Rated 5 out of 5Â by ler123 Well Pleased
Recently I had to buy a new pair of shoes, and I needed something that was lighter weighted but still very durable. So after shopping around I found a store that had Vasque shoes. I like the overall design and toughness of these shoes. I wear them for work and they make walking much easier. I would highly recommend these shoes, for activities such as hiking and working.
September 24, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5Â by MrJJ Great boots but concerns about durability
To start off, these are definitely one of the best boots I ever had when it comes to performance. I've tried a variety of boots, and Vasque is the brand I do trust for a number of years now. The boots offer ample ankle support, seem very waterproof (from my experience), and are extremely comfortable (did not even require much breaking in. Basically they deliver all what you would want from a boot at this price.
That said, my experience mirrors the one of some of the other reviewers. After few days in the Taku on a 3 week hiking/climbing trip in the Peru's Huayhuash part of the Vibram sole broke off, and kept on hanging on a small piece of material for the rest of the trip, leading to concerns about waterproofness, traction as well as the overall quality of the boot. After a day or two the front rubbery part covering the leather slowly became unglued as well (to be fair this is bound to happen with the majority of boots so this is not my main concern). While the boot was definitely used pretty heavily over this time, i would expect my almost $200 boot to withstand a bit more than maybe 5 days of use. Overall really disappointed with the build quality. Potential buyers see pics for my experience - would not recommend purchasing this boot.
September 13, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5Â by GrandCanyon86023 Not Very Water Proof or Resistant
These are great hiking boots in uneven and rocky terrain. Great stability and ankle support. However, my first chance to use them in the rain, mind you I was not walking through deep water or through a river, only water on the trail and occasional 2-3 inch puddles, one boot soaked through pretty substantially more than the other. But but became very wet and soaked on the interior.
Not sure what waterproof is suppose to mean or the words, 'Ultra Dry, Waterproof,' but that's what the tag on the boots say as well as the marketing.
I recommend wearing light to medium weight Smart Wool socks as even if your feet become wet, you will retain some body heat.
August 30, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by CSG1988 Taku GTX -- Great boots!
I bought the Taku GTX boots for a recent hiking trip in western Canada. The boots were awesome - I wore them several times before the trip to break them in for shorter walks and even around the house. We hiked anywhere from 8km - 15km per day on the trip. I had absolutely no issues with my feet! We encountered rain, a bit of snow, and sunshine. My feet were dry, comfortable and protected the entire time! There was a range of terrain (boulders/rock, pebble/dirt trail, over 1000m elevation gain) and the boots performed great in all. Would definitely recommend!
July 30, 2015
Rated 1 out of 5Â by paddles Love Vasque, but this one gave me blisters on both heels :(
This boots are great, well contracted, very durable and premium quality. Yesterday was the first time I wore this to summit Mt. Baldy. I got blisters on both heels. I was so disappointed, I've had Vasque boots before, I am an avid hiker, have done Half Dome, Grand Canyon, etc and NEVER got blisters from old Vasque boots. Boots felt comfortable, had liner and wool socks, were laced up good. Not sure why I got blisters, maybe I needed a smaller size?? Need to find something quick as I am hiking up to Mt. Whitney end of Augustâ¦..
July 27, 2015
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