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St Elias FG GTX Hiking Boot - Women's

4.15 out of 5 stars
20 Reviews
Current price: $149.50 Original price: $230.00
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Why We Like The Vasque St Elias FG GTX Hiking Boot

Instead of buying extra moleskin patches for hiking the PCT, buy a boot that will give you out-of-the-box comfort like the St Elias FG GTX Hiking Boot from Vasque. Whether you're moving through moss-covered forest or the arid terrain of the Anza Borrego Desert, the All-Terrain Compound in the midsole keeps your feet comfortable with foam pods and a synthetic shank to push that 15-mile day to a 20-mile day. If it starts to rain on the 18th mile, the GORE-TEX membrane will keep your feet dry, and if you have to puddle jump across melting early-summer snow, the over-the-ankle cuff will stand up to shallow water.


  • Rugged hiking boot for high-mileage days with a heavy pack
  • GORE-TEX membrane seals boot from water, expels condensation
  • All-Terrain Compound midsole provides comfort for multi-mile days
  • Rubber toe cap protects foot from scree and trail hazards
  • Vibram outsole for sure-footed traction on various types of terrain
  • Supple leather upper flexes easily to wear out of the box
  • Item #VSQ003C
Upper Material
100% leather
GORE-TEX membrane
TPU shank, EVA cushioning
Vibram Frontier
Claimed Weight
2lb 7oz
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year

Overall Rating

4 based on 20 ratings

Review Summary

1 Stars - 1 reviews
2 Stars - 2 reviews
3 Stars - 1 reviews
4 Stars - 5 reviews
5 Stars - 11 reviews

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1 out of 5 stars

February 7, 2024

Never Received

I placed the order on the 14th of January and it said the item was packed and ready to be picked up by USPS. Called today to only be told the item was “lost” and that I’d have to order a different size since mine was suddenly out of stock or get a refund. Honestly just annoyed and the woman on the phone just kept apologizing in the fake “customer service voice” which just agitated me even more. Never ordering from Backcountry again.

Alex L
5 out of 5 stars

February 4, 2024

Love this Boot

I bought this boot for a trip to Antarctica. They were perfect! Warm Dry and user comfortable. Can't recommend them enough.


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5 out of 5 stars

January 11, 2024

Love these! Broke in easily!

I've used it several times
Size Bought:
5' 5"

I hesitated to buy these because there's so much variety in the reviews in terms of fit, comfort, size, etc. Regardless, I tried them, and I'm so happy I did! I'm an 8.5 in everything and bought an 8.5 - it was perfect. Broke these boots in slowly, walking a mile or two at a time, and now they're so comfortable and keep my feet warm on long walks and hikes in the snow.

Lauren B
2 out of 5 stars

January 4, 2024

Not too durable

I bought these boots a few months ago, and already there have been several issues with seams tearing and soles peeling off. I find them very comfortable and love them on hikes, but they do not have the durability I was hoping for. In my opinion, their quality isn’t high enough to match the price.


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4 out of 5 stars

September 28, 2023

Did not fit like a 7W

I love the boots, however, it does not fit like a 7 W. It was tight and my toes were a bit cramped too. I would recommend sizing up if you want to try them out.


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5 out of 5 stars

September 2, 2023

I love this boot!

First, I’d like to share how amazing Vasque’s customer service is. I initially purchased a differed boot that wasn’t hardy enough for the type of hiking I do- Vasque allowed me to return the boot immediately! So instead of going back to the brand I was with before (Scarpa) I decided to stick with Vasque and purchased this boot with my refund money. I am so glad I did. These boots really hold up with all the things the white mtns throw at you with little break in needed. I did need to loosely lace the boots and insert a toe box stretcher for my own needs but the boot has now confirmed to my foot. I fully submerged both feet by mistake several times. My feet were kept dry and warm. I felt my ankles were supported and my boots got more comfortable as my hike went on. I think I used the first 10 miles of the boot to break it in- and I just completed a 20 mile, 4 4000k peak hike in the whites. Zero blisters or hot points on my feet. Thank you vasque!!!

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4 out of 5 stars

February 21, 2023

Leather Treatment Y/N?

What a great boot right out of the box!! Best boot i have had in over 10 years. i have a concern however - the leather is getting quite dry as i am in some dry arctic conditions at the present time. Should the leather be treated to avoid any damage? what would be the best product to keep the leather soft without blinding off the weatherproofing and breathability of the Goretex? Thanks


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4 out of 5 stars

August 12, 2022


Had to buy a shoe enlarger because the stiffness of the shoes was killing my bunion. Couldn't wear it more than 2 hours at first. Now they are perfect! Really waterproof and cute looking !

Karine v

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5 out of 5 stars

April 15, 2022

Love it

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:

I bought a pair of these in 2017 for my full time field job - I have only just retired them for a new pair this year (2022) because of a split near the ball-of-the-toes area (which I wonder if that could have prevented with regular oiling of the leather). These boots are comfortable, truly waterproof, and sturdy - and I'm going to try taking better care of the leather with my new pair to see if they will last longer than 5 years. Love these boots!

Susanna S
5 out of 5 stars

November 11, 2021

Best shoe I’ve ever owned ❤️

I bought these boots a month or two ago and honestly, I’ve been spoiled. No other shoe will do lol. I have hypermobile joints, arthritis in my feet, bunions, and roll my ankles a lot; I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect shoe for years so that I could not be in pain every time I walk and this is it! Fantastic arch support (especially with a memory foam Redwing insole), great ankle support (no more rolling ankles), and the fit and construction are perfect. Very little breaking in, just squeaky for a bit. Absolutely recommend for people with delicate feet or folks who need a lot of support! I can work on my feet all day and not feel any pain. Thank you Vasque, I’ll be back for more ❤️❤️ ALSO I was bar hopping in the pouring rain (do not recommend) and I was totally soaked except for my feet. 100% waterproof so far!!


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