New for 2013! The durable, waterproof Men’s St. Elias GTX backpacking boot is built to tackle extended trips on any and all types of terrain, ranging rom maintained trails to rugged and rocky surfaces or bushwhacks. With a full leather, minimal-seam upper, all metal hardware lacing system and a burly, rubber toe rand, the Men’s St. Elias GTX is ready for tough conditions.
A full GORE-TEX bootie delivers waterproof/breathable performance that readies the Men’s St. Elias GTX for stream crossings and all day slogs in wet weather. An all metal lacing system at the ankle allows for quick lacing and fit adjustments while delivering an athletic, supportive feel. NOTE: There is a break in period with this boot due to the supportive, full leather construction.
Under foot you'll find a TPU (Thermoplastic Polyurethane) shank and a midsole with EVA cushioning protects the bottom of your foot from the impact of roots and rocks even under the weight of a heavy backpack. A dual-density EVA footbed cushions your foot to help keep you comfortable on high-mileage days. The outsole of the Bitterroot GTX is a Vasque exclusive called Vibram Frontier which features aggressive lugs that deliver both uphill and downhill traction while shedding debris. Concentrated lugs in the heel beef up darability and increase traction.
The Vasque Men’s St. Elias GTX backpacking boot is available in men's full and half sizes. To keep the leather on this boot in good shape and to prevent water absorption in the upper for the life of the boot you should apply a leather conditioner or wax paste (both sold separately) waterproofing treatment.
Styles available: Size 10.0 Bungee Cord/Neutral Gray, Size 10.5 Bungee Cord/Neutral Gray, Size 11.0 Bungee Cord/Neutral Gray, Size 11.5 Bungee Cord/Neutral Gray, Size 12.0 Bungee Cord/Neutral Gray, Size 9.0 Bungee Cord/Neutral Gray, Size 9.5 Bungee Cord/Neutral Gray
Vasque part numbers: M7162-10.0, M7162-10.5, M7162-11.0, M7162-11.5, M7162-12.0, M7162-9.0, M7162-9.5