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- Vibram sole
- Weight: 3lb. 6oz (1531g)
- Waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex membrane
- Vasque Exclusive Vibram Contact outsole
- Molded PU midsole
- Built on the Summit last: a hybrid using the heel from the Arc Tempo with a straighter forefoot
- Molded toe cap
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- Product Dimensions: 14.6 x 11.2 x 5.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 4.3 pounds
- ASIN: B001DNE9B4
- Date first available at Amazon.com: October 10, 2008
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Top Customer Reviews
Then quite suddenly the right and left boot developed a split across the ball of the foot. The right boot then literally fell apart underneath me. The leather uppers show almost no wear at all and the Vibram soles are less than half worn.
Vasque told me I was out of warranty so I should try the store (the hikes were over a 14 month period). I was very disappointed in their attitude overall.
I'm only sorry now that I recommended these to several of my hiking friends. The soft rubber under the sole makes them very comfortable boots but in my opinion it also causes the Vibram sole to split after it weakens at which point the end of the entire boot comes swiftly.
IMO, some of the "glowing reviews" here of these boots were done by well intentioned people who have likely done a few less miles in them than I have. Check out my photos of the boots that accompany this same review on other websites.
If you want boots that will last choose something else. Bob.
Generally they have held up pretty well in the two plus years that I have owned mine, but they have developed cracks where the rubber toe cap meets the upper near the sole* that will soon render them useless once the GTX liner is exposed. This happened WAY too quickly for a (nearly) two hundred dollar boot. It's sad, because other than this detail, the boots were pretty good. *I should note that this is NOT something that regularly happens with boots
that I wear due to sizing or foot anomalies.
The boots managed to stay completely dry even though recent rains had transformed the trails into small brooks.
Be aware that the Wasatch is a little on the heavy side for a day hiker. On the plus side, that heaviness translates into superior ankle support. The quality of the leather uppers appears to be a big step up over boots costing a little less. Also appreciated is the fact that the soles are softer and stick better to bare rock than is usual for a heavier boot.
The claim that the boot runs true to size is probably correct, but also a little bit odd because no one will buy these to wear with thin dress socks on sidewalks. Thick hiking socks will add roughly one-half size, and a hiking boot should also be sized with extra space at the toe. The bottom line is that my size (United States) in a dress shoe is 10.5 wide, while my best fit in the Vasque Wasatch was 11.5 medium.
But, I'm on my second pair and neither of them had this problem. I live in Arizona and do quite a bit of hiking (I'd say at least 20 5-15 mile hikes per year), and on some pretty rough/rocky terrain, too.
My first pair lasted 4 years including multiple day trips to the bottom of the Grand Canyon and back. The soles did eventually wear out and there was some minor cracking toward the end, but nothing unexpected given the amount of hiking I do or the type of terrain I do it on.
So, I was happy to get another pair about 1.5 years ago. If anything, I've done more and more intense hiking with this pair (including a 45 mile rim-to-rim-to-rim hike at the Grand Canyon -- one day each way with a one day rest in between). I've also hiked to the bottom and back to the top of the south rim of the Grand Canyon at least three other times with this pair, plus lots of hikes in the Superstition Mountains and elsewhere. And, so far I've had no problems with this pair either (and I expect them to last at least another couple of years).
On top of that, I very rarely get blisters, and when I do it is only toward the end of a very long 15-20 mile hike (anything up to 10-12 miles per day has never been a problem). And, on the very rare occasion that I do get a blister it is never a big/bad blister that affects hiking, needs to be popped (i.e., it usually goes away by itself fairly quickly), or anything like that.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Couple of years not so heavy use - both soles cracked ! Very disapointed!Published 6 months ago by ivo yanakiev
These are far and away the best boots i've ever owned. I've had them for 4 years now and taken them on wilderness backpacking trips all across the country. Read morePublished 7 months ago by All R. Jin
Fell apart at the toe. WOre these boots for less than a year - owned them longer so out of warranty. The toe came unglued one day and tripped me- now its peeling off. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Patty W
This is a very comfort pair of boots and I have two....
However, quality is the only issue with them..not last very long. Read more
joy, then sadness -- split sole.
Bought Vasque Wasatch shoes in 2009, after a long search through many brands trying to fit my moderately wide feet. Read more
A great boot.good support.No breaking in needed.I have been hiking in these same boots for 2 years now around 500 miles.Published 14 months ago by bob quick
Great heavy duty boot which I use for work. I think the boot itself will last for 5-10 years of heavy use. Read morePublished 16 months ago by larry