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Features of the Vasque Men's St. Elias GTX Boot Gore-Tex All-leather comfort with weight-optimized sole Soft EVA bed incorporated Midsole Toe-off pad increases traction and durability Vibram XSTrek compound balance slip-resistance for secure grip with High abrasion-resistance for durability 90 degree hill breast delivers ecure downhill stopping power
Although it's the lightest backpacking boot from Vasque, the men's St. Elias GTX is built to take on tough trails from the Alaskan wilderness to the rugged terrain of the Appalachian Trail.
Hardcore backpacking boots take an agile step forward with the St. Elias GTX. Although it's Vasque's lightest backpacking boot, the St. Elias is built to bomb. To begin, they combined traditional all-leather comfort and support with a cutting-edge, weight-optimized sole. And then it gets creative: the midsole incorporates a soft EVA bed which allows the sole to conform precisely to the irregularities of the trail. The result? Ridiculous traction and a feel (both out of the box and out on the trail), that's unlike anything that's come before. Gore-Tex GORE-TEX is the ultimate system for durable waterproofing and breathable comfort. Summit Last A hybrid last, the Summit uses the heel from the Arc Tempo with a straighter forepart. Widths Available in widths for a performance fit.
- Massey's Outfitters
Vasque is proud to introduce its lightest backpacking boot with the Men's St. Elias GTX Backpacking Boot. Built around Vasque's Summit last, the St. Elias provides excellent arch support and a rockered toe for less fatigue when you hike for miles under a heavy backpack. The oiled nubuck leather features Gore-Tex to protect your foot from the elements. Its dual-density EVA footbed keeps your foot comfortable from the moment you take these shoes out of the box until you throw them away years from now. The all-new ASE midsole incorporates EVA cushioning pods to conform precisely to the irregularites of the trail, and Vasque added a TPU shank for the stiff support that every backpacker craves when they're covering rocky terrain. Vasque's exclusive Vibram Frontier sole is the cherry on top of this wonderful backpacking boot. The toe-off pad offers unbeatable traction and durability. Combo lugs with 90 degree edges deliver superior traction whether you're hiking uphill or downhill, and there are inset spikes that prevent mud and debris from building up on your sole. Vibram's XSTrek under your instep balances slip-resistance with high-abrasion resistance for a durable sole that won't slip when you walk across wet stones. The arch also has a 90 degree heel breast that boosts stopping power when you get too much speed walking down steep hills. Plus, concentrated lugs in the heel help increase traction and durability.
Lightweight and stable, the Mens St. Elias GORE-TEX Hiking Boots from Vasque are perfect for the adventurer. Waterproof nubuck-leather uppers and GORE-TEX waterproof, breathable liners keep your feet bone-dry in any weather. Dual-density EVA footbeds and cushioned A.S.E. midsoles fight fatigue for all-day support. TPU shanks increase stability. Exclusive Vibram Frontier outsoles deliver ground-gripping traction wherever you go. Imported. Ht: 7. Avg. wt: 3 lbs./pair. Sizes: 7-14 medium and wide widths. Half sizes to 12. Color: Bungee Cord. Size: 11.5. Color: Brown. Gender: Male. Age Group: Adult. Type: Boots.
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