User Review: Vasque Skywalk
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $9.99
Comfortable, fantastic grip on rock on a canoe portage, even wet. Great first impression.
- medium weight
- looks good
- great traction
- tread sheds mud quickly
- tying lugs rusty, must not be stainess steel
I've had the pleasure to find these at a Sally-anne (donated merchandise!) store! I got them for 9 bucks, I didn't know just how good a deal that was until I came on here and read reviews! I was on the way north for a little canoe camping on a low budget.
These boots felt great as I carried my stuff over a steep, rocky portage I was dreading because I had crocs or regular running shoes... On the way up North I paused for some other items I needed, and found these beauties, looking almost new amongst the other old chewed up shoes in the store, they caught my eye as I walked by, I thought what the heck, Gore-tex! $9.99?
I was late starting, and arrived at the portage in complete darkness. I couple of times, due to carrying loads, and no light on the trail, I managed to place my feet in up to 4" of water as I loaded or unloaded the canoe. I was forced to stand there to make sure the load was right — not capsize the canoe, in the water longer than I liked, bracing for that sloggy wetness to happen, and it didn't! Not a drop got in, and I was just short of having the water spill in over the boot tops! I looked down after unloading, and watched as the water beaded right off the suede as I stepped out of the waters edge.
These made me feel very sure-footed, even on those wet, slippery rocks at the shoreline, never slipped a bit, have great bite on the tread, but also shed the mud quickly after walking through some mud.. And yes, as others have said, after continuing downstream to my campsite, setting it up, enjoying the campfire, a couple of hours later, I hardly even felt the need to take them off my feet until I was in the tent for the night.
I can't figure out why someone would part company with these in a donation box. They must have totally got the size wrong, but, hey, my gain!