Updates to Vasque Talus UltraDry

  • 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.

Size and fit

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.

Outsole 

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.

Midsole 

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.

Upper 

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.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 20.6oz / Women 17.2oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal

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Author
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.