Rugged and tough, these low profile light trail shoes lived up to the Vasque reputation. My fourth pair of Vasques, these shoes are supportive and comfortable. They’re lightweight and at the end of the day, whether hiking uphill or through city streets my legs are never tired from hauling the boots around. The boot is supportive enough for hiking with a light pack, but since its a low profile, it lacks the necessary ankle support for heavy backpacking.
My feet are very narrow and I have high arches so I’m difficult to fit in a boot. The fit is excellent and I’ve replaced the bottom with my custom made orthopedic without problems.
The shoe itself is breathable so I never have the problem of wet or sweaty feet. At the same time I’ve hiked in all temperatures, from hot and humid jungles to mountains of 4700m and have never had cold feet. Over the last 5 months my boots have been soaked numerous times and covered in mud more than I can even imagine. Since I’m backpacking they’re often crushed in the bottom of my pack, so to say boot are holding up well really means something! No tears or structural problems to date, and I’ll admit, I NEVER take my boots off correctly, they always get pushed off while tied!
Update December 2009: I love these shoes so much, they have been perfect for what I wanted. I just bought another pair!