Sometimes it can be hard to get motivated for a hike—maybe the day is drizzly and the forecast even more questionable—but the dry, comfortable, and lightweight Talus Trek UltraDry Women’s Hiking Boot makes it a little easier to get up and at ’em. It’s lighter than the standard Talus, making it better for day hikes, speedy missions, and hikes under lighter loads, and it fights off soggy weather with an UltraDry waterproof and breathable membrane and waterproof nubuck leather upper, so puddles, drizzle, and mud won’t give your feet a hard time. Vasque decked the upper out with mesh panels, too, which improve breathability so you don’t have to deal with sweat as well as wet weather.
Stability’s key in a lightweight boot, so Vasque gave the Talus Trek a dual-density footbed, molded EVA midsole, and TPU shank to cushion your feet against rugged terrain and help prevent rolled ankles and twisted knees. The speedlace system lets you dial down a snug fit to increase comfort and reduce blisters, while the sticky Vibram Nuasi sole features XSTrek rubber, which helps you walk up rocky slabs and muddy trails like you’re a gecko walking across a wall.
Waterproof nubuck leather and mesh upper
UltraDry waterproof and breathable membrane
Dual-density EVA footbed
Molded EVA midsole
Vibram Nuasi sole with XSTrek rubber compound