User Review: Vasque Men's Sundowner Summit GTX
Materials: Leather, gore-tex
Use: Day hikes - Plan to do some backpacking
Break-in Period: 2 weeks
Price Paid: $0 - Waranty Claim
I received the Sundowner Summit GTX as a result of a Gore-Tex warranty claim on my old original Italian made Sundowner Classics. It was tough to give up an already broken in pair of good boots and I had been reluctant to go with a Chinese made product. I have to say that I was surprised by the quality and technology in the Sundowner Summit GTX.
The leather is much more supple than my old boots but at the same time it appears to be durable and should last for a long amount of miles. I wore my boots to work for a couple of weeks to break them in and even with brand new boots I did not receive any blisters during break-in. My first day hike was relatively short, and without a pack, so I cannot provide much input based on this. I just went on a 7 mile hike in Daniel Boone National Forest at Dog Slaughter Falls which has a lot of differing terrain from rock, to hard pack dirt, to pine needles to sand. The soles of these boots are some of the best I have seen. I believe that they will grip anything! I cannot wait to try backpacking in these!