User Review: Vasque Men's Velocity
Materials: nylon mesh, EVA midsole, rubber outsole
Break-in Period: none
Weight: very light
Price Paid: $95
Other than paying full retail, I really like this shoe. It is very stable, very comfortable, and fits my foot well (including orthotic inserts). It's a well-padded shoe, laces up easily and snugly, and the treads are fabulous - great traction right out of the box. Mine are a non-Goretex model and breath extremely well.
It's worth trying the shoe on, especially Vasque, because not all their shoes are made on the same last - I tried on another Vasque shoe that was too wide in the forefoot and had a very different fit.
It is too early for me to comment on durability for this shoe. My past experience with Vasque mid-level hikers was very good in this regard.