Vasque Mantra GTX 2010

The Vasque Mantra GTX weighs1080g (pair, size 11); Gore-Tex waterproof upper lining; nubuck leather and synthetic mesh upper; stiff toe box for protection; very stiff heel cup for support; well-cushioned sole; very aggressive Vibram outsole lug pattern.
But sole flex is relatively soft – fine for running, but this is too ‘clumpy’ for that.

The Vasque Mantra GTX is good on grass and paths and for general use, but some others offer a wider range of performance benefits

First published in Trail magazine May 2010