User Review: Vasque Apex
Use: Heavy backpacking/Light mountaineering.
Break-in Period: Only a few days
Weight: 2 lbs. or so.
Price Paid: $210
I am amazed at the number of bad reviews I've read for this boot. I have always purchased Vasque boots, even when they were called Voyagers. My last pair, which were Hiker II's, lasted me 24 years, with several resolings. I think the problem everyone is experiencing is with the initial fitting. y the way, purchasing the boots by mail order is not a good idea at all -- no wonder they didn't serve this person well! The boots must be fitted by someone who knows what they are doing.
Mine were purchased and fitted at Adventure 16 here in Southern California by a QUALIFIED and TRAINED salesperson. The boots hardly needed any break-in and I have worn them on several trips to the Sierra Nevada with absolutely no problems. I have also been snow camping/snowshoeing with them in the local mountains and they have performed admirably! It is also important to have a proper foot liner and to have the proper adjustments made for your type of foot.
Again, these are excellent boots if they are propery fitted. Most people, even seasoned backpackers and mountaineers, don't know the first thing about boot fitting.
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