To get the appropriate fit for the best performance we recommend ordering a 1/2 size smaller from your normal AKU boot size.
DESIGNED TO GO FROM TRAIL TO ROCK WITH PRECISION AND COMFORT
The Women's Rock DFS GTX Approach Shoe uses a ground breaking Dual Fit System (“DFS”) to give you both maximum comfort during your approach and high performance fit while climbing and scrambling. The Rock DFS has two separate lace zones that utilize lightweight webbing that wraps around and under your foot which enables you to customize your shoe for the fit you want. The Rock DFS midsole incorporates a lightweight EVA foam for cushioning and a polyurethane heel for durability and support. The midsole is then wrapped with sticky climbing rubber to protect your shoe and to provide extra grip. Together with a Vibram Approcciosa sole with Megagrip, the resulting Rock DFS offers a high-performance approach shoe for all day comfort.
DUAL FIT SYSTEM
AKU's DFS collection of approach shoes allows for optimum enjoyment and maximum confidence over the most demanding terrain. Whether you're on flat trails or going vertical, AKU DFS shoes will take you there in comfort
Keep your feet dry in all conditions with the integrated waterproof GORE-TEX Performance Comfort membrane.
The VIBRAM Approach sole is designed to make quick work of trails while giving also giving you the confidence to edge and smear on your climb.
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® Approach
- Footbed: Ortholite Hybrid
- Lasting board (stiffness): Soft Flex
- Midsole: Dual Density EVA & PU
- Upper: 1.6mm Suede Leather, Air 8000 & Microfiber
- Weight: 380 Grams per Shoe
- Women's Specific Fit
I am sad to say that these shoes do not give me the same support as my AKU Hiking boots. The sole does not seem as sturdy/supportive. And why are the shoe laces sooo short...It is hard to tie them tight enough . I absolutely love my AKU boots and was expecting the same from my shoes. The sizing was an issue too. I eventually fit into 1 1/2 sizes smaller than my previous AKU purchase.
Very well made shoes. Good grip on uneven trail. The aesthetic is very nice. I love them.
The only complain I have regarding these shoes is a sizing issue. The conversion between EUR sizing and US sizing is off and I had to return the item twice to exchange for a different size. The EUR sizing is accurate but the US sizing does not correspond to the EUR sizing. I wear US W's size 8 (which is typically a EUR 38, but on their chart is a EUR 39.5) and had to take the US W's size 7 (which is their EUR 38). If you think of ordering based on US size, I would recommend sizing down.