User Review: Vasque Men's Wasatch GTX
Materials: gore-tex / nubuck
Use: backpacking & dayhikes
Break-in Period: > 2 months !
Price Paid: $120
My pair felt fine in the store, but gave me brutal heel blisters for the first several hikes. I tried every sort of insole or heel pad I could find to no avail. The heels of these things are just incredibly stiff!
I've never had a pair of boots that took so long to break in. I ended up just beating the heels with a hammer for a while & that seemed to do the trick. My last 3 day backpacking trip went over with no blisters at all....
Overall, they are really nice boots that just take a heck of a long time to break in.