Great Boot, Instantly Broken-In
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 10.5
Really happy to find this boot. I had previously been wearing Salomon Quest 4D boots. I had loved the Salomon's for there tough sole, wide toe-box, and instant break-in comfort. However, on the last version of the Quests, the comfort is gone. They've added a very rigid back to the boot and they want to give me blisters no matter how much break-in.
Enter the Vasque Saga. Probably the most comfortable boots I have worn. Lighter than the Quests, which is noticeable immediately on the trail. At first I thought the tow box might be a little narrow for my liking, but found it comfortably wide once hiking. The heal is narrow-ish, which I like.
The soles are thick enough, but not overly rigid. You'll feel the terrain. I like that dynamic feel. Will have to see if they get too soft over time.
The uppers of the shoe are flexible and form a nice wrap over the foot.
The laces are not great. Super skinny and a little hard to get tight. I've ordered replacement laces. That's my only complaint.