My pair was made in Italy. I've been loving these…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $150


My pair was made in Italy. I've been loving these boots since 2000 or maybe the late '90s. I got a resole from in Feb. 2013. They've always fit like a glove and have treated me well, never had a blister or a soaker, but I also treat them well.


  • Love on my feet for any condition
  • Have been offered cash for my boots


  • They discontinued this design.

It sucks that they discontinued this model because they hit an apex with this with the Italian version. It also sucks that they farmed out later productions to China and probably alienated their customer base with a crappy fit.


Haven't yet taken these on the trail, as I was trying…

Rating: rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Materials: leather, gore-tex
Use: I bought them for backpacking/dayhiking
Break-in Period: moderate
Weight: 3ish lbs
Price Paid: I forget, probably ~$190

Haven't yet taken these on the trail, as I was trying to make sure they were broken in first. (Stiff leather + long trip = hurts, too often.) I got them to replace some worn-out, rather blah boots (Asolos?) and I'm very happy.

The break-in was taking forever until I bought round laces to replace the stock flat ones...instant success! These are now ultra-comfortable, a little too warm for me even in winter in New England, a bit on the heavy side but nice and sturdy because of it. And they look nice, too!

Just added some Superfeet for support more than for comfort, so it's nice to see I'm not the only one who needed to.

rated 3.50 of 5 stars All Sundowner MX2 versions

In addition to the 2 men's reviews above, there are 12 reviews for other versions of the Sundowner MX2. Read all reviews »

Where to Buy

sponsored links
Help support this site by making your next gear purchase through one of the links above. Click a link, buy what you need, and the seller will contribute a portion of the purchase price to support Trailspace's independent gear reviews.

Vasque Men's Sundowner MX2


The Men's Sundowner MX2 has been discontinued.

previously retailed for:
$105.00 - $210.00

The Vasque Men's Sundowner MX2 is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen December 7, 2007 at Moosejaw.

Recently on Trailspace

Win a Therm-a-Rest Parsec Sleeping Bag and NeoAir Mat

Swing Trek Liteflex Umbrella Review

Idahoan Premium Hash Browns Review

MSR DragonFly Review

Summer Escape

Kodiak Canvas 10x10 Flex-Bow Canvas Tent Deluxe Review