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  • Nubuck leather uppers offer durability, flexibility and natural water resistance; abrasion-resistant nylon mesh provides breathability for added comfort
  • Vasque Perpetuum last offers a versatile platform that excels in all-day use; straight shape and broad toe box accommodate low-arched feet and natural forefoot expansion
  • Padded cuffs and tongues provide comfort on the go; heel loops aid entry
  • Quick-drying nylon linings wick moisture away from feet for enhanced comfort; removable dual-density EVA footbeds add cushioning underfoot
  • Polyurethane midsoles deliver all-day cushioning and excellent stability; thermoplastic urethane shanks offer support and rigidity for a stable ride over changing terrain
  • Lightweight Vibram® Nuasi rubber outsoles on the Vasque Mantra 2.0 hiking shoes feature a versatile tread pattern for all-terrain performance


View all Vasque Men's Hiking Shoes

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Best Use Hiking
Footwear Height Ankle
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Upper Nubuck leather/nylon mesh
Lining Nylon
Midsole Polyurethane
Support Thermoplastic urethane shank
Outsole Vibram rubber
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 2 lbs. 4 oz.
Gender Men's

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great shoes I love these shoes - very comfy and rugged. So far they are holding up great. The sole is strong so on rocks or other rough terrain they protect your feet pretty well, but the shoes don't feel really heavy or anything. They clean up well and, much to my wife's chagrin I even use them as my business casual shoes when I have to go to a work meeting. Somehow this makes me less grumpy at having to be there. My first pair of "good" hiking boots back in the day were from Vasque, and I'm a big fan of Vibram, so I was first drawn to these shoes since they are Vasque with Vibram soles, but after trying them on, I decided they were just what I was looking for.
Date published: 2013-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great shoe I do a lot of active sports but I bought these to build a house. I wanted something leather that would hold up but also breathe some. I also wanted to be able to seal the leather up with some water proofing. I did not want or need something so water proof that I could stand in a creek with. Some other leather shoes I have had do not breath well and get uncomfortably hot. These are not the coolest but not bad either for being mostly leather. The big thing is that they have held up incredibly well for a shoe that I have been wearing every day. I see there are some other reviews that say they don't hold up. I cant believe they are talking about the same shoe.
Date published: 2015-08-13
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Comfortable hiking shoe.....but I wore these on the first 500 miles of my AT thru hike and they probably could have gone another 300 miles. The one problem with this is the Vibram sole. This particular Vibram sole has absolutely NO traction on wet rocks. It was like stepping on ice. I loved the comfort, the fact that it is offered in WIDE (if you can find them) and their durability, but after falling 25-30 times in 500 miles, it was time to try something different. A different brand shoe with a Vibram sole, although with a different tread pattern, proved MUCH more capable on wet terrain.
Date published: 2015-02-03
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very comfy! I got these for every-day wear. I wear them at work, walking around the city, and on hikes. They've been good for everything and are very comfortable with no rub spots or anything. They're not great for running but also not bad. I tried on a lot of different shoes at REI and kept coming back to these. They have very good traction (in all conditions I've encountered so far) and a little mesh so they don't get too hot, but the rain doesn't easily get in. I'm very happy with them! PS oh yes, the tongue is not attached on the sides so it was slipping sideways the first week. But it was easy to fix by lacing it differently, so it's not a problem anymore and nothing gets in. I had completely forgotten about that until I read another review mentioning it.
Date published: 2013-05-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent sturdy shoe I don't use these shoes for hiking. I use them for everyday use in the city. The shoe itself hugs my foot perfectly, and for a guy who has a wide foot, and has difficulties finding a proper fitting shoe, these are supreme. The other thing I have noticed is that even though they have a rugged sole and sturdy less flexible sole (for rugged climbs) I can still feel my feet through the sole, giving me a sense of connection similar to a running shoe. These are excellent shoes. No manufacturing issues after months of use. We'll see over time, but so far... again, supreme. Haven't tried them in the Fall or on trails yet, but I get the feeling they'll perform well.
Date published: 2016-06-02
Rated 2 out of 5 by from So comfortable but not durable Bought these just over a year ago based on the immediate comfort and they served as my daily shoe. Wore them for short hikes, but used much heartier boots for anything more than a few miles. Unfortunately the toe cap started to peel away after several months and the stitching began unraveling after about 10 months. I glued those up, but the unraveling continues. Should get years of use from shoes in this price range. I see now there's a 1 year warranty (my fault for not checking), but the lack of durability would probably keep me from replacing them with another pair.
Date published: 2016-05-09
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not meant for sand Having used these shoes for a weekend backpacking trip in the desert, I have already found their main flaw. The sides of the tongue are not attached to the shoe, which allows sand and small rocks to enter. I found myself dumping out sand and rocks every 2 hours during my hike. Only buy these shoes if you will be on trails where the rocks tend to be pea size or larger. Gaiters wouldn't help, as they never go all the way to the bottom of the tongue, which is where all the sand was coming in. The soles stick nicely on rock and loose dirt. The shoes are mostly nubuck, and do tend to warm up. There is always a tradeoff between having hot feet and having well protected feet.
Date published: 2012-04-30
Rated 4 out of 5 by from I really like them. I got a pair of these at a used gear sale a couple months ago. They were in like new condition and still are. I haven't been out hiking in them yet, but I wear them around the yard with the dogs, and into town all the time. I just found another pair at a used gear sale a couple days ago(like new again), I picked them up for my brother. He did not like them, he has wide feet. So now I have 2 pair, and can't complain. It makes me wonder why at the only 2 used gear sales I have been to have had a pair. Each pair look like it had been worn once maybe twice. Other people must not like them as much as I do. So you might wanna try them on in the store before you buy.
Date published: 2012-12-02
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I got these great shoes for Christmas and I do some hiking but mostly where them on a day to day basis. Do I need to treat the leather with anything to help protect from rain and mud? If so, what should I use?

Asked by: Seldom Hiker
These shoes are water resistant so you do not need to treat them to protect them from rain or mud. However, if you would like to make them waterproof, you can apply the Nikwax Nubuck and Suede Waterproofing for Footwear:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-03

How do you think these shoes would do for bike riding.  I like to ride 8 miles, three times a week on a rail trail.. My Vasque hiking boots are too stiff thought the ankle.  Do you think these shoes would be better.  I really like Vasque products

Asked by: Kenofshelby
The Mantra 2.0 Hiking Shoes are a better choice for cycling compared to a higher cut hiking boot.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-08-13
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