Breathable and grippy shoes for logging miles on the trail.
Whether you're out for a short evening stroll or embarking on an all-day adventure, the Vasque Mantra 2.0 Hiking Shoe offers comfy, anatomically correct support without weighing you down.
- Compression-molded polyurethane insert for impact absorption without excess weight
- Vibram outsole for sure-footed grip, even on wet or uneven terrain
- Nubuck and mesh uppers blend durability and breathability
- Heel pull tab for easy on-and-off
- Item #VSQ0196
- Q & A
Sad it isn't offered in a narrow width
Originally I purchased an 8.5. According to other online reviews Vasque hiking shoes run more narrow. However the 8.5 was huge so I exchanged it for an 8. The 8 is bordering on being too short in the toes but I'm able to make do. Other than the sizing, the shoe seems to be comfortable (with insoles added) and well made. I'm not sure if I will ever try purchasing another pair of the shoes since they aren't made in a narrow width. In the past I have purchase the Vasque Breeze hiking boots in an 8.5 N. Those are great with the fit, comfort (with insoles added) and are well made. The 8.5N hiking boots I rate 5 stars!!! It's so difficult to find any women's shoes in a narrow.
Wider than the previous Mantras
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: Runs large
I had a pair of Vasque Mantra shoes that I bought a number of years ago because they were the only hiking shoes I could find to fit my narrow feet. After going everywhere with me, they finally wore out and I decided to replace them with a new pair. But the design seems to have been updated sometime in the past few years, because the new pair -- while the same size -- is definitely wider across the footbed and especially in the all-important heel pocket. Even with high-volume footbeds replacing the stock ones, my heels are still slipping out of the shoes and my feet are sliding too far forward, giving me toe bang.
I live in Canada so returns are prohibitively expensive, so I'm keeping them and making the best of it -- just wearing them for casual city use and whatnot. But be warned: If you relied on these as your go-to narrow foot hiking shoe, they sadly no longer serve that purpose. I'm scouring high and low for a replacement shoe that fits my feet, and so far no luck (though options here in Canada are extremely limited).
Vasque Mantra 2.0 Hiking Shoe - Women's
This is a nice feeling shoe on. It has what I want in a shoe, nice feeling, grippy sole. They don't feel like they will take a long time to break in. The only problem is they seem to me like they fit large. I think I'm going to have to size down. That is the only reason for the 3 stars.
Best Hiking Shoes
These shoes are phenomenal! After an entire off season of searching for the perfect hiking boot, I finally found it in this shoe. I love to hike local trails and travel for the more difficult adventures. This shoes is great. I love the low profile and light weight. The leather allows for getting through mud and water without wet feet and the traction is second to none. I've bought some very very high end boots simply because of the traction on multiple surfaces/terrains, but these work just as well if not better. Movement is kept simple with the low profile, break in isn't long at all, and best of all I've had no blisters or hot spots. Bottom line - great shoe, give it a go.
Do the insole of the Vasque Mantra 2.0...
Do the insole of the Vasque Mantra 2.0 come out so I can insert my orthotics? Same question for the GTX model
I know of people who have replaced the insoles. I don't know how involved or easy it was, but it can be done.
Yes, they do. No problem. In fact, I'd recommend replacing the stock insole with a better footbed, since the ones they come with aren't very good.