Comfort straight from the box.
Forget battling with painful blisters and the stiff, board-like feel of breaking in a traditional hiking boot with the instant comfort of the Vasque Women's Breeze III GTX Hiking Boot. Offering comfort straight from the box, the Breeze III GTX bucks the trend of taking weeks or even months to fully break in a hiking boot. Not only does it provide this broken-in feel the moment you slip your feet inside, but just as importantly, it's more breathable than ever when you're trekking in sweltering conditions.
Nubuck uppers maintain abrasion-resistance on the trail, reinforced with a rubberized toe cap for protection from rock strikes. Strategic ventilation panels actively circulate air inside the boot, preventing overheating in hot weather. Sealing out pouring rain and shallow stream crossings, the Gore-Tex Extended Comfort membrane keeps your feet pleasantly dry in soaking-wet conditions. This waterproof membrane is the most breathable in Gore-Tex's line, meaning your feet won't soak in sweat from the inside-out during hikes.
One of the most important features of any good hiking boots lies within its shock absorption and aggressive grip underfoot. Fulfilling both of these needs, EVA cushion pods soak up jarring vibration while the Vibram Contact Grip maintains reliable traction with every step. The Vibram sole employs a MegaGrip compound for unrelenting grip across variable terrain, ranging from slick rock outcroppings to dusty desert mesas.
- Instant hiking comfort straight from the box
- Nubuck leather upper with air mesh ventilation
- Gore-Tex maintains exceptional waterproofing
- Extended Comfort membrane is highly breathable
- EVA cushioning pods soak up jarring vibration
- Vibram Contact Grip sole for aggressive traction
- MegaGrip compound is sticky, yet hard-wearing
- Item #VSQ002A
- Q & A
Ultimate Backpacking Comfort
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 9
I had the Vasque breezes for 2 backpacking seasons in Montana and a semester in Kenya. I was so sad to retire them. They are comfortable from the get go, run true to size, and are great for all summer romps. The ankle support is great for long backpacking trips and the mesh allows for better ventilation than your standard full leather boot. If you don't plan on diving through piles of jagged rock, you should plan to have these babies for a long time! The Goretex is a great feature for spring hikes and not having to dance around puddles. The photo below is from a hike during rainy season in Kenya. Paired with Gaiters my feet stayed dry on our day hike.
How much do these shoes weigh?
Hey Samantha, Vasque has got them as a claimed weight of 2 lbs. 2 oz (976 g). Let me know if you have any other question on them or would like help placing an order - my direct line is 801.204.4547 or you can email me at email@example.com. Cheers, Connor