The Vasque Women'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.
With the classic look of a hiking boot, but insulation to keep your feet warm and ultra dry waterproofing all around, the Vasque Women’s Snowblime UltraDry Insulated Boots are equipped for cold, nasty conditions. They are extremely versatile and they are great for hiking in those cold temperatures. So, starting with the upper, you have got leather and textile mixture in the upper here. So you have got leather for a lot of durability and you have got overlays there for extra durability there. You have got a really interesting material that goes around the boot here to give more durability and then you do have some textile here, some synthetic materials right above your foot to give it a little bit more flexibility. So the upper is constructed really well. You have got a rubber toe ram in the front so that is going to protect your toes from rocks. Here in the back you have an extra lip right here that is going to really hold traction on your feet. So if you have got some extra traction attached to your boots even something like snow shoes or crampons or something like that that will kind of clip on to the boot. So that is a nice little added feature. It doesn't really add any weight or anything to the boot, but it is a nice little feature there. So you have got that in the back. And then in the front here at the bottom eyelet you have an extra D ring. And that is for a gator. So if you are hiking in snow and you are wearing gators you have got that extra little D ring. So little attention to detail that really makes a big difference.
You have got metal hardware here on the eyelets, so a lot of durability. You can really cinch these boots down and they are completely waterproof. So it is Vasque’s UltraDry waterproofing. You are completely protected there.
I found that the tongue of the boot here is really comfortable. It is pretty flexible here so you get, you know, a really nice tight fit. On the inside you do have 200 gram insulation. It is synthetic insulation. It is thinsulate. So you have got high quality insulation there to keep your feet nice and warm in those cold conditions. So definitely not an option for summer or warm weather hiking. Your feet would sweat too much, but it is not heavy. It doesn’t weigh the boot down, but it provides that lightweight insulation that you need. So really comfortable interior of the boot as well. And, again, with that waterproof protection you are ready for any nasty weather.
Moving down to the midsole you have a molded EVA midsole so you have cushioning there. That provides a lot of insulation from the ground as well. And then there is a TPU shank just to give more durability. So I found that they have a lot of stability, nice arch support as well. And then down on the bottom you have got nice lugs for snow and ice. And the compound material that is on the bottom of the boot here is equipped for very, very cold temperatures. It is called cold hold compound. And it is not going to freeze up on you. It is not going to break down in those very cold temperatures. So, you know, a lot of thought was put into the construction of this boot for those really cold temperatures. Again, you have got that insulation from the ground and it is just a really comfortable, classic looking boot that has a lot of versatility for those cold weather activities.
It is the Vasque Women’s Snowblime UltraDry Insulated Boots.