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Mantra 2.0

$129.99 USD MSRP

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MEN'S HIKING BOOTS AND HIKING SHOES

Mantra 2.0

Features: Widths

$129.99 USD MSRP

Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 4 reviewers.
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Pare down to go big. Some people prefer to save the weight, others excel with more mobility in the ankle. Whatever your tactic, the Mantra 2.0 invites you to take things further. Sure, it’s a low-cut, but the Vibram® Nuasi sole and molded polyurethane midsole reward you with the same stability and grip as a backpacking boot. The mobility of a runner, but the burliness of a boot—make it your mantra.

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
(ALSO IN WOMEN'S SIZES)


Dark Earth/Chili Pepper
Dark Earth/Chili Pepper
  • OVERVIEW
  • CONSTRUCTION
WHAT'S IT FOR
  • Hikers who prefer low shoes
  • Adventure travel
BENEFITS
  • Nimbleness of a shoe with the support of a boot
  • Versatile for one-pair-of-shoes trips
FEATURES
  • Speed lacing
STATS
  • WEIGHT : 2 lbs. 4 oz. (1026g)
  • LAST : Perpetuum
  • UPPER : 1.8mm Nubuck Leather, Abrasion Resistant Mesh
  • FOOTBED : Dual Density EVA
  • MIDSOLE : Molded Polyurethane
  • OUTSOLE : Vibram® Nuasi with XSTrek Compound
UPPER

Primarily 1.8mm Nubuck leather upper, panels of abrasion resistant mesh add breathability while remaining durable. The effective lacing system easily toggles between a comfortable fit for travel to a more performance fit for hiking.

SOLE

Vibram®’s Nuasi sole uses XSTrek compound and angular, multi-directional lugs for excellent trail traction. A rubber sidewall wrap in the toe increases stability and protection on rocky trails. A lightweight polyurethane midsole delivers backpacking boot level stability while maintaining good forefoot flex for faster pace hiking.

Rated 2 out of 5 by Comfortable shoe, but needed stronger outersole I ordered both the Breeze 2.0 low and the Mantra 2.0 in a size 14 so I could compare the two before deciding. Unfortunately, I wasn’t satisfied with either one. The first thing I do when I pick up a shoe is put my hand inside the shoe and press the outersole in the ball of the foot area (with my other hand) to see how strong the outersole is. Right off the bat, there was a noticeable difference between the shoes. The Breeze 2.0 low seemed to have a much stronger outersole. The Mantra 2 outersole was too weak for my taste. Unfortunately, the curved last on the Breeze 2.0 did not fit my foot well (and it seemed a little smaller to me), while the straight last on the Mantra 2 seemed like a perfect fit for me. But I was concerned that the weaker outersole on the Mantra wouldn’t give me the support I needed while hiking (and if it did, that it wouldn’t last too long). If the Mantra 2 had the outersole of the Breeze 2, I would have found the perfect shoe, and been a very happy customer. Since the Mantra 2 costs the same as the Breeze 2, I don’t understand the weaker outersole. I’ve noticed a disappointing trend among hiking shoe companies regarding these weaker outersoles, and the outersole on the Mantra didn’t seem to be weaker than what you would find on a lot of low hikers on the market today. But I had hoped Vasque would have had a stronger outersole on the Mantra. August 22, 2015
Rated 4 out of 5 by Great Hiker I purchased the Mantra 2.0 about a year ago. I have been very pleased with their performance. They're breathable and the traction is great--on all surfaces. I just returned from a week of hiking in the Columbia River Gorge and their performance was flawless. I require custom orthotics and the Mantra has been more than accommodating, which I greatly appreciate. Overall, I definitely recommend these shoes--and Vasque. From a development standpoint, I have two critiques. First, I wish the tongue was slightly longer. For my foot to feel secure, I need to lace the shoe all the way to the top. The knot from my shoelaces often comes above the tongue and rests on my ankle; it's kind of annoying. (I wear a 10.5D and don't have awkwardly shaped or abnormally big feet.) Second, I have put ~50-60 miles on the shoes (recreational hiking, daily use--nothing too serious) and the toe cap is starting to peel away on the right shoe. It's nothing that can't be glued. But I am a little surprised, given the relatively minimal tenure on the trail. I've enjoyed the shoe and hope it stays in the Vasque lineup. May 9, 2015
Rated 3 out of 5 by Comfortable hiking shoe.....but I wore these on the first 500 miles of my AT thru hike and they probably could have gone another 300 miles. The one problem with this is the Vibram sole. This particular Vibram sole has absolutely NO traction on wet rocks. It was like stepping on ice. I loved the comfort, the fact that it is offered in WIDE (if you can find them) and their durability, but after falling 25-30 times in 500 miles, it was time to try something different. A different brand shoe with a Vibram sole, although with a different tread pattern, proved MUCH more capable on wet terrain. February 3, 2015
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great Shoe I wear this shoe everyday for home lounging working in the yard and then off to work and church. After almost 2 years of wearing them they still look and feel great. Best shoe I have ever worn my only problem is wanting to buy new ones while the old ones still look so good. November 6, 2014
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