Verified Buyer Reviewed by Terry from TN on Monday, September 12, 2016
Just returned from a 15-day backpacking trip to Isle Royale, where I wore a pair of Vasque St. Elias GTX I bought last yr. My feet tend to be narrow. Little toes rubbed in the St. Elias. They had great support, are sturdy and pretty light. But they soaked through on the trip and were not quite sturdy enough for bushwhacking with 40 pounds. So when I saw these on sale for $110, I couldn't pass them up. Slightly taller than the St. Elias, more rubber protection, the leather seems more substantial, heel has a little more flair, the toe box area is roomy in height and the width seems a bit more little toe friendly without being too wide. Anticipate these working perfectly for bushwhacking with heavy pack! Both models fit true to size. Normally wear 9.5 and these fit perfect. I'm a 5'7" 145lb 59 y/o athletic female.