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Vasque Talus UltraDry Hiking Boot - Men's


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    17 Reviews


    Sink your Talus into the earth and press on.

    Two days into a five-day backpack trip and that fine weather that graced the first half is replaced by a wicked storm and heavy rain. It's a good thing you upgraded to the Vasque Men's Talus WP Hiking Boots because you have the advantage of dry feet and sure footing on muddy trails and slick rocks.
    • UltraDry technology features a waterproof membrane between the leather outer and moisture-wicking lining for premium interior and exterior moisture management
    • Perpetuum Last is tailored to be narrow in the heel and wide in the toe box to keep your foot secure while providing enough room for toe splay
    • PU midsole offers support
    • Vibram Nuasi outsole offers confident traction on any surface and lasts through grueling distances
    • Item #VSQ0189

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    waterproof nubuck, abrasion-resistant mesh
    Vibram Nuasi
    compression-molded PU
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    1 year

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    Great Boots

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

    I recently purchased these as I was looking for a lightweight, all or mostly leather, hiking specific boot. I am more of a weekend warrior, hiking 1-8 miles on the weekends. My terrain varies wildly, but I don't usually backpack or mountaineer. I tried the Vasque Sundowners on as well. I really liked their retro, all leather upper but they were just a little too heavy and clunky for the day packing I do.

    I have taken these a couple 5 mile hikes and am very happy thus far. Their tread kept me steady through snow, mud, dirt and rocks. The Upper stayed completely dry on the inside and the outside remained almost completely dry as well, though there was some saturation next to the sole. The fit was great, they were lightweight and I didn't notice any sore spots or blisters afterwards

    Out of the box, I am pretty impressed, though I should add that I swapped the insoles for some Dr. Scholls. This is more of a personal preference, but I highly recommend it for people who plan on spending many hours on their feet.

    Vasque Boots

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

    I found these Vasque boots when I was looking for something that I could wear hiking and casual outdoor activities. They are extremely waterproof, I found that out when I tested it, where the water just beaded off it. I once had to cross a river jumping from logs to rocks just protruding from the water. They got very wet but my feet stayed dry the whole time. A negative aspect about them is the leather exterior is not very durable. Sharp sticks can easily scratch deep indents into it. Just be nice to them. The Vibram outsole is very nice. The tread is very rugged and has high traction which does not wear down easily. They also come with optional bright yellow shoelaces which look really sick on this boot. I would recommend this to anyone who wants good boots.

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    Nice out of the box

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

    These arrived earlier in the week and I couldn't wait to get them on the trail. While I think the overall sizing is true, they were a little tight to start. After a night of steady rain, the maiden trek was going to be a good test for these. Through 8 miles of wet grass and muddy terrain, these performed great. My only caution is be very careful on smooth surfaces that are wet. These boots turn into ice skates on surfaces such as wood decking and smooth concrete.

    Fits great, looks great, handles great.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 11

    These boots feel great right out of the box. They're a bit stiff, but that's what you want in a new pair of boots. They look good, classic styling without all the extra mesh panels that some boots have. I got the grey ones and the yellow laces that come in the box look SHARP on these boots. They fit perfectly to size, even with medium thick hiking socks on.
    I've had these on a few muddy/rainy hikes and my feet have never gotten wet, even when walking through shallow creeks.

    Fantastic Boots!

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

    Just got these boots, and like everyone else, I needed to try them out! Headed out on a pretty rocky hike, and they were awesome! I've already reccomended these boots to all my hiking/camping friends.

    Awesome Boots!

      I bought these to replace another set of Vasque boots that served me loyally for 20 plus years, and they're awesome boots. 12 mile hike on the first day in them and I was extremely impressed. Great comfort and good support. Well done Vasque.

      Boyfriend loves them

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

      I just bought my boyfriend his second pair as a gift to replace his first pair. He wears in them to work every day, hiking a lot of miles and spending all day on his feet. Says they are comfortable, waterproof, and sturdy. They've saved his ankles from twisting a number of times. He's looking forward to breaking in his new pair. True to size.

      Super Nice kickers

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

      So far no complaints at all. Right out of the box went on a hefty hike and they were comfortable. Nice and light weight and the traction on gravel and scree gives me a lot of confidence that Im not going to slip. A real sure footed feeling. Love the style, simple. They come with an extra pair of brown laces if red is not your thing or the first set wears out. For the money I am completely impressed with the fit, feel and flexibility of the Talus WP. Have had them in the rain and mud with super gripping power. Comfortable all day boots.

      Not as comfortable as I was hoping...

      • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

      Every other reviewer for these boots had great out of box comfort on these boots. My experience was not the same. I took these out for a 8 mile hike then a 12 mile hike. I have fairly narrow feet (99 mm ski boot for ref) and my pinky toes are rubbing against the side of the boot and I got blisters on each foot. Its very unusal for me to get blisters. Im hoping they break in, I have not enjoyed them so far.

      Classic style, incredible function...

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

      This is my second pair of Vasque Talus. The first pair are about a year old, and still going strong, but I just bought a second pair 1/2 size larger to preserve my toenails on longer hikes.

      I've probably owned 6 or more different pair of Vasque boots over the years, and have found all but the Breeze 2.0 to be comfortable, durable, and supportive, and a pretty good match to my foot shape; low instep, slightly wide but soft fore-foot, and narrow heel/achilles.

      I find I prefer more of an approach shoe vs a backpacking or mountaineering boot. The Talus strikes a nice balance for me. The full-length molded polyeurethane midsole provides great stability and cushioning, with a longer life than the EVA midsoles used in many boots in this category. The Vibram Nuasi outsole provides great traction, and has been very durable. They're harder than the Vibram Stealth soles I've had on some other Vasques, so they don't scuff floors as easily, but only provide moderate traction on frozen surfaces. The Talus' outsole provides very good wet traction, and of course dry, so unless you're planning on doing a lot of hiking in ice and snow, the Nuasi sole will probably be fine.

      The styling is classic Vasque one-piece nubuck. My year old pair look practically new, and have not had any problems with wetting out, or soaking through. Ankle support is very good, and is probably aided by the very supportive PU midsole. Break-in is almost non-existent, with only minor irritation caused by ankle padding needing to mold to my individual ankle shape. Nothing that can't be accomplished in a couple of shorter hikes, before trying to tackle an all-dayer/multi-dayer.

      The Talus seems to fit true to size, but at age 51, I think my feet might be spreading (along with everything else) which might explain my feeling slightly crowded in my usual US Men's 8.5. The size 9 definitely give me more wiggle room, without sacrificing stability or support.

      Maybe the best Vasque's yet for my needs!

      Firts Boot I've ever Purchased

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

      I am very pleased with the fit and initial quality of these boots. I used them around town at first to break in and at the end of the day my feet were not tired and I did not feel any hot spots. Not to mentioned that these look good enough to wear around town. Then, I used them for a couple of day hikes and after about 8 miles my feet felt dry and comfortable. I will say that my load on these days did not exceed 30 pounds. Then I put then to test on a rainy day. I crossed a couple of small streams as well and no water penetration. I would recommend these boots for anyone looking for a light load hiker boot with a balance of comfort and stability. Also for anyone looking to casual wear around town. The boots came in with two sets of laces which I consider a plus. I prefer the brown laces that give the boots more of a classic look. I live in Texas were I always have an issue with hot sweaty feet. I wore Smartwool ultra light running socks and as I mentioned my feet were dry and comfortable. These are the first pair of hiking boot I've ever purchased so my experience is limited. I've extensive experience with hiker shoes and feel that unless it is extremely hot, these will be my go to hikers.

      Good hiker

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

      Very comfortable and stable. Love the coffee and chili color combo. Wore them up Squaw Peak in Phoenix almost out of the box with no issue. Water proofing works well. Great boot for coaching soccer on cold and wet fall days.

      Perhaps the best boot Ive ever purchased

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

      These boots were immediately comfortable. I wore them once or twice on a day hike in the Colorado Rockies before going and doing 50 miles in the Wind River Range last week. Not once blister or hotspot during the whole trip...that just doesn't happen!

      Looking for a great boot that's ready for the trail when it hits your door? These are them.

      Fantastic Boots!

        Break in time was very fast. Did a few short hikes at a local park with no problems, then did a longer eight miles to make sure they were fine. First trail hike was Bull Head to Mt LeConte in the Smoky Mountains, then down Rainbow Falls trail..15 miles with no problems. Hiked in steady rain, and had dry feet until a stream crossing went over the boots! These boots are flexible, but firm enough to isolate your feet from rough and rocky trails. Simple upper design, with few seams to worry about. A perfect day hiker and lighter duty backpacking boot. Would be a fantastic travel boot...great for exploring in the morning and museum walking in the afternoon.

        Good looking boots, Comfy out of the box & took very little time to break in. Vibram sole and cushioning is just superb. Love the one piece leather.......that is what makes a boot in my view. The weight as opposed to my old Scarpa boots is great, hardly noticable in comparison. Yet to use for a long hike, done 4 walks up to around 15km in them so far, no complaints at all. My legs thank me for the reasonably light weight boots. Great travel boot & short hiker.

        How will this boot handle hot weather? does it breathe nicely?

        This boot is full leather and it has a waterproof membrane built into it. It breathes pretty well considering those things, but if you're looking for something to use in hot weather only you might want to take a look at some other shoes. The Merrell Moab is a great hot weather boot.

        Would you recommend using a water proofing...

        Would you recommend using a water proofing spray or wax with these boots?

        I have to research shoes prior to purchasing...

        I have to research shoes prior to purchasing due to having bunions. Should I go up a size or do you have wide widths?

        Best Answer

        The size and width necessary to maximize your podiatric problem would all depend on where on your foot the bunions are located. If they are situated more towards the sides or bottom, I would think I wider size would help, but honestly I think it would be best to go to a local store to try a pair of boots by the brand you are considering purchasing on; that may give you a better idea of what sort of size to buy, without having to talk with a doctor or someone in a specialized medical field. From the drop-down sizing tab on this page, it would not appear that BC has any sizes that are available in wider-than-normal widths, so you may have to go elsewhere anyways to purchase if bunions are your bane.

        Hi there, I'm considering these as a...

        Hi there, I'm considering these as a replacement for some larger, heavier, stiffer, blister machines. Can these support a weekend pack weight of around 30-40lbs comfortably? Also, can they be resoled? Thanks!

        Best Answer

        Hey k.

        30-40lbs won't be a problem. Vasques are easy to break in, too. But always consider aftermarket foot beds and maybe a heavier sock and a polypropylene liner combo to cut down on blisters and raw spots.

        And, yes, they can be resoled. Here's a link for a Vasque authorized repair/resoling center: