Not the quality and comfort I expect!
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
Thinking it is a product by Vasque, it should be a high quality and durable pair of hiking boots. However, was truly disappointed.
With only 3 months of use, with 95% in office environment and a half day hike, one of its lace eyelet simply broke. From the pictures, it indicate there's a quality or QC issue whereby the material seem to have already spilt during manufacturing. Notwithstanding poor built quality, it is also not as comfortable. The leather is tough and does not seem to soften after all the walking and some exposure to rain. In addition, the top lace eyelet pinch against my leg even though the knot loosen slightly. Interestingly, the back of the metal eyelet is sewn inside the lining material which the latter material should provide some cushion from the metal eyelet.
Unlikely I will go back to Vasque after this bad experience especially it is such an expensive pair of boots. The only good was its waterproof as it is made from a thick leather. It is also slightly cooler as its claimed to breath.