Check out the reviews and videos for the Vasque Mantra 2.0 GTX hiking shoe and you make the decision if this boot is good enough for your feet.
Vasque Mantra 2.0 GTX boot review by Angie:
I purchased these for work shoes. They have all the features of a hiking boot in a low top package. I have worn Vasque boots since 1999 hiking and backpacking. I like the brand and their boots always fit me well. I am outside much of the workday walking around commercial buildings, so I trek across pavement, asphalt, wet grass, mulch and rocks every day. The Vasque Mantra 2.0 GTX Hiking Shoe has held up to the abuse. The vibram soles & gore-tex are nice perks to a well made shoe.
Vasque Mantra 2.0 GTX boot review by JT:
I run both Vasque Rift and Vasque Mantra 2.0 GTX shoes for general trail hiking. Both are low-tops and both are “Vasque” so I am using the comparison as a reference. The Mantra has a lot more support than the Rift and a lot more traction. The Rift is better for “detail” fine footwork hiking when you need a glove-like fit. The Vasque Mantra 2.0 GTX Hiking Shoe is more like a half-boot.
Lets run down the basics:
** GTX Goretex model keeps my feet dry without getting warm.
** For a low-top, they provide a nice stable platform.
** Enough cushy for all-day hikes but not so much that they feel like boots.
** Excellent traction in all conditions thus far.
** Wider toe-box allows more sock choices.
** Wear extremely well minus the toe area. Definitely a longer-term shoe.
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