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Vasque Sundowner GTX

  • 5 stars
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  • A mid-weight backpacker that has a reputation for comfort and old-school style, which may explain why it's as common at the grocery store as on the trail. It's also equally at home under the weight of a pack or on a casual day hike.
  • 2.6mm Waterproof Smoothout Leather Upper for outstanding comfort and durability.
  • Trailweight Monoflex insole for support, stability and flexibility.
  • Medium Density Rubber Plate lining.
  • Tri-Wick Contoured footbed.
  • Features GORE-TEX® technology in which external water is repelled while internal moisture is allowed to pass through the membrane, keeping feet dry and comfortable.
  • Padded Collar for extra comfort.
  • Features Vasque's Integration Technology (I.T.) System in which each technological element is biomechanically designed to maximize performance.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 1 lb 10 oz
    • Circumference: 14 12 in
    • Shaft: 5 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 8, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

77% Felt true to size
  • 5% Full size too large
  • 15% Half size too Large
  • 77% True to size
  • 3% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
88% Felt true to width
  • 88% Felt true to width
  • 5% Felt narrower than marked
  • 7% Felt wider than marked
52% Moderate arch support
  • 43% Excellent arch support
  • 52% Moderate arch support
  • 5% 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.)
  • A mid-weight backpacker that has a reputation for comfort and old-school style, which may explain why it's as common at the grocery store as on the trail. It's also equally at home under the weight of a pack or on a casual day hike.
  • 2.6mm Waterproof Smoothout Leather Upper for outstanding comfort and durability.
  • Trailweight Monoflex insole for support, stability and flexibility.
  • Medium Density Rubber Plate lining.
  • Tri-Wick Contoured footbed.
  • Features GORE-TEX® technology in which external water is repelled while internal moisture is allowed to pass through the membrane, keeping feet dry and comfortable.
  • Padded Collar for extra comfort.
  • Features Vasque's Integration Technology (I.T.) System in which each technological element is biomechanically designed to maximize performance.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 1 lb 10 oz
    • Circumference: 14 12 in
    • Shaft: 5 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 8, width D - Medium. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Customer Reviews

Vasque Sundowner GTX

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 106 reviews.

Top Positive Review

3 people found this review helpful.

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I usually use hiking boots for all my activities, work, home shores, vacation - outdoors- and when I ride my motorcycle. I was looking for a leather boot so that would provide a cleaner look for work. I have long narrow feet with weak ankles, so I prefer to use high top shoes and I am very particular with the shoes I buy. I have always worn Asolo boots (Asolo FSN 95 and FSN 85) and they are great boots. They are very comfortable, durable and they protect my feet very good keeping them warm and dry even when I ride in the cold rain. I considered the Asolo TPS520 GV, but they are expensive, so decided to give the Vasque Sundowner GTX a try. I was concerned about some of the comments regarding the book being made in China; this should not be a concern. I ordered my Vasque boots from Zappos on December 23 and received on the 25 as promised and with free shipping. Great service, I did not believe I would receive them for Christmas - already gift wrapped with a painted bow on the box and I did not have to wait long lines at the mall - great! The Vasque boot felt very good right out of the box. It provided a good snug comfortable fit and they look great. Even though my wife does not agree, I feel I can even use them with a coat and tie. They look like a well constructed shoe and a think they will be as good as the Asolos.

Read more » « Show less December 24, 2011 by Carlos C
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Top Critical Review

2 people found this review helpful.

Overall
Comfort
Style

New design has problems - Bought a new pair on recommendations. Excellent boot (fit, traction, waterproofing, and reputation) but the redesigned top of the shoe cause the shoes to bite into my ankles. If I use for any serious mountain hiking I get bruises around the front of my inner ankle bones. Vasque needs to address this. Am now in the market for a different brand.

Read more » « Show less August 17, 2006 by Cliff F
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I usually use hiking boots for all my activities, work, home shores, vacation - outdoors- and when I ride my motorcycle. I was looking for a leather boot so that would provide a cleaner look for work. I have long narrow feet with weak ankles, so I prefer to use high top shoes and I am very particular with the shoes I buy. I have always worn Asolo boots (Asolo FSN 95 and FSN 85) and they are great boots. They are very comfortable, durable and they protect my feet very good keeping them warm and dry even when I ride in the cold rain. I considered the Asolo TPS520 GV, but they are expensive, so decided to give the Vasque Sundowner GTX a try. I was concerned about some of the comments regarding the book being made in China; this should not be a concern. I ordered my Vasque boots from Zappos on December 23 and received on the 25 as promised and with free shipping. Great service, I did not believe I would receive them for Christmas - already gift wrapped with a painted bow on the box and I did not have to wait long lines at the mall - great! The Vasque boot felt very good right out of the box. It provided a good snug comfortable fit and they look great. Even though my wife does not agree, I feel I can even use them with a coat and tie. They look like a well constructed shoe and a think they will be as good as the Asolos.

I'd also recommend: Asolo

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Excellent arch support

  • from Imperial Valley, CA
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 great boot. I've worn them for about a month and about 20 miles of walking from city streets to mountain dirt roads. They are comfortable from the start and getting more comfortable as they get broken in. I've been a fan of Vasque boots for about 40 years and theses Sundowners remind me why! And, of course, the Zappos service is unbeatable!

Fit Survey

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Felt a half size larger than marked

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Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Colorado Springs, Colorado
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love these boots, they look great, they feel great, but more than that, Zappos is great. Last month I ordered three different items of footwear from Zappos, one was delivered in three days the other two were delivered in two days. One I ordered on a Saturday night and received it on Monday; the other I ordered on Sunday night and received it on Tuesday. I don't know how they do it.

I'd also recommend: Birkenstocks, Jack Purcells

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Excellent arch support

  • from Tulsa,Oklahoma
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 for work as I needed a winter boot that was waterproof and built to last. I wore them on my morning shift thinking I'd only be in them for a few hours to start the break in process ended up getting overtime and worked in them for thirteen hours - no blisters. Have hiked in them since in the snow and they kept my feet toasty warm. I love stepping on jagged rocks and slippery logs with confidence.

I'd also recommend: Zamberlan

Fit Survey

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Felt a half size larger than marked

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Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Snohomish WA
2 people found this review helpful
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I had heard both good and not so good reviews of this boot. However, when I was looking for new hiking boots and the Vasque Sundowners had the features I wanted so I purchased them. I'm in the process of breaking them in now with short day hikes and working around the house. I plan to use them on an AT section hike through the White Mountains in NH this summer. So far, they feel very good on my feet. No blisters!

I'd also recommend: Oboz, Montrail, Merrell

Fit Survey

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Felt true to size

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Poor Support

Great Support

Excellent arch support

  • from Manassas, VA
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