User Review: Vasque Women's Breeze GTX XCR
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $128 ($160 with 20% off coupon) from REI
A close friend of mine bought this boot and after testing it for a couple months on all kinds of terrain. She raved about the grip of the vibram soles and the great ankle support it provided as I struggled to stay stable on some slippery rocks on one of our short day hikes.
I went out and bought the boot shortly thereafter and attempted to break them in on a slow moving treadmill at the gym. Unfortunately, my foot is shaped in a way that left just enough wiggle room near the heal such that the constant rubbing caused the thin-skinned inward curves above my heals to blister in less than an hour.
It's a great shoe but I wasn't it's Cinderella; good fit is important. Luckily, I had bought the boots from a place that allowed me to return them.