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Sundowner GTX

$199.99 USD MSRP

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Sundowner GTX

Features: Waterproof | Widths

$199.99 USD MSRP

Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 13 reviewers.

The Vasque signature boot, the Sundowner. Worn by park rangers, fast-and-light backpackers, and lifelong hikers, they’re backcountry icons. One of the original boots to feature a seamless upper, the Sundowner was also one of the first to come with a GORE-TEX® liner. The tradition continues.

MEN'S MEDIUM: 7 | 7.5 | 8 | 8.5 | 9 | 9.5 | 10 | 10.5 | 11 | 11.5 | 12 | 13 | 14 | 15
MEN'S WIDE: 8 | 8.5 | 9 | 9.5 | 10 | 10.5 | 11 | 11.5 | 12 | 13

  • Classic hiking and backpacking
  • Simplicity = longevity
  • GORE-TEX® with Performance Comfort Technology
  • WEIGHT : 3 lbs. 6 oz. (1531g)
  • LAST : Sundowner
  • UPPER : 2.4mm Waterproof Full Grain Leather
  • FOOTBED : Dual Density EVA
  • MIDSOLE : Rubber Core
  • OUTSOLE : Vasque Classic

One piece of 2.4mm waterproof full grain leather makes up the entire upper, minimizing failure points and creating a considerable barrier to the elements. Garment leather at the collar provides a comfortable transition from rugged outer to supple inner. GORE-TEX® waterproof membrane keeps the foot dry and comfortable.


A one-piece rubber cup sole keeps with the simplicity theme, offering less opportunity for failure, in a low profile, stable design. To say that the Classic lug pattern is trail tested is a gross understatement, as this sole has graced more trails than just about any other in the world.

Rated 5 out of 5 by 12 years, 4 cities, 2 countries, thousands of kilometers I keep coming back to these. They're getting me through Montreal winters right now. They've been to the top of Yosemite falls with a 60lb pack. All over the Sierras, and Santa Barbara's back country. Sometimes I wished they could breathe a little more, but I can solve that with a decent pair of socks. They're fast - I'm serious - try the same walk or hike with a different set of boots - you'd be surprised the difference. No blisters, no real issues with comfort. I use a pair of green super feet liners in mine. My right toe box is starting to show signs of wearing out. If Vasque can't repair it, I will probably have a burial service for these. I will immediately buy another pair. February 12, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by Soles wear out quickly I walk 20 miles per week, and these boots last about 4 months. Unacceptable. Vasque used to be a quality product, no more. January 15, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5 by My husband's boots fell apart! Both outer soles have completely turned loose and are coming off. These boots are several years old but worn only a very few times since he has a lot of boots and these were rarely worn. They still look brand new but with flopping soles. I am VERY unhappy with the failure of a feature touted to be an exceptional quality feature. December 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Long lasting and rugged I bought my boots in 1989 and used them often. When I got them I was a BLM wilderness ranger in Southern Utah. I wore them everyday. I've since taken them on a myriad of hikes, hunts, and adventures ranging from Alaska to Papua New Guinea. They gave out on me this October while I was on a moose hunt in the Wind Rivers of Wyoming . I just bought a new pair. Can't go wrong with them. December 14, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by 20+ years two sets of boots I've worn now two sets of these boots into the ground. I got my first pair of Sundowners in 1989 when I took them to Philmont with my scout troop. They with a resoling, lasted me until 2001 when the uppers just started to give way. I am about to buy another set of Sundowner's to replace my 2001 boots, with a large number of miles on them. Again, had them resoled, but the uppers just seem to only last for about 13 years or so of hard hiking... really? :) I can only get 13 years out of your product beating the cards out of it in the hardest, most difficult places I can find to hike? . December 1, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Rocky Mountain Resole Just one of several locations nationwide. These are authorized service centers that stock the Vibram molded sole. November 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Size 16 I have worn these boots in a size 16 but you don't list them here. Since I have worn out dozen pairs of them why not list them. They are very hard to find, have had luck on Ebay. October 7, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Best boots ever! Best boots ever! I've had my Vasque Sundowners forever 20 years and they are still in fabulous shape. I've only now had the laces tear and trying to replace them. My friends have bought boots and had to replace them many times over. These are awesome. Buy them! November 15, 2014
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