User Review: Vasque Women's Breeze GTX XCR
Materials: gore-tex, airmesh, leather
Use: dayhikes, varied terrain
Break-in Period: Very short-Immediate
Price Paid: $147
I just bought these boots last week at EMS. They are amazing! I wanted a boot with a really good grip, and it had to be waterproof. I got the best of both worlds with this boot- AND they are incredibly comfortable.
I broke them in last week, although they really didn't need much breaking in. I just did it for precautionary measure since I had an upcoming hike.
During my hike I splashed in puddles and walked through streams and mud without a single drop soaking through (and I did not waterproof them before this hike). I walked up and down steep vertical rocks with no problem. And I had NO blisters, no hot spots, no problems. These boots give good ankle support without any stiffness. I jumped around in them quite a bit- on and off of rocks- and they did not loosen.
The Vibram soles offer great gripping power and the heel provides reliable braking action.
I am very pleased with this purchase and glad that I decided to go with these boots. My feet were warm, dry, and comfortable for my entire hike. I bought some Microspikes that fit perfectly over these boots, and I will try out the combination of the two this weekend on an icy peak. Will update.