Materials: mostly nylon mesh uppers and Stealth rubber outsole
Use: approach shoe
Break-in Period: none
Weight: just under 2 lbs. (size 13)
Price Paid: $50 (Canadian)
Trendy looking shoe. I like the grippy Stealth rubber outsole. Wish there was more of it on the heel. The gauzy elastic strip which is meant to hold the tongue in place is laughable if you were expecting, say, a gusseted tongue. I expect it to shred in maybe a month. If you expect to be able to tie down the laces securely expect discomfort, though maybe thick socks will help to alleviate the pain. With the nylon mesh upper you might think that the shoe would breathe well. Wrong. For some reason the moisture doesn't move out of the shoe.
Comfortable enough for a trip to the grocery store, but I don't expect much out of these as approach shoes.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
A heritage styled boot without the old-school weight. Underneath its classic shape, the Talus UD uses a polyurethane midsole with Vibram(R) outsole, and combines nubuck with mesh uppers for premium fit. Fully waterproof with an UltraDry(TM) membrane. Combination of nubuck and mesh upper materials. Molded PU midsole provides excellent cushioning and comfort. Cushioned insole for comfort. Padded collar and tongue offer additional comfort. Lace-up closure with metal speed lacers offer a secure and snug fit. Heel pull provides a comfortable and easy entry. Perpetuum last offers a steady structure for long distance endeavors. Ultradry(TM) components combine to create a waterproof lining that provides long-lasting dryness. Vibram(R) Nuasi outsole provides amazing traction on many surface types. Heel Height: 1 in Platform Height: 1 2 in Shaft: 5 in Circumference: 14 in Weight: 1 lb 8 oz
- Mountains Plus
An excellent choice for alpine approach and trail running. Synthetic Nubuck upper cooled with nylon mesh panels. Features Vasques EVA-lution midsole and stealth rubber outsole. Running last. 2 lb. pr.Closeouts. China.
- Sierra Trading Post