User Review: Vasque Men's Clarion GTX
Materials: Nubuck with GoreTex lining
Break-in Period: none
Weight: few pounds
Price Paid: $145
These felt great out of the box. No break-in period necessary for me. I would have given them more stars, but they wear rather quickly. The Nubuck leather is really chewed up. Minor scrapes on rocks leave deep gouges, especially on the toes. At first I thought is was me, but realized that the leather on my 15-year-old worn out suede boots are in better shape.
The rubber soles are really sticky in wet conditions, way better than my Vibram soled boots. But the soft rubber has worn out quick too. I would expect them to last longer for the cost.