User Review: Vasque Men's Velocity
Materials: mesh uppers, eva foam
Use: hard trail running and mountain scrambling
Break-in Period: really nice out of the box, better after a week or two
These trail shoes have worked well for me for trail running, mountain scrambling and fastpacking. Not a very light shoe, but for me were quite comfortable and stable.
The tread is terrific for mud and steep trails. I like that these shoes have a fair amount of cush, but are still rigid enough to protect the feet from rocks and roots. The mesh uppers don't breath particularly well, but they haven't blown a single seam: impressive.
The major downside was that they got flat pretty fast. About halfway through the summer, trail-running 2 hours or so every other day, they were noticeably flat under the heal and the ball of the foot. Tread is starting to go too. I'll be replacing them with the new velocity VST this year because the Vasque last fits my feet particularly well, and I was quite happy with these shoes while they lasted.