I was in the same boatith the boots. I cleaned the area real good and used 3M 5200 Marine grade caulk. So far after many miles, the soles are still on and going strong. I did buy a pair of Bitterroots as a replacement. I wanted the cloth style but read nothing but bad reports on the soles. I just hope the Bitterroots last as long as my first pair Vasque, 15 years. It took 5 years just to break them in. They were the best boot I have ever wore. 15 years ago they were $185, The new ones I just bought were $219. I hope they are a good investment. Try the caulk!!
I had two pair of the same boot model. Both pair of boots were defective. I would start looking at other boot makers. Vasque is junk since they moved to China!
How funny, I have the exact pair of Vasques. Same issue, only both my soles are split.
I have a 20 year old pair of Vasques that are absolutely bombproof, really heavy duty. If they really moved to China then I guess I will look at another manufacturer versus getting them repaired.
I always buy Norwegian welt boots because they're so easy to resole. I wear Alico Guides, which are heavy tanks but once broken in and you're used to the weight, you can go all day.
The beauty of the Norwegian welt is that it's so simple to glue a new Vibram Montangna sole onto it.
Last edited by sixbennetts; 09-14-2012 at 11:32 PM.
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I had a pair of the Vasque Wasatch boots and they were very comfortable but the durability sucked. I had them for 3 months and both soles split at the ball of my feet. I sent them back to Vasque and they sent me a new pair. I then took the new pair back to the store where I bought them and explained that their saleswoman sold them to me and how they failed catastrophically and they took the pair that I got from Vasque and gave me store credit.
The boots sucked but the customer service was fantastic