I bought these as a birthday gift for my wife after her old boots blew out. The blowout occurred on day 2 of a 6 day trek. So needless to say duck tape and 550 to the rescue. Anyhow, she has had these boots for a little over a week now and has probably put 10 miles on them so far and she loves them! No break in period needed these boots were good to go out the box. My wife reports them as supper comfy and very light on the foot. A+ boot from Vasque!
Bought these for my girlfriend for her birthday while she was in KC. She tried on several pairs before deciding on these. She loved them and quickly broke them in before taking her dad on a backpacking trip in Shenandoah. She reported a good fit, good support, and no blisters. Sadly she broke up with me a little later, but it wasn't because of the boots!
I bought these for backpacking in the Rockies this past summer. They were not hard to break in, and are VERY comfortable. Even on multiple 5-day trips, I only got one blister for the entire summer (from walking on talus for hours). I would definitely recommend these boots to anyone looking for a reliable and comfortable hiking boot. The only downside is that they don't repel water too well, but that can be expected for any boot that isn't completely leather.