Reviewed by Sam the Somnabulist from New Hampshire on Wednesday, December 26, 2012
Sorry if the above qualifiers are a little confusing.. I'll explain below.
I wanted a lightweight shoe that could withstand moderate hiking. I have always loved Vasque boots, and went with this hiking shoe without trying it on. I have hiked in them once so far and have been pretty satisfied. I had to add some insoles to allow my toes to have a little bit more room, it felt like the toe box was a little tight on one of my feet. Adding the insoles seemed to make a difference.
The sole is very rigid so I don't feel rocks and roots through my shoes. It also helps with arch support because of its rigidity. I think these shoes are best for relatively flat terrain. When walking on a slanted surface, I felt a little unstable like my foot was slipping within the shoe.