User Review: Vasque Men's Breeze GTX XCR
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $120
- Good support.
- Terrible traction.
I bought these boots bases on the recommendation of a local outdoor outfitter. They felt great walking around the store. They were very light and the gave good support to my ankles and arches. The pros stop here.
My first hike with these was short and I quickly found that my foot moved around a bit no matter how tight I laced them. This could have been a size issue but my foot was measured at the store and there is not a lot if room in the toebox. I replaced the insoles with pair of custom made orthotix from my work boots and this helped a bit.
What can't be helped is the traction. It was unpredictable! Once wet, forget about it. They lose traction while pushing off. Wet or dry. Looking at the tread pattern you can see lack of lugs near the ball of the foot.
I work construction so I pretty much wear boots for a living. 12+ hour days and I never had these issues with my "work" boots. I even wore a pair of them for 20 miles on the AT and had less issues then these "hiking" boots.
Don't waste your money. Since I already did, I plan on keeping these just to mow the lawn. If they can't perform good enough for that, they are going in the trash.