Sink your Talus into the earth and press on.

Two days into a five-day backpack trip and that fine weather that graced the first half is replaced by a wicked storm and heavy rain. It's a good thing you upgraded to the Vasque Men's Talus WP Hiking Boots because you have the advantage of dry feet and sure footing on muddy trails and slick rocks.

  • UltraDry technology features a waterproof membrane between the leather outer and moisture-wicking lining for premium interior and exterior moisture management
  • Perpetuum Last is tailored to be narrow in the heel and wide in the toe box to keep your foot secure while providing enough room for toe splay
  • PU midsole offers support
  • Vibram Nuasi outsole offers confident traction on any surface and lasts through grueling distances
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Great boot - break them in early

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: 8.5

Overall
Really a solid boot. These things feel really well-made, and I expect this one pair to last me quite a long time. For a boot I expect to last a hundred miles on the trail I'd say the price is very reasonable. They come with a couple sets of laces as well, so they got you covered there too.

Value
Really a great boot for the price. There are some more stylish looking boots (thinking of Danner specifically) but they are priced significantly higher than these boots. I expect these to last me a couple years of moderate to heavy use, and for $165 that is a deal.

Build Quality
Great quality. Very well stitched together. Good lace loops. Very thick sole and nice material choices all around. I can't think of anything in the build that has me worried at all.

Comfort
These do need some time to break them in, and I definitely would suggest you don't take them on a trail until you've worn them around the office/home/school for a few days. Part of the issue is that they are stiff by design and need some time to mold to your foot. The other issue is that it took me a couple days to notice where some sore spots developed (on the top of my foot) and how to adjust them appropriately so as not to lose the support they provide. Once they were broken in they felt very comfortable.

Great shoes

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

Really comfortable

How is the ankle support on these boots? I have the ankles of a 4 year old girl, so I need a lot of support.

Great Ankle support, high top scree guard to prevent small rocks from getting under your foot, and also rigidity to prevent your ankle from rolling.

Four pairs so far...

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

On my fourth pair of these. Could be a great shoe or could just be the red laces look so cool.

For Dad.

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 9

I ordered these for my dad as a bit of an early x-mas gift. He's really, really picky about shoes, but I am, too, so I get it. But these are rad. Stiff in all the right places, and supple in the footbed for all day comfort. He's a true 9 and these seem to be a great fit. He'll be psyched to wear these through the cold New England winter this year and hopefully longer into next season.

Amazing boot

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 9.5

Comfortable, durable, good-looking boot! I've worn these on multiple 30+ mile hikes and they have held up amazingly. Recently took them on a winter backpacking trip, and they kept my feet warm and dry. Will definitely be buying from Vasque again!

3rd Pair

  • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 11

I got these for my dad, he loves them. Sturdy, light weight and supportive. He uses them for work and casual wear. They're his third pair, which says something!

Durable Boot

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 9.5

This boot has been awesome throughout the past few years! I've worn it in lots of wet environments including much of New England, several trips to Iceland, Norway, and the alps. Can't say I have any complaints thus far. The boots have been comfortable, dry, solid grip, and super durable. I've never worn them in a warm desert environment so I can't speak to that but they have held up great in all sorts of wet environments. I've never gotten a blister with these boots. I have pretty narrow feet but as long as you wear proper hiking socks and lace them tight there isn't really any room for rubbing.

Durable Boot

Perfect Day Hike Boots

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

Just got these boots the other day and they fit great right out of the box! I have the Vasque Summit boots but needed a lighter day hike boot. The Talus was exactly what I was looking for! Took them on their first hike to the Unitas in fall. I did a lot of snow stomping to see how they held up against the water. My feet stayed completely dry. I would highly recommend these to anyone.

Only downside to these are that they do get scuffed up pretty easily. After the first hike I did have a few deep scratches in the boot.

Perfect Day Hike Boots

Great fit and light

    These are one of the best fitting boots I've had in a long time. Love them!

    Great Boots

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

    I recently purchased these as I was looking for a lightweight, all or mostly leather, hiking specific boot. I am more of a weekend warrior, hiking 1-8 miles on the weekends. My terrain varies wildly, but I don't usually backpack or mountaineer. I tried the Vasque Sundowners on as well. I really liked their retro, all leather upper but they were just a little too heavy and clunky for the day packing I do.

    I have taken these a couple 5 mile hikes and am very happy thus far. Their tread kept me steady through snow, mud, dirt and rocks. The Upper stayed completely dry on the inside and the outside remained almost completely dry as well, though there was some saturation next to the sole. The fit was great, they were lightweight and I didn't notice any sore spots or blisters afterwards

    Out of the box, I am pretty impressed, though I should add that I swapped the insoles for some Dr. Scholls. This is more of a personal preference, but I highly recommend it for people who plan on spending many hours on their feet.

    Vasque Boots

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


    I found these Vasque boots when I was looking for something that I could wear hiking and casual outdoor activities. They are extremely waterproof, I found that out when I tested it, where the water just beaded off it. I once had to cross a river jumping from logs to rocks just protruding from the water. They got very wet but my feet stayed dry the whole time. A negative aspect about them is the leather exterior is not very durable. Sharp sticks can easily scratch deep indents into it. Just be nice to them. The Vibram outsole is very nice. The tread is very rugged and has high traction which does not wear down easily. They also come with optional bright yellow shoelaces which look really sick on this boot. I would recommend this to anyone who wants good boots.

    Vasque Boots

    Nice out of the box

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

    These arrived earlier in the week and I couldn't wait to get them on the trail. While I think the overall sizing is true, they were a little tight to start. After a night of steady rain, the maiden trek was going to be a good test for these. Through 8 miles of wet grass and muddy terrain, these performed great. My only caution is be very careful on smooth surfaces that are wet. These boots turn into ice skates on surfaces such as wood decking and smooth concrete.

    "These boots turn into ice skates on surfaces such as wood decking and smooth concrete." lol.

    Fits great, feels great

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10

    They are a great boot. I use them for hiking and hunting and I couldn't be happier.

    Fits great, looks great, handles great.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 11

    These boots feel great right out of the box. They're a bit stiff, but that's what you want in a new pair of boots. They look good, classic styling without all the extra mesh panels that some boots have. I got the grey ones and the yellow laces that come in the box look SHARP on these boots. They fit perfectly to size, even with medium thick hiking socks on.
    I've had these on a few muddy/rainy hikes and my feet have never gotten wet, even when walking through shallow creeks.

    How will this boot handle hot weather? does it breathe nicely?

    This boot is full leather and it has a waterproof membrane built into it. It breathes pretty well considering those things, but if you're looking for something to use in hot weather only you might want to take a look at some other shoes. The Merrell Moab is a great hot weather boot.

    Fantastic Boots!

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

    Just got these boots, and like everyone else, I needed to try them out! Headed out on a pretty rocky hike, and they were awesome! I've already reccomended these boots to all my hiking/camping friends.

    Awesome Boots!

      I bought these to replace another set of Vasque boots that served me loyally for 20 plus years, and they're awesome boots. 12 mile hike on the first day in them and I was extremely impressed. Great comfort and good support. Well done Vasque.

      Boyfriend loves them

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

      I just bought my boyfriend his second pair as a gift to replace his first pair. He wears in them to work every day, hiking a lot of miles and spending all day on his feet. Says they are comfortable, waterproof, and sturdy. They've saved his ankles from twisting a number of times. He's looking forward to breaking in his new pair. True to size.

      Super Nice kickers

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

      So far no complaints at all. Right out of the box went on a hefty hike and they were comfortable. Nice and light weight and the traction on gravel and scree gives me a lot of confidence that Im not going to slip. A real sure footed feeling. Love the style, simple. They come with an extra pair of brown laces if red is not your thing or the first set wears out. For the money I am completely impressed with the fit, feel and flexibility of the Talus WP. Have had them in the rain and mud with super gripping power. Comfortable all day boots.