User Review: Vasque Skywalk
Materials: Leather/Fabric w/Gortex
Use: Hiking with light (15 lb) pack
Break-in Period: None
Price Paid: $140
I purchased these boots in 1992 and they've served me very well for over six years. They've been through the boggy, rainy terrain in Northern England, the rocky high altitude Andes and the Eastern and Western mountains in the US. They've held up to water very well and have been comfortable from day one. The fabric/leather has proven very resistant to abrasion and the soles have stood up well.
My hiking has typically been from 3 to 14 days with a light pack of 10 to 20 lbs. I do not know how the boots would do with more weight.
The negatives have been the tongue, which doesn't stay in place and slides to the side and the looseness of the top of the boot to my leg. It seems to give me plenty of ankle support but it should be more close fitting.
If the boots are still being made as they were in '92 I'd highly recommend them for moderate to heavy duty hiking. I don't know how they'd do for backpacking.