Rajwrote a review of Vasque St. Elias GTX Backpacking Boot - Men's on August 24, 2014
Familiarity: I've used it several times
This year it was time to replace my old Vasque backpacking boots which had performed exceptionally well through 4 years of abuse: bush whacking, boulder hopping and rock scrambles.
Being Vasque fan, I bought these St Elias GTX boots just before summer to give enough time to break in. I did ~40 miles in them, may be not enough. But every time I hiked in them it was a death march. At the end of hikes my feet were blistered. I did not want to hike another mile in them. Returned.