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Vasque Bitterroot GORE-TEX®

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  • Lose yourself in the beauty of the backcountry. Trek across unchartered terrain and camp out under the infinite night sky. Journey comfortably, mile after mile, in the Vasque® Bitterroot GORE-TEX® boot.
  • A sturdy backpacking boot designed to go the distance.
  • Mid-cut offers superior ankle protection.
  • Hardy genuine leather upper for a supportive fit.
  • GORE-TEX waterproof lining ensures feet stay dry and comfortably cool.
  • Gusseted tongue helps keep moisture and debris out.
  • Plush tongue and collar for added comfort and performance.
  • Reinforced rubber toe rand for extra protection.
  • Molded EVA footbed supplies lightweight support.
  • EVA and polyurethane midsole compounds delivers resilient, long-lasting cushioning for all-day comfort.
  • TPU shank for enhanced support and torsional control.
  • Vasque Exclusive Vibram® Summit outsole with a varied lug pattern for exceptional traction on uneven terrain.
  • Built on the Ultimate Fit: Widths last, designed to offer an ideal fit to satisfy both comfort and performance needs.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 1 lb 13 oz
    • Circumference: 14 in
    • Shaft: 5 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 10, width B - Narrow. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

76% Felt true to size
  • 6% Full size too large
  • 12% Half size too Large
  • 76% True to size
  • 3% Half size too small
  • 3% Full size too small
87% Felt true to width
  • 87% Felt true to width
  • 3% Felt narrower than marked
  • 10% Felt wider than marked
57% Excellent arch support
  • 57% Excellent arch support
  • 43% Moderate arch support
  • 0% No arch support

Item Information

  • Video Description View the Video Description for this product! (Please note that the color shown in the video may no longer be available.)
  • Lose yourself in the beauty of the backcountry. Trek across unchartered terrain and camp out under the infinite night sky. Journey comfortably, mile after mile, in the Vasque® Bitterroot GORE-TEX® boot.
  • A sturdy backpacking boot designed to go the distance.
  • Mid-cut offers superior ankle protection.
  • Hardy genuine leather upper for a supportive fit.
  • GORE-TEX waterproof lining ensures feet stay dry and comfortably cool.
  • Gusseted tongue helps keep moisture and debris out.
  • Plush tongue and collar for added comfort and performance.
  • Reinforced rubber toe rand for extra protection.
  • Molded EVA footbed supplies lightweight support.
  • EVA and polyurethane midsole compounds delivers resilient, long-lasting cushioning for all-day comfort.
  • TPU shank for enhanced support and torsional control.
  • Vasque Exclusive Vibram® Summit outsole with a varied lug pattern for exceptional traction on uneven terrain.
  • Built on the Ultimate Fit: Widths last, designed to offer an ideal fit to satisfy both comfort and performance needs.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 1 lb 13 oz
    • Circumference: 14 in
    • Shaft: 5 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 10, width B - Narrow. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

Vasque Bitterroot GORE-TEX®

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 33 reviews.

Top Positive Review

4 people found this review helpful.

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Terrific experience ordering from Zappos. Got my boots next day and over the next couple of days did 5 or 6 miles in the woods to see how they felt. I do an annual hike up Mt. LeConte in July and was nervous about doing it in new boots. On top of that I have been struggling with chronic plantar fasciitis. I was really surprised when it turned out to be the best of probably 18 or 20 trips up the mountain. No boot issues at all this trip and my feet felt better than they have in months. They did feel a little roomy compared to my previous sundowners, but I really like them so far.

Read more » « Show less August 23, 2011 by Kenny H
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1 person found this review helpful.

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When I received my Bitterroot boots I discovered there were two sets of shoe laces included with the boots. At first I thought the inclusion of an extra set of laces was a nice gesture and not a necessity. On these boots the edges of the lacing hooks are sharp and over a short period of time they will shred the laces (the Vasque Summit hiking boots appear to have the same lacing hooks and reviews indicate they also shred laces). The second problem I encountered with my Vasque Bitterroot boots was the rubber/synthetic cap on the toe box came unglued/delaminated from the Nubuck uppers on both boots in the same place. The two materials appear to be incompatible. This design flaw/problem makes me wonder how this boot design got passed the designers at Vasque before the boots went into production. Zappos has excellent customer service and allowed me to return these defective boots. I replaced the Vasque Bitterroot boots with Zamberlan 992 Panthers. You might want to check out reviews related to the Zamberlan 992 Panther before making a decision on which hiking boots to buy.

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4 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Terrific experience ordering from Zappos. Got my boots next day and over the next couple of days did 5 or 6 miles in the woods to see how they felt. I do an annual hike up Mt. LeConte in July and was nervous about doing it in new boots. On top of that I have been struggling with chronic plantar fasciitis. I was really surprised when it turned out to be the best of probably 18 or 20 trips up the mountain. No boot issues at all this trip and my feet felt better than they have in months. They did feel a little roomy compared to my previous sundowners, but I really like them so far.

Fit Survey

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Excellent arch support

  • from Friendsville, TN
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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My new hiking hobby quickly outgrew my Nike boots, which were really not intended for rough terrain hiking. Searching online for hikers recommendations, I came across the Vasque brand of boots, with many variations available. I read the online reviews and studied the photos and decided on the Bitteroot model. The price was quite steep. I have never paid that much for footwear in my life, but I needed some serious foot protection. My last outing on very steep terrain gave me what hikers call black toe syndrome. It's where, after several miles, your feet flatten out, and boots that you thought fit perfectly are now quite tight. Going downhill, your toes slam the front of the boot, and days later your toenails turn black. That's when I decided the price for the Bitteroot might be worth it. They have very tough laces (with a spare included), and really sturdy eyelets for a strong grip on your foot. After a three week break-in period, I gave them their real test; a fourteen mile hike in the Collins Gulf region of the Savage Gulf Natural Area in Tennessee. They were great. My feet thanked me.

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Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Moderate arch support

  • from Middle Tennessee
3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I was looking for a black pair of boots w/a Vibram sole and Gore-Tex to wear daily during the snowy winter months. I was not specifically looking for a hiking boot, but these boots met my requirements. They were exceptionally comfortable right out of the box w/o any break in, but the ankles are a little on the stiff side if you lace them up tight, so I just keep them laced a little loose. I've only owned them for about 3 weeks, and so far I'm pleased w/my purchase; I would buy these again.

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Felt a half size larger than marked

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3 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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This is a wonderful shoe. I am not a hiker, but I can't imagine a hiker would be disappointed. I actually tore my plantar fascia several years ago which had to be surgically repaired. Unfortunately this is almost like having permanent plantar fasciitis and I have to stretch every day but still I cannot wear shoes without full arch support and plenty of padding. I have been reduced to wearing very good walking shoes pretty much everywhere. Well, I live very rural area with woods and things and walking shoes really aren't the best thing for mowing lawns, raking leaves, climbing ladders and just generally working around the house and doing projects basically I was trying to get some sort of work boot as normal workboots are out of the question. These shoes came highly recommended on several sites for plantar fasciitis, so I bought these hoping they would be at least acceptable for working around the house. These boots feel like I have new feet. I cannot tell you how happy I am with them. They are a little heavy, but they are built solid and I expect them to last quite a while and hopefully maintain their arch and comfort. I have worn them from the time I got out of bed till the time I went to bed without ever taking them off, and I worked both outside and inside and made many trips to the hardware store and green house as well, and my feet felt great. I haven't gone for a walk out in the woods in years and I have even done that a few times now again. Now for someone with very bad feet to have these boots feel so good, I can only imagine someone with good feet wearing them. The sole has plenty of traction. I have been out in rain and wet wooded areas and not found any issues. They are heavy but I live in a colder climate and got theses on purpose for the insulating factors. My feet have never got cold since I have had them and I have been out in 30-40 degree weather. My feet have never got hot and sweaty either as I have worn them in 70-80 degree weather. The Gore-Tex really does a great job at keeping the sweat away. Vasque has definitely found a new customer with me. The one thing though that is kind of odd about the shoe, but I am not complaining, when I first put the shoe on it felt like I was slipping my foot into silk. It still does. Also when I fully lace the shoe up and pull it tight it feels like it isn't really on tight. However, when I stand up and walk around I realize the show is perfectly fit, it just feels odd. I realize this has something to do with the Gore-Tex lining and probably how the padding is in there but it feels like your feet are in silk slippers not a pair of hiking boots.

I'd also recommend: Brooks Addiction Walkers

Fit Survey

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Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Grand Rapids
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I bought these after returning my Wasatch because reviews for the Bitterroot said they were better in the snow and wet surfaces as far as traction goes. And I can tell you they are right! We have had several snows back to back with some ice formation. I had to snow throw my 600 foot driveway and I usually wear Stabilicers so I do not slip, but I forgot today and these boots were totally secure and awesome! They had a more stable footbed than any other boots that I have ever worn. I highly recommend them for those of us who wear them all winter long.

Fit Survey

Runs Small

Runs Large

Felt true to size

Runs Narrow

Runs Wide

Felt true to width

Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from North central Mass
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