Who should buy the Vasque Breeze III GTX

The Vasque Breeze III GTX is made ready for day hikes and extended overnight trips over various trail conditions. It is ideal for: 

  • those who want a breathable mid-cut boot for support
  • individuals who prefer a pair of footgear that works well in a variety of weather conditions
  • those who want a hiking boot that does not need prolonged break-in time

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Breeze III GTX’s grippy outsole

Vasque Breeze III GTX Vibram outsole

The Breeze III GTX features Vibram Contact Grip outsole with Megagrip compound. It provides traction on wet and dry grounds.

Vasque Breeze III GTX large lugs

Its large lugs help increase ground sensitivity while the spaces between the boots prevent muck build-up. It also has a layered profile in the toe and heel areas to assist on ascents and descents.

Vasque’s cushioned midsole for the Breeze III GTX

This mid-cut hiking boot features a compression-molded EVA midsole for cushioning. It works with an underfoot chassis molded in the brand’s All Terrain compound to resist constant compression and create torsional stability.

Vasque Breeze III GTX midfoot shank

A TPU midfoot shank provides firmness for a stable ride without hindering flexibility. Also, a dual-density EVA footbed cradles the foot for enhanced comfort.

Vasque’s breathable and watertight upper

Vasque Breeze III GTX leather and Air Mesh upper

The upper of the Breeze III GTX watertight hiking boot features 2 mm nubuck leather and Air Mesh. To enhance breathability, American brand Vasque designed it with mesh vents and lined it with a non-insulated, waterproof Gore-Tex Extended Comfort laminate. 

Vasque Breeze III GTX Gore-Tex

The designers also installed ventilation ports in its toe and heel caps.

Vasque Breeze III GTX webbing eyelets

Its lacing hardware includes webbing eyelets and open hooks that contribute to a secure lockdown. 

Vasque Breeze III GTX metal hooks

Its cuff and tongue are cushioned for comfort. A rear pull loop facilitates quick on and off.

Vasque Breeze III GTX padded collar

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 21.1oz / Women 17.2oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal, 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.