Vasque Men’s Breeze 2.0 Gore-Tex Waterproof Backpacking Boot Review

Vasque Men's Breeze 2.0 Gore-Tex Waterproof Hiking Boot Review

As someone who enjoys hiking, you already know how important it is to have comfortable and sturdy hiking boot – especially if you want to go down those challenging trails! An example of these comfortable and sturdy boots are the Vasque Men's Breeze 2.0 Gore-Tex Waterproof Hiking Boot.

In this review, we are going to talk a little more about the features of the Vasque Men's Breeze 2.0 Gore-Tex Waterproof Hiking Boot, but we are also going to give you an overview of what people who have purchased the hiking boots had to say about their overall experience with them.

Vasque Mens Breeze 2.0 Gore-Tex Waterproof Hiking

Then, we’re going to give you our recommendation on whether or not these boots is something you should consider purchasing to add to your backpacking gear!

About The Product

The Vasque Men's Breeze 2.0 Gore-Tex Waterproof Hiking Boot are lightweight, high performance boots that features GORE-TEX waterproof technology. GORE-TEX is a breathable, waterproof membrane inside the boot that will protect your feet from moisture from the weather or the terrain, but they will allow your feet to breathe  because the sweat will be wicked away from your socks and be released from the boot.

Notable features of the Vasque Men's Breeze 2.0 Gore-Tex Waterproof Hiking Boot include:

  • Leather
  • Synthetic sole
  • Shaft measures approximately 6" from arch
  • Heel measures approximately 1.25"
  • Platform measures approximately 0.75"
  • Boot opening measures approximately 12" around
  • Vasque's most breathable hiking boot with abrasion-resistant air mesh panels
  • GORE-TEX with Extended Comfort Technology for breathable waterproof protection
  • Molded rubber toe cap
  • Reflective piping
  • Dual Density EVA footbed
  • Vasque Exclusive Vibram Contact outsole with XSTrek Compound


The nubuck leather upper has been created to mold to the shape of your foot, providing you with that custom fit that other shoes hope to create. The leather is durable enough to protect your feet from hazards like rocks, briars, fallen limbs and other obstacles.

The uppers also feature a synthetic air mesh that is designed to improve the air circulation around your foot, helping to keep your feet cool and comfortable while hiking.

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These hiking boots features Arc Tempo, which is an asymmetric curve that will accommodate hikers with high arches. There is a tapered toe box that offers plenty of vertical toe room, but there is also a molded toe bumper that will protect your toes if you accidentally kick something.

The EVA foam foot bed is going to give you more cushioning for those long hikes. The midsole is also constructed from EVA foam and it also features a molded TPU plate for extra support.

What People Had To Say:

When looking at what people had to say about the Vasque Men's Breeze 2.0 Gore-Tex Waterproof Hiking Boot, we were impressed to see that many customers left positive reviews for the boots. Customers liked the Arc Tempo these boots has, stating that they push your foot forward, giving you a little more momentum to take your next step.

Customers also appreciated that these boots are incredibly comfortable, even if you are going to be hiking quite a distance. They also appreciated that the boots were quick to break in, too.

Other customers commented that these boots provide good support for the ankles and the arch. They also mention that the toe box of the boots are a little narrow, and recommend going up a half size. However, people did say that the toe box is solid and they were able to kick (albeit not on purpose) rocks and debris without hurting themselves or damaging the shoes.

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At the other end of things, there were quite a few customers who had some complaints with these boots. The most common complaint people had was that the boots were not waterproof, or they were as waterproof as they would have expected.

These customers reported that the boots are more water-resistant and if your boots are exposed to water for too long, your feet will get wet. Customers also mentioned that the boots didn’t have good traction, and they were quite slippery when trying to walk on wet rocks.

Another common complaint customers had was that these boots stretched out so much, one person said they felt like they were wearing “flip-flops.” Another customer reported that the boots didn’t feel breathable at all, and their feet would be soaking wet from sweat, making the hike very uncomfortable. Some also commented that foot bed was too short and their toes would get squished in the toe box.

Our Recommendation

The quest for the perfect hiking boot can leave you feeling exhausted and maybe even a little frustrated. There are plenty of options available, but in our opinion, we think the Vasque Men's Breeze 2.0 Gore-Tex Waterproof Hiking Bootare certainly boots worthy of some consideration.

With these boots, you have Arc Tempo technology that propels you forward when making your next step. This will give you enough momentum to keep you going, allowing you to reach your desired destination, easily. These boots also feature EVA foam molded foot beds that provide you with more comfort while walking, but the EVA foam midsole also supports your arch, which can be crucial when hiking if you have high arches.

Vasque Mens Breeze 2.0 Gore-Tex Waterproof Backpacking Boot

We also like these boots because they have a leather upper that will protect your feet from any hazards you may encounter on your hike, but they will also give your ankles the support they need to traverse trickery terrains. The GORE-TEX extended comfort technology uses abrasion-resistant mesh so that air can circulate through the boot, providing you with a cooler, more comfortable boot while hiking.

If you’re searching for a quality boot that is affordable, comfortable, and will keep your feet dry when walking through damp grass and brush, but also through a stream, these boots are a great choice!

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