Sundowner GTX

$219.99 USD MSRP

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Sundowner GTX

Features: Waterproof | Widths

$219.99 USD MSRP

Rated 3.9 out of 5 by 9 reviewers.
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It’s the boot to get you started and it’s the boot that takes you as far as you want to go. The new Sundowner GTX goes back to the future with a design that combines its original Italian-inspired look with the best of today’s performance. The seamless, 2.4-mm Red Wing leather upper (tanned in the US) wears for years, conditions like a dream, and sheds water reliably. A GORE-TEX® insert, the Vasque Pyrenees classic sole (styled on the original), and an impeccable tradition in the mountains—the Sundowner GTX is the classic mountain boot.

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

  • Hiking
  • Backpacking
  • Simplicity=Longevity
  • Breaks in to a near custom fit
  • Leather tanned in the US
  • Gore-Tex® with Performance Comfort
  • Comfortable yet stable Polyurethane midsole
  • Cambered heel for efficient hiking stride
  • WEIGHT : 3 lbs. 3 oz. (1438g)
  • LAST : Sundowner Classic
  • UPPER : 2.4mm Waterproof Full Grain Leather
  • FOOTBED : Molded Polyurethane
  • MIDSOLE : Molded Polyurethane and TPU Shank
  • OUTSOLE : Vasque Pyrenees

One piece, USA-tanned, 2.4 mm leather upper is the ultimate in durability and comfort. Less seams equal fewer hotspots and the longer you wear them, the more custom the fit becomes. A Gore-Tex® membrane protects from inclement conditions, and classic d-ring eyelets are tried and true and offer speed lacing. New for 2015, the Sundowner will be built around the original shaped last, for the classic fit so many have trusted on the trail.


Once again, the Sundowner is offered in the original rubber traction sole with polyurethane midsole. This combination is a perfect blend of trail support and comfort for long miles. Vasque’s proprietary Pyrenees rubber sole takes direct design cues from the original, with aggressive lug pattern, excellent mud clearing and rockered heel for a natural foot transition on trails. The single density polyurethane midsole is coupled with a PU comfort footbed for excellent torsional structure for rough trails while offering great underfoot comfort for long days out.

Rated 5 out of 5 by Great All-Around Boot I used the store locator on this website and found a retailer 50 miles from where I live in Vermont. I wanted to try the boots on, rather than order them online and probably have to send them back to get a proper fit. Good thing, because while my feet measured 10 Medium in the store, the boots that actually fit were 10 1/2 Wide. Fortunately the store I visited had a good selection. On to the boot itself. Well made, handsome, substantial but not overly heavy. I wanted a fairly aggressive sole for the kinds of hiking I do: woods roads and paths, and sometimes slick granite. After just over a week of daily wear, including in the rain and on a 6-mile mountain hike, I'm happy with the traction, including on wet rock. The Goretex inner liner works well, and the fact that the boot is essentially made out of a single piece of leather further mitigates against water entry. I'm still breaking in the boots. There is some stiffness around the ankle that's a bit uncomfortable, but it is gradually lessening. In sum, this Vietnam-built version of the Sundowner is a great all-around hiking and recreational boot that's attractive enough to wear around town. I'm totally happy with my purchase. May 10, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5 by I love this boot, but now need to look for something else. I've been using this boot for work over the last fifteen years, going through a pair about every five years. Even when the quality of the leather decreased, they were still ideal: Lightweight, waterproof, easy to clean, and with a durable sole. However, with recent change in the sole, I can't imagine they'll stand up to kicking a shovel all day. I'm hesitant to pay $200 for boot that won't stand up to heavy use. I hope I can find a pair with the previous sole. If not, goodbye old friend. If you plan to use these boots for hiking only, and they fit you well, I'm sure you'll love them. May 6, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by It's all I wear. I purchased my first pair of Sundowners to use specifically for backpacking back in 1994. They quickly became my everyday shoe and continue to be 22 years later. Unless I am wearing a business suit or swim trunks, you will find Vasque Sundowners on my feet. May 6, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5 by Move production Back to Italy. The vintage sundowners made in Italy were the best hiking boots of all time. Once production went to China, they never felt the same again. I've tried two pair of the Chinese sundowners over the years, and now I look for used Italian sundowners on eBay. Vasquez, why not take production back to Italy? Even if the boots end up costing twice as much, it would be better to spend more up front for quality than to have to keep replacing cheaply built boots. Your customers know the difference. February 23, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5 by Not like the old ones Very stiff leather. Runs about a half size small and are very narrow. Despite what they say these are nothing like the old ones made in Italy. April 6, 2016
Rated 1 out of 5 by DISSAPOINTED The first pair I purchased 13 years ago were fantastic, however the recently purchased pair are horrible.. Not sure if I got a bad batch if that's even possible but im disappointed.... October 13, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by THANK YOU VASQUE! I have been wearing Vasque boots since I mowed grass all summer long to buy a pair of Montanas back in 1983. My last pair of Sundowners was bought about 4 years ago and my first experience with the Chinese boot. I was very saddly dissapointed with the fit and feel of them. I didn't wear them long enough to have any damages as they just weren't comfortable. I then got a pair of Clarion GTX's They were completely differen't from the Clarions I had in the 90's but have nontheless been a good and comforable boot. When I found out about the "Re-Boot" of the Sundowner I IMEDIATELY bought a pair. After 2 and a half weeks of everyday wear the are breaking in nicely! AAAAAHHHH!!! My old friends are back! Although they are constructed in Vietnam, the leather is good ole' American Red Wing, and it shows! Thank you so much Vasque! Now is there any chance you will bring back the Skywalks? As I live in the Deep South a fabric and leather boot is better in the Summer time, but at anyrate I am THRILLED with the new Sundowners! September 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by 16 years of a great boot! I bought Sundowners in 1999 to go on Outward Bound hike. Still love them although its time to upgrade to a new pair. Love Vasque products. September 27, 2015
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