Rated 2 out of 5Â by JECTrek Wonderfully comfortable, but leaked when truly put to the test
I have just this moment walked in the house after backpacking in the Colt Creek State Park in Florida. Four day after Hurricane Matthew found many of the trails waterlogged and some heavy slogging was required. No worries - I've got my Vasque Gore-Tex boots, I thought. After about 40-minutes of walking on trails covered several inches of water I realized that my feet were damp. Hmmmm, I thought, that's strange. I've used these in very damp conditions before and they've never leaked. I'd read reviews on this site where people complained about their boots leaking, so within days of buying them left them in a sink of water overnight, weighted down. Come morning they were still perfectly dry inside. I was reassured mine were good!
However, we stopped for lunch, I took off my boots and they were totally saturated inside. I was extremely disappointed, to say the least!
I will say that these boots are wonderfully comfortable. I've had these boots for less than a year, and have worn them in the Ho Rain forest in Washington State and hiking the Glyndwr Trail in Wales, both without problem. No hot spots, no blisters, nothing. My feet have always been okay at the end of the day and I'm a fan of their comfort levels. They were really comfortable even when they were wet today, and that was after I walked 11 miles in soaked boots with a 30 pound pack.
However, I didn't buy these boots to have them leak. I bought them as they were Gore-Tex and meant to be water proof. When I needed them to stand up to moisture, they failed. Because of that, I just can't recommend them.
October 11, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by okduckhnter Best boots I've owned
Bought these in preparation for joining my Son's BSA troop backpacking trip at Philmont New Mexico in 2005.
We did a 67 mile trek in 10 days. My pack weighed 67-80lbs. These boots never once let me down. Excellent breathability, waterproofing, and above all, support & comfort. No hotspots or blisters whatsoever.
I have since used them for work and upland game hunting.
After eleven wonderful years, and surely a thousand plus miles, I must retire them. Oh the memories and sights I enjoyed while wearing them.
Yes I will be purchasing another pair. Thank you for an outstanding product.
September 2, 2016
Rated 2 out of 5Â by cheech16 Very comfortable, questionable quality
I bought a pair of these boots at the local redwing store in Feb 2016, Now 7 months later there are starting to fail. there are areas where the stitching is coming apart. There is also issues with the sole separating at the heel. Now I do wear these about 4-5 days a week but do not do anything crazy with them so I figured I would get at least a year out of them. Pretty disappointed in this boot and will not be buying this brand again.
August 29, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Peter58 Retiring soon, Breeze GTX, best boots I have had.
I have friends who will tell stories of traveling with me which shows what a professional photographer, who is never easy on equipment has done with these Vasque Breeze GTX after 3 years of almost daily use. Bought a new pair 2 years ago, yet to wear them.
Very good boots, Thinsulate is a bit hot in the deserts I worked & in the tropical conditions of Mexico where I am at the writing of this review.
However it breathes well, so at the end of the day I still like my feet. However very Glad I bought the 2nd pair to be ready when needed.
Snow of the High Sierras, to Western USA deserts, street/photojournalism, night photographer, landscape photographer never know what I might step on or in. Never a concern with these on and less than 6 inches deep of water.
I am also considering having this Old pair resoled because of the insides on uppers are in good repair.
August 15, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Cookies Mt. Whitney hike
Without a doubt the best hiking boots I've ever owned. Hiked to the summit of Mt. Whitney and back in one day. 22miles round trip. No hot spots or blisters.
August 11, 2016
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Outdoorjon Great all around boot
I bought these last year and have put over 3,000 miles on them and they are nowhere near ready to be replaced! When I bought them I got a medium but had to modify the end of the toe box because they were a little tight. Break in took about 30 miles to be perfect and only about 15 miles to adjust to how I walk. The only con I have found is they can be a little slick in wet weather but considering how much harder the sole is and how much longer the tread lasts over other boots it's an ok trade off. I use these on everything from concrete to rocky terrain and sand. I have crossed many rivers and have abused these things beyond what they are intended to withstand!
July 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by will77 will martin
These boots are simply great..so comfortable and they look great too. I also love the color that this boot comes in..
June 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by LuvtheWest I wouldn't hike in anything else
I frequently travel out west and enjoy hiking in the national parks. Wearing these boots, I have hiked in the desert, in the red rock canyons of Utah and Nevada, and last fall, on a hike to Panorama Point, Mt. Rainier. These boots were comfortable right out of the box (be sure to get a half size larger than your normal size to accomodate foot swelling on long hikes) and have proven comfortable regardless of terrain. I have hiked for hours over rocky terrain and my feet are not bothered one bit. Keep in mind, these are Gortex and if wearing wool socks your foot may get damp from sweating, but I have never had an issue with water getting in and I have walked in torrential rain and puddles in them. I love the higher tops as they provide excellent ankle support and have probably saved me from a few sprained ankles. The traction is excellent in nearly all conditions. I own two pair of Vasque hiking boots and I will remain a loyal customer as long as they keep building boots this great. I simply don't think there is a better boot out there.
April 12, 2016