E.C. Antonywrote a review of Vasque Mantra 2.0 Hiking Shoe - Wide - Men's on March 20, 2015
Familiarity: I've used it several times
Fit: Runs large
I purchased these shoes for a combination of work and hiking. They broke in quickly and are quite comfortable. One of the particular things I like is that the shoe seems to hug tightly right over the balls of your feet. The tightness is similar to a toe box on mountaineering boots in the way it makes you feel your toes will not hit the front. Kicking the front of the shoe against a hard object will for the most part keep your toes from touching the front, however, nowhere near the protection given from backpacking boots/mountaineering boots but given the light weight and drastically different use, I am still very pleased. I also like the fact that to tighten this shoe once fitted, requires just the slight tug from the top lace and you don't need to tighten each lace going up. This makes them quick to put on. They also fit my wide feet. They do seem to fit a little large as I am always a 11.5 and I bought the 11.0 they fit great. I am 6'3" and 215 lbs.