Davis Meschkewrote a review of Vasque Mantra 2.0 GTX Hiking Shoe - Men's on February 17, 2016
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
Fit: True to size
I bought these shoes a few years ago looking for something I could work in, hike in, walk around town in, etc. I can say they aren't very great as a hiking shoe. The leather didn't stay water resistant for very long, making them a no-go for the Winds.. Rubbing in a solid layer of NikWax would help that problem. But I chop wood in these, wear them to the bar, run errands in them.. And In that aspect I'm pleased. Would I buy them again? Probably not.
Despite building pools in these shoes, the soles and leather have held up quite well. No gripes on durability. The grip is adequate for anything short of climbing. Shoe laces don't show any signs of wearing out anytime soon, which I think is impressive considering what they're made of. The Goretex on the toes isn't adequate enough to provide of ton of breatheability, but breathes a bit nonetheless. Fits true to size.
I would recommend these shoes as a summer day hiking shoe and casual around-town shoe. But Vasque makes a good product, 4/5.