3.0 out of 5 stars | Not as good as the older Breeze 2 - buy the old ones!!
I just put 886 miles on my Breeze II (non-GTX and they are now dead) and comparing this new boot to the old boot here is what I find: 1. Right off the bat, not as comfortable as the old ones. - The foot bed is thicker and softer on the old boots. 2. More arch support in the old boots. - The new boots seem rather flat by comparison. 3. Wider Vibram sole on the old boots give better support and less likelihood of a roll through the ankle. 4. The tongue is wider and contoured to fit around your shin/ankle on the old boot, (makes it easier to stay in place and more comfortable) on the new boot it narrows and is squared off where it fits against your ankle. 5. Rubber toe guard which actually works on the old boot. The new ones have a poxy little stylish piece that won't defend against rocks, plus it has stitching around it, that makes for easy water access and weaker toe box. 6. The heel box on the old boots is fully rubberized, bigger, and solid, the new ones feel soft and less protective. Buy the old boots if you can - trust me on this.
Reviewed in the United States on February 28, 2019 by JRHartley
5.0 out of 5 stars | Third times a charm
These boots are awesome. I went to REI to try them on. I had never owned a pair of hiking boots so I wanted a good fit. I came home and ordered them from Amazon, unfortunately the pair that they sent me had a hard spot in them where they hurt my foot. I am sure it was a defect in the boot, because the pair I fit with was amazing. I didn't have time to send them back for another pair to test, I just sent them back and returned to REI where the boos did not rub but had extra room and needed a free insert thing to fit perfectly. The boots are awesome but I learned some things about hiking boots. Each pair can fit differently, even if it is the same exact boot. You can get a defective pair that will hurt your feet. Try boots on at the end of the day when your feet have had a chance to swell. Buy the pair that is on your feet that feel good, if you buy online give yourself plenty of time to get a second pair if the first does not work. These particular boots are not good for wide heels, they are narrower heels with a wider to box. They breathe and required no break in time.
Reviewed in the United States on April 2, 2017 by tell no one
2.0 out of 5 stars | These do not fit like previous Vasque boots I've had
These do not fit like previous Vasque boots I've had. I've had several pairs of the 2 (as opposed to the current 3). And these are much tighter on the outsides of my feet. I've been doing 600 miles a year in the old ones with no problems. But I can't hike more than a mile or two before these start to hurt significantly. Is anyone else having this problem? I can't believe they'd change the fit that much on the same model/line.
Reviewed in the United States on May 11, 2018 by Tim
5.0 out of 5 stars | My new favorite
I have been wearing Vasque boots since the 1970's. I can't even begin to count the number I've worn over the years. For many years my go-to style was the Clarion. Sadly, some years ago, Vasque decided to retire this line. I loved them enough to buy 4 additional pair. I finally wore through the last of those faithful friends and was forced to change my ways (yes, I'm old and crotchety, no get off my lawn!). I feared the worst when ordering these new boots, as my feet (being nearly as wide as long) are difficult to fit. Not only do these boots (in wide) fit well, they required virtually no break-in time. The fit is superb, the look is nice and they appear waterproof to the top of the boot. It looks like I have a new favorite boot!
Reviewed in the United States on April 27, 2018 by H. Burns
5.0 out of 5 stars | Stands up to Colorado elk hunting in September
I first bought the Vasque Breeze III GTX men's boot 3 years ago for a September archery hunt in Colorado. I wanted a boot that was lightweight, comfortable, waterproof, breathable for warm afternoons, and tough enough to withstand the rocky and steep terrain I would encounter. This boot met all those requirements. I have another elk hunt coming up in September, and even though the boots I bought 3 years ago are still up for the task, I wanted a back up pair in the event of an unexpected disaster. Keep in mind, these boots do not have stiff soles and insulation like you might want to wear in November. Instead, these are great for cool to warm weather, and sneaking up on a love struck bull elk in September. If you're a hiker, I can attest that these boots hold up very well to countless miles on the West Virginia mountains where I call home. As a side note, I also use them for turkey and deer hunts on frosty mornings in October and the first part of November. But if you're taking a stand and it's a cold morning, get something more insulated.
Reviewed in the United States on June 28, 2019 by Gary A. Aide
5.0 out of 5 stars | Great boot
I have "B" width feet, In other words, pretty narrow. I have purchased other brands .... Dunham, New Balance, and Lowa but this Vasque boot is the first to have a narrow toe box and heel. For some reason most brands build their shoes with a narrow size in the middle of the shoe but do not compensate for the narrow width size by also making the heel and toe box narrow as well. It would stand to reason that if someone has narrow feet that they probably also have a narrow heel and toe area as well but this is the first boot that I have found that do both. I only wish that they offered this same boot in other colors but this brown boot is the only one in a narrow width. The most comfortable boot that I have ever owned ! Thank you Vasque !
Reviewed in the United States on March 16, 2020 by rsy
2.0 out of 5 stars | Just too wide
What can I say except I like Vasque boots. Only one complaint. It’s not the flat laces. I love them. It’s not the lacing hooks. Any problem there is my fault for trying to hurry and not paying attention. I worried about the olive color for about a minute and a half. The materials? No complaint there. It’s the sizing. They just want to make them a bit too wide. I measured my foot and it is a C to D width. I questioned if I should order it in narrow and in hindsight I should of. They felt fairly good until they stretched a mite. Too late for returning them. But when they fit, on my do they feel good. Really good. Frankly this is another reason to by brick and mortar. However, not everyone carries the required size. UPDATE: After one year these boots have gone to the way side. The mesh material is tearing and the sole is beginning to separate from the boot. At 190# the sole is not giving me the comfort I desire on rocky trails. YMMV. My full leather Vasques are my go to boot, but egads are they heavy.
Reviewed in the United States on November 13, 2018 by fiddlefootn