Vasque Ranger 2
It began as a very comfortable and solid hiking boot,…
Materials: thin leather
Use: short dayhikes, rough trails
Break-in Period: 1 hike
Price Paid: $80
It began as a very comfortable and solid hiking boot, and at $80 I thought it would stay that way for at least a while. After a couple moderately-difficult hikes, one of the back inside seems began to give out. This was unacceptable given the short usage.
As I used them more and more, other seams began to give out. After 6 months or so, the soles were also becoming very flimsy and unsupportive, to the point where my feet would in pain navigating small rocks on my hikes.
Overall, these boots did not hold up like they should have. In the future I plan to buy boots with a solid leather piece, without so many seams, and a hard (maybe Vibram) sole for protection.
Here's what other sites are saying:
CLOSEOUTS . Hikers who love Vasque will appreciate the Ranger II hiking boot -- a quality, value-priced boot that delivers blister-free comfort on the trail. Uppers are split leather and nylon Contoured phylon midsole and EVA footbed Double V-lug rubber outsole Steel shank Height: 4-1_2” Weight: 3 lb. Medium width CLOSEOUTS . China. Runs small, order 1_2 size larger.
- Sierra Trading Post
Free Shipping. Vasque Men's Ranger 2 Boot (Fall 2007) The Men's Ranger 2 Shoe by Vasque is a redesigned, more durable bottom package, updated styling, and high-cushion EVA midsole make this classic boot one of the best values in the Vasque day hiking line.Features: Upper: 2mm Waterproof Split Leather and Nylon Fabric Midsole: EVA Outsole: Vasque Scout Lining: Nylon Footbed: Contoured EVA Weight: 2 lbs. 11 oz. (1219gm) men s 9
The Vasque Ranger 2 is a well-cushioned, relatively lightweight Gore-Tex boot. This classic boot is one of the best values in the Vasque hiking line.