User Review: Vasque Men's Breeze GTX XCR
Use: long rough trails with heavy pack
Break-in Period: 3 miles
Price Paid: $160
I bought these shoes for a through hike of the Buffalo River National Forest. I wanted something comfortable, waterproof, with good shank support, and good for 40lb loads. These shoes lived up to what I needed.
They were quick to break in and were still comfortable even after a week on the trails. Traction was good on dry ground but fared poorly on river crossings with algae covered rock. Waterproofing was good and they supported my loads with no problem.
I am unsure of the long term durability of these shoes but as of now am very happy with them and would recommend them.