Summary

We spent 10.2 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what hikers think:

6 reasons to buy

  • Several Vasque Breeze LT Low GTX buyers consider the shoe very comfortable.
  • The hiker’s lengthwise fit is true to size, according to a few owners who have tried it.
  • A couple of users say that its outsole is phenomenally grippy.
  • Someone who has bought this Vasque hiking product testifies about its superbly lightweight construction.
  • It has a super-quick break-in phase, says a tester who has taken it for a spin.
  • An owner who has reviewed this lightweight trail boot finds it mesmerizingly eye-catching.

2 reasons not to buy

  • This Vasque hiker is unamusingly narrow, says a patron who has used it several times.
  • The shoe’s rather high asking price may not be for the faint of heart.

Bottom line

Those who would slip into the Vasque Breeze LT Low GTX are likely to be impressed with the shoe’s oozing amounts of comfort and incredible lightness. The hiker’s true-to-size fit and remarkably sticky outsole also make owning one a great pleasure. With all that said, the shoe might not appeal to users with bulky feet or buyers on a tight budget. In spite of some flaws, the Breeze LT Low GTX is promising, thanks to its combination of traits that matter on the trail.

Facts

  • This Vasque shoe is designed 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.

A relatively true-to-size, low-top day hiking gear for men and women is the Vasque Breeze LT Low GTX. 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.

Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.

paul@runrepeat.com