AKU Rock DFS - Men's
Rock DFS - Men's - AKU Outdoor US
AKU Rock DFS - Men's
AKU Rock DFS - Men's
AKU Rock DFS - Men's
Rock DFS - Men's - AKU Outdoor US
Rock DFS - Men's - AKU Outdoor US
AKU Rock DFS - Men's
Rock DFS - Men's - AKU Outdoor US
Rock DFS - Men's - AKU Outdoor US
Rock DFS - Men's - AKU Outdoor US

Rock DFS - Men's


Regular price $127.97 $169.95 Sale price Save $41.98

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The Rock DFS - Men's is Listed in US Men's Sizes

To get the appropriate fit for the best performance we recommend ordering a 1/2 size smaller from your normal AKU boot size.

Why We
Made This...


The Men's Rock DFS uses AKU's exclusive Dual Fit System (“DFS”) to give you both maximum comfort during your approach and a 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 fit. The Rock DFS midsole incorporates a lightweight EVA foam for cushioning and a polyurethane heel for durability and support. The Vibram Approach sole with Megagrip and rubber wrapped toe rand make the Men's Rock DFS a high-performance approach shoe with all day comfort.

How We
Use This...


Dual Fit System
AKU's DFS Technology allows for optimum enjoyment and maximum confidence over the most demanding terrain. Whether you're on flat trails or toeing an edge, the AKU Dual Fit System will help take you there with comfort & confidence.

Vibram Approach MegaGrip
The VIBRAM Approach MegaGrip sole is designed to make quick work of trails while also giving you the confidence to edge and smear on your climb.

Elica Natural Stride System
Our Elica Natural Stride System ensures an anatomical fit to provide better stability and weight distribution across your shoe sole to reduce pressure points and encourage better form and performance.


  • Sole: Vibram Approach MegaGrip
  • Footbed: Ortholite Hybrid - Partially Recycled
  • Lasting Board Stiffness: Flexible
  • Midsole: Dual Density EVA & PU
  • Upper: 1.6mm Suede Leather, Air 8000 & Microfiber
  • Weight: 400 Grams per Shoe
  • Handcrafted in Vietnam


Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
My Favorite Crag Shoes

When I am looking at approach shoes, they have be to sticky and comfortable. The Rock DFS are both and I absolutely love these shoes. They go over technical terrain like a charm and I have no issues getting 4th or 5th-class scrambling done in them. They have become one of my favorite hiking shoes and I definitely opt to use them over any other pair when it comes to approaching climbs.
As for fit, my feet aren't wide, but they definitely aren't narrow and I felt that the shoes were a good middle ground. There isn't a ton of cushioning, but there isn't supposed to be. Cushioning on an approach shoe can be great for longer approaches, however I much rather the sensitivity that the Rock DFS offer compared to other more cushioned shoes. It's a tradeoff, but one that I don't mind making as the shoes were still very comfortable. Comfortable enough to easily get 10+ mile days on them with no problems. The only issue I had with the shoes, albeit a minor one, is that the comfort laces were just a tad bit short for my liking, but that hasn't resulted in any fit issues.
The shoes have held up quite nicely. The stickier sole does mean it's less durable, but in the two years that I've owned the shoes, the sole seems to be wearing quite nicely and holding up better than my previous approach shoe. I've also used this shoe as a travel shoe an have done my fair share of walking on pavement with these while wearing a heavy pack. With that in mind, I have been impressed by the durability of the shoes. When these eventually wear out, I definitely will be opting for another pair!

Larry D.

Very comfortable well made shoes, always purchased by me at sale prices which add to the value of the transaction. Should be marketed in more retail outlets, only two in AB. at the moment? Why? Met the local Rep at the BMFF in November, he is representing your brand very well.

Suzanne C.
AMAZING Rock DFS - Mens shoes.

Love these shoes! Great delivery time as well. Thank you