Vasque Monolith UltraDry Hiking Boot - Men's

A boot that stands alone.

Standing all by yourself (or with a friend) on a deserted peak is pretty killer, and Vasque's Monolith UltraDry Men's Hiking Boot is designed to make that feeling of solitude and accomplishment easier to achieve. The Monolith rubber sole makes short work of all types of trails, and the EVA footbed and molded midsole keep your feet comfortable during five-mile evening cruises and quad-busting 20 milers. Vasque also included a TPU stabilizer shank for a solid feel on uneven terrain and added a mid-height ankle to balance stability, flexibility, and weight. Topping off the whole package is Vasque's UltraDry waterproof and breathable membrane, which fends off afternoon thunderstorms and morning mud puddles with aplomb.

  • UltraDry waterproof and breathable membrane
  • Waterproof leather and abrasion-resistant mesh upper
  • Dual-density EVA footbed
  • Molded EVA midsole
  • Vasque Monolith rubber sole
  • TPU shank
  • Perpetuum last
  • Speed lacing
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Poor performance while backpacking

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 11.5

I wore these boots on a planned 8 day Appalachian Trail hike. I had to end my hike after 4 days due to many blisters. I could feel every Little Rock and tree root through the sole of the boot. The webbing ripped after the first day. I'm not sure how water proof they are. I had to cross a small stream, shortly after I did, I noticed that my socks were wet. These shoes may be good for just walking or taking a short day hike, but for longer trip, they did not perform very good.

Nothing but good

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 9.5

These boots basically came out of the box and took me on on a 22 mile hike through rock, sand, and multiple river crossings along the Boulder Mail Trail without issue. Well, I did have the one sock problem, but that was user error.

Good boot

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 12

I measure a size 12 fairly narrow foot. The size 12 fits. I could have maybe gone with an 11.5 for snugger better fit. However, I like the boot, comfortable, and good looking. I bought it for light hiking and working outside, but it's stylish, so I wear it out casually too.

What a grip

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 9M

I wore these boots for the first time on a seven mile hike. I have a narrow foot so I purchased the medium width boot and they fit the best of any boot I've ever purchased. The footing/grip on rocks was amazing even when dirty and dusty. the Vasque boot rocks!

Looks great, too small

  • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
  • Fit: Runs small
  • Size Bought: 12

While in the process of replacing some worn out shoes I just got fitted for a pair of work shoes. Size 12 regular. I figured it was time to replace my current hiking boots & liked the style on these. Read the other review on here saying fit is true to size so ordered this in size 12 & they are way too tight all around. Other than that, they look like a well made boot. Sad that I have to return them & they don't have next size up.


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 10.5

Incredible fit right out of the box. Most comfortable boot I have ever worn - have 30 miles on them already and it's like walking on a cloud!!!