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Weight: Men 26.4oz / Women 18.2oz
Use: Backpacking
Cut: High cut
Features: Orthotic friendly

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  • Designed for treks in challenging terrain, the Vasque Saga GTX latest model features a full-grain leather upper for extra protection against abrasion, scuffing, and water intrusion. The water-repellent body is reinforced by a Goretex membrane for maximum protection.
  • It's powered by Vibram Megagrip outsole that promises superior grip and traction on all types of terrain. It also features the Dual-Density ATC midsole with TPU shank for enhanced comfort and support.

With uppers that are made entirely of leather, the Vasque Saga GTX LTR hiking boots are meant to take on the shape of the wearer's feet, although some break-in period is required. It's a high-top model which means it offers plenty of coverage above the ankle. They also feature a traditional lace-up closure with metal D-rings and eyelets for a secure fit. 

The Vasque Saga GTX LTR is equipped with the Vibram® Contact Grip outsole which is designed for all types of terrain, from the dry, packed ground to loose dirt, muddy trails, and rocky edges. It features aggressive lugs that bite into different surfaces, including wet and slippery trails.

These boots are meant for long-distance adventures, such as backpacking. Thus, they have very supportive footbeds made of a dual-density midsole. This means that some areas are softer and more flexible than the others, giving the wearer support and comfort where they are most needed. Between the midsole and the outsole is a TPU shank for midfoot support.

TPU stands for Thermoplastic Polyurethane - a very tough material with some very helpful qualities, such as abrasion and oil resistance, and flexibility. Shanks provide boots support, strength, and flexibility. It also helps with the proper bending of the boot at the toe area.

Furthermore, the Saga GTX LTR comes with a high-rebound anatomical footbed for plush comfort.

The shoe upper is made with 2.0 mm-thick full-grain leather, except for the collar which is made of Nappa leather. Lining the interior is the Goretex Extended Comfort waterproof membrane. Completing the upper is a lace-up closure that extends up to the ankle and allows the wearer to achieve a personalized fit. There's a rubber toe cap for added protection and durability, and a pull tab in the back for easy slipping on-and-off.

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This shoe: 26.4oz
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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.