User Review: Vasque Alpine
Materials: 2.8mm Nubuck Leather With Goretex Lining
Use: Light Mountaineering, Rough Trail
Break-in Period: 70 miles
Weight: 3lbs 12 oz
Price Paid: $230
These boots are comfortable, But I don't think they are the most durable boots on the market, I've had them a little over 2 years and they are just about ready to retire. The leather has worn very thin on the toes from kneeling down, bumping on rocks, etc. It has also worn around the 2nd set of eyelets (right where the boot bends). I believe that Vasque was aware of this problem the year I bought them and hopefully they corrected it. The Goretex worked like a charm, it kept water out during all 4 seasons. I think my next boots will be La Sportiva Makalu's (if they fit my narrow foot).