Overall, good boots, good construction, I like the traction, and I would recommend them with the caveat that you should definitely try them on first. More Wasatch Softrip available on the site. The Wasatch Press curves file must be. The largest negative, for me, is simply that the fit of the boot, while functional, never feels as comfortable as I'd like. The scramble to get your gear afterwards is a bit awkward and you can save yourself a little trouble by leaving it a bit lower down. The comfort and fit were great, but the traction was so incredibly bad that I lost all confidence in these boots.
A fun lead, very well protected. We know for many photographers Lightroom is the go to processing software. I hope my next pair are just a sturdy. No wear or tear so far, overall a great pair of boots I broke these boots in for one week at work and went out on a five-day, four-night loop in the Porcupine Mountains. And yeah, a 70m rope was just barely enough to get down. I tried every sort of insole or heel pad I could find to no avail.
I would order the next size longer i. Heard good reviews about this boot. Some or all of the listings displayed may not belong to the firm whose web site is being visited. Apparently Vasque has dropped the ball regarding Chinese Quality Control of products. I actually talked to an experienced salesperson at a national outdoor rec. I did this climb with Gabriel last weekend, so I will not repeat the details of our ordeal on the approach.
I had bought theses boots to have for long hikes and not have to break in a new pair yearly. Helped prevent the leather from soaking and should increase the life of the boot. I have worn Vasque, Lowa, Asolo, and Montrail boots. Single rack is adequate maybe doubles. Seems to me that appearance and cutting costs trumped utility in this case.
You'd have to deny climate change to bankroll that winter operation. The durability seems well and the toe is covered with a robber to prevent kicking and tearing into the leather when walking as toes take a huge impact. I've never had a pair of boots that took so long to break in. But then again I have also done canyoning with countless miles in squishy wet boots and both feet and boots dried just fine. I might also add that these shoes where great for my wide feet. This comfort is their downfall as well.
Vasque is the only one that puts the plastic stiffener in the sole. Sierra reserves the right to withdraw or modify this offer at any time. It's easy going, but there are potential consequences if you blow it, and they were not prepared for the downclimb. My current boots have been climbing on Yosemite granite, swimming in creeks, trecking over ice, snow, mud, even dry climates. The soles are in good condition but the tread is about gone.
Overall, they are really nice boots that just take a heck of a long time to break in. No blisters or discomfort at all. Warm and waterproof, great to wear for hours. But I only noticed it slightly. However, a week ago while checking my gear in preparation for a rather aggressive hike, I found that there was a catastrophic failure of the sole of the left boot: it had cracked completely across, making the boot unusable.
The bottom literally fell apart. I have another new belt that is a measured size 42. Felt good when trying them on in the store, but when I got them home and started breaking them in and around the house, I noticed the left shoe was much tighter and heal pressure was greater. Wasatch's latest can also be downloaded easily from our website. No, matter how tempting, don't cheat yourself and clip the bolts on the arete climb. We took a bunch of their reservations over at Powder as a courtesy.