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93 / 100 based on 4 expert reviews

  • 100 / 100 | OutdoorGearLab

    The mesh and leather upper make them breathable, while the UltraDry technology actually keeps water out. They felt great right out of the box and we never felt hot spots develop, even after hours on the trail.

  • 90 / 100 | Geargals

    The Vasque Monoliths are a Gear Gals piece of Recommended Gear.

  • 90 / 100 | Trek Tech

    Even if you’re a more experienced weekend warrior just looking for a lighter step with more breathability and mobility, the Monolith UltraDry mid is up for anything. If you can handle it, this boot can, too

  • 80 / 100 | Trail Groove

    Overall, the Vasque Monolith is a near perfect boot for hikers and lightweight backpackers[.]

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  • Vasque designed the Monolith UltraDry to overcome hiking with a lighter pack. Its upper is made of leather and mesh which gives it a breathable and durable finish. It also includes the UltraDry feature, speed lacing and pull tab.
  • Granting traction on and off the trails is the Vasque Monolith outsole. Its low profile design does not compromise the user’s footing.
  • The cushioning comes from molded EVA midsole and dual-density EVA footbed. The TPU midfoot stabilizer offers support and rigidity.

A Vasque hiking boot for men and women, the Monolith UltraDry comes in standard and wide widths. It is offered in full and half sizes. The lacing system allows the user to customize the fit quickly. It generally runs true to size.

Rendering surface traction is the Vasque Monolith outsole. Its multi-directional lugs are widely spaced to facilitate shedding of mud and snow. This mechanism helps prevent slips and falls. Additionally, it slightly extends up to the toes to shield the foot against accidental bumps.

The molded EVA midsole of this day hiking boot provides lightweight cushioning and allows a shock-absorbing ride. The dual-density EVA footbed further enhances comfort. A TPU midfoot shank is added to render firmness and stability on trails.

The Monolith UltraDry from Vasque has 1.8 mm leather and abrasion-resistant mesh. This combo makes the upper robust and breathable. Also, it is equipped with the brand’s waterproofing system, the UltraDry membrane. It helps keep the foot dry and fresh.

The reinforcement on the toe, heel and above the foot adds durability and helps maintain the boot’s structure. It has a lightweight speed lacing which allows a quick lockdown. The pull loop at the heel makes on and off easier.

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