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Vasque Footwear Talus Pro GTX Hiking Boot - Men's-Slate Brown-Wide-8 07414W080. For grip they crafted the upper onto a Vibram Nuasi sole with an XSTrek rubber compound. Molded PU in the midsole gives the cushioning of a running shoe but with enough support to portage a 40-pound pack. Full gran leather requires zero break in and fronts a Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane. Keep it mellow or give in to summit fever - the Talus Pro GTX will oblige.
Want leather hiking boots that don't weigh you down? The Vasque Talus Mid Pro GTX hiking boots bring lightweight performance to the trail with waterproof uppers and grippy Vibram(R) outsoles.
The Talus Pro GTX bridges the gap between a durable all-leather backpacking boot and a svelte performance-driven hiker tuned for speed. For grip we craft the Talus upper onto a Vibramr Nuasi sole with an XSTrek rubber compound. Molded polyurethane in the midsole gives the cushioning of a running shoe but with enough support to portage a 40-pound pack. Full-grain 2.0mm leather requires zero break-in and fronts a GORE-TEXr waterproof breathable membrane. Keep it mellow or give in to summit fever-the Talus Pro will oblige.
- Massey's Outfitters
Sure, lightweight trail shoes are great when you don't have a forty pound pack on your back, but when you're weighed down with a week's worth of food and gear, you'll want a boot with a bit more beef to it; something like Vasque's Talus Pro GTX Men's Hiking Boot, perhaps. The Talus Pro is built around Vasque's supportive Perpetuum last and made with a full-grain leather upper, which is backed with a Gore-Tex membrane for waterproof and breathable protection when the trail turns wet and muddy. Don't think the Talus is your grandpa's stiff old work boot, though, because Vasque hooked it up with the cushy midsole of a lightweight hiker to keep you feeling fast and comfortable on the trail. The Talus still has a stout Vibram Nuasi XSTrek, sole, though, so you won't have to worry about it losing its tread after a single hiking season.
Features of the Vasque Men's Talus Pro GTX Boot High-traction Vibram Nuasi Outsoles feature a grippy XSTrek rubber compound Molded polyurethane in the Midsoles gives the cushioning of running shoes, but with enough support to let you carry a 40-pound pack Full-grain, 2mm leather Uppers requires zero break-in and Are lined with Gore-Tex waterproof / breathable membrane Dual-Density EVA Footbeds Molded polyurethane Midsoles
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