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VASQUE Kids' Breeze 2.0 UltraDry Hiking Boots

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  • VASQUE Kids' Breeze 2.0 UltraDry Hiking Boots

    The right footwear affects comfort and enjoyment when kids are hiking or backpacking. The Vasque Breeze combines the support and traction of a boot with the comfort, breathability, and light feel of an athletic shoe.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Compression-molded EVA midsole for shock absorption and stability
    • TPU shank creates added support underneath the foot
    • UltraDry waterproof barrier keeps feet dry (appropriate leather/fabric treatment recommended)
    • Vibram Contact outsole for flexible traction
    • Contoured EVA footbed with extra heel cushioning for comfort
    • Bellows tongue keeps moisture and debris out
    • Toe bumper for durability and protection
    • Suede leather and nylon mesh upper for durability and breathability

    Country of Origin: Imported

  • VASQUE Kids' Breeze 2.0 UltraDry Hiking Boots

    EMS_Sale Yes
    Outsole Vibram
    Shank TPU
    Upper Suede leather, nylon mesh
    Midsole Compression-molded EVA
    Waterproof Yes

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VASQUE Kids' Breeze 2.0 UltraDry Hiking Boots
 
5.0

(based on 4 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (3)
  • Great traction (3)
  • Water resistant (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wet / rain (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (3 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        100% 

        (3 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Saved our 1st family backpacking trip

    By Pack Dad

    from Maine

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Ankle Support
    • Comfortable
    • Great Traction
    • Laces stay tied
    • No Break-in
    • Waterproof
    • Water Resistant

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Harsh Terrain
      • Heavy Loads
      • Long-Distance Hiking
      • Wet Conditions

      Comments about VASQUE Kids' Breeze 2.0 UltraDry Hiking Boots:

      My wife and I backpacked avidly for years. When our son was born, we switched to the baby backpack, then day hikes, then a little car camping... Now that he's 8, sturdy, and full of energy, we decided the time was right to get back into backpacking.

      We had all of the gear we needed to go as a family, with the exception of purpose-built hiking boots for our son. The day before we left, we hemmed and hawed about whether he needed boots, mainly because we knew he'd outgrow them before next summer. We rationalized that he was light, and his pack was light, and the trip would be short (~7 miles), so that his old sneakers would probably be fine. After a few visits to the EMS web site while packing our stuff - and while hurricane Arthur was pouring buckets outside - we saw these on sale and decided to go check them out in case the trail might still be wet when we left for the trailhead in the morning :)

      I'm SO glad we got these boots, because:

      1. The trails were sopping wet with many standing muck puddles, and there were several nontrivial stream/river crossings

      2. The trails were severely eroded and still washed out in many spots from hurricane Irene almost 3 years ago, which meant we were hiking over rocks for much of the way

      3. Our son's pack was heavier than we expected it would be

      In the end, these boots provided the water protection, grip, and support that was, in retrospect, unquestionably required on this trip. With a little moleskin on day 2 (which fell off within 2 hours), his feet survived perfectly intact after 2 days and a 1000+ foot climb with no break-in.

      Compared to the two other options we considered:

      a. Sneakers - No way, no how. We would have had to turn back after the first mile due to water and support, and maybe grip. I didn't think that support would be an issue with someone as light as a lean 8 year old with a 19 lb pack. But, after walking behind him and watching his feet pivot and twist on bowling ball sized rocks for two days, I'm a believer - even kids need real hiking boots when carrying a load over rough terrain.

      b. Low-top waterproof hiking shoes - These would be good for day hikes, but don't offer the ankle support for carrying a pack, or water protection for deeper puddles / crossings, that a pair of boots does.

      In summary, going into our hike, I thought we were splurging by buying these boots. By the end (really, after the first mile) I was feeling guilty and negligent for having considered not getting them. Puddle-by-puddle, rock-by-rock, river-by-river, we praised these boots out loud throughout the trip, and are looking forward to a fun summer of trying to wear them out. I recommend them unreservedly. Thanks Vasque and EMS!

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Very Nice Hiking Boots for a Kid

      By ADK Daydreamer

      from Southeast PA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Great Traction
      • No Break-in
      • Sturdy/Durable
      • Water Resistant

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Day Hiking
        • Wet Conditions

        Comments about VASQUE Kids' Breeze 2.0 UltraDry Hiking Boots:

        I purchased these hiking boots for my 12 yr old Boy Scout who outgrew his old boots (big brand name from big box store). There is no comparison. These Vasque boots cost a little more than the boots from the big box sports store but the quality is so much better. My son liked them a lot on our hikes in the mountains this summer. They shed dirt very well once it dries. I will keep them breathable by treating the suede like leather from time to time to keep the water beading and not soaking. Decent youth boots are difficult to find. If your youth needs real hiking boots then these are for him.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Arch Type:
        • High Arch
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Excellent quality!

        By Karen the scouter's mom

        from Orange Grove, Texas

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Ankle Support
        • Comfortable
        • Great Traction
        • Sturdy/Durable
        • Warm
        • Water Resistant

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cold Weather
          • Day Hiking
          • Everyday
          • Harsh Terrain
          • Heavy Loads
          • Light Loads
          • Long-Distance Hiking
          • Wet Conditions

          Comments about VASQUE Kids' Breeze 2.0 UltraDry Hiking Boots:

          I purchased these boots for my son who is in scouting. He wanted to make sure he had a pair ready for summer camp. He LOVES them! He's been wearing them everyday because they are so comfortable. The construction looks great and they seem to be of great quality! He asked if I would buy him another pair when he outgrows these--I definitely will!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          5.0

          Great boots

          By Iris

          from Poughkeepsie NY

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Feet Do Not Overheat
          • Unisex
          • Waterproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about VASQUE Kids' Breeze 2.0 UltraDry Hiking Boots:

              Fine quality

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
              • Width:
              • Feels true to width
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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