Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Price: $165
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Weight: Men: 20.6oz | Women: 17.2oz
Width: Men: Normal, Wide | Women: Normal, Wide
Brand: Vasque
Material: Leather, Vibram
Colorways: Brown
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92 / 100 based on 3 expert reviews

  • 90 / 100 | Gear Institute | Level 3 expert

    The Talus effortlessly transitioned between easy day hikes and more difficult, technical treks—displaying the most versatility of the light hikers we tested, while providing chart-topping comfort in each terrain.

  • 96 / 100 | Utah Outside | | Level 1 expert

    The Vasque Talus UltraDry boots are pretty much the gold standard for an everyday waterproof boot.

  • 94 / 100 | Smarter Travel | | Level 1 expert

    If you’re looking for a solid but light hiking boot, that will keep you dry and sure-footed, the Vasque Talus Ultradry is the shoe for you!

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  • Vasque introduces another day hiking boot that offers lightweight and durable performance through the Talus UltraDry. Its upper uses the combination of nubuck leather and mesh that is made waterproof through Vasque’s proprietary UltraDry technology.
  • Cushioning and stability come from its molded polyurethane midsole. The underfoot structure also includes a dual-density EVA footbed that cradles the foot and offers long-lasting comfort. Its Vibram-powered outsole gives traction on almost all surfaces.

The Vasque Talus UltraDry has an over-the-ankle height that provides support to the ankles. It’s made for both men and women in regular sizes. Width profiles can be purchased in medium or wide. It’s built on a gender-specific Perpetuum last that accommodates people with flat arches. Its structure also has a broader toe box for users who require extra forefoot room. This boot’s fit is customized through traditional lace-up closure. This model is considered true to size.

Vibram Nuasi with XSTrek Compound  has a balance of traction and durability. Its slip-resistant composition is made for unpredictable trail conditions, especially on wet surfaces. Both the treads and lug pattern create terrain adaptability and adhesion. This outsole is non-marking so it won’t leave scuffs indoors.

The Vasque Talus UltraDry midsole is made of lightweight, low-profile polyurethane foam that offers lateral stability and protection from impact. A dual-density EVA insole enhances underfoot cushioning and comfort. Its overall structure is supported by a thermoplastic urethane shank that renders torsional rigidity, granting ample stiffness to the boot.

The upper consist of 1.8-millimeter thick nubuck leather and abrasion resistant mesh panels. This material combination makes the Talus UltraDry durable and breathable. From its name, this version uses the UltraDry waterproofing technology that acts as a barrier against wet elements.

The classic lace-up closure consists of laces and combination eyelets. Its heel pull loop allows easy foot entry. The collar and tongue are also padded to give additional comfort to the ankles.