I have purchased the Vasque Talus in both colors for men...
I live in Montana and my girlfriend in New York also loves them now.
Working in Missoula Montana, one of the hippest and coolest towns in the IT industry you have to have a look that is practical being both stylish and professional.
I was a bit leery to buy Vasque because I thought they would be too stiff and hard to break in for everyday use, but the Talus felt comfortable right out of the box. The Vasque Talus is an awesome boot that I would buy time and time again.
My only fear is that Vasque may replace it in time with a new model.
Maybe I'll buy back-up pairs :)
After a mere three days of wearing these boots I have already begun to encounter problems with them. Even after I loosened my shoes considerably, the lining in the boot put some bizarre pressure on my medial malleolus, which becomes sore after a few hours. The shoe laces also tore while I was tying my shoes and I had to buy new ones. All of this is before I have even gone hiking, I can only imagine how "well" they will hold up in the ruggid terrian of the Southwest.
I have been trying to find just the right shoe and can't find any that seem to fit just right. So, I really liked the quality of these, but their was just a bit too much room in the front of the shoe for me. A half size smaller would have been too small. Otherwise, the quality seemed great. In the end, yet another return to Online Shoes..whose exchange policy makes shoe shopping rather convenient.
Vasque boots are among the best-made hiking boots available. A division of the Red Wing Shoe Company, Vasque is headquartered in Red Wing, Minnesota. We've been selling Vasque boots and shoes at Onlineshoes.com and at our shoe stores for years, and have many happy customers who tell us that Vasque boots are the greatest!
Vasque offers their advanced technical features in footwear for both men and women. They group their shoes and boots into these categories:
Mountaineering Heavy-duty boots for extremely cold weather conditions, featuring a Vibram Clusaz sole for maximum traction on a variety of surfaces. Most of these boots are crampon-compatible.
Backpacking Justifiably famous for backpacking boots, Vasque's most popular line continues to be its Sundowner series. Vasque backpacking boots are designed to provide as much support as possible, even helping to absorb the weight of heavy pack loads on long treks. These boots come with Super Hiker soles for deep traction on inclines and ever-changing terrain.
Hiking Perfect for long-trek hikes or everyday wear, Vasque hiking boots are very well built, arguably the best boots available.
Day Hiking Specifically designed to keep your feet comfortable on hikes that may be challenging but not extremely long. They are a little lighter, but still rugged enough to handle changing trail conditions.
Sport Boots Vasque sport boots are built for spirited outdoor activities, specifically designed for scrambling, rock hopping, or bouldering, but we've also found they work well for everyday work and walking.
Adventure Travel Adventure travel boots take many of the technical features from Vasque outdoors products and streamline them with stylish good looks. These are designed for travelers trekking throughout the world who need a high level of comfort without features required for the wilderness.
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