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Vasque Men's Sundowner GTX Hiking Boot

by Vasque
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Price: $109.96 - $189.99
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  • Leather
  • GORE-TEX waterproof technology
  • Cement construction
  • Dual density EVA midsole
  • Supportive Bimodal 2 insole
  • 3-bar knit lining and padded collar
  • Vasque Classic outsole with Sundowner last
  • Vasque constructs a boot that's heavy duty for light backpacking, yet stylish enough for everyday wear.

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Product Description

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Men's Sundowner GTX Hiking Boot
Vasque Sundowner GTX Hiking Boot
Vasque Sundowner GTX Hiking Boot

Heralded as 'the boot that built the brand,' the Vasque Sundowner GTX hiking boot with Gore-Tex waterproof technology has a reputation for longevity, comfort, and old-school style. As common in the city as it is on the trail, the Sundowner is the ideal blend of form and function--making it suitable for either backpacking or an easy day hike.

Simple, Timeless Design

The Vasque Sundowner GTX's simple and timeless design has made it the benchmark for backpacking boots for over 25 years. The cement construction adds forefoot flexibility without reducing the support and stability you need under a heavy pack, while the one-piece, full-grain leather upper eliminates seams, giving the boot its iconic look.

Features Gore-Tex Fabric Technology

The Sundowner's waterproof and breathable GORE-TEX membrane, water repellent laces, and seam-sealing technology keep water and moisture out, ensuring a comfortable, relaxing hike.

At a Glance
• Gore-Tex waterproof technology keeps moisture out
• Features Vasque Classic outsole with Sundowner last
• One-piece leather upper eliminates seams
• Weighs 3 pounds, 6 ounces (1,531g)
• Range of widths available
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About Vasque

Vasque is committed to making functional, innovative, and aesthetic footwear that performs to the highest standards. Founded by recreation enthusiast William D. Sweasy in 1965, Vasque has been producing high-quality mountaineering and hiking boots for over forty years. From the original Voyageur boot to today's technically innovative and stylish designs for both men and women, the Vasque trail continues today, breaking new ground toward what's next.

What's in the Box

Vasque Men's Sundowner GTX Hiking Boots.

Product Description

Vasque constructs a boot that's heavy duty for light backpacking, yet stylish enough for everyday wear.

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 12 x 8 x 3 inches ; 2.2 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002NPD0J8
  • Item model number: Sundowner GTX-M
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (151 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,334 in Sports & Outdoors (See Top 100 in Sports & Outdoors)
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Customer Reviews

The Vasque boot fits great, looks good and is comfortable.
fremont
They don't last as long as the Italian ones but the last 4 pairs have improved a bit over time.
Tony Backer
They take a couple of weeks to break in, but once they do the boot feels perfect.
Brent Derbecker

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

50 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Outdoor Fan CO on February 14, 2010
I purchased my first pair of sundowners around '91. I still have them and use them for yard work periodically. The newer ones have not held up as well, but I still like the boots. I have had the second pair for about 9 years and have used them for climbing 14'ners in colorado as well as shorter day hikes. They are great boots, but the quality is not the same as the original Sundowners. The sole is of particular concern as they moved away from a vibram sole before I acquired the newer model. The sole has worn significantly and I have not used them as much as I did the first pair. In general it is still a great all around boot.

That said, I have changed to using hiking shoes more, and I have a pair of Vasque Blur's and like them as well.

Overall, the Sundowner is a classic boot. While I would recomend them still, my experience with the second pair makes me less of a fan of the Sundowner. There are other brands out there that provide similar quality products. If vasque went back to their original quality construction, I would not hesitate to recomend them - even at a higher price point due to the longevity of my first pair of sundowners. I wore those boots a boatload and they held up to incredible abuse. They should save that brand and have a version called "sundowner original" and make them like they did long ago.
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42 of 45 people found the following review helpful By L Sawyer on February 28, 2011
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Ok...a bit of background: I purchased my 1st ever pair of Vasque (sundownders) just before a backpacking trip about 8 years ago. From the moment I put these boots on, they were the most comfortable things I have EVER worn. Right out of the box they felt like socks (I'm not exaggerating). I didn't have the time to properly break them in before my trip, however, as it turns out...no break in was needed. Flash forward 5 years, my trusty sundowners were still the most comfortable things I'd EVER worn...even as I dropped them in the trash (a tear in my eye) due to the fact that I had completely worn out the soles & one of the eyelets had broken. When I orderd this NEW pair...i was expecting a similar experience. WRONG! They look the same...they are still very light and seem to be well made. HOWEVER...after 1 very pain-full day at work (made the mistake of wearing them to work as soon as they arrived) and 6 days of casual use (to hopefully break them in) I am EXTREMELY disappointed. Even after 7 days of wearing these boots I am unable to walk for more than an hour or so before my feet are causing me a ridiculous amount of pain. The leather they are using is MUCH harder than whatever they used in the past, my old pair had decent padding on the inside...these feel as though there is no more than a thin layer of fabric between your delicate flesh and the steel hard leather uppers.
If I had wanted a pair of mass produced cheap boots that required a very painful break-in period, I would have gone with a much cheaper pair of boots. Compared to other boots i have worn during the break-in period...these DO NOT hold up well.
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32 of 39 people found the following review helpful By John M. Fleming on February 17, 2010
The first pair of these boots I bought some years back were hands down the best boots I had ever owned. When the soles wore out and bought two more pair of what I thought were the same boot. But, unfortunately this boot is made differently now and are not even close to the boot it used to be. The do not fit nearly as well, and the laces come untied very often for some reason.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Joseph Radach on May 17, 2013
Color Name: BurgundySize Name: 9 D(M) US Verified Purchase
Do not buy these boots if you have owned a pair before. I bought a pair about 5 years ago, and they were one of the first editions manufactured in China. I loved the boots and didn't think the quality was any worse for not being made in Italy. I then just baught another pair to replace my beat-down pair and the current design is pathetic. The fit was all wrong and the materials were cheap and felt like palstic. They don't even have the skywalk sole anymore. Don't waste your time...
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39 of 50 people found the following review helpful By Joshua Bray on January 6, 2009
Color Name: BlackSize Name: 11 D(M) US
I got these about a week before I took a major trip. I wore them everywhere for that week to break them in. I was hoping that would be enough. While on my trip (backpacking in E. Europe), I got terrible blisters on the tops of my big toes (where the top of the boots pinched them). Also, as others have reported the tops of the boots hit just wrong on my ankles. This is my second pair of Sundowners. They don't match the quality or fit of my first pair. After 2 painful weeks in Europe, I had to stop in a store and buy a pair of Nike's, just to I could walk.
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29 of 37 people found the following review helpful By M. J. Brailsford on May 23, 2009
Color Name: BurgundySize Name: 13 D(M) US Verified Purchase
This was going to be my third generation of Vasque Sundowners. The first 2 brought me over the Himalayas twice, across the Beartooth and through the jungles of Laos.

What was sent this time resembled my previous boots in name only. I could tell the moment I opened the box that Vasque has given up completely on making quality boots. They were the worst shoes of any kind I have ever had the displeasure of putting on my feet. The leather was of completely inferior quality. The fit was horrible with space where there should be none, and tight everywhere else. I am only grateful to the excellent return policy of Amazon...
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