When the mountains beckon, Vasque's waterproof GTX Alpine boots happily answer the call. Waterproof breathable Gore-Tex® linings are seam sealed.
Split-grain 3 mm leather uppers
Waterproof outer tongue
Padded wicking inner tongue
Full rubber rand protects toes and uppers
Polyurethane and fiberglass insole for flex and rigidity
Lug design outsole for traction and stability
Weight: 4 lb. 4 oz. pr.
I needed a 3/4 shank boot that was more stiff than the Sundowner. The Alpine GTX fit the bill great. I am a real proponent of the Vasque brand and have owned various Vasque product for the last 20 years. They all seem to fit my foot great so I have stayed with them. The GTX is strong and waterproof. The laces are easy to use and extra long. Putting on gaiters is smooth. I use Black Diamond crampons and they fit and attach easily. I took these boots to the Tetons last year and my feet never were uncomfortable over a 4 day trip. I used them hiking, stomping across glaciers, going across talus and scree. The rubber on the boot is also pretty sticky. I tested this going up the Crestone Needle in Colorado with these boots and had to do some low level class five climbing with them. As with my other Vasque boots I like these alot.