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The Women's Wasatch GTX Boot by Vasque. Often touted as a near perfect backcountry companion, this understated, quality boot lives up to its namesake mountain range. Incredible fit with the choice of three widths has earned this boot its rock solid reputation.
DECENT FEATURES of the Vasque Women's Wasatch GTX Boot
Upper: 2.4mm Waterproof Nubuck, Molded Rubber Toe Bumper
"Great boots, very durable, super comfy, worth the price, a bit bulky"
I bought these boots over half a year ago for my job doing trail work out in the Mojave Desert.My Vasques have been with me from the Mojave Desert to Denali and through various backpacking trips in rough, rocky, muddy terrain.They're also great if you're in a trail crew, the extra protection on the toe is great for tool mishaps. Although if you're working out in a dry area I'd recommend lubricating the leather (Vaseline works) to prevent it from cracking/wearing too quickly.Cons: The laces tend to come undone. They're also a bit bulky/heavy but you get used to it after a couple weeks. Overall they're great shoes and I would definitely recommend them.
These boots are amazing. I've had them a couple of years now and they definitely hold up. They got me thru my trip to Peru and the Inca Trail this past December with my feet and body intact! Great ankle support, traction and shock absorption. And they're waterproof to boot (hah!) which was a must have for hiking during the Peruvian wet season. Definitely take time to break them in. I wore them to work a couple weeks before taking hiking the first time, and I'm sure glad I did. But after they were broken in a bit, they were very comfortable.
"If you can get it at 50% off, buy 2 pair."
I'm pretty happy with these boots overall. They've made a number of trips through the DWGNRA and served me well. They provide good support, shock absorption, waterproofness and traction. On slippery rocks however, they lose traction fast. To be fair, so do most other boots. Other than that, the only gripe is the unroomy toebox and the fact that they are made in China. Overall a good boot but there are better out there. However, if you can get it at 50% off like I did, then it's a spectacular boot for the money.
To break in my new boots, I took them on one day hike and then went straight to the real test a three day thirty mile loop. The terrain was varied with many mountains and the most water crossings I've ever seen on a trail. And, I'm pleased to report that these boots definitely stood up to the challenge. It rained over 12 in. during my trek and my feet stayed warm, dry and smelling like roses. Okay, maybe not roses, but honestly, the boots are great. Waterproofing was awesome - not the slightest hint of a blister and uber-comfy! I highly recommend these boots which have also been rumored to have magical powers when worn south of the Equator during summer months with 31 days.
good boots, after they're broken in... i bought them a week before a trip and did not have enough time to break em in thus leading to wicked bad blisters 2 days into the trip good new though, by the end they were super comfy and now i love em!
I love these boots! They run true to size, with more than enough room in the toe box and no heel slippage espeically when using the extra lace loop. I typically have tons of trouble finding boots that fit me correctly. I've tried Asolo, Merrill, and Montrail but I'm sold on Vasque. These boots are comfortable from the first time on. I hiked with them for the first time this past weeked -- a rough, hilly 7 mile hike on the Appalachian Trail -- and they required no break-in. No blisters, no sore feet!
"Vasque usually means quality and longevity."
So far really good! I haven't had the chance to run through puddles or hike a snow field...but they've been pretty comfy in desert hiking. A little heavy...what good boots aren't...and the tongue on one of them keeps slipping a little to the side. Weird back-slanted tread on the heel, doesn't really seem to be negative. The hard rubber protecting the toes is awesome...a lightweight sub for steel-toed boots. I think we'll be a pretty good match.
After I started wearing this boot, I found a dog that had a 45,000 reward on it, won a new car from a sweepstakes, started dating a guy that looks like a climber version of a Ken-doll, married the ken-doll-climber-guy, and am now the successful CEO of a multi-billion dollar wrapping paper company. But seriously - they keep your feet SUPER dry on the trail. Trust me - I was standing in a puddle when I found that dog, and I didn't get wet at all...