Designed to carry forward our timeless legacy with modern comfort & performance
Following in the footsteps of the original Slope that was launched 40 years ago, the new Slope Original GTX combines the comfort and softness of a modern fast hiking boot with a timeless classic style. Suitable for daily trekking on easy and medium difficulty terrain, the Slope Original GTX is ideal for lighter, more leisurely activities in the great outdoors. The Slope Original GTX is made in Italy using selected, high-quality materials that are 100% traceable.
Keep your feet dry in all conditions with the integrated waterproof GORE-TEX Performance Comfort membrane.
The VIBRAM Everest sole is an aggressive sole built to take on any trail or rock surface.
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 Everest Sole
- Footbed: AKU Custom Fit Insole
- Lasting board (stiffness): 4-2mm Extra Flexible Texon & TPU
- Midsole: Double Density EVA
- Upper:1.4mm Suede Leather & Air 8000
- Weight: 520 Grams per Shoe
- Made in Italy
These are lighter than most and do not require break in. I’m a big fan of AKU boots and all have their strengths. I do irrigation service and walk in wet grass all day. My feet are always dry and never any blisters or rubbing. Thanks again for the quality boots.
Looking forward this fall to hike in these hiking boots. Quality is great. Except left front of boot where my big toe touches is a crease in the fabric, trying to work it out and hopefully with a moderate thickness of socks it'll smooth out.otherwise great boots.Light and supportive and true sizing.
I must preface this review by stating that I have only worn these boots on a singular five mile hike. Approach this review with this in mind. The boots are exceptionally comfortable. I did add in gel insoles due to my own knee issues requiring me to have as much cushion underfoot as possible. The boots required no break in period and gave me no blisters on my first hike with them. They are very lightweight, almost as light as my New Balance sneakers which was a real shock. They seem to provide enough support even for backpacking. I did a 14 mile backpacking trek in Lowas m and these Aku Slopes would be even better performers. Great stuff!