Rated 4 out of 5Â by Joew Great boot, some issues.
This is my second pair of Breeze GTX. It is one of the most comfortable boots I have ever owned ( right out of the box ). I truely enjoyed wearing them for the first year or so. They are not waterproof, you can expect your socks to get wet after any type of emersion ( even heavy snow ). The boots were great for a year, but are now causing blisters on my big toes (did not have this problem on the first pair). I have contacted customer care and are sending the boots back for review. Will write again after their response.
January 2, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5Â by Porkins It Hurts
I bought these based on great reviews, however, they hurt in odd places. The narrowing at the toe hurts my pinky toe with the next size up being way too big. Also, for some reason where the metal clasp is on the anterior ankle will put pressure on the bone after less than 1 hour of hiking despite any amount of cushioning applied. I initially thought these defects were because of the breaking in period but failed to go away despite 50+ miles of hiking and daily use. I expected more out of this boot but will have to look elsewhere.
December 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by sunsetsnowdrift Do as asked
Normally I wear either heavier leather boots for backpacking and scrambling or my running shoes for easy days on the trail, but for a trip through South America I couldn't really justify bringing both. So these entered my life.
And they perform as expected for a day hike/light backpacking boot. They were comfortable for long days on my feet wandering new cities and their light weight meant I didn't mind wearing them as an everyday shoe. They did fine for day hikes and even backpacking trips on established trails. They did start to struggle once they were faced with scrambling up some of the volcanoes, especially for sidehilling and descending on loose scree and sand - they felt sloppy in the foot and too soft in the cuff. Add in a heavy backpack to this mix and they felt even sketchier. But that's not what they were designed for, so if anything they did better than expected. My feet did get cold as the temperatures dropped close to 0C, but they're a summer boot and it meant my feet were still happy when temperatures were up in the 25-30C range.
Quality-wise I have no complaints. My feet were comfortable and stayed dry in the rain and shallow creeks they encountered. I didn't get any blisters and there was no break in period. The sole grips well on rock, mud, and snow. They kept sand and rocks out much better than several of my friend's boots. The rubber toe cap provides some extra durability and they still look almost new after close to 50 days of wear.
November 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by King great company
Their boots are second to know one's. Comfortable right out of the box. Vasques customer service is the best. They have never failed me in any respect with their boots. They truly stand behind their products. Will only buy Vasque boots. Thanks.
September 22, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by healthysr Good in all areas
I found these to be more rugged than expected, while being lightweight and the sole is flexible enough to adapt to uneven surfaces. I had the Wasatch boot, which is stiffer, and found that I would slip on uneven surfaces because the sole wasn't flexible enough to touch both surfaces at the same time. The Breeze 2.0 does it all -I couldn't be happier.
September 6, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by JimY Good with exceptions
This boot is comfortable and well made. However, there is a seam or welt on the inside where the top cap slopes down to meet the sole. This inside seam rides across my little toe in the boot on both the left and right sides. This makes the boots extremely uncomfortable; definitely can't wear more than an hour or two. Hence, these are destined for an early and unused retirement. At $169.00, I don't see me running out for a replacement immediately and will fall back to one of my older hiking boots. I'm gonna blame my body design. Didn't notice this until I'd worn these a number of time outdoors. I'd still buy the brand, but not this style.
October 4, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by as2015 great boots
I wore these boots on a 7 day backpacking trip and they were comfortable and breathable while still being completely waterproof.
September 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by philadendron No break in required
I didn't need to break these in at all. I put 50 miles on them pretty quickly out of the box with no issues. They're comfortable and breathe well. I just came back from 6 days in Denali with a 45 pound pack and I experienced some numbness on the big toes of both feet. I believe this is due to the toe box being slightly narrow. With smaller packs and less consecutive days, I never experienced this, even on a 17 mile hike, but by day 3 in Denali I had the numbness. I am going to check out the wide version, if I can, and see how that fits.
Just be aware there is a wide version when you're trying on, especially if the toe box seems narrow.
As for waterproofing, in Denali it worked mostly well. Light rain was no problem, water two inches deep wasn't a problem if I moved quickly. Full submersion resulted in a sopping foot and required me to (quickly) dry the boot out with a pack towel, but when I hit the trail right afterwards with a fresh sock, I was impressed that the sock (and my foot) stayed dry.
With around 75 miles on them, I will say that durability seems to be an issue. The foam around the sole is pretty beaten, and the rubber sole itself is already fairly warn. The hiking around here is full of sharp limestone and Denali had a bunch of sharp shale, but the foam and rubber make the boot look older than it is.
August 27, 2014