User Review: Vasque Men's Wasatch GTX
Materials: Leather, goretex
Use: Never got to use them on a hike
Price Paid: $125
Heard good reviews about this boot. Felt good when trying them on in the store, but when I got them home and started breaking them in and around the house, I noticed the left shoe was much tighter and heal pressure was greater. The volume in the left shoe was smaller and had at 1/4 inch less leather over the fore foot. Also, the tongue was sown in a twisted manner preventing the tongue from fitting correctly. Ankle support did not feel all that great either. Foot bed and arch areas felt good although, and the sole/mid sole felt solid.
Exchanged the boots after waiting a week to come in. Verified the new boots did not have the same problem and they seemed OK fit wise in the store. Started working them in again, but this time bad arch pain occurred after wearing them 20 minutes on some basic terrain. It turns out the shoe was also defective as it placed the foot too far inward over the instep arch where part of the foot wood not even sit over the sole. Also again did not like the ankle support, and when briefly verifying waterproofness, got very small droplets of water at the seem under the tips of the toes. Returned these too.
Very disappointed with the quality control. China problem? I have bought many both cheap and more expensive shoes and boots, and I never have had these kinds of problems.