Rated 5 out of 5Â by Valley2Valley A few months in
I've had a pair of the 2014 model now for about 4 months (got it on sale because the 2015 model was in). The fit is only slightly large, but that's good to allow for foot swelling IMO. I've mainly used them as my winter boot around the city, and on a few shorter day hikes, but they are incredibly comfortable. For non-trail use, I've noticed that they are VERY slippery on smooth, wet metal surfaces (even more so than other shoes), such as an outdoor escalator or sidewalk storm grate. I wouldn't hold that against Vasque, though, since the traction is top-notch on natural surfaces like stone, scree, etc. I assume it's tough to manufacture a shoe that's got good traction on both!
April 22, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by HardHappyHarry those shoes saved my feet and knees.
Highly recommand those. even if they seem a bit expensive at first I don't regret a single penny spend on those.
Took a 6 month backpacking trip in the US. walking between 5 to 18 miles every day with a 50, 55 pounds backpack. It wouldn't have been possible with my regular choes (old school army boots) I worn them out in about 5 months but during thoses 5 months I walk more that I usualy do in about 2 or 3 years. exposing them to City concrete, rocky trails, Texas summer heat, sand and salt from two oceans and a desert... Without greasing them a single time. They've hold up longer than I had the right to expect. They're 1 years old now and they're still my everyday/construction shoes even with the holes...
Might hurt a tiny little bit the first couple of days ( nothing bad), the lacing need some times to get used to. An oh. Change your socks often or they will melt the eyeballs of everyone in a two miles radius.
Is they're any ways to get those in Europe? I realy need a new pair of shoes, and well... I don't want to go back to Belgium combat boots.
April 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Campa12 Lightweight, Good design and Dry
The boot has all what i need for my walks in the rainforest. It's true size (10.5) buy it 10.5 2E (W) because the regular model is very narrow. 2E !! PERFECT !! . then tell them about their performance.
February 8, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Lonesomeprairie Best boots I've ever owned!
Let's face it: finding the perfect boot isn't easy. For me, the search ended here! They are my go-to for hiking all year around. I also wear them around town when it is cold/wet. I absolutely love them. I have gotten all my boots at REI and these are by far the cream of the crop. I have an older version with red laces and accents and I was hoping to be able to purchase a new pair of the same kind. Any chance that style will reappear? Thanks for making the best boot, Vasque!
January 24, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Cale The best hiking boots I've ever owned
I tried about 20 different pairs of boots before I finally pulled the trigger on these. I was hesitant to spend the money, but they are worth every penny. I haven't had these boots very long, but I've already put them through their paces.
A day hike at red rocks in ice and snow was beyond pleasant. I didn't lose traction once, the boots kept my feet dry, and my feet were incredibly warm thanks to thick wool socks. These boots also handled an 10 mile urban trek through Denver's grime. I only lost traction once on an iced over sheet of metal in the sidewalk while walking downhill. I wore them several days in Keystone and A-basin (before and after snowboarding) and my feet never got wet or cold -- even when walking through knee deep snow and ankle deep slush.
Mobility is amazing in these boots without compromising stability. I would highly recommend trying these. They may not work for you, but they're the best hiking boots I've ever owned.
I grabbed mine at REI, and would encourage you to do the same. Their return policy is peerless. Good luck finding boots. I hope this review helps.
January 7, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Tristan22 Good boot but did not last
The boots fit well and are very comfortable. They need to be broken in before heading out on a long hike. My biggest complaint about these boots is that the soles on both boots started to come off withing 4 months of purchasing. Whenever I wore the boots while it was wet the soles would squeak for days.
December 8, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5Â by 1backpacker New Boots
Just received these boots. I am a size 11 with a regular shape foot, these need thick socks and have toe room. They will require some brake in. Good looking backpacking boot with good ankle support. On the lighter side and feel nimble. Vasque is a great company that stands behind their products.
November 18, 2014