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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable and durable I've had these for 2 years now. Great hiking boots. They are comfortable enough for weekend backpacking trips, and I use them for muddy days at the dog park also. My foot has gotten wet once or twice, but with a vented boot, it's going to happen. I was surprised at how cool it keeps my feet also. I hate having hot feet while hiking, and this boot is well vented without sacrificing support or water resistance. I didn't want to spend an arm and a leg on hiking boots, and the price is fair on these. $160 isn't cheap in general, but I've been told you get what you pay for, but I'd say these are a good deal. They show no wear-and-tear yet.
Date published: 2015-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My favorite boots ever!! I absolutely love these boots. I bought them a month prior to a trek in the Andes to Machu Picchu. I traveled during the rainy season with soaking rain pretty much every day. My feet stayed dry despite walking through streams of water many many times. Traction was great, minimal slippage on the more than 15,000 stairs. Ankle support was great for mid support. I have weak ankles and never thought twice about rolling my ankles. With that said, I know that Vasque tends to run a bit narrow, I have narrow feet so these were perfect for me. If you have a wider foot I would steer you toward the Oboz Beartooth hiking boots.
Date published: 2013-02-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great boot; a bit narrow so please try on the wide So far this is exactly what I would expect from a Vasque boot, very well made and broken in right out of the box. I have about 15-20 miles on my current pair, much of that with a 45 lb pack. The one thing that I want folks to be aware of is that the boot is cut a bit narrow. Be advised that they do come in wide sizes and while you might not normally buy a wide boot, you should try the wide version on in this boot to see how it feels. Since the boot doesn't really have a break in period you can get a pretty good idea on how it will feel on you in the store and you can make an informed selection.
Date published: 2014-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Different from originals but still great Original Breeze GTX was my favorite shoe of all time. Out of box comfort. Wides fit my feet like a glove. Stayed waterproof for 3 yrs with no treatment. If I had to nit pick the originals I would have said they could have used a little more support (Im 210 lbs.... They were great for hiking and everyday wear but not for backpacking.) The 2.0 does not have the out of box comfort I was expecting. The fit in the toe box is slightly narrower and a little stiffer than the originals.The sole/insole combination is also stiffer but does offer more support. The 2.0 is still a great shoe that I would highly recommend. Does take a few days to break-in.
Date published: 2015-10-29
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great serious day hiker I use the Vasque's on serious day hikes include class 2 14er peak bagging. The ankle support is better than other mid heights I have used and the lacing mechanism permits a good, tight down-pull for downhill treking. My only issue is traction on wet surfaces. I'm not sure why, but it doesn't hold like other boots I've owned, especially on wet boulders and talice. The boots have also held up to some overnight back packing with a full-sized back and weight. I wouldn't use them for a rigorous multi-day, but fine for an overnighter and less than 10 miles with a heavy load.
Date published: 2013-08-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Leaky boots make for long trip I bought these several month ago hoping to lighten the load on my body for my upcoming Wounderland Trail hike. Every thing was going well so thought I had made a good purchase. Two days into my 14 day hike when I stepped into a pile of wet snow I noticed the toes on my right foot got cold. Things got worse as even though I never stepped in water that went over the top of my foot these boots leaked. First right foot then left. After day four both feet were wet for the rest of the trip. So much for Goretex. Also the rubber on the toe began to separate from the leather. Not a very happy hiker. Returned the boots as soon as I got home. Would not recommend these boots.
Date published: 2014-07-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Barely Scratched in Maine The Vasque Breeze GTX boots were a godsend in Maine. After 243 miles of the AT SOBO in Maine the boots are barely starting to show wear. With SmartWool socks, I only had two blisters, both in the 100 mile wilderness, after three straight days of fording and wet feet. I sprained my ankle and was able to keep going for a while, stupidly and sometimes very slowly, due to the support they provided (estimated about 80 miles before sprain was intolerable). The only issue was traction on damp rock. I fell on my rear about five times from the slate before Monson.
Date published: 2013-08-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great shoe, all the way around. I simply love this shoe!!!. It is exactly what I wanted it to be and the fit is great. I went up 1/2 a size do to the recommendation of the 3D shoe fitting system on Amazon. The fit is perfect. The shoe is very well made and after a day of walking around I find I may need very little break in time, if any. I love the style and the toe box is a perfect with and the heal cup is very comfortable. The only very little problem I have is my right lace seems to come untied very easily. I will correct this with some bungee laces when I can. Other than that, I will but the Vasque again. BTW, I spent about 2 months researching and trying on shoes before I chose these.
Date published: 2015-12-10
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Questions & Answers

Just got a pair of these and wondered what type of treatment, if any, is recommended.

Asked by: PaulF
These boots are waterproof, so it is not necessary to treat them with anything before use.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-17

Had several & they've done well (hiked the tread off) 1st: 12W fit toes hit on inclines 2nd: 13M a bit more room in toe box (still cramped on inclines) but rest of boot fits well Should I size up to 14 or go 13W? Need toe room w/ being sloppy?

Asked by: AOzzy
The 13 wide is likely to fit better than the previous 2 sizes as it will offer both length and width at the toe box.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-10-11

I wanted to get this boot in a women's 10.5 or 11 Wide but the women's shoes don't come that big. Would switching to a men's 8.5 or 8.5 wide be a good substitute? Salomon, the other brand I like, doesn't make women's shoes above 10.

Asked by: dmo
Purchasing a men's shoe would solve your width issue. A men's regular is a D width; this is equivalent to a women's wide. The size difference between men's and women's boots can be up to 1.5 sizes. If you are wearing a women's 10.5 to 11, we suggest ordering a men's 9 or 9.5.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-22

What type of paracord laces are used?  Or what does Vasque use for their laces on this boot?  I need new ones after a fall hiking and cutting the laces in half on one boot.

Asked by: Gympi
The laces on the Breeze 2.0 Mid GTX Hiking Boots are made of nylon. The 54 inch Sof Sole Round Replacement Laces would be a fine choice. https://www.rei.com/product/884440/sof-sole-round-replacement-laces
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-05-12

I am looking to replace my very old Vasque boots. I wear custom orthotics. Looking at the Vasque Breeze 2.0 GTX, and the Breeze 2.0. Are the insoles easily removable so I can replace with orthotics?

Asked by: Harry in NC
Yes, the insoles on the Breeze and the Breeze 2.0 can easily be removed for custom orthotics.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2015-09-20

I just received my new boots in size 13 W.  Has anyone experienced significant break-in strech in width?  My little toes are cramped in these!  Length is fine though and I'm liking the boot design and style, just not the width.

Asked by: Spacetrekker
Based on feedback, the Breeze 2.0 Mid GTX Hiking Boots have been know to run true to size in both widths. The cramping that you are feeling should start to ease as you break the boots in. As always, you are more than welcome to return them within one year of purchase. http://www.rei.com/help/return-policy.html
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-03

I just received my Vasque boots from REI.com. I normally wear a size 10M hiking shoe and the boots are a size 10M as well. The toe box feels tight and I wonder if I might expect some stretching during break-in or should I return for a size 10D or 10.5?

Asked by: Render
Your feet should not feel tight nor cramped when first trying the shoe on; we recommend ordering a half size larger from your normal shoe size in hiking boots, this way your toes will have room to spread on descents.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-23
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