Who should buy the Vasque Mantra 2.0

The Vasque Mantra 2.0 is updated to work with hikers who prefer a low-cut gear offering the support of a boot. It is a must-have for: 

  • individuals who want a durable pair of hiking shoes for their outdoor adventures
  • those who are looking for the comfort of a mesh-lined footgear for breathability
  • hikers who want an orthotic-friendly, below-the-ankle hiking footgear for support

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Mantra 2.0’s sturdy and grippy outsole

Vasque Mantra 2.0 Vibram outsole

The outsole of this day hiking shoe is Vibram Nuasi made of XS Trek compound. Its profile enables it to bite on most types of terrain. It has multidirectional lugs which enhance ground sensitivity. Its lightweight and non-marking characteristic, on the other hand, makes it suitable for indoor use.

Vasque Mantra 2.0 multidirectional lugs

Vasque’s optimizes underfoot support in Mantra 2.0

Vasque Mantra 2.0 heel support

The Vasque Mantra 2.0 uses a molded polyurethane midsole to provide long-lasting cushioning. It is integrated with a thermoplastic urethane (TPU) midfoot stabilizer to yield stability when tackling uneven terrain. Comfort is enhanced by the removable dual-density EVA footbed.

Vasque Mantra 2.0 midfoot stabilizer

Mantra 2.0 from Vasque is designed with a leather-and-mesh combo upper

Vasque Mantra 2.0 leather and mesh upper

The upper is made of 1.8 mm thick nubuck leather with panels of breathable and abrasion resistant mesh. Aside from providing its rugged look, the leather construction also gives this shoe durability, flexibility, and water resistance.

Vasque Mantra 2.0 lacing system

The lacing system of this low-cut hiking shoe uses webbing and plated eyelets.

Vasque Mantra 2.0 padded collar and tongue

Its cuff and tongue are padded for comfort, and the pull loop at the back of the foot aids in on and off.

Vasque Mantra 2.0 pull tab

A strip of leather is added to the toe and heel for protection.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 18.1oz / Women 14oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Breathable / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal, Wide / Normal
BRAND Brand: Vasque
Fit: Wide toe box

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Vasque Mantra 2.0 video reviews

Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.