User Review: Vasque Alpine (2000)
Materials: 3.2mm leather
Use: light mountaineering/heavy backpacking
Break-in Period: 15 miles
Weight: @ 4.25lbs
Price Paid: $260
Good news for all of the people complaining about Alpines that were overly stiff and chewed up heels, the sole is softer in the new models. While this is good for backpacking, it does make rock climbing with them a little more tiring. I've used them for a few rock climbs (to try them out), but havn't had a chance to try them on the trail yet. I've worn them for 5-6 hours at a time at work to break them in and find them very comfy. My initial impressions of this boot are good, so we'll see if everything is still good in a few months.