User Review: Vasque Skywalk
Materials: Leather/cordura over Gortex
Use: For me, everything--going to dinner, long hikes, snowshoeing, scrambling
Break-in Period: 25 miles
Weight: 2lbs 6oz (if memory serves)
Price Paid: $186 (on sale)
Add my voice to the litany of praise for the Skywalk, for several reasons. First, this boot comes in different widths, just like feet. My feet are very narrow, and most boot makers seem to forget about making narrow widths.
Second, they are very light. Light enough to be my primary casual shoes. I don't feel like taking them off after even a really long hike--how many boots can you say that about?
Third, they are durable, comfortable, and waterproof, which is to say that they do what boots are supposed to do.
I have a closet full of boots that felt good in the store but not in the field. The Skywalks are so good that I'm going to buy another pair, just in case Vasque ever discontinues them or changes something.
A heavy person might want a beefier boot, but if you are my size (5' 11", 150 lbs) they have plenty of support. I have not yet had carried a really heaavy pack with them, but I have no doubt they'll be fine (of course, I sometimes backpack in running shoes. . .
My boots are women's (I'm a man, but the women's heel is said to be narrower) size 10.5 narrow.