The AKU shoe for all those hikers looking for maximum protection and comfort of fit during the many hours of use. The new IMS3 - Exoskeleton sole in dual density PU features a level of lightness at the top of the backpacking category, making of Superalp Nubuck GTX the ideal shoe for hikes such as the High Ways of the Dolomites and treks of several days in complete autonomy with heavy loads on the shoulders.
Keep your feet dry in all conditions with the integrated waterproof GORE-TEX Performance Comfort membrane.
The VIBRAM Foura mountain sole is designed to carry you through any terrain. From rugged trails to winter backcountry conditions, it is there for you.
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.
- Country: Italy
- Footbed: CUSTOM FIT IMS
- Lasting board (stiffness): 6-4 MM NYLON, DIE CUT EVA (MEDIUM)
- Lining description: GORE-TEX ® PERFORMANCE COMFORT
- Midsole: DOUBLE DENSITY PU
- Outsole: VIBRAM® FOURÀ
- Upper: 2.6MM Nubuck Leather + AIR 8000®
- Upper protection: RUBBER RAND
- Weight (gr. ½ pair): 700
HOW TO CHOOSE YOUR SIZE
We create our footwear using lasts based on real feet. Because of this we make it easy to find your perfect fit.
1st. Step onto a piece of paper and mark just behind your heel and in front of your longest toe.
2nd. Do this for both feet and then measure the centimeters between these lines. This measurement is your Mondopoint.
3rd. Using the measurement from your longest foot find your correlating size below.
The build quality is extremely high. These boots are very comfortable out of the box with a little more stiffness than some other brands i.e. Lowa Camino The stiffness was what I was looking for for weaker ankles.
I hunt mostly in Arizona but generally across the west. I have tried all the major high dollar high quality brands ( Kenetrek, Schnees, Lowa ect.) and these boots are by FAR the most durable and comfortable that I have ever owned. I wear them for my late hunt in snow/subzero weather and for the early hunt when it can reach the high 90's. Most boots I have to take off after a big day of 10 plus miles, not these babies they stay on until I hit the sack, these things never really feel like a standard mountaineering boot. I'm on my second pair after 7 years of hard miles and will continue on to my third then fourth pair for life.