The original Breeze boot, launched in 2004, sparked a sea change in hiking footwear. For the first time, running shoe technology was utilized to supercharge a true hiking boot. Light, cool, and athletically-inclined, the Breeze filled a void between the era’s midweight bombers and the brown-painted wannabes. It quickly became one of the most popular hiking boots in the United States. Still is, in fact. But even classic hits can be remastered. Reconfigured to be lighter, tougher, and more breathable than the original, the Breeze 2.0 is perfectly tuned for the realities of today’s hiking trends. Lighter loads and a faster pace rule the trail. Breeze set that pace almost a decade ago. The Breeze 2.0 picks it up considerably.
Feature list from Vasque:
- Weight: 2lbs. 3oz. (1000g)
- Outsole: Vasque Exclusive Vibram® Contact
- Last: Arc Tempo
- Midsole: Dual Density EVA, Molded TPU Plate
- Available Sizes: Womens Medium Width 6-11, Womens Wide Width 7-10
In 1965 Vasque founder William D. Sweasy traveled to Europe and found the future of footwear. Outdoor recreation and mountaineering were sweeping the continent, and Sweasy knew it was a matter of time until the craze found its way stateside. He began preparing his high quality mountaineering and hiking boots so he’d be ready when the time came. After a brief run under the brand name “Voyageur,” Sweasy changed the name to Vasque in 1971 (for Fort Vasquez in the mountain mecca of Colorado). And no, the rest is not history. The Vasque trail continues today, breaking new ground toward what’s next. That’s what happens when you keep your eyes firmly focused on the trail ahead.