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Vasque Sundowner GTX

Sundowner GTX
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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.
  • Shoe weighs 2lb 12oz.

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Fit Survey:

66% Felt true to size
  • 2% Full size too large
  • 31% Half size too Large
  • 66% True to size
  • 2% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
86% Felt true to width
  • 86% Felt true to width
  • 2% Felt narrower than marked
  • 12% Felt wider than marked
52% Excellent arch support
  • 52% Excellent arch support
  • 43% 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.
  • Shoe weighs 2lb 12oz.
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Vasque Sundowner GTX

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 65 reviews.

Top Positive Review

7 people found this review helpful.

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I almost hate to leave a good review because I don't want anyone else to know about these boots. If the company stays loyal to me and keeps the same quality boot I've had in the past, I'll recommend them. These boots are perfect. I kid you not. They're ugly, but for serious hikers, looks is the last thing one's interested in. Yes. They're waterproof. Yes. They are very stable if tied correctly. Yes, they can be used for light-med. backpacking. Leave the mega heavy & stiff boot for heavy backing straight up. When my first pair of these started falling apart after 4 years, I took them to my shoe repair man. They lasted another 4 hikes. I almost cried. To get to the point of these boots... They are the best traction boots I've ever owned. Hiking is my business (Search//Rescue). I need a very stable, comfortable (after breaking in with the right socks), rugged just over the ankle boot (snakes!). I will wear these boots until they fall apart and then take them to my shoe shop. Then I'll take the 2nd pair out of my closet that I interchanged with the others. Then I'll come back to Zappos and buy another pair. The only thing I would improve is the material of the bottom of the sole. There is nothing better than a Vibram sole for long-lasting, non-cracking wear. The only thing is that I can't find a boot with this traction with a Vibram sole. Hey you 2 companies! Get together! Don't change this boot though. It's saved me from a handful of snake bites and a few times of falling. I wear two pair of socks and one pair are Warner's. No cotton.

Read more » « Show less November 17, 2011 by Ocean
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Top Critical Review

2 people found this review helpful.

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I started wearing Vasque Sundowner boots (probably 6 pairs total) as my only hiking (and gardening, snowshoeing, etc.) boot over the past 20 plus years and have noticed a decline in quality. With the exception of having to use some moleskin on the rear right heel to compensate for a difference in foot size, they have been comfortable and the only pair of hiking boots I have been able to wear. I bought this last pair July 2010 and made the mistake of not trying them on in the house, assuming they would fit the same as always before. Unfortunately, when I started wearing them outside, I immediately noticed that they felt larger and the soles are more banana shaped rather than straight. The right boot digs into my inner arch as if it was not sewn properly onto the sole. It is too late to return them so I decided to use them for around town when I do not have to walk very far. It breaks my heart because I already know that it will be extremely difficult to find another comfortable boot. I need a wide width, straight last, and fairly flat sole with a supportive shank. It has always been a great all-round boot for in town and on the trail and has no competitors for style. But, since I cannot wear it comfortably any more, I have to rate it low.

Read more » « Show less January 15, 2011 by Shirley M
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Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Terrific boots for my style of walking, sometimes 20 miles in a day, sometimes 3. They provide sturdy support for my ankles without putting on the squeeze around my very chunky foot. These are sufficiently wide for my chunky foot, even after my feet have swollen from hours on the trail. Not as heavy as they look in the picture, I think.

I'd also recommend: Timberland

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  • from Ventura, California
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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I originally ordered this in 9 W. It ran to big so I ordered the size 8 1/2 W and still it wasn't fitting correctly even with thick hiking socks. I don't want blisters. Also, the quality of this boot was very disappointing. I had a pair of Vasque hiking boots years ago that lasted through many adventures. But the quality of this boot is poor. It looks like it won't last a summer of hiking.

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  • from United States
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I bought these boots to replace the same boots I had for over 25 years; I didn't think you could improve a perfect boot that has never given me a blister, but they have. I love these hiking boots. First day out I wore them for an eight mile hike. Great comfort, stability and foot support. These are the only hiking boots I will ever wear. Thank you Vasque.

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  • from North Carolina
Overall: Rated: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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Very disappointed that the quality of these boots has dropped tremendously over the past 10 years. Used to be made of Italian leather, not anymore. This has lead to the boots being much less comfortable than years past. Decent boot, but no where near as comfortable.

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  • from Wilmington, NC
Overall: Rated: 3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!
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This is a clunky looking boot that was stiff, and I mean really stiff, out of the box. The ankle height was awkward and the leather was a so, so quality. This is not a cheap boot, but it is cheap looking. Did not like it at all.

I'd also recommend: Keen,Dansko.Lowa

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Moderate arch support

  • from Crystal Lake IL
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