Vasque Juxt boot review

Check out these reviews, videos and comparisons for the Vasque Juxt multi purpose shoe and you decide if they will work for your feet.

This is the infamous shoe (low cut boot) that was used by DEVGRU (SEAL Team Six) to eliminate Bin Laden.

The Vasque Juxt is a versatile and popular hiking boot that’s known for its durability, comfort, and reliable performance on a variety of terrains. Here’s a detailed review of the Vasque Juxt boot, including its specifications:


Upper Material: The Vasque Juxt features a durable and abrasion-resistant suede leather and synthetic mesh upper. This combination of materials provides both protection and breathability.

Midsole: The boot includes a compression-molded EVA (CMEVA) midsole, which offers excellent cushioning, shock absorption, and support while reducing the boot’s overall weight.

Outsole: Vasque equips the Juxt with a VibramĀ® outsole known as the Vasque OTG (Off the Grid) outsole. This high-quality rubber outsole offers superb traction on various terrains, making it suitable for hiking in a range of conditions.

Lacing System: The Juxt features a traditional lace-up system with durable metal eyelets, allowing you to customize the fit and securely lock your foot in place.

Weight: The boot weighs approximately 2 pounds (32 ounces) for a men’s size 9, making it relatively lightweight compared to some heavier hiking boots on the market.


The Vasque Juxt is a reliable and versatile hiking boot that excels in various outdoor environments. Its suede leather and synthetic mesh upper provide a good balance of durability and breathability. The boot’s construction is solid, and the materials used make it resistant to abrasions, making it suitable for rocky trails and rugged terrain.

One of the standout features of the Juxt is its comfort. The compression-molded EVA midsole offers excellent cushioning and support, reducing fatigue on long hikes. The boot’s fit is generally true to size, and the lacing system allows for a secure and adjustable fit.

The Vasque OTG outsole is a star performer, delivering exceptional traction on different surfaces, including wet and slippery trails. Whether you’re trekking through muddy paths or scrambling over rocks, the boot’s grip and stability inspire confidence.

Vasque Juxt Review

I normally wear an 11 or 11.5. 11 for a sport shoe that I want to fit snug enough to provide foot support. 11.5 usually for more casual wear. I read the reviews and saw they tended to run about 1/2 size large. I bought these initially in size 11 and then tried a 10.5. I have a thin foot. I like the shoe in general but it just didn’t fit my foot in a size 11 without a hiking sock. Just a little to long and loose to provide any real support. I really don’t want a pair of hiking shoes that won’t fit with a lightweight sock. So, these shoes would be great for someone with a mid to large volume foot. Just didn’t work for me.

I do a lot of hiking and have always stuck with boots until now! Last week I went out on a 15 mile day hike and my feet were killing me by the time I was done. The hike consisted of a lot of boulder-jumping and by the end of the day I could hardly get my feet up high enough to clear them. I figured they have to make hiking shoes.

Something lightweight and then I discovered these. WOW! They are incredibly light and honestly, some of the most comfortable shoes I have ever had. I did 12 miles the other night (night hiking) and ended up running with them for about 6 miles. Incredibly comfortable! Couldn’t have done that in boots if I wanted to.

I’m impressed and blown away by these shoes. Fit perfectly.

Update: A few months in with this shoes has been awesome. They really are high quality, ultra light hiking shoes. I’ve already put about 50 miles on these puppies and they look brand new! Holding up very, very well. I uploaded a photo for you all.

UPDATE 2: These are without a doubt the best hiking shoes I’ve got. I absolutely love them! Since the last update I’ve put another 30 miles on the Vasque Juxt and no blisters, no problem with quality. Perfectly comfortable. They dry out very easily. Whenever they finally give in to the punishment I put them through, I will buy another pair. They are my favorite shoe.


While the Vasque Juxt is not a heavy-duty backpacking boot, it’s an ideal choice for day hikes, light backpacking, and general outdoor adventures. It offers a winning combination of comfort, durability, and performance that makes it a favorite among hikers and outdoor enthusiasts. Overall, the Vasque Juxt is an excellent choice for those seeking a reliable, mid-weight hiking boot at a reasonable price point.
Questions from our readers.

Question: How does the sizing run on the Vasque Juxt – big or small? It runs a little larger so adjust accordingly.

Question: What are the gaiters that SEAL Team Six wore on top of the Juxt boots?

These were leg gaitersĀ used to keep out debris but allow them to have a lightweight shoe with good traction to move around in.

Remember that they were not hiking long distance with a load on this mission.

Question: What kind of socks do you recommend to wear with the Juxt?

We would use a Smartwool crew sock with a thin liner sock. The Darn Tough sock is issued at BUDS training.

These socks will last a lot longer than any other pair that you own. They are also making a new one that has merino wool.

Use Bodyglide anti-chafe balm on your feet to prevent blisters. I put it on my heel and between my toes and it makes a big difference. You want to put it on your feet before you start to get a hot spot.

Question: Where can I sign up to become a Navy SEAL? Check out the Navy website here:

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