Updates to Vasque Talus AT UltraDry

  • The Talus AT UltraDry is a Vasque outdoor boot that combines versatility and performance to help adventurers take on demanding environments. Its 1.8mm nubuck leather upper contains an UltraDry laminate to provide protection from wet conditions.
  • Trail enthusiasts are able to tackle uneven trails with sufficient support via its ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA) midsole. The boot’s Vibram Mega Nuasi delivers traction on wet and dry surfaces.

Size and fit

The Vasque Talus AT UltraDry is a mid-top hiking boot built for men and women. It is built using the brand’s Perpetuum last, which features a wider toe box and a configuration geared towards individuals with flat feet. Its conventional lacing system, meanwhile, allows wearers to customize the footgear’s fit.


This Vasque outdoor boot for hikers is equipped with a Vibram Mega Nuasi outsole for ground adherence. It uses an aggressive pattern of widely-spaced lugs to render traction on varied terrain, including slippery surfaces. The sole’s forefoot and rearfoot zone contain several ridges for extra control when tackling uphill and downhill conditions. Moreover, its front tip goes upward to shield the user’s toes from stubbing.


The men’s and women’s Vasque Talus AT UltraDry comes with a molded midsole made of EVA foam. This material is known for offering a cushioned ride while reducing impact from various ground conditions. A thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) shank is integrated into the midsole for rigidity and underfoot support.

This Vasque pair sports a dual-density EVA footbed. It is crafted to give arch support, extra cushioning, and comfort underfoot.


The Vasque Talus AT UltraDry features a 1.8mm nubuck leather upper with panels of abrasion-resistant mesh fabric. These materials imbue the boot with sturdiness and lightness. An UltraDry laminate is embedded into the upper to provide protection from wet encounters while allowing excess moisture to escape.

The boot’s rearfoot zone houses a counter for heel support and security. Its closure system contains several eyelets and metal hooks to aid the wearer when it comes to fit management. The footgear’s padded collar and tongue promote comfort. Moreover, a pull loop is found at the back to deliver easy on and off.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 17.6oz / Women 14.7oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Eco-friendly / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal, Wide

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