Vasque Breeze LT GTX walking boots

RRP $179.99


The popularity of the staycation has boomed here in the UK since the pandemic made it difficult to leave the country. I still wanted a summer break, however, so like so many others I took out the faithful campervan and explored parts of the UK.

One of the highlights of my trip was walking part of Hadrian's Wall, the long-distance footpath in the north of England which runs 84 miles from Wallsend on the east coast of England to Bowness-on-Solway on the west coast, and I clocked up just over 50 miles of varying paths.

There are many opinions to what makes a good walking boot, but my personal requirements are a sturdy yet light ankle boot. I decided to try the Vasque Breeze LT GTX.  The Breeze model has been around for some 20 years, and the LT GTX is the newest and lightest version. In my experience, most walking boots need months and miles to bed in and become comfortable, but I didn’t have this luxury of time, so needed a pair that felt right from the get-go. I wasn’t disappointed with the Breeze LT GTX.

These boots feel more like a running shoe due to their low weight and comfort. They use GORE-TEX for waterproofing, which often makes for a sweaty shoe, but not in this case: they breathe very well. It would be very difficult to roll an ankle in these as they hold the heel and support the ankle but still feel very flexible and give a full range of motion. They have the usual Vasque quality feel that I have come to expect, and the Vibram soles are brilliant, offering great grip in most conditions. I will continue to use these through the winter and come back with a long-term review in the summer.

For my trekking plans, the Breeze LT GTX are just perfect - however they are not going to suit everyone all the time. Those who plan more challenging climbs may need a stronger boot: just check out and I am certain that you will find the perfect boots for your needs.

Rating 4.5 out of 5






Waterproof and breathable