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St. Elias GTX

$189.99 USD MSRP

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St. Elias GTX

Features: Waterproof | Widths

$189.99 USD MSRP

Rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.

Freedom. That’s a big part of backpacking. Open the map and let your imagination plot a course. Tackle one more pass, explore another drainage—with the St. Elias you can dream a little bigger. Our lightest backpacking boot covers more ground, while maintaining the stability and comfort you need for an ambitious trip. GORE-TEX® for waterproofing, a Vibram® sole for grip, and an A.S.E.-tuned midsole that improves traction and feel—get free in the St. Elias.

MEN'S NARROW: 9 | 9.5 | 10 | 10.5 | 11 | 11.5 | 12 | 13
MEN'S MEDIUM: 7 | 7.5 | 8 | 8.5 | 9 | 9.5 | 10 | 10.5 | 11 | 11.5 | 12 | 13 | 14
MEN'S WIDE: 8 | 8.5 | 9 | 9.5 | 10 | 10.5 | 11 | 11.5 | 12 | 13

Slate Brown/Beluga
Slate Brown/Beluga
  • Lightweight backpacking
  • Backpacking
  • Out-of-the-box comfort
  • Conformable outsole
  • Lightweight
  • GORE-TEX® with Performance Comfort Technology
  • Molded Rubber Toe Cap
  • WEIGHT : 3 lbs. 1 oz. (1378g)
  • LAST : Summit
  • UPPER : 2.3mm Waterproof Nubuck Leather
  • FOOTBED : Dual Density EVA
  • MIDSOLE : A.S.E. Midsole with EVA Cushioning Pods, TPU Shank
  • OUTSOLE : Vasque Exclusive Vibram® Frontier with XSTrek Compound

High quality 2.3mm waterproof oiled nubuck with stitch-in molded rubber toe cap and all metal lacing hardware provides durability and longevity. GORE-TEX® waterproof membrane keeps the foot dry and comfortable.


Vasque’s proprietary Vibram® Frontier sole is molded with XSTrek compound and is designed to minimize rubber without sacrificing traction, for an exceptionally light sole. The A.S.E. midsole has the lightness of EVA with the durability and abrasion resistance of polyurethane. Conformable EVA pods in the heel and forefoot deliver running shoe-like comfort as well as allowing the outsole to conform around irregularities in the trail. The sole system was designed to maximize efficiency of walking gait and user comfort.

Rated 5 out of 5 by THE BEST SHOES I HAVE EVER PURCHASED I'd like to start by saying that I'm kind of a girly girl. I've purchased lots of great shoes in my life, from Prada to Converse, but hands down are these the best boots/shoes I have ever purchased. I bought these boots along with a pair of Chacos to go on a safari and climb Mt. Kilimanjaro in Africa with a 60 kg bag. In hindsight, I never even needed the Chacos. I wore these boots with everything and conquered all sorts of terrain and weather. Even after living in Colorado, I've alway purchased satisfactory boots but these by far surpass everything. They withstood the clay mud in the Serengeti, the torrential rains of the Tanzanian rain forests (leaving me the only person with warm and dry feet), and kept my feet warm and dry in an unexpected snowstorm on the top of Kilimanjaro. While others were freezing and slipping all over the place, I climbed steady and dry. As I ascended at almost 19,500 feet all I kept thinking was how great my feet felt after almost 15 hours of hiking. I joked that my toes felt like they were in their own little mini apartment (I have wide feet). For the price and durability of these boots, I would buy them a hundred times over. This is an amazing product that I would stand behind any day. I never once got blisters, my feet were never once wet - like so many others that promised waterproof technology and even some with more expensive shoes. I wore them for a month straight and never once tired of them. Each time I got to where I was staying and took them off, I was so thankful for them. BUY THESE BOOTS. They are amazing and well worth the money. You will never buy a better pair of trekking boots I promise you that. Thank you for such a great shoe. I would have not made it through the wilderness of Africa without them. January 17, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Hiking in water Spring and early winter are the times I strap on these boots for hiking. I usually take a 9 and in this instance the 9.5 fit me perfectly, especially since I wear thick socks. They have proven themselves totally waterproof and not terribly heavy, perfect for all day ventures trailspotting in the High Sierra and San Francisco Bay Area. Trail tested by Trailblazer Travel Book author Janine Sprout. November 29, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great boot - narrower toe box Even at a 12W boot size, the toe box crowded my toes to the point of a pinch blister under the pinky toe on a 10 day 65 mile breakin trip -- no weight on the back either. The boots are well suited to cool and cold weather hiking, but summer hiking they do not breathe as well as hoped, leaving very damp feet. When using these I will plan to bring at least one more pair of socks. The metal lace cleats are well constructed, but create high wear on laces. Be prepared - bring a spare set of laces with you, or start your trek with new laces. The 'grippiness' of the cleats is much appreciated - the boots do not require adjusting during the day and the laces do not slip. But they do tear up laces! Outstanding durability and comfort otherwise - after 65 miles, they show no wear other than normal scuffing. I can easily see these going for years and years -- if they fit you properly. August 5, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Fantastic Boot I got these Vasque boots for my birthday after loving a previously used all-leather pair. I could not be happier. The fit, style, and comfort of the St. Elias are all top notch, and I would recommend this boot to anyone. June 13, 2014
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