Camping and Outdoors February 2, 2020
When you are exploring the great outdoors you need to make sure you have the right gear, arguably the most important of which is footwear, the right shoes can mean the difference between springing up hills like a mountain goat or suffering from twisted ankles or an up close and personal meeting with some sheep droppings.
The Vasque Saga LTR GTX hiking boots are a great choice for a hiker looking for all the durability of a traditional boot but with a light construction (1498g), let’s face it, it can be hard enough dragging your body up the side of a mountain you don’t need your shoes weighing you down. These boots are available in one colour Coffee Bean (sizes 7-14 with half sizes available, in both medium and wide widths), an attractive mix of dark browns and black, yes, they will probably end up covered in mud and aforementioned sheep droppings but they will look great at the start of the walk.
These shoes we comfortable straight out of the box, no breaking in needed, they are constructed from 2.0mm waterproof full grain leather, a soft Nappa leather collar, there is a GORE-TEX membrane built into the boot which blocks any outside moisture from getting anywhere near your feet whilst at the same time allowing any moisture inside the boot (yes we mean foot sweat) to escape, keeping your feet warm and dry. Vibram has over 70years of experience in making high quality soles so we were pleased to see the Contact Grip with Megagrip Compound on the Saga LTR, giving excellent levels of traction and grip on all types of terrain, be it wet, rocky, snowy or muddy, these boots will give you the hold you need to walk with confidence.
The Anatomical Dual-Density High Rebound Footbed provides a comfortable but firm hold of your foot, whilst the Dual-Density ATC (All Terrain Compound) with TPU Shank gives you the right amount of flexibility and comfort over long sessions. These boots are a great choice for those looking for a reliable leather boot with a reduced weight, it provides excellent waterproofing and breathability, whilst the Vibram outsole gives you steady footing in even the roughest of environments. RRP $239.99
- Comfortable straight out of the box
- Virbam Megagrip Outsole
- Durable leather construction
- GORE-TEX membrane
- Functional lacing system
- Supportive ankle cuff
- Reduced weight