Updates to Vasque Breeze LT Low GTX

  • Vasque designed this shoe to help hikers stay nimble on the trail with as much comfort and protection as possible. Its lightweight upper is watertight thanks to Gore-Tex. It has a moisture-wicking construction which allows its interior to expel sweat-inducing heat.
  • In this shoe, wearers can stomp on the ruggedness of the terrain in safety with the Enduralast midsole. They can also remain surefooted on slippery surfaces with the hiker’s Vibram Megagrip outsole.

Size and fit

A relatively true-to-size, low-top day hiking gear for men and women is the LT Low GTX from Vasque's Breeze lineup. It is offered in full and half sizes in standard width. Owners may adjust its fit to their preference via the shoe’s ghillie lacing.


For surface traction, this Vasque Breeze LT Low GTX hiking shoe is equipped with Vibram’s Megagrip outsole. Since it is imbued with the Vibram Lightbase technology, it is about 25% lighter than most outsoles. Its ability to claw itself into loose terrain is attributable to its many cross-shaped lugs. The horizontal grooves at its forefoot and heel regions provide enhanced security during downhill and uphill traversals.


A brand-exclusive dual-density midsole called Enduralast is the component primarily responsible for shielding the foot from destructive terrain hazards and giving wearers adequate stability and cushioning. It is made entirely of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA).

Vasque designers opted to pair this protective layer with an anatomic footbed for additional comfort underfoot.  Aside from cushioning, this insert also improves the shoe’s rebound rate and shock absorption.


The low-cut upper of the Vasque Breeze LT Low GTX hiking shoe is made with a combination of microfiber mesh and synthetic overlays. It is engineered with Gore-Tex’s Extended Comfort technology, making its confines both breathable and waterproof. The synthetic overlay present at its forefoot and heel doubles down on the footwear’s defenses against scratches and scrapes. Combination eyelets and a round lace constitute the Breeze LT Low’s lockdown system.


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