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 DFS Rock collection 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.
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.
- Upper: 1.6mm Suede Leather, Air 8000 & Microfiber
- Lasting board (stiffness): Soft Flex
- Footbed: Ortholite Hybrid
- Midsole: Dual Density EVA & PU
- Outsole: VIBRAM® Approach
- Upper protection: Rubber Rand
- Weight Per Shoe: 380 Grams
Great rock shoe. Tons of grip for the approach and plenty of tightness with the front lace system for switching to moderate rock climbing. It's refreshing to see a company offering both gtx and non-gtx products, AKU really seems to know what people need and want.
I loved getting a chance to demo these over many rugged miles of White Mountain terrain! Full review here: https://northeastalpinestart.com/2021/08/27/gear-review-aku-rock-dfs-approach-shoes/
Love everything about them. Great two lace system, gives a nice fit. Be mindful on size, may fit 1/2 size large.