I also own the Vasque Velocity - the Blur has a far better fit with more room on both sides of the toe box and a well-designed, non-slipping heel fit. The Gore Tex works great - super for wet running. I also use them snowshoeing (very comfry with the Atlas' strap system), and they're great for winter backbacking - just add a pair of OR Rocky High gaiters. The fit is SO stable and very secure around the arches. Excellent for a normal to wider foot, in the normal sizing. Impressive tread.