Designed to be the most comfortable backpacking boot possible
The Alterra GTX is a versatile waterproof boot that you can count on. Built for comfort the Alterra is ideal for moderately difficult terrain in three season conditions. The asymmetric construction with AKU's exclusive anatomical ELICA Technology ensures you can stay on the trail longer and go further.
Keep your feet dry in all conditions with the integrated waterproof GORE-TEX Performance Comfort membrane.
The VIBRAM Octopus sole grips on just about anything. Perfect for hiking trails with loose dirt and rock slabs.
AKU ELICA TECHNOLOGY
ELICA Technology ensures an anatomical fit to provide better stability and weight distribution across your boot sole to reduce pressure points and encourage better hiking form.
- Lining Description: Waterproof GORE-TEX® Performance Comfort
- Sole: VIBRAM Octopus Multi Surface Sole
- Footbed: AKU Custom Fit Insole
- Lasting board (stiffness): 6-4 MM Nylon & Die Cut EVA for Rock Protection & Stability
- Midsole: Double Density Polyurethane
- Upper: Suede & Stretch Fabric
- Weight: 670 Grams per Shoe
- Made in Europe
I bought my first pair of AKU Alterra GTX hiking boots online at the beginning of the pandemic, I was pleasantly surprised that they fit like a glove right out of the box. Since then I’ve hiked a few thousand miles and just purchased my 3rd pair, these boots are simply rock solid and super comfortable. Whether backpacking, peak bagging 14ers, or hiking in the desert, my Alterra’s have served me well providing optimal stability, comfort and durability in all conditions. I’ve tried many other brands and styles, but for my money, this is my sole boot.
The Alterra GTX boots are the best boots I’ve ever worn. I bought my second pair recently to ensure I always have a backup pair available. They fit true to size and feel perfect right out of the box. No break in time required. I was in the Infantry for 25 years so I fully understand and appreciate the importance of wearing the correct boots. I will never wear another brand of boots again. I’m 100% Aku from now forward.
I bought these boots in 2019 to hike in the Italian Alps after seeing positive reviews of them when shopping around. Our mountain guide recommended them and I now know why. They are still going strong after three years of daily use. I also use them as winter boots and I run in them on the ice using microspikes for extra traction. The soles have held up exceptionally well and still have years of grip on them. I hiked 36,000ft/60 miles over rough basalt in these boots in the last month alone for spring training and they show no wear. These are hands-down the best piece of footwear I have ever worn or owned.