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 have used these boots on two backpacking trips in the Canadian Rockies and am extremely satisfied with the level of comfort and durability. I had worn them only once before taking them on a 50 km trip with a 37 lb pack on steep, rocky, muddy and slush covered trails. I had no blisters or sore spots, which I have never experienced in a hiking boot before. My feet stayed dry and comfortable. In fact, I completely forgot I was wearing them at times, which is a testament to how comfortable they felt. Ankle support was good for the weight I carried, and the Vibram sole provided great traction. I have had very bad experiences with leather boots in past, and these have been a game changer. I would definitely buy again!
Good boots, it is not my first one, always the same quality and confort.
Have only had them a few weeks, and no big hikes yet, but most comfortable boots out of the box that I have ever purchased!