User Review: Vasque Men's Wasatch GTX
Materials: Leather and Gore-Tex
Use: Rough trail in forest
Break-in Period: Two weeks
Weight: 3 lbs. 6 oz.
Price Paid: $110 on sale
I broke these boots for two weeks in advance of an overnight, but difficult hike through virgin forest in the early fall. These boots were totally useless. I got blisters on both heels within the first two miles (which included an immediate 1200 foot elevation gain) and the outsoles were treacherous. Since I was hiking in a somewhat damp region, bits of leaves, dirt, and sticks got in the grooving and created a smooth surface on the bottom of the boot. From this point on, unless I cleaned out the soles, I slipped on the slightest wood, stone, or muddy trail.