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Current Retail: $112.46
Historic Range: $4.95-$112.46
I put these on and basically walked 500 km in Spain and was one of the few who didn't have a blister. They are amazingly ocmfortable and sturdy. However I did have leakage and suspect that the Gore-tex is faulty and I will ask Vasque to replace. But comfort-wise they are amazing.
Materials: Gore-tex and nubuck
Use: Camino de Santiago Compostela in Spain, 30 km a day
Break-in Period: 3 hours
Price Paid: Ca $135