Updates to the Vasque Breeze III Low GTX

The third iteration of the Vasque Breeze Low GTX is now:

  • designed with more vent ports (heel and toe box)
  • equipped with extra eyelets
  • designed using the Arc Tempo last (straight shape in the toes and overall wider fit)

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Who should buy the Vasque Breeze III Low GTX

The Breeze III Low GTX, the Breeze II Low GTX’s successor, is a Vasque Breeze offering equipped with qualities and features that cater to day hikers who wish to tackle mixed trails with enough mobility. It is an ideal option for:

  • those who are looking for an extremely breathable shoe that still protects against wet outdoor elements.
  • those who want a pair of Vasque low-cut shoes that renders grip on both wet and dry surfaces.
  • those who prefer hikers with a classic lacing system for a secure foot lockdown.

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Grippy Vasque-exclusive Vibram sole

The Breeze III Low GTX gets to secure the hiker’s footing with a Vibram outsole, called Contact Grip. This Vasque-exclusive component has hardwearing lugs that produce enough traction on outdoor surfaces, whether wet or dry.

Vasque Breeze III Low GTX Vibram outsole

For extra stopping power over steep slopes, the shoe is given a decent heel brake. Maneuverability on ascents and descents is also improved with the outsole’s heel and toe treads.

Vasque Breeze III Low GTX front lugs

Its front tip, which extends slightly to the upper, serves as the gear’s bumper.

Vasque Breeze III Low GTX toe bumper

Vasque Breeze III Low GTX’s cushioned midsole

Cushioning users against pointy rocks and making their trail ride as stable as possible is the footwear’s ATC (All-Terrain Compound) midsole. It is paired with cushioning pods made of EVA for extra shock absorption.  Within its durable confines is a TPU shank—a subcomponent that strengthens the shoe’s midfoot section, thus giving users additional arch support.

Vasque Breeze III Low GTX midsole

A dual-density EVA footbed sits securely on top of the shoe’s midsole. It improves underfoot support with its bordered lower half. It also bolsters the footgear’s overall breathability thanks to its perforated design.

Breeze III Low GTX from Vasque offers a breathable protection

Vasque Breeze III Low GTX nubuck and mesh upper

The Vasque Breeze III Low GTX’s upper consists of two primary materials: 1.8-mm waterproof nubuck leather and mesh fabric.

Vasque Breeze III Low GTX Gore-Tex lining

Its liner is powered by Gore-Tex’s Extended Comfort technology, making the gear both watertight and breathable.

Vasque Breeze III Low GTX molded heel counter

It comes reinforced front and back with a molded heel counter and toe guard. These sturdy sections have vent ports, enhancing the shoe’s capability to stay airy.

Vasque Breeze III Low GTX closure

Its classic closure system comes with webbing eyelets and flat lace.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 491g / Women 395g
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Collection: Vasque Breeze
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Wide

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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.