Owned Vasque boots for about 20 years. This version…
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $150
Owned Vasque boots for about 20 years. This version takes some time to break in, just like my old pair, and is waterproof to the point where I stood in 50-degree water for 20 minutes fishing with them and was comfortable and dry.
I have wide feet and this pair took longer to break in. The soles on my pair have worn out to the point that the plastic layer beneath has been exposed, after only a few years.
- Surprisingly waterproof
- Provided good footing for hiking and for bouldering with the rubber toe cap
- Do not accommodate wide feet well, even after breaking in.
- Soles wear out prematurely.
My original pair were so comfortable that instead of getting a new pair, I had them re-soled. A guy on Long Island used to do it for a reasonable price. That pair lasted 15 summers and winters.
The soles on my pair have worn out to the point that the plastic layer beneath has been exposed, after only a few years. Still, I like them. They've improved the toe with a rubber covering, making the boot grip rock better when bouldering or having to scale vertically. With that one exception, they were the same price, but not the same quality compared to older versions.
Good sturdy hiking boot. The stability it offers is…
Good sturdy hiking boot. The stability it offers is great and they're really really water and moisture proof. The only drawback is the time it takes to break them in...
Overall, great boot for a good price. Took them out the first time on a one day hike on a muddy and slippery mountain and loved them. My feet hurt a little at the end (I couldn't wait to take them off...) but I was the only one with dry feet (even if the boots were coated with mud up to the top) and that hadn't slipped from our rushed climb down.
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CLOSEOUTS . Vasque's Luna backpacking boots want to see the view at the end of the trail just as badly as you do -- that's why they're constructed to offer ample support with a tall padded collar and a trail-conquering Vibram(R) sole. Padded collar and tongue Removable cushioned footbed with arch support Nubuck uppers Vibram(R) traction sole Height: 4 Weight: 2 lb. 10 oz. pr. Medium width CLOSEOUTS . China.
- Sierra Trading Post
Free Shipping. Vasque Women's Luna Boot (Fall 2006) A lightweight backpacker's dream, the lower-volume Luna by Vasque comfortably carries smaller loads on athletic, fast-paced overnights. Tri-density EVA midsole, TPU plate, and supportive uppers provide exceptional stability. Weight 2 lbs 7 oz (Size 7) 1110 g Upper 2.4mm Waterproof Nubuck Leather Insole Bimodel Flex Plate Midsole Tri-Density Contoured Phylon Plate TPU Torsion Control Outsole Vibram Trailtech High Carbon Rubber Lining 3-Bar Knit Nylon Footbed DryTech Other Gusseted Tongue; Rubber toe Rand; Padded Collar; Integration Technology
Specifically designed for women backpackers, these are biomechanically designed to meet the real-world needs of real-world hikers. Durable, supportive nubuck leather/nylon uppers are sturdy, lightweight and breathable. Upper design features asymmetrical heelcups for an enhanced fit, plus raised medial sides to better accommodate the shape of the ankle. Drytech EVA footbeds incorporate a natural peppermint antibacterial component that not only manages moisture but also helps keep boots and feet fresh. Durable, graded Bimodal Flex Plate insoles provide support, torsional rigidity and stability for all kinds of terrain. Tri-density Phylon EVA midsoles provide a superb blend of shock absorption, pronation control and flexibility. Torsion Control Plates deliver the right amount of medial support and forefoot flex. Stable, self-cleaning Vibram® Trailtech carbon-rubber outsoles are ready for whatever terrain you encounter. Closeout.