Vasque Women’s Talus Waterproof Backpacking Boot Review

Vasque Women's Talus Waterproof Hiking Shoe Review

Hiking is a great way to get out and enjoy nature, but it also gives you a great workout. Everyone knows that when you’re hiking, especially those long treks, you’re going to want to be comfortable so that you can go the entire distance! One of the boots that you may be interested in while you search for that holy grail hiking boot are Vasque Women's Talus Waterproof Hiking Shoes.

In this review, we are going to talk a little more about the features of the Vasque Women's Talus Waterproof Hiking Shoe, but we are also going to give you an overview of what people who have purchased these hiking boots had to say about their overall experience while wearing them.

Then, we’re going to give you our recommendation on whether or not this pair of boots are something you should consider purchasing to add to your hiking gear!

About The Product

The Vasque Women's Talus Waterproof Hiking Shoesare designed to be both stylish and functional.

Vasque Womens Talus Waterproof Hiking Shoe Review

 These durable hiking boots uses Vibram sole technology that provides you with supreme comfort, but also excellent traction while hiking. The Vibram sole is made in Italy and they are able to cater to a variety of foot types. The dual density EVA footbed allows you to walk safely on different types of terrain without sacrificing comfort.

Notable features of the Vasque Women's Talus Waterproof Hiking Shoe include:

  • Leather-and-textile
  • Vibram sole
  • Shaft measures approximately 4.5" from arch
  • UltraDry waterproof membrane
  • Women's-specific last
  • Abrasion Resistant Mesh Footbed
  • Dual-density EVA footbed
  • Exclusive Vibram Nuasi outsole

Hikers have a tendency to hike no matter what the weather is like, so it is important to have hiking boot that will keep your foot nice and dry. These boots are made with an UltraDry waterproof membrane that is going to provide protection for your boot, regardless of what Mother Nature may throw in your path.

Also, the dual density EVA footbed is going to ensure that your foot is held securely (and comfortably) in place while hiking, which means you can walk through mud or on slippery surfaces without worry.

Vasque Womens Talus Waterproof Hiking Sole Review

These boots are made from an all-leather construction. The strong and supple 1.8mm thick Nubuck leather provides you with support on the upper part of the boot. There are abrasion resistant mesh sections along the tongue and ankle.

This mesh promotes flexibility, comfort, and ventilation. Don’t worry about your foot getting wet, because these areas are also protected by the UltraDry membrane.

What People Had to Say:

When looking at what people had to say about the Vasque Women's Talus Waterproof Hiking Shoe, the vast majority of customers had nothing but great things to say about the boots.

Customers love that these boots are made with Vibram soles because they are comfortable on the foot, but they also have a good balance between traction on hard or wet surfaces and overall durability. Customers also liked that during the break-in period, the boots didn’t blister their feet, unlike other boots they have tried in the past.

Other customers commented that they found these boots to offer incredible support for both the foot and the ankle. They also commented that unlike other boots, these aren’t cumbersome and difficult to put on or take off, which makes the experience wearing them a little more enjoyable.

Some people have said that there is ample space in the toe box, which is a relief because they have plenty of wiggle room for the toes.

Though the majority of customers raved about these hiking boots, there were some customers who had some issues with the boots. Of these complaints, customers were disappointed because they felt the soles were too stiff, which caused them to be quite uncomfortable to wear even for short hikes.

Other customers said they stuck with the boot, hoping the stiffness would go away after a couple weeks of breaking the boot in, but they didn’t break in and they were still painful to wear.

Other people mentioned that although these boots claim to be waterproof and have good ventilation, they were disappointed that their feet would get wet when hiking through just dewy grass. Others said their feet would sweat when wearing the boots, and the ventilation did nothing to keep their feet cool.

Some people also commented that they didn’t like the way the heel curves upward because it gives them blisters, but they also mentioned that they felt that the soles wear down much faster than comparable brands.

Our Recommendation

As someone who likes to go on long hiking trips, you already understand the importance of having a hiking boot that is going to be able to provide you with the support you need, but also comfort too. That is where the Vasque Women's Talus Waterproof Hiking Shoes comes into play. These boots are designed to be ready to wear right out of the box – no need to break the shoes in!

Vasque Womens Talus Waterproof Review

These hiking boots are designed with Vibram soles, which goes a long way to enhancing the shoe’s durability and comfort. The outsoles are incredibly tough and they provide great traction when walking on slippery surfaces. Combine that with the UltraDry membrane is going to be crucial if hiking through puddles or the rain because it’ll keep your foot nice and dry.

Many will find that these lightweight boots will encourage you to go on longer hikes, as the boots only weigh 2 pounds each. This means by the last leg of those long treks, you won’t feel like you’re wearing cement boots on your feet.

In our opinion, we feel that these boots are some of the best hiking boots currently available on the market. We like that these boots are designed to be comfortable to wear without sacrificing stability and security. We also appreciate that these boots will be able to keep you dry from water, but also the ventilation in the boots will keep your foot nice and cool, too!

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