First came the iconic leather Sundowner in 1984, then the hightop Clarion in ’88. And in Summer 2019, the tech-driven Breeze LT GTX hit shelves, making a new leader for OG Minnesota-based hiking boot brand Vasque.
The three Gore-Tex boots represent distinct eras and distinct styles, each still relevant, functional, and attractive in its own right. Yet it’s the Breeze—especially in new Dune and Jet Black monochrome colorways, released earlier this week—that best represents the current ethos of the forward looking footwear institution, one interested in not just outfitting hardcore thru hikers but everyday outdoorists too.
Designed in a sneaker-boot style defined by a heavily engineered synthetic microfiber and abrasion-resistant mesh upper atop rugged Vibram Litebase sole for superior traction, the Breeze LT GTX is more functional and well over a pound lighter than its previously mentioned predecessors.
Did we mention it’s fully outfitted with Gore-Tex waterproofing technology? And that the badass new colorways make this hyper functional boot even more versatile (aka finally cool enough to wear in the city too)? Cus it is. And we’re hyped.