I had never owned a pair of Vasque boots, and I was skeptical after reading the reviews of some of their other models.
So far they have performed well beyond my expectations. They were comfortable from day one, with support in the arch and plenty of room in the toe box. They took no time to break in and the waterproofing has yet to fail, even after spending all day in the driving rain.
The tread has a great design and works well going up or down slopes and even on the side slope situations. The soles flex where they should yet the boot has great overall ankle support.
I definitely recommend these boots to anyone that might be on the fence about a backpacking boot. They pass the test day after day and my work is very demanding on my feet.