Rated 5 out of 5Â by Bryan Lightweight and as warm as I needed
Headed to the north slope of Alaska in October, I packed these boots with a little apprehension: would they be warm enough? After ten days on the tundra, the answer was a resounding yes. My toes were never once cold while on the move, and only after standing still in 20 degree weather for an hour did the slightest discomfort begin to register. These boots are now a prized part of my shoe quiver.
October 19, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by MNWorkingMan74 Bring on the MN Winter!
Let me begin by saying this is the first review I've ever taken the time to write. As someone that works outside in the elements year round regardless of the weather conditions here in MN, this is not only a good boot but an outstanding one. I was given a new pair by a friend after a debate about the best boots for the job. He loved his but I wasn't convinced. That quickly changed and like others on the site, I'm here now looking to buy another pair not because there's anything wrong with mine but because if something did happen to them, I'd throw a fit. They're built extremely well and incredibly durable. They stood up to the constant salt. rock abrasions and deep mud that I threw at them on the daily basis. Regardless of temperature just a little activity and they work perfect. I'm actually excited for the cold so I can get these babies out of the closet. Go Vasque!!!
September 1, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by marcus802 My go-to winter boot
I like this boot so much that I have a second brand new pair in the closet for when my original pair eventually wears out. They keep my feet comfortable, warm and dry while hiking the mountains in Vermont, New York, and New Hampshire. They work great with Microspikes and my strap on crampons.
During February of 2016 I took this boot on a 10 mile hike in the Adirondack High Peaks in New York. Starting temperature was -18 degrees F, and my feet were never cold.
On that note, the only con is that they can be too warm. For me, this occurs if the temperature is around 30 degrees F, or warmer. I usually just switch to a thinner sock and move on.
Overall, this is a fantastic boot for me, and I highly recommend it!
March 31, 2016
Rated 3 out of 5Â by Evol71 Nice looking boot that needs improvement for cold weather use
I bought a pair of these boots after much research on cold weather boots. I used them in Alaska, Svalbard and most recently in Swedish Lapland, all during winter months with decent snow pack. The bottom line is, these boots look good and should keep your feet warm but as soon as you are out 30 minutes in any temperature lower than -15 c, your toes will get very cold and it just moves across your feet if you don't get out of the cold and get the boots off. Also the area around the ankle is just too tight and finally, I've gone through two pair of laces and I've not worn the boots for a total of more than 2 months over three separate cold weather trips. I'd like to see Vasque make a solid, dependable arctic rated boot, this model is probably not suited for any more than trekking in late winter or early spring, with no heavy snow pack and temperatures above -15 Celsius.
January 25, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5Â by COwinterhiker Withstood a 14er winter ascent
Used for first time on an ascent of a Colorado 14'er. Starting temps around 20F, ending back at the car at 12k ft around 38F. Not much snow, but drifting had some areas knee-deep. A lot of 10 inch deep snow - just to the top of the boot. I was using pants that cinch down, not gaiters.
Feet stayed warm and dry. Two sock system: poly liners, wool outer. Comfortable on the descent. Great ankle stability and traction.
Upper lacing a bother to loosen and cinch down, but might be easier as they wear in.
October 25, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5Â by shawn615 Best boots so far
Thes boots were everything i was looking for an more great fit warm an performe great i would recommend thes to anyony who want a great pair of boots to snowshoe in or winter hike. They were stiff at first but after a few miles they felt great.
February 28, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Hollywood Amazing Boot.
I had no experience with purchasing cold weather gear for personal use. I was headed to Pittsburgh to shoot a film that started in January. This boot was recommended to me by Maureen at REI. Since I wear a 14-15 I was leary of trying the 14 but it fit perfectly. I have been in Pittsburgh for over a month now and my feet have never felt better in a work boot. My experience with this boot has been nothing but extraordinary. Good Job!
February 27, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5Â by AM45 Great boot, but design of metal eyelets are a disservice.
I've recently just completed an intensive period of use with these boots- 30 straight days of almost daily use in varying snow conditions and terrain. The boots themselves are well constructed and I'm quite pleased with how they are holding up. Additionally they are quite comfortable to wear and I was pleased with a minimal amount of time needed to break in the boots. The only drawback to the design is the metal eyelets for the bootlaces. After about 30 days of use both laces on both boots were worn through. A friend has the same boots and had the same issue. I expect bootlaces to eventually wear out, but this is much faster than I'm used to. I'd suggest looking into a redesign of that component to prevent premature wear on the laces. Other than this issue with the laces this is an excellent boot and I expect to have and use the boot for many years.
December 29, 2014