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STYLE 7162

St. Elias GTX

$199.99 USD MSRP

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STYLE 7162

St. Elias GTX

$199.99 USD MSRP

ST ELIAS, GTX, BUNGEE/GRAY Mens is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 73.
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Advanced midsole technology delivers a boot supportive enough for the most technical trails while focusing on excellent step in comfort and minimal break in time.

Bungee Cord/Neutral Gray
Bungee Cord/Neutral Gray

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

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  • 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  : TPU Shank, A.T.C. (All Terrain Compound) Midsole with EVA Cushioning Pods
  • 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 2 out of 5 by from ehhhh I'm a field biologist. I hike roughly 60 miles a week. These boots have only held up for 5 months. Not impressed. I will be taking them back. Probably will never buy vasque again after this.
Date published: 2016-09-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Need a pair for my hands! i do a lot of scrambling on my hikes and forays into the west coast mountains. I love the boots and it's one of the rare boots where a wide actually feels both wide and deep in the toe area. Grip is very good on dry substrate and pretty good on wet. About as good as I have had. Now, I just need a pair for my hands and I'd be flying up those last few hundred yards to the summit!
Date published: 2016-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect Trail Hiking Boots..... This is my first pair of Vasque Hiking boots, and I found out about them through reading trusted reviews from serious hikers who pay for their own gear. I am a weekend trail and off-road hiker for the most part. However, I use these boots for a lot more than hiking, they are just that comfortable. These boots are as expected, and I expected a a lot. They are well contructed and hug your ankles the way you need on and off trail. The Vibram soles are perfect as always. The boot is extremely comfortable on and off trail and is confidence expiring. The look is simple and all function, non of the "future-tech iboot" look of competitors. Fit. The fit is exceptional, with minimal wear in time. Tons of support without being suffocating. *I would strongly recommend getting a half size up for most people. I have read a lot of complaints about the "toe box" The thing that a lot of people don't seem to realize is that any purpose built boot will not fit everyone. These boots are a slimmer more "European" fit, and that's what my feet are. I realize that it's convenient buying things on-line, but I suggest that a pair of specialty shoes be purchased in a good store where you can ensure your feet fit the style of the shoe.
Date published: 2016-07-31
Rated 3 out of 5 by from What did you do to my boot? I have been buying the 7160 m boots in a 8.5 every year for 8 years. My pair manufacted in 10/14 fit and worked great. When I Put on my pair manufacted in 9/15 they were narrow and short. Killed my feet and I went back to my old ones. Vasque definitely changed something with the construction of this boot. I can't wear these any more. Please help!!
Date published: 2016-07-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from 18 miles right out of the box Received them on Monday and did a 18 mile dayhike to Snowmass Lake on Wednesday. Moderate rocky trail was smoothed out by these boots for this 63 year old 200 lb man. Ordered 1/2 size larger and they were a perfect fit. Heel and ankle support was great and toe box was good for my slightly wide foot. The lacing setup allows some flexibility to adjust the fit. Can't wait for next week's hikes!
Date published: 2016-07-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Major comfort issues I am a longtime owner of Vasque Breeze boots, and decided to try a more durable Vasque boot in the St. Elias. I broke these in and then took these on an 8-day, 120 kilometers hike and stopped wearing them after several days and put on the only other thing I had: sneakers. I literally could not walk in these boots. My feet, which are narrow to normal, were painfully sore, and had two blisters in each foot. They generally never fit right, even though the size is correct. I tried them again on a subsequent, shorter trip and and the pain returned. More minor, but worth noting the laces don't hold firmly, and the tongue also rubbed against my high ankle. Very disappointed.
Date published: 2016-07-13
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Good boot but not waterproof Took about a week for them to break in, during that week I wanted to throw them in the fire and just walk barefoot. Now they're ok but definitely not the most comfortable boot ive owned. Traction is sub par, slippery on wet rocks so be careful. Waterproof? NO. Water resistant? For about 10 minutes of walking through wet grass. Even after treating the boots water comes pouring in and my feet and socks are soaked. The leather is susceptible to cuts and tears more so than any other leather boot ive owned. Just walking through brush in the woods has put some pretty deep gashes in the sides of the boot. Other than that. They are a good looking boot.
Date published: 2016-05-14
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Narrow Toe Box Unfortunately, I mail ordered these expecting them to fit similar to my previous Vasque backpacking boots. I bought these boots in the wide width in size nine. This is the size boot I normally wear. I wear two socks when I hike, thin liners and a regular hiking sock. I've worn these boots on two short backpacking hikes and they won't get a third chance. They seem to be too narrow in the toe box for my feet. The rubber toe cap is very rigid and has no give to it. It puts pressure on my little toes. It is obvious that these boots are too narrow for my feet. I was glad to get them off my feet. I've had Vasque backpacking boots before and have not had this problem in the past with them. I'm planning to try the Summit model which do not have the external rubber wrap, but they are hard to find in a store close to where I live to try on prior to purchase.
Date published: 2016-04-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Thru-hiked the AT in these I picked up these boots in MA on a southbound semi-winter thru hike of the AT. I wore them every single day from MA all the way to Springer mountain in Georgia (roughly 1500miles). First the cons: 1. They run small for my very wide feet. I usually wear a Mens 9.5W in everyday life, but for these boots, plus the foot swelling of thru hiking, I needed a 10.5W. 2. They Devour laces. in 1500 miles I went through 5 pairs of laces on the left boot, and 8 on the right. 3. The traction is not as great as a Vibram megagrip compound is (which is what my trail runners from ME to MA were). You still get enough traction for wet rock gripping, but you can feel the difference. 4. The insoles begin to lose their black fabric overcoating after 1000 miles. This is mostly a cosmetic concern, but little black chunks of fabric end up all over your socks at the end of the day. 5. The leather needs care of some kind. At about mile 1300 the leather became very stiff, and began to crack and pull away from itself on both boots in between eyelet 1&2. 6. They have like 0 grip on ice Alrighty now for the pros: 1. These have got to be the most durable boots on the planet. After 1500 miles and 0 care or cleaning they are still 100% functional. I wish I had started with these boots in ME and I have no doubt that they would have easily gone the entire 2200 miles of the AT with no problems besides lace changes. They still have great tread depth and are fully waterproof. 2. They only get more comfortable. After 1500 miles these things have so perfectly molded to my feet (or maybe my feet molded to them who knows) that they are the most comfortable shoe i own. 3. They breathe amazingly well. When I first switched from trail runners to these boots I was worried about giving up the extreme breathability of trail runners, but after 1 week I came to the conclusion that you really don't get that much more breathability from trail runners vs these highly breathable boots. 4. These boots are amazingly waterproof even after many many miles. i cannot count how many times you have to rock hop across streams on the AT many times i'd slip and partially dunk my foot, and as long as i was still above the flood line my feet stayed perfectly dry. 5. On the two occasions my feet did get soaked inside these boots (both times due to failure of my gaiters not the boots) they weren't soaked for very long. These boots dry incredibly fast for an all leather backpacking boot. I could not recommend or sing the praises of these super durable super comfortable boots any higher. I have no doubt that these boots saved me from countless potential ankle and toe injuries while hiking through the rocky portions of the AT, but never felt like a burden on the easy dirt stretches. I have photos of what they look like after 1500mi, but cannot post them at this time.
Date published: 2016-04-16
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Might be good for walking in the park I have had these boots for less than 2 months. I have worn them for work to break them in, pretty comfortable. I used these boots for a 40 mile hike on the North Country Trail in WI. After day one, an eyelet in a crucial spot popped off for no reason. I hit some snow and typical trail puddles, boots leaked, not waterproof. Wet feet and faulty boots after 10 miles. Smartwool socks save the day.
Date published: 2016-03-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Feet say "yes" I am a diabetic. I only have two feet and I plan to keep them. I walk three miles a day on dirt and gravel roads. I put over 3,000 miles on my old boots. My feet said enough. I purchased these this morning as at klineschmites boots .I wore them all day and then walked 3 miles in them this evening. My feet said I was good for at least 5. My feet feel great.The boots fit excellent. If my feet are happy then I'm happy. These boots will also double as a motorcycle boot for me. The Gore-Tex will keep the water out on long rides
Date published: 2016-03-15
Rated 3 out of 5 by from poor quality laces or sharp eyelet? I bought my Vasque boot about 4 mouth ago and both laces broke. In fact they were cut by eyelets 3 or 4 of the boots so I had to change them! I don't use them in hiking activities. I wear them as a every day shoe. They are confortable but the poor quality of the laces or maybe the eyelet are sharp but it cut my laces. So for a more than 200$ boots, I thing this should not arrive.
Date published: 2016-03-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great boot, wonky laces, and narrow toe box Overall the boot is great. Minimal break in time (wearing around the house and shorter 1-2 miles suited just fine). Laces frayed rather easily but that is a common concern and one easily remedied. I'm glad I jumped up a half-size for the narrow toe box. At the risk of stating the obvious, wear good wool socks when you try them on at the store.
Date published: 2016-03-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Boot! This boot is great! Very comfortable and sturdy. It breathes pretty well, but it's hard to find a waterproof boot that breathes well but this one was quite breathable. I hiked in this boot for about 80 mi at Philmont in Cimarron, NM in summer of 15. They held up great after over 125 miles except one small problem, the metal eyelets cause a lot of friction on the laces and caused them to break. The laces are a lot like paracord in that there is the outer casing and then an inner core running through the casing. The friction cut through the case like layer and all that was left was the core cord. But other than that, this boot exceeded my expectations! Definitely recommend.
Date published: 2016-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very comfortable These boots were comfortable the minute I slipped them on. I was a bit nervous about ordering them online, but I got lucky with a perfect fit! My only concerns are: 1) Will the puffy portions near the top last very long? Seems like that would tear easily on a few snags. 2) are there any after market insoles for this boot? I have a touch of plantar fasciitis and require more support in the heel area. The boots have been comfortable so far, but I'm afraid on a long trek, like what I'm planning this spring, this would be an issue and lead to pain. What's the best insole? Been using Vasque boots for 20 yrs. Hiked 121mi at Philmont, NM years ago, my Vasque boots kept my feet in shape!
Date published: 2016-02-12
Rated 4 out of 5 by from very good very good shoes, I bought and use them after long time that I didn't use hiking shoes and it was excellent.
Date published: 2016-02-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from V JAM eyelets metal fatigue The V JAM eyelets (3rd set from top) bend back if lace is not seated and have to be bent back into proper position causing the metal to fatigue and crack. I expect them to break.
Date published: 2016-01-17
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Durable and light. A little tight on the toes I owned 2 pair of Merrell shoes/boots, each of them had fallen apart in less than 4 months with light use. The shoes the sole literally came off, and the boots the sole came off the toe. I've used the Vasque boots for 6 months on rough terrain. They are just rock solid boots. I have to agree with others that the eyelits just tear up the laces, but laces are cheap so its not such a big deal. The toe box is a little tight. I had to move up half a size so that I could give me toes some room. Even though its a larger size it fits well. I have very few problems with my toes in the larger size. So its possible the boots just run a bit small, however this seems to be a common complaint. I've had rubbing on my pinky toe before, but never any serious blisters.
Date published: 2016-01-14
Rated 4 out of 5 by from My Narrow heal! This is my first pair of Vasque hikers. Have yet to do anything more than an initial walk the dog in the park. Love the quality and feel of the boot. All parts of the boot are very comfortable, however I have a narrow heal Can you recommend the best way to address the fit concern only in this area? I have worn out my previous hikers in the heal as well!
Date published: 2015-12-27
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good boots with one major flaw These boots are great in that they feel like running shoes but with the added support and rugged build of a boot. The problem is that the stiff rubber toe cap they designed covers all the way around the toes and makes the fit narrow. They fit like steel toe boots but unlike a proper steel toe boot that only covers the tips of your toes, these wrap all the way around and cause rubbing and blisters. It wouldn't happen if they used a smaller toe cap or just leather which would naturally flex with your foot.
Date published: 2015-11-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Constructed poorly I have these boots a couple days and lost an eyelet each and every day. Local cobbler's comment was "very poor design"
Date published: 2015-10-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Third pair is much improved. My first pair of Vasque boots - 2012 - were defective - since the soles split after one year (around 200 miles) of use. REI replaced them - no questions asked. The second pair had the exact same problem in 2014 and once again REI replaced them, this time with St. Elias GTX boots. I am happy to say the soles are much improved. After a season of hard use the soles are quite intact. Unfortunately, as many others have pointed out, the eyelets are murder on laces. Buy extras when you buy the boots! Fit overall is good but the toe box is a bit small for my wide feet. Still, I have never found a more comfortable boot overall than this style.
Date published: 2015-10-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Very Good Solid boot I hike over 8 miles virtually every day in the Texas hill country. Granite, ground granite, loose rocks and very abrasive. Tread wear is very important to me, especially when spending $150+ for boots. Tread wear has been good logging over 850 miles and still has usable tread. Traction on wet rocks is a trade off for high wearing tread. Traction is good with the exception of wet rocks. Water proof, not really, water resistant would be a better description. I have switched to more of a water proof boot for the wet days I hike. They are hot in the summer, just ordered a pair of Vasque Breeze in hopes of a cooler walk and still high ware, don't know the answers on that yet. They do eat shoe laces, the metal lace holders chew up laces in not time. Overall I am very satisfied, very good quality and they last. Still trying to find the perfect boot for comfort, traction and ware, hopefully the Breeze will do the trick. Staying with Vasque brand because of the quality.
Date published: 2015-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent construction, fit, durability, and value, but mean to laces I'm very happy with these boots. The fit is excellent, the soles have good traction, and the construction is very durable. I broke them in and then took them to Corsica to complete the GR20 -- a very rough and rocky route of over 100 miles. They didn't look new anymore, but there was no wear or cuts on the leather. Nor did my feet have any blisters. I just returned from six days in the Wind River range in Wyoming and they performed beautifully there, as well. One note (noted by other reviewers): The eyelets are very mean to the boot laces. The laces and eyelets should work as a team to keep the lacing tight and to maintain the fit. These eyelets are either poorly designed or there's a quality control issue. The lace paths should be smooth, but they are sharp. I had less than 125 miles on the boots by the time both laces had broken in Corsica.
Date published: 2015-08-23
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Size questions Hi, I'm usually a size 7 in a sneaker and I bought a size 8 in these boots.Wearing them for the first time, I went on a 5 mile day hike in them yesterday and got two massive blisters.Pinky toe on my slightly bigger foot was rubbing up against the outside of the toe box and also has a blister. It seems like a more narrow shoe. I'm wondering if I need to continue to wear them and break them in, or if I have the wrong shoe/size. Vasque any suggestions?
Date published: 2015-08-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Ripped lace, in 3 weeks?? The boots feel great, but a lace broke after 3 weeks, I hadn't even worn them on a trail yet as I was breaking them in!! Highly disappointed!! The boots were breaking in nicely and when I went to take them out on a hike the lace broke. No trail wear or anything. Goodness...
Date published: 2015-08-10
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Sizing issue bought a pair and sizing is off. Normally buy the model 7166 ( which has been discontinued)at an 8 wide and always fit perfectly with enough room for thick socks and a liner(insole) with more cushing. Bought 8 wide in the st elias and its liner went flat as paper in first 25 miles of a 10 day 132 mile backpacking hike. There was no room for a differnt insole ( liner). Plus the angle from the toe to outside of boot is narrow. Toes took a real beating. Exchanged them for a different boot. The shoelaces broke at 57 miles. Changed to para cord. When exchanging them had to go to 9 wide to have enough room. The boot did great on water crossings and rain. Construction was great also.
Date published: 2015-06-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great to be back on the trail After many years out of the backpacking/hiking habit I fell back on an old favorite, Vasque, to meet my footwear needs. After trying several options at my local outfitter I found the St Elias to be my favorite. They felt comfortable and secure right out of the box. Probably a bit of nostalgia too. If you are reading this review as part of your purchase decision making, please take note of the negatives in the other reviews. Ticky tack stuff about laces. I've had mine for a year with plenty of miles and no problems. The rest are probably related to poor fit or inadequate break-in. I would say these boots took a long time to break-in. Many hikes of increasing length, varying terrain and sometimes pain mostly caused by pressure points. Realize they are fairly rigid compared to the mesh style boots and the leather is going to need some sweat and time to form to the shape of your foot, or in my case boney ankles. That being said, these boots have gotten me through the SoCal 6-pack and I just returned from a 12 day Sierra backpack putting many miles on my boots over some tough terrain. Nothing but praise, never a problem with my feet. With diligence and patience these boots will not disappoint you.
Date published: 2015-06-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Rugged and comfortable After a winter of snowshoeing and hiking with my first Vasque boots (ultradry Snow Junkie) I got a pair of St Elias. With about two weeks of urban break-in use, I used them for a week of hiking in Shenandoah. The quality, comfortableness, and ruggedness of these boots is very high and I was very satisfied. I waterproofed them with Snow Seal and they held up very well including one very wet day with several wide stream fordings. Yes they did finally get soaked that day but I think that was from water over the top. One question for Vasques: My right foot is a tad shorter than my left. Never noticed a difference with the Snow Junkie but sometimes do with the St Elias - perhaps they run a little longer? Any suggestions on how to address this ? With the right sock combination its usually fine but I wonder if there is an insert or something that might help with lighter socks.
Date published: 2015-04-30
Rated 3 out of 5 by from They were great Loved these boots for hiking. Used them in all types of weather and locations from hiking in subzero weather in the snow to deep jungle and tropical rain forests. I would have recommended them to anyone until I took a couple month military deployment and left them packed in my closet. On returning I broke out my boots and noticed the soles were split completely through. The uppers are incredible and perfect for the types of terrain I hike. If only they had better soles.
Date published: 2015-03-15
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Kids Footwear Size Comparison Chart For Most Common International Systems

CHILDREN 10 27 9 16.5
  11 28 10 17
  12 30 11 18
  13 31 12 19
YOUTH 1 32 13 20
  2 33 1 20.5
  3 34 2 21
  4 35 3 22
  5 37 4 23
  6 38 5 24

Footwear Size Comparison Chart For Most Common International Systems

  4 33.5 1.5   21
  4.5 34 2   21.5
3.5 5 34.5 2.5 21.5 22
4 5.5 35 3 22 22.5
4.5 6 36 3.5 22.5 23
5 6.5 37 4 23 23.5
5.5 7 37.5 4.5 23.5 24
6 7.5 38 5 24 24.5
6.5 8 38.5 5.5 24.5 25
7 8.5 39 6 25 25.5
7.5 9 40 6.5 25.5 26
8 9.5 41 7 26 26.5
8.5 10 41.5 7.5 26.5 27
9 10.5 42 8 27 27.5
9.5 11 42.5 8.5 27.5 28
10 12 43 9 28 28.5
10.5   43.5 9.5 28.5  
11   44 10 29  
11.5   45 10.5 29.5  
12   46 11 30  
13   47 12 31  
14   48 13 32  
15   49 14 33  
16   50 15 34  

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