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New styling and tech on a classic template.

As the next generation of a proven model, the Vasque Mantra 2.0 GTX Hiking Shoe brings all the quality of its predecessor in addition to some extras. Built with a Gore-Tex membrane, this low-profile and highly mobile shoe sheds all moisture while maintaining breathability and comfort even on your harshest mountain play date.

  • Super-grippy Vibram sole that helps you navigate even the most treacherous class IV scramble
  • Abrasion-resistant mesh and nubuck leather comprise a rugged upper
  • A molded PU midsole provides cushioning to proven pressure points underfoot

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5 5

Great Shoe

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs small

Really nice shoe but I wish they made it in wide width. I can't see why company's don't make shoes in wide width. I wear a size 12 wide and ordered a 12. Had to return them for a 13. The 13 fits great but a tad bit long. I'm still happy overall with them. They are very comfy and I love the The fact that they have Gore-tex. Getting harder and harder to find shoes with gore-tex.

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Scott, Backcountry does carry the Mantra GTX in wide. Hope you visit this page again!

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Just type in Mantra GTX wide instead of Mantra GTX

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Need shoes in 12 wide and black. do you...

Need shoes in 12 wide and black. do you have?

5 5

Dry and supportive

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size

So far so good. Everything I wanted in a trail hiking shoe. I also have worn to work and they pass the test for casual days.

4 5

Soft but comfy

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

I'm in the need for a new pair of shoes that transition well between the hills and the office. I've been using a pair of Merrell Chameleon's for about 2 years now and they're finally starting to fall apart (there's a nice split in the side and the laces/eyelets are destroyed). So I bought these to compare against the newest Merrell Chameleon 5's.

These seem like a great pair of shoes if you're looking for a flexible shoe with some aggressive traction. I'm usually a 10.5 or 11 depending on the brand and the 10.5's were perfect for me. I wore them around for a day and it doesn't seem like there's much of a break-in period. Ultimately I decided to stick with the Merrell's and here's why.

Because I've been in the Merrell's for so long my feet have gotten used to the stiffer sole in the Chameleon's so walking around in the Mantra felt a little loosey goosey. Plus I like the added protection that the Merrell's offer with their nylon shank. Another issue I ran into is the lacing on the Mantra's tends to pull pretty tight on the top of my foot right below my ankle. I've had this problem with other shoes but the Merrell's have always fit my feet well and never caused an issue with this. So what I'm left with is either having my feet fall asleep if I sit down for more than 5 minutes or I have to wear them without the laces tightened all the way and the shoes feel like they're going to fall off all the time.

I really wanted these to work because I've never owned a pair of Vasque's but I found that they just don't suit my feet well. Otherwise, seems like a great shoe.

Regarding the NON GORE-TEX Mantra 2.0,...

Regarding the NON GORE-TEX Mantra 2.0, does anyone know if they run large? both in length and width. In general, I'm between a 12 and 13, and usually get wide-width running shoes, (like in a Brooks, when I can find them). General experience whether to size up if in between sizes.

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Jim, Backcountry does carry this shoe in wide. Go to Mantra GTX wide instead of Mantra GTX.

5 5

Great hiking shoes

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

no nonsense, very comfortable hiking shoes.

5 5

Awesome Hiking Shoe

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

This is the 2nd pair of Vasques I've owned. I put the first pair through the wringer during a 280 day backpacking trip around the world and they held up amazingly w/ comfort, durability and waterproofing.

These have been no different and are shoes I would highly recommend for anyone looking for a solid, waterproof pair of hiking shoes that are bomb-proof but also look half-way decent. They're super comfortable, plenty stiff and supportive enough for me and my really high arches.

I chose these over the Patagonias and have been super stoked with my choice! In the rain, snow or mud you'll have really dry, comfy feet.

3 5

Not enough sole support

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: Runs large

I tried these boots out on a couple day hikes ... and they weren't what I was looking for. After about half a day, my feet were getting very tired/sore, which is a sign that the soles aren't stiff enough for me. (Meaning, when walking on uneven terrain, the sole isn't providing enough support, so my foot muscles make up the difference, which makes them get fatigued.)

I've had this problem with other hiking boots in the past, the best luck I've had is with a pair of Solomons that I've had for 6-7 years now. (They're about ready to be replaced, thus my purchase of these Vasques.)

For regular walkabout use, they're probably fine (they look great! Although in certain lighting (overcast mostly) they look purple rather than grey), although they never quite fit my feet right. (I've got very wide feet, so that's a fairly common issue for me. Your mileage may vary.)

The Gore-Tex waterproofing worked great though, and the traction was just fine. Other than fit and beefiness, I don't have any issues with these.

One other note - I had to buy a half size smaller than I usually wear, they seemed to run pretty large.

Do you carry any hiking shoes in wide...

Do you carry any hiking shoes in wide sizes? I am a 10.5 EE.

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Hi Joe,

Unfortunately we typically don't carry wide sizes unless otherwise specified on the drop down menu. I apologize about that!

5 5

Vasque v2.0

This is my second pair of Vasque hiking shoes. I chased down this pair in local retailers and research here on backcountry. My local retailer was willing to match the online price but they did'nt have my size. I love this hiking shoe. It's perfect for wintry mix mid-atlantic winters. It's an urban casual shoe during the week at work and great in the woods on the weekend. Like other have wrote. It must be cold. But your feet stay warm and dry in any sock you choose. Buy them now. You won't regret it.

Do these vasque mantra shoes come in a...

Do these vasque mantra shoes come in a wide size??

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Hello Robert. The mantra 2.0 non Gore-Tex version comes in a wide width. But good luck finding them. Although, as the first week of Feb. 2014, some etailers are restocking the wide width. Just depends. Jim Gray

5 5

NIce Wet Cold Weather Shoe

This is my go to shoe for running around town, hiking, or general outdoor use. But it needs to be cold. Leaving int he south if I try to use this shoe in the middle of summer at 95% humidity and 95 deg they will just be sweat buckets. But when it gets cold there is nothing better to keep you feet warm and dry. I do like to add a low profile gaiter with them if I am in shorts to help keep water from running down my legs and in to the shoe. I bought these shoes for my self but I do review and test products for gore sometimes through the Mountaintech program.

Hello, i wish to order this show, however...

Hello, i wish to order this show, however it does not give me an option for the width. Narrow, medium, or wide. What is the width of this shoe and do i have option to choose width?

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I have always found Vasque shoes to fit wide. About a C width.

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conan that does not make sense, C is a fairly narrow width.