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Vasque Sundowner GTX

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Vasque Sundowner GTX
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Description

  • 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.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 2 lbs 10 oz
    • Shaft: 5 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 10, width D - Wide. Please note that measurements may vary by size.

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Fit Survey:

70% Felt true to size
  • 1% Full size too large
  • 28% Half size too Large
  • 70% True to size
  • 1% Half size too small
  • 0% Full size too small
88% Felt true to width
  • 88% Felt true to width
  • 1% Felt narrower than marked
  • 10% Felt wider than marked
50% Excellent arch support
  • 50% Excellent arch support
  • 46% Moderate arch support
  • 4% No arch support

Item Information

  • 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.
  • Imported.
  • Measurements:
    • Weight: 2 lbs 10 oz
    • Shaft: 5 in
  • Product measurements were taken using size 10, width D - Wide. Please note that measurements may vary by size.
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Vasque Sundowner GTX

Average rating is 4 out of 5 from a total of 75 reviews.

Top Positive Review

8 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: 4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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After reading all the reviews, positive and negative, I decided to take a chance on this pair. These are now made in Vietnam. Don't know how it compares to the Italian made shoes that Vasque previously offered but quality wise, I would say it is a tad less well-made than my Lowa Renegades and Jambu Flex Climbers. Style is very nice. The shoes made my wide feet appear narrow and the red oak color should go well with a lot of colors. Shoes are a bit stiff coming out of the box but may just need breaking in as some have said. All things considered, am quite satisfied with this pair and look forward to bringing them along on some walking trips that I have planned.

I'd also recommend: Lowa

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  • - customer
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These beauties are awesome. I did something I never thought I'd do again...straight out of the box hike. I had a different pair 15 years ago I did that with and turned back in tears from blisters. The Sundowners were so comfortable the first time I slipped them on, I was desperate to get them on the trail. So with the anticipation of a possible renactement I set out in a steep hike. But I just had a good feeling. They were totally amazing. Comfortable, adorable and super durable. There was only one spot that rubbed on my big toe, mole skin will solve that issue till they are broken in. I was really floored, much better than expected. They are a pricy purchase but after receiving them and looking at them in person it's clear they are total quality. I'm almost tempted to buy another to always have those for my feet.

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  • - customer
  • from Seattle, WA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I am a big fan of Vasque Sundowner boots. I have been hiking with my dogs for almost two decades and enjoyed the comfort, stability and confidence it gives me making for a fun day on the local hiking trails around Chatsworth. I love the new color and the perfect fit.

I'd also recommend: Solomon Adventure9 hiking boots

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  • - customer
  • from Chatsworth, California
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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I love these boots. They are my every day shoes, rugged enough for hiking and outside work, and dressy enough for office time. I'm on my third pair. I still have my first pair, purchased 19 years ago and resoled one time. The quality in my opinion has declined only in durability of the sole.

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  • - customer
  • from Wisconsin, USA
Overall: Rated: 5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!
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These are the perfect boots! They are so comfortable. They fit really well! I have purchased a second pair as a backup. I love these boots!

I'd also recommend: only Vasque.

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  • - customer
  • from Massachusetts
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