Whether you travel with a fast and light mentality or carry gear for an expedition, AKU has Backpacking Boots to meet your needs. Our premium backpacking footwear comes standard with a waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex lining that gives you the confidence to know your feet will stay dry even in the worst weather and conditions.

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Premium Quality

AKU guarantees the quality of our men's backpacking boots and shoes through rigorous quality control and testing. With only the highest quality materials and construction used to ensure every pair of boots reaches your doorstep ready to take on your next multi-day trip.  

Technology to Perform

Thanks to collaborations with Vibram and Gore-Tex our hand built backpacking boots only use premium materials. You can have confidence that your boots will take you on a lifetime of adventures over the most rugged terrain. 

Less Fatigue

Stay out longer, travel further, and reach new places. AKU's men's backpacking boots are lightweight and breathable keeping your feet comfortable over the long haul. 


ELICA technology is an integrated system consisting of the last, insole board, and outsole creating an anatomical shape that properly distributes your weight through each step. With evenly distributed weight your feet stay more comfortable while carrying your pack letting you go further and enjoy your time backpacking more. 

ELICA Technology is exclusive to AKU footwear and is integrated into every pair of Men's Backpacking Boots.