Italian boot best
I bought a pair of the Italian made Sundowners about 15 years ago. Hiked all over Europe and the US and they still look and feel great. Finally had them rebuilt by a place in San Francisco recommended by REI. Felt and looked brand new when I got them back. They fit perfectly from the first day and never needed breaking in. This is the best pair of shoes I ever had. My feet are of particular concern as I am diabetic and have to be very careful with my feet. Would buy another pair or two if Vasque moved production back to Italy. Too bad people won't pay for quality anymore. Paid well over $200 then and now the they are under $200. I understand the price part of making them in China but not the quality part. Come on, Vasque, do the right thing and move production back to Italy.