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Vasque Breeze AT Low GTX Hiking Shoe - Women's

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Breeze AT Low GTX Hiking Shoe

Vasque's Breeze AT Low GTX Hiking Shoe was designed for wet, variable terrain. The breathable Gore-Tex membrane provides protection from moisture while still allowing your feet to stay comfortable. Nubuck leather upper is durable enough to hold up on rocky scrambles while the Vasque Exclusive Vibram Contact Grip with Megagrip Compound gives you a stable sole to balance on. Arc Tempo+ technology is designed to hold your heel appropriately while EVA Cushioning Pods and a TPU Shank keep your feet comfortable on long hikes. 

  • Hiking shoe well-equipped for muddy hikes and rainy days
  • Gore-Tex membrane provides breathable protection from water
  • Durable nubuck leather holds up during rocky scrambles
  • EVA Cushioning Pods keep your feet happy on long hikes
  • Vasque Exclusive Vibram Contact Grip with Megagrip Compound gives you stable footing in variable terrain
  • Item #VSQZ19F

Upper Material
2.0mm waterproof nubuck leather
Waterproofing
GORE-TEX
Lining
air mesh
Closure
lace
Last
Arc Tempo+
Footbed
dual density EVA
Midsole
All Terrain Compound, EVA cushioning pods, TPU shank
Sole
Vasque Exclusive Vibram Contact Grip with Megagrip Compound
Claimed Weight
[pair] 2lb
Recommended Use
backpacking, hiking
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

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So disappointing-not like previous model

Beware! I have owned 3 pairs of the previous model of these shoes #7197--they are my favorite shoes of all time. I always have one pair for my outside daily walks & hikes and one pair for wearing inside. I purchased them from the LL Bean store here in Maine so I could try them on. But this time when I went to reorder online, LL Bean didn't have any so I ordered from BackCountry. What I noticed online was that you no longer sell the 7197 model, but have this 7009 model instead which looks the closest to the 7197 so I ordered them. I am so disappointed. I have worn them to walk in 3 times and I can't wear them anymore. They hurt my feet. The previous model was always comfortable from the first time I wore them. Not these. The front is so stiff with a hard plastic--they do not bend in the front so it's like walking with a board or brick on my foot. The front of the shoe is not as deep as the previous model so my toes are tight and rub--and thus blisters! The laces are round in the new ones, not flat so they come untied. But the biggest problem is the stiffness. When I walk in them, my feet hurt, my legs hurt, my hips hurt, my lower back hurts which means I am not walking the way I should be walking. The shoes have no give or bend. I'm sure all that plastic is meant to make them more weather resistant, but what good is that if they hurt your feet. Very disappointing!

Thanks Lynn, I almost bought these. What did you get instead?