Verdict from 2 experts and 100+ user reviews

7 reasons to buy

  • Most owners attested to the waterproofness of this boot.
  • It was indeed a supportive footgear, based on a lot of user reviews.
  • According to the majority, the Vasque Talus Trek UltraDry rendered satisfactory comfort.
  • The grip of the outsole received a high rating from loads of hikers.
  • The Talus Trek UltraDry broke-in quickly, as stated by a considerable number of wearers.
  • A high percentage of verified purchasers appreciated its lightness.
  • A handful of those who had used the pair for quite some time attested to its durability.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A large number of hikers were disappointed with the narrow sizing of the boot.
  • Plenty of users were annoyed because the top hooks did not keep the laces in place.

Bottom line

The Vasque Talus Trek UltraDry was able to deliver comfort and support on the trails. However, it was lambasted by the hiking community for its narrow fit and small sizing. These issues, of course, had an impact on its reputation.

To conclude, interested outdoor lovers must be willing to spend some time visiting a local retailer before purchasing the Vasque Talus Trek UltraDry. Its good points are still worth the shot.

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Good to know

  • An addition to the Talus collection, the Talus Trek UltraDry balances comfort and durability. Its outsole employs the Vibram Nuasi made of XS Trek compound for traction on most terrain.
  • This mid-cut day hiking boot from Vasque features a molded EVA midsole and dual-density EVA footbed for optimal cushioning. The TPU midfoot stabilizer supports the foot.
  • It combines nubuck leather and polyamide mesh for a robust exterior. An UltraDry liner, speed lacing and pull tab complements the upper.

The Vasque Talus Trek UltraDry caters to male and female hikers. It comes in medium and wide widths. Its traditional lace-up closure permits a snug fit. It fairly runs true to size.

This boot for hiking is designed using the Perpetuum last which has a broad toe box and tailored instep. It is formed on a straighter line for those with flatter feet.

Vasque equipped the Talus Trek UltraDry with the Vibram Nuasi. This outsole uses the durable XS Trek compound which is formulated to be responsive on unpredictable terrain. The angled lugs on the sole render traction on trails.

With a molded EVA midsole, this day hiking boot grants a cushioned ride. It has a TPU shank which gives rigidity and support without compromising flexibility. Furthermore, the dual-density EVA footbed promotes comfort.

The upper of the Vasque Talus Trek UltraDry uses 1.8 mm nubuck leather with a breathable polyamide mesh. This combination renders a build that's abrasion-resistant, durable and flexible. The brand-patented UltraDry membrane protects the foot from wet elements and a moisture-wicking mesh liner maintains a fresh in-shoe feel.

The lace-up closure has combination eyelets, and includes speed laces which allow faster closure. The reinforcements around the boot keep its structural integrity while granting protection. A finger loop is attached to the heel to assist in on and off.


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