User Review: Vasque MX2
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $200
Fit is great, waterproof is great, break-in was longer than the China made Sundowners but the mx2's are far better boot. If you can find the Italian made ones buy them, they can be resoled.
- stiff foot bed
- good support
- good lace attachment
- ankle support
- arch support
- great fit
- they stopped making them in Italy
- not a fan of the China made sundowners
- if they were cheaper it wouldn't be so bad. i'd spend 75 bucks on a boot that would only last a year.(this is about the china made sundowners)
i got my last pair of these in December of 2005. not sure when they stopped making them in Italy but i think these are some of the last ones. one of the best pairs of boots i have ever owned. spent 2 years wearing them, zero complaints.
i spend a lot of time in my boots, i wore the sole out in that 2 years, not completely but enough that i didn't want to continue wearing them and ruin the inner sole so i couldn't get them resoled. i sent them out and got them resoled and they are back as good as new.
fit- great, even the China made Vasques seem to fit the same for me.
comfort- there was a slight break-in period but no blisters.
support- great, ankle, arch, achilles, and side to side. almost perfect.
traction- couldn't ask for more.
temp control- they are a full leather boot thats waterproof, choose the right sox and you'll be good.
ease of use- put your foot in and lace them up.
features- made in Italy.
construction & durability- way better than the chinas, thicker leather and a more durable sole. the stitching seems to be a lot stronger than the chinas. these are not mountaineering boots, but they are one of the best backpacking and heavy hiking boots made. i can't say enough about them.
wore them for 2 years before i got them resoled, plan on getting another 2 out of them before i get them resoled.