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
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: 400 Grams per Shoe
I have purchased several boots from AKU. These are very light and grippy. I do irrigation service and these are great for walking in wet grass all day.
Gave these shoes a workout. Was part of a stretcher carry on a steep single-track trail yesterday. Great sure-footed traction on the wet, rocky steep sides of the trail. Sole solid enough to dig in on it's edge, tread was really grippy. Impressive for a light boot. One little niggly thing - one shoe seemed to put pressure on baby toe area of foot. Maybe a bit more break in needed. Advice to order a half size small than other Aku boots spot on.
After my first pair of boots from AKU, I was encouraged to seek out another pair when I thought the supply might be a problem. Patricia at AKU was great about sizing, and keeping that guidance in mind for the Rock DFS, I ordered a pair. The fit is spot on, and as with the first pair I can walk all day in the boots without any problem. Love the product, and will definitely order them again.