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STYLE 7127

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WOMEN'S BACKPACKING BOOTS
STYLE 7127

Sundowner GTX

$219.99 USD MSRP

Sundowner GTX product photo
  • Sundowner GTX product photo
  • Sundowner GTX product photo
  • Sundowner GTX product photo
  • Sundowner GTX product photo
  • Sundowner GTX product photo
  • Sundowner GTX product photo
  • Sundowner GTX product photo

WOMEN'S BACKPACKING BOOTS
STYLE 7127

Sundowner GTX

$219.99 USD MSRP

SUNDOWNER GTX, RED OAK Womens is rated 3.1 out of 5 by 9.
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When you imagine what a hiking boot should be, the Sundowner is the vision that comes to mind. The longevity and fan loyalty of this style is no fluke; the simplicity, function and elegance of this hiker may very well be boot nirvana.

Red Oak
Red Oak

WOMEN'S Medium: 6 | 6.5 | 7 | 7.5 | 8 | 8.5 | 9 | 9.5 | 10 | 10.5 | 11
WOMEN'S Wide: 7 | 7.5 | 8 | 8.5 | 9 | 9.5 | 10
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  • OVERVIEW
  • CONSTRUCTION
WHAT'S IT FOR
  • Hiking
  • Backpacking
BENEFITS
  • Simplicity=Longevity
  • Breaks in to a near custom fit
FEATURES
  • S.B. Foot Leather tanned in the US
  • GORE-TEX® with Performance Comfort
  • Comfortable yet stable Polyurethane midsole
  • Cambered heel for efficient hiking stride
STATS
  • WEIGHT : 2 lbs. 10 oz. (1188 g)
  • LAST  : Sundowner Classic
  • UPPER  : 2.4mm Waterproof Full Grain Leather
  • FOOTBED  : Molded Polyurethane
  • MIDSOLE  : Molded Polyurethane and TPU Shank
  • OUTSOLE  : Vasque Pyrenees
UPPER

One piece, USA-tanned, 2.4 mm S.B. Foot leather upper is the ultimate in durability and comfort. Less seams equal fewer hotspots and the longer you wear them, the more custom the fit becomes. A Gore-Tex® membrane protects from inclement conditions, and classic d-ring eyelets are tried and true and offer speed lacing. New for 2015, the Sundowner will be built around the original shaped last, for the classic fit so many have trusted on the trail.

SOLE

Once again, the Sundowner is offered in the original rubber traction sole with polyurethane midsole. This combination is a perfect blend of trail support and comfort for long miles. Vasque’s proprietary Pyrenees rubber sole takes direct design cues from the original, with aggressive lug pattern, excellent mud clearing and rockered heel for a natural foot transition on trails. The single density polyurethane midsole is coupled with a PU comfort footbed for excellent torsional structure for rough trails while offering great underfoot comfort for long days out.

Rated 1 out of 5 by from Excellent Made Boot, for people with long skinny feet When these first arrived in the mail, I gasped. Beautiful shoes, quality stitching and I love the concept of well crafted nearly-single-piece leather design. However, that's where the praise stops. I ordered a size up and wide, and I can't even get my left foot into these. I'm sooo upset. I don't think boot companies want to give people with wide feet a chance. If I take the insoles out, I can fit my right foot if I wear a thin sock, decent ankle but there's almost a half inch in length in the front. After doing a lot of research online (and calling a local cobbler), I don't even think I can get them stretched at a cobbler to fit a true wide foot. So I'm not going to attempt it and I'm sending them back, which is a shame and leaves me stuck with lower quality brands.
Date published: 2018-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 35 years before I bought new ones just as good I bought my first pair of Sundowners in 1976 when you actually drew the outline of your foot on a piece of paper and mailed it in to get sized perfectly! I wore them for 35 years before the soles came off. I confess I did not take the best care of them, but the boots took great care of me. I got a new pair several years ago and they fit and wear as well as the first pair. I don't know the "manufacturing" issues that are addressed in some of these reviews, but I'm not experiencing any problems. Buying a pair now for my daughter's 50th birthday present and expect that hers will last forever.
Date published: 2018-07-25
Rated 1 out of 5 by from High Hopes, Let Down This shoe came highly recommended by both family and friends who had had this style for years. As I've just begun an internship requiring brown polishable hiking boots, I thought these would be perfect. I bought them online, thinking I'd have plenty of time to break them in at home before hitting the field. At first the right pinky toe was being squished, which I thought would get better with time. HOWEVER it's been over a month now and each time I put these boots on another problem area arises. I have blisters on my heels, my toes can't stand to be in these boots for more than a few hours at best, and no matter which hiking socks I wear I can't find any relief. Perhaps I should have sized up, but I had read nothing indicating a need to. Overall, what I thought would be a beautiful, sensible pair of boots has been nothing but a painful mistake I have been too slow to admit. Now that I am stuck with them, I'm at a loss for what to do, though I hope it won't result in a painful summer of field work...
Date published: 2018-05-28
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Bait and switch I bought these boots based on a recommendation from a friend that had an older pair, and loved them. I was not aware of the history of the manufacture location and the associated changes. I thought I was getting great hiking boots, but instead I got an extremely uncomfortable boot that I can't break in, and would not think of wearing hiking. I have had these boots for a while and thought the problem was my feet. I kept them because of their reputation, hoping one day they would get better. I was looking for new hiking boots this morning, and found some reviews with similar situations to mine, and I realized it was not my feet that is causing the issue. When vasque cheapened the boot they should have changed the name not the 3 letter code that no one pays attention to. Vasqe will not be included in my search for new boots.
Date published: 2017-01-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great purchase I bought my boots in 2016 and wear them close to everyday for my job. They are amazing. I love these boots. Great choice.
Date published: 2016-12-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Huge waste of money Years later, I still could not break these things in. Your feet will break in long before the boots.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome! Mine are 20 years old! Honestly will last a lifetime. I purchased these boots in 1996, 20 years ago! I was in my 20s then. It's true. These boots are nothing short of amazing. They are still going strong today even w/ the original laces. They've seen from east coast to west coast, from Acadia National in ME to the Redwoods in CA and up into British Columbia salmon fishing. They've lasted through streams, several day outback backpacking trip, and simple day hikes. My husband also has these boots and his are older than mine and still in great shape, I'd say perfect shape really and he is much rougher than I. You will never purchase another boot in your lifetime. I don't back many products but these boots are #1 of 4 products that I'll put my name on. Such great quality - the best product, quality, fit, comfort, entire package I've ever seen - thanks Vasque, truly great. Sorry I can't upload photos - I'm not a cell phoner and don't want to dig through SD cards. They are incredible though. Don't worry about walking through water and muck either as your feet will remain dry. I've never once in 20 years ever had any problem w/ my Vasque hikers. Love them! Even developing flat feet and plantars fasciitis recently hasn't shelved my Vasques as I can comfortably wear them w/ just hiking socks. All my other shoes have to be replaced w/ ugly orthos or inserts.
Date published: 2016-09-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Soles cracked too soon My first pair, made in Italy, lasted 13 years. This pair, made in China, 8 years old, now leak water thru soles cracked horizontally at the ball of the foot. I do short weekend hikes mostly on dirt trails and occasionally on rocky trails. I am now 71 and I thought this pair would be my last. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2015-12-11
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Kids Footwear Size Comparison Chart For Most Common International Systems

  US EU UK CM
CHILDREN 10 27 9 16.5
  11 28 10 17
  12 30 11 18
  13 31 12 19
YOUTH 1 32 13 20
  2 33 1 20.5
  3 34 2 21
  4 35 3 22
  5 37 4 23
  6 38 5 24
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Footwear Size Comparison Chart For Most Common International Systems

USA MEN'S USA WOMEN'S EUROPEAN BRITISH MEN'S cm WOMEN'S cm
  4 33.5 1.5   21
  4.5 34 2   21.5
3.5 5 34.5 2.5 21.5 22
4 5.5 35 3 22 22.5
4.5 6 36 3.5 22.5 23
5 6.5 37 4 23 23.5
5.5 7 37.5 4.5 23.5 24
6 7.5 38 5 24 24.5
6.5 8 38.5 5.5 24.5 25
7 8.5 39 6 25 25.5
7.5 9 40 6.5 25.5 26
8 9.5 41 7 26 26.5
8.5 10 41.5 7.5 26.5 27
9 10.5 42 8 27 27.5
9.5 11 42.5 8.5 27.5 28
10 12 43 9 28 28.5
10.5   43.5 9.5 28.5  
11   44 10 29  
11.5   45 10.5 29.5  
12   46 11 30  
13   47 12 31  
14   48 13 32  
15   49 14 33  
16   50 15 34  
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