Gear Review

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Comfortable fit but soles crack

I work for a Federal Land Management agency and spend a considerable amount of time out doors. I have had many different brands of bots over my 30 year career including custom boots. The GTX is very comfortable right out of the box but within a couple of months the soles begin to crack on the ball of the foot. I have had 4 pairs now and every pair had cracked one pair within 3 months. I work with 3 other biologist and all of their boots have cracked as well.

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So why do you keep buying them and letting your friends/co-workers buy them?

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Same thing happend to me just over a year (past the warranty). Vasque was very unhelpful with my problem and called it an isolated incident. $200.00 down the drain. Never again.

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Do you carry a heavy pack often doing your job? I have read many reports for the sole cracking but am trying to understand the circumstances of use where repeated damage occurs.

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isolated,yeah, nice try. mine cracked same as the rest. Uppers were like new the soles are garbage, thin rubber over foam...poor design

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Mine cracked before 6 months.