Rated 5 out of 5Â by Youngbuckaroo 10 miles right out of the box
Best boots I have ever owned. Grip on every step. Lightweight. Firm sole prevents twisting on rots or rocks. I am very happy with these boots. The insole is just a liner so you must spend for a quality product to go inside. Other then the hidden cost, I am very happy and recommend them to anyone. They come in a variety of wide sizes, which for me is a must.
April 21, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Eric Best lightweight hiking boot I ever bought AND waterproof
I really have not experienced any of the problems of other purchasers of the Breeze. I have found its performance outstanding in almost every category. I bought my first pair in 2014 in anticipation of walking the Camino de Santiago in Spain. I needed a lightweight, very flexible, very waterproof boot because of certain foot issues of my own. A very rigid, heavier boot for 500 miles on uneven terrain was just going to kill my feet. I wore the breeze every day for 25-30 kilometers, with a custom orthopedic insert and Smartwool medium cushion hiking socks. Not once in the 500 miles did I get blisters or any other sores- unlike most of my fellow travelers. It rained for several days in the Pyrenees Mountains, and I only got MINIMAL water intrusion. I am still wearing these a year later just for yard work, and the only thing thats starting to fail is the seal on the rubber toe guards. In the meantime, I've bought two extra. pairs for future trips. Don't forget that on any very long hike, even with the best cushioning inside, any abnormally high toe or individual bone structure may give you discomfort. Thats what moleskin and bandages are for.
April 14, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5Â by GaryO Originals were much better ...
I am torn between yes or no as far as a recommendation ....
Vasque makes excellent product however the 2.0 version of this boot is not on par with the original version.
Fit and durability are not there on this version - shoe lace hooks are easily bendable out of shape but not back into shape.
The original version was the only boot I have bought for about 8 or 9 years - have the new version and this will be my last unfortunately.
They are falling apart and hurt my feet unlike the originals.
Please bring the originals back ...
April 8, 2015
Rated 2 out of 5Â by Bilguana TOO NARROW
I have had three pairs of Clarion GTX from Vasque and they were comfortable out of the box. The Breeze 2.0 GTX has a very narrow toe box. I wear size 14 and Vasque does not make a wide so I tried a 15 but that is too narrow for my left foot.
I also don't like the rocker action on trails. It might seem to help propel you forward on sidewalks but trails are uneven and rocky. A bad and sad design.
I will probably have to return them.
April 1, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Andrew I love these boots, although they are not waterproof
I love these boots I have probably put around 400-500 miles on them. They are very light and quite comfortable even before the break in period. My only complaint is that they are not waterproof. They are very water resistant however they are not waterproof. Also ironically water comes in from the sole not the sides. Putting that flaw aside these are great boots for the summer in a dry to wet but not raining environment. If you want a great spring, fall, summer backpacking boot I recommend them.
February 13, 2015
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 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