The Vasque Men's Snowblime UltraDry insulated boot may look like an average hiking boot, but an UltraDry waterproofing system and 200 grams of Thinsulate insulation equip it for cold temperatures and nasty weather.
Built like a solid summer hiking boot, but designed specifically for those cold wintery days, the Vasque Slowblime Ultradry is a good option for winter activities. Let’s take a look at its fit and its features.
First taking a look at the upper, we have got a lot of things going on with this boot. We have got fully waterproof textile and leather materials. So we have got really good durability in that leather, really good weather protection and it is fully waterproof with that ultra dry membrane. So we have got really good weather protection there. Around the toe we have got a fully wrapped rubber toe ram so that gives you really good protection when you are snow shoeing or doing any winter hiking, so nice protection there. We do have fully metal hardware so really durable hardware on the boot, not going to break down over time, definitely going to maintain its durability over a long period of time. It has got a really nice D ring on the toe of the boot for gators so you can easily attach gators to that D ring to make sure that the are snug and they stay in place. So definitely an enhancement for those winter hikes.
We do have a fleece collar on the boots so that enhances that fit, enhances that comfort, a nice soft next to ... kid of next to sock feel there, also gives a little bit of extra insulation. And, speaking of insulation, there are 200 grams of thinsulate insulation on the boot, so, again, designed for those winter days, designed for that cold weather. This boot is certainly designed to keep you nice and toasty warm.
Moving down to the mid sole we have got a molded EVA midsole with a TPU shank, so you have got really good cushioning there with that shank for some stiffness and protection from any sharp rocks or roots or anything you may be stepping on while you are out hiking. And the foot bed that is on the inside of the boot is a dual density foot bed so you has got really nice cushioning there, so it is going to give you some nice, soft comfortable fit. So excellent fit and enhancements from that foot bed, a very comfortable boot here.
Moving down to the outsole we have got the Vasque Venture Outsole and it has got a cold hold compound. So that is designed to maintain its traction and maintain its grip on those colder surfaces, so you won’t be slipping around as much on any frozen mud or any hard packed snow. It gets really good grip there. You have got really nice aggressive lugs here that are going to provide a lot of grip when you are outdoors. You have also got kind of a cool heal lock on the back. So it is kind of a rubber kick. And that is designed to help keep those snowshoes on or help keep anything on. Also you can kick the boots off pretty easily when you are back at home. So got really nice durability enhancements to the boot all the way around, really good grip on the bottom and a very comfortable midsole and foot bed.
The Vasque Snowblime Ultradry is certainly going to keep you dry, comfortable and warm when you are outdoors in the wintertime.