User Review: Vasque Men's Sundowner Classic
Materials: Leather Gore-tex
Use: day hikes
Break-in Period: too long with this pair
Price Paid: $165
I have had more pairs of the Sundowner than I can recall over the past 15 years. I wish I still had one of my old pairs. The new ones, for me, are horrible. They raised the toe box up and did away with the narrow sizes. I just sent mine back.
The tight fit that has saved me from more than a few sprained ankles is gone. I suppose they need to save some money and make a shoe that is more in line with the largest possible demographic fit. What a drag.
I have met so many people over the years who love this shoe. The guys at the hiking store tell me that a lot of people are angry about the change.
Redwing, the parent company, says that they mad the changes "in response to customer feedback." Yeah right, the most popular shoe ever needed to be fixed.