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  • 1.8mm waterproof nubuck leather and abrasion-resistant mesh uppers feature waterproof / breathable UltraDry lining
  • Soft athletic midsoles offer a responsive feel on varied terrain
  • Vibram® Nuasi outsoles with XSTrek compound grab hold of the ground, keeping you stable on trails and slabby climbs
  • Speed lacing
  • Dual-density EVA footbeds
  • Molded EVA midsoles and thermoplastic urethane shanks


View all Vasque Men's Day Hiking Boots

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Best Use Hiking
Footwear Height Over-the-ankle
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Waterproof Yes
Upper Waterproof nubuck leather
Midsole Dual-density EVA
Support Thermoplastic urethane shank
Outsole Vibram Nuasi rubber
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 2 lbs. 8 oz.
Gender Men's

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great grip and waterproofing I wore these through about 6 hours of heavy snowshoeing and they held up just fine with no leaks! They stand up to water no problem! They also provide tremendous grip on virtually any surface - ice is slippery for every shoe, but these felt more sure-footed than anything else I've tried outside of metal cleats and/or crampons. The soles are also very durable and really grippy. I also owned a pair of LOWA Zephyrs but promptly returned those as I felt the Vasques provided better grip/support and were more durable. They are a little bit toasty, but name a waterproof shoe that isn't... The fact that Red Wing owns and manufactures these boots in the same Minnesota facility as their iconic boots is also a huge selling point for me - you know you're getting top of the line quality.
Date published: 2016-03-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome Boots and fantastic value Amazing boots right out of the box. Lost my previous pair of boots and purchased these 2 days before hunting trip, so no break in. Trekked about 10-12 miles a day (3 days) through some very rocky and steep terrain and the boots were fantastic. No blisters, jammed toes or sore ankles. Great balance of support, breathability, grip and comfort. Couldn't be more pleased....will update again on durability after a few months / year of wear.
Date published: 2016-02-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfortable even with Neuropathy I have neuropathy in my feet so I'm pretty picky about shoes and boots. These felt fairly good in the store, but I needed to wear them several times before passing judgement. I broke them in on a treadmill a couple of times for an hour each time. Then began hiking and snowshoeing. They have been great. The snowshoe hike last week was late April, so the snow was heavy and wet. These kept my feet dry inside, although the outsides of the boot were wet. I use them with the heavy cushion version of SmartWool hiking socks.
Date published: 2016-05-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good start Maybe too soon to rate but has good blend of support vs weight vs comfort. Did a couple 5-mile break-in walks with no problems. Why not 5 stars? Two reasons: 1. Th top of the tongue has no padding and when you cinch the laces tight and then walk uphill or downhill the laces cut into your ankle. Not painful but annoying. Another 1/4 oz of padding would have fixed this. 2. The insole is too thin at the ball of the foot. Having said this, happy with the purchase so far.
Date published: 2015-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent all around boots Purchased these and wore them for about 3 days to break them in before a 30 mile backpacking trip to Colorado. I had zero problems, blisters or anything. Very comfortable, and the leather helps break them in around your feet. I still wear them all the time on wilderness trails around Texas. It's one of those purchases that I've been very pleased with.
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for Spring & Fall. Decent for winter. Bought these to walk around the city to deal with snow, slush and standing water. Mostly for winter, fall and spring in Cleveland OH. They are comfortable, have good weight balance for boots and almost perfect. Leather holds up well and is easy to maintain. My feet get cold when it gets to about 15F when walking a few blocks or across campus. (insulated version would be awesome) It took about a week to break them in without getting blisters. The tongue of the boot was tight so i never lase to the top eyelet hook. They do fit perfectly and my toes don't get squished when walking down hills. Unfortunately they squeak on glossy hospital floors when wet. LOL My favorite is walking over ice pitted sidewalks with ease. Feet don't get worn out because of unevenness caused by the ice. Never slipped in them either. Unfortunately these boots were raised in the city... So i don't know how they will perform in the back country. I would definitely buy them again. Im a happy customer.
Date published: 2016-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The best all round boot Bought these for day hiking. Use them on a 6 mile hike to break them in. Very comfortable. Because I have narrow feet, used a sole insert to fill up the space. Wore the boats in multiple uses all day without any chaffing. Would buy again
Date published: 2016-01-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful I tried on about a dozen different boots at REI with the help of the experts there. This one was the best fit for me from the moment I put it on. I've had them now for about a month and have put about 150 miles on them in the woods, on rough trails, on paved paths, in the city, through water and mud, and over hill and dale. They are wonderful. The key take away for me is to let the experts at REI help you find the right boot for your feet. I never would have chose Vasque without their help - now I'm hooked!
Date published: 2016-06-28
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Where are these boots made?

Asked by: virgil
They're now made in Vietnam, which is generally regarded as producing higher quality apparel than China.
Answered by: Rone
Date published: 2017-06-16

What is the height of the boot at the back?

Asked by: Bradrockwood
​The back of this boot measures 6.25 inches from the ground up.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-01

What is the proper length for replacement laces for this product?

Asked by: Green Palm
The Talus Trek Mid UltraDry Hiking Boots have a lace length of 60 inches.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-04

Do these boots require (or benefit from) waterproofing treatment?

Asked by: TinaCormier
Yes, waterproofing the boot will keep the Nubuck leather from drying out. This treatment will also help the water to bead up on the outside of the boots. Nikwax Fabric and Leather Waterproofing for Footwear works well:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-26

Are these boots compatible with crampons?

Asked by: Melissa
We do not recommend using mountaineering crampons with these boots. The shank inside the boots will not provide enough support. You can however use the Hillsound Trail Crampons if needed.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-01

How is the fit? I normally wear a 12 in Keens and their larger toe box fits great. Merrells always seem tight. How are these in comparison? Also, how breathable are these? To warm for summer?

Asked by: Two Mesas
The Talus Trek Mid UltraDry Hiking Boots run true to length and slightly narrow in the toe. The boots are fairly breathable for having a nubuck leather and a waterproof/breathable membrane.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-04

Are the footbeds removable? I use orthotics so this is a necessity.

Asked by: Pilotsf
The footbeds are removable.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-29
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