DESIGNED FOR MULTIPLE DAY EXCURSIONS DEEP IN THE BACKCOUNTRY WHILE CARRYING HEAVY LOADS
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.
- Lining Description: Waterproof GORE-TEX® Performance Comfort
- Sole: VIBRAM Foura Mountain Sole
- Footbed: AKU Custom Fit Insole
- Lasting board (stiffness): 6-4 MM Nylon & Die Cut EVA for Rock Protection & Stability
- Midsole: Double Density Polyurethane
- Upper: 2.6MM Nubuck Leather + AIR8000
- Weight: 700 Grams per Boot
- Made in Italy
These are great boots. Extremely well made and very true to size with adequate width for a medium wide foot. They hold up very well to off-trail and wet hiking with heavy loads. They are my go to elk hunting boots and are better than anything else I've tried--Hanwag, Zamberland, Scarpa, Asolo, Lowa, etc. My complaint is that for some reason all the Aku boots I've bought underreport the weight by about 20%. These Superalp NBK boots in a size 45 are ~950 g each, when advertised at 700g. That's a big difference on the foot when hiking Maybe they use the smallest women's size 35 as their representative weight? Whatever the case, they need to start reporting more representative weights, like in an average/median men's size of 42-43.
Overall the boot was very comfortable and supportive out of the box. Water proofing was excellent. The sole is heavy and stiff making it excellent in mud and marshy areas. Not as good on sharp rocks and uneven hard terrain. Could use a third eyelet above the center of the boot for a more secure fit
Just used the boots on a late season Mule deer hunt. -26 at night and -16 during the day (Celsius) for 5 days. Kept my feet warm while moving and feet would stay warm for about 1.5-2 hrs while stationary glassing. Really good stability in the snow and side hilling even with a heavy pack