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2 5

Soles cracked, but it took a few years

THese boots were incredibly comfortable and blister-free. If you asked me about them 6 months ago, I would have given then 5 stars. However, on the trip last week, about 8 miles fromt he trailhead, I noticed that the left boot sole was cracking, in fact had cracked all the way through. Inspection revealed that the right boot was starting to go, too.

I'm a big guy....275 pounds and I carry a 50+ pound pack. OK, that's a lot of weight. On the other hand, I ONLY wear these for backpacking, one week per year, plus maybe half a dozen short day hikes spread throughout the year. I think it's ridiculous that a boot at this price should have an issue like this. The old Hi-Tec's that I replaced with these Vasque's lasted nearly a decade.

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mine cracked in much less time than that, and im 75 lbs lights... they need to look at the sole design.