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David F.

David F.

David F.

David F.wrote a review of on August 21, 2013

3 5

Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large

I tried these boots out on a couple day hikes ... and they weren't what I was looking for. After about half a day, my feet were getting very tired/sore, which is a sign that the soles aren't stiff enough for me. (Meaning, when walking on uneven terrain, the sole isn't providing enough support, so my foot muscles make up the difference, which makes them get fatigued.)

I've had this problem with other hiking boots in the past, the best luck I've had is with a pair of Solomons that I've had for 6-7 years now. (They're about ready to be replaced, thus my purchase of these Vasques.)

For regular walkabout use, they're probably fine (they look great! Although in certain lighting (overcast mostly) they look purple rather than grey), although they never quite fit my feet right. (I've got very wide feet, so that's a fairly common issue for me. Your mileage may vary.)

The Gore-Tex waterproofing worked great though, and the traction was just fine. Other than fit and beefiness, I don't have any issues with these.

One other note - I had to buy a half size smaller than I usually wear, they seemed to run pretty large.