User Review: Vasque Apex
Use: rough trail w/ heavy pack
Break-in Period: 3 short hikes
Price Paid: $145
Have over 300 miles on these in size 11.5D (am in-between 11e-11.5d) and these fit perfectly. Previously had Vasque Sky Walkers (light hikers) for 9 years (resoled with Vibram) and loved them as well, though I realized my feet grew and they became tight.
These boots are stiff and you cannot run streams as you can with lightweight boots. Even insulated they tend to make you sweat a bit in midsummer but will dry fast at camp.
Very good sole and very good ankle support make a great heavy packing and mountain trail ascension boot. I have added insoles taken from my other boots. I can easily give my recommendation. They also make good hunting boots in the winter.