they are great boots. Listed below are some keys to a good fit:
â¢ Buy the boot large 1/2 to 1 full size bigger
â¢ Use thicker socks
â¢ V-jam eyelets (3rd from top) are great ; they allow you to lock in the lower boot tightness independently from the top laces of the boot . You have infinite ways to adjust the fit accordingly.
Remember to take of your boots and they will take care of you.
Hope you enjoy your boots, they are definitely worth it.
September 10, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Mike ehhhh
I'm a field biologist. I hike roughly 60 miles a week. These boots have only held up for 5 months. Not impressed. I will be taking them back. Probably will never buy vasque again after this.
September 7, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5Â by bloke1977 Major comfort issues
I am a longtime owner of Vasque Breeze boots, and decided to try a more durable Vasque boot in the St. Elias. I broke these in and then took these on an 8-day, 120 kilometers hike and stopped wearing them after several days and put on the only other thing I had: sneakers. I literally could not walk in these boots. My feet, which are narrow to normal, were painfully sore, and had two blisters in each foot. They generally never fit right, even though the size is correct. I tried them again on a subsequent, shorter trip and and the pain returned. More minor, but worth noting the laces don't hold firmly, and the tongue also rubbed against my high ankle. Very disappointed.
July 12, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Takoda Need a pair for my hands!
i do a lot of scrambling on my hikes and forays into the west coast mountains. I love the boots and it's one of the rare boots where a wide actually feels both wide and deep in the toe area.
Grip is very good on dry substrate and pretty good on wet. About as good as I have had.
Now, I just need a pair for my hands and I'd be flying up those last few hundred yards to the summit!
August 4, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by VasqueFan Perfect Trail Hiking Boots.....
This is my first pair of Vasque Hiking boots, and I found out about them through reading trusted reviews from serious hikers who pay for their own gear.
I am a weekend trail and off-road hiker for the most part. However, I use these boots for a lot more than hiking, they are just that comfortable.
These boots are as expected, and I expected a a lot.
They are well contructed and hug your ankles the way you need on and off trail.
The Vibram soles are perfect as always.
The boot is extremely comfortable on and off trail and is confidence expiring.
The look is simple and all function, non of the "future-tech iboot" look of competitors.
The fit is exceptional, with minimal wear in time.
Tons of support without being suffocating.
*I would strongly recommend getting a half size up for most people.
I have read a lot of complaints about the "toe box"
The thing that a lot of people don't seem to realize is that any purpose built boot will not fit everyone.
These boots are a slimmer more "European" fit, and that's what my feet are.
I realize that it's convenient buying things on-line, but I suggest that a pair of specialty shoes be purchased in a good store where you can ensure your feet fit the style of the shoe.
July 31, 2016