The Vasque Breeze (Children’s) is a stylish fabric and suede boot that resembles a smaller version of the adult boot. There is a waterproof lining and a reasonably aggressive outsole lug pattern to keep a grip in the mud. There is good layer of cushioning too to take the pounding out of hard surfaces. But the upper is not likely to be as durable as those with less stitching and separate panels of material. The shoe is very flexible, so may not be ideal for rocky terrain. More stiffness in the toe box would provide better protection on tough ground.
Upper 1.6mm water-resistant suede leather & synthetic, waterproof lining
Sole Kids Contact
Weight 792g (pair, size 1.5)
Made in China
Stores in the UK 24
Verdict: The Vasque Breeze (Children’s) boot is okay for easier paths and moors, but a stiffer, more supportive boot would be better for rocky terrain.
Review by Graham Thompson
First published in Trail magazine May 2009