Got them in November - will write a review in a few months.
Paid $300.00 for a pair of Vasque in December 2010 - they were so stiff that not only did I get major blisters - I fracured a toe that the Dr's in our area wanted to amputate it - A vascular surgeon in Philadelphia saved my toe - in our stats you will see a dry spell of 69 days last January - March during my recovery Now the $300 boots just sit here
Three hundred is a lotta bucks, even for Vasque.
Were these mountaineering or heavy weight hiking boots.
I don't know your style of hiking, but the heavier, stiff boots are usually for carrying more weight on longer trips, not normal, light hiking.
- They need a long time to break in, meaning they don't go on your feet and hit a five-miler + outta the box.
In fact, many manufacturers are making hikers too
flexible for that very reason. Folks want to put 'em on an' go.
Living in Rocksylvania, I want
a stiffer boot for ankle protection.
Did they feel stiff when you tried them on, walking around a bit at the store? Should have been an indicator that they'd need maybe a longer breaking in period. Didn't the sales staff say anything about care and wear?