Verdict from 3 experts and 19 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Grippy: Experts are united about the stickiness of the Vasque Breeze WT GTX. “It held firmly to snow and loose rock,” said one of them.
  • Watertight: Its ability to fence out moisture is amazing, according to gear pundits.
  • Warm: Critics are very impressed with the hiker’s excellent insulation. Unlike other insulated shoes, this "allowed us to stay warm."
  • Comfy: This offering is remarkably comfortable, experienced trail-goers say.
  • Light: Testers find a surprisingly lightweight shoe in the Breeze WT GTX.
  • Durable: Its imposing construction gives the shoe a longer-than-usual lifespan.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Long break-in: A hiking enthusiast says that the Breeze WT GTX requires about 20 miles to break in completely.
  • Short laces: Its laces could be longer. An adventurer even said, "Double knots are impossible with them."

Bottom line

Where the trail turns for the icy, and the air becomes freezing, the Breeze WT GTX is your trusty companion. Built with sufficient insulation and winter-ready materials, this hiking boot will help you navigate and go through snowy paths with toasty feet. If you have been on the fence about winter boots, this Vasque piece just might win you over!

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What it means to wear the Vasque Breeze WT GTX

Sporting the Breeze WT GTX easily translates to cozy feet in cold conditions. Other than that, expect the following:

  • Safe and comfy landings, thanks to its stout midsole with cushioning pods
  • Ample breathability courtesy of its vent ports and mesh panels
  • Sufficient water and snow protection
  • Enhanced midfoot support, thanks to its sturdy-yet-springy arch shank
  • Grippy hikes on frozen surfaces

Additional info

  • The WT in its name stands for Winter Terrain.
  • If it is not yet winter in your area, consider the non-insulated Breeze LT GTX. This hiker is currently one of the lightest boots in the Vasque Breeze catalog.


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