Have been a Vasque for years. Sorry to say that their quality has slipped.
I picked up a pair of 8" Danner Blades w/ 400 gr. Thinsulate. They are the most comfortable boots out of the box I have ever worn. I have really wide feet and the 12 EE's fit me great! They are lighter than my hiking boots. Durability is yet to be determined. I think they have made me a full Danner convert.