With virtually no break-in period, the new Vasque Breeze GTX 2.0 ($170) hiking boots are quickly becoming a hit on the trail. User reviews are off the charts across the forums. The upper portion of the boot is a waterproof nubuck leather and a molded rubber toe bumper, combined with large areas of highly abrasion-resistant air mesh for trail durability and superior breathability. An air mesh tongue with full gusset keeps out dust and debris. Webbing speed-lacing eyelets plus durable metal hooks in the upper cuff allow for fast and precise closure. They are also loaded with a GORE-TEX with Extended Comfort Technology membrane, the most breathable waterproof membrane available.
The sole is made of a Vasque exclusive, Vibram Contact sole with XSTrek Compound. It is designed with a mix of geometric, organic and serrated lugs for excellent stability and traction in loose, uneven terrain. A defined heel brake provides positive control on steep descents. The dual density EVA midsole is inspired by athletic shoe designs, giving ample cushioning during heel strike and providing a stable platform for toe-off propulsion. A molded TPU plate gives structure to the mid-foot while a wishbone shape supports the metatarsals, resisting lateral flex, for a very stable trail platform.
- WEIGHT : 2 lbs. 8 oz. (1140g)
- LAST : Arc Tempo
- UPPER : 2.0mm Waterproof Nubuck Leather, Air Mesh
- FOOTBED : Dual Density EVA
- MIDSOLE : Dual Density EVA, Molded TPU Plate
- OUTSOLE : Vasque Exclusive Vibram Contact with XSTrek Compound
- Out-of-box comfort
- Stable Vibram outsole
- Vasque’s most breathable hiking boot
- GORE-TEX with Extended Comfort Technology
- Reflective Piping
- Molded Rubber Toe Cap