Outdoor industry publication Leisure Trends has rated the Vasque Breeze GTX as the number one brown boot for the past five years. In the outdoor industry, brown boot is a mainstay hiking boot. So obviously, it’s popular. Unfortunately, Vasque hasn’t really caught the eye of military personnel until recently.
What has made the Breeze so popular is its EVA midsole, usually found in trail and running shoes, paired with a stiff TPU plate. So you get torsional support combined with trail shoe comfort. These same features will do well for military personnel who wear hiking style shoes.
Finally, the Breeze features a Gore-tex sock and Vibram outsole.