Jeff

Jeff

South Central AK

Jeffrey's Passions

Hiking & Camping
Paddling
Skiing
Climbing

Jeffrey's Bio

NOLS Instructor/Environmental Educator

Jeff

Jeff wrote a review of on September 27, 2011

3 5

These boots stood up well to backcountry hiking for about 300 miles. They eventually started to leak through the gore-tex around the edges of the sole but that is somewhat expected. After about 400 miles they have begun to start busting at several of the seams, so it is time to retire them. They were very comfortable and I've still yet to get a blister while wearing a vasque boot, so kudos to vasque for their designs. I have somewhat weak ankles and theses still provided all the support I needed while carrying a 60lb pack and walking over some serious tussocks. All in all I would recommend them for trail hiking for sure, if you're going to be going off trail a decent amount stick with an all leather boot.

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Jeff

Jeff wrote a review of on September 27, 2011

2 5

I ordered these boots back in July and wore them a few times to break them in for a course that I was instructing during the month of September. During the break in period that had no issues and performed great. That was not the case during the course. During 3 weeks in September I wore them while traversing the Talkeetna Mountains in AK and I went through 3 sets of laces (the last two of which were p-cord). The factory laces lasted about 5 days and the other two sets lasted about the same amount of time. All the eyelets except for the two lowest ones might as well be razor blades because they shred laces. I was very disappointed as I have been a faithful vasque boot wearer until now. Other than that problem, which was fairly significant, they were great. Easy break-ins, no blisters and very comfy, but all that was overshadowed by me constantly having to fix the laces.

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