Vasque Breeze GTX 2010

The Vasque Breeze GTX weighs 1100g (pair, size 11); Gore-Tex XCR waterproof lining; open mesh upper panels for more breathability; very aggressive Vibram outsole lug pattern for mud; good sole stiffness for rocky ground. But upper is very soft and flexible, including toe box and heel cup; boots with less mesh and stitching will be more durable.

The Vasque Breeze GTX is a good walking boot, but upper is not so good for rockier ground, so best for staying on paths or moors.

First published in Trail magazine May 2010