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Vasque Wasatch Hiking Boots

Reviewing: Vasque Wasatch  |  Rating:
By misterbisco on
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Eight and a half years ago, I invested in my first pair of hiking boots - the Vasque Sundowner. Having a very narrow foot, I bought a narrow pair of the Sundowners, and they fit perfectly. Additionally, I really liked the reddish-leather design.

Alas, after years of great wear, the boots finally called it quits, and it was time to replace. Sadly, in the interim, Vasque had ceased production of the Sundowner in a narrow size, much to my dismay. I shopped the several styles that Vasque still carried in a narrow, and I settled on the Wasatch, a bit cheaper than the Sundowner.

For fit, they are just as perfect as the Sundowners. These boots tend to run narrow, so while they only make a B (and I wear a AA), they fit great right out of the box. Most boots require a wear-in period, but I wore these straight away and never felt any unusual foot discomfort. The Gore-tex lining is fantastic for harsher weather, but they also breathe quite nicely in the warmer stuff.

For design, I like the nubuck leather, though I find the all-over rubber toe a bit aesthetically displeasing. The sole is rugged and thick (and Vibram-based), and there is plenty of ankle support, including padded ankle sides.

For the money, I think Vasque makes the best hiking boot in the world.