Stay dry, stay stoked.
Getting psyched to hit the trail when the weather's wet can be tough, but the dry, comfortable, and lightweight Talus Trek UltraDry Men's Hiking Boot makes it a little easier to get the stoke up and the legs moving. It's lighter than the standard Talus, making it better for day hikes, speedy missions, and hikes under lighter loads, and it fights off soggy weather with an UltraDry waterproof and breathable membrane and waterproof nubuck leather upper, so puddles, drizzle, and mud won't give your feet a hard time. Vasque decked the upper out with mesh panels, too, which improve breathability so you don't have to deal with sweat as well as wet weather.
Stability's key in a lightweight boot, so Vasque gave the Talus Trek a dual-density footbed, molded EVA midsole, and TPU shank to cushion your feet against rugged terrain and help prevent rolled ankles and twisted knees. The speedlace system lets you dial down a snug fit to increase comfort, reduce blisters, and prevent foot slop, and the sticky Vibram Nuasi sole features XSTrek rubber, which helps you walk up rocky slabs and muddy trails like you're a gecko walking across a wall.
- Waterproof nubuck leather and mesh upper
- UltraDry waterproof and breathable membrane
- Dual-density EVA footbed
- Molded EVA midsole
- Speedlace system
- TPU shank
- Vibram Nuasi sole with XSTrek rubber compound
- Item #VSQ001E
- Q & A
Vasque Talus Trek UltraDry
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 11
Very supple, yet supportive, right out of the box. They fit my fairly narrow size 11 foot well, without having the laces drawn in like a football, as is the case with most boots. I used these boots for countless wet summer hikes in alaska, as well as a season of salmon fishing and a few months of framing houses. They still clean up very nicely. My only complaint is that the material is harder to waterproof than full-grain leather, but using a spray works well.