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Arc'teryx Acrux FL GTX Approach Shoe - Women's

$230.00

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    Arc'teryx turns to feet.

    Arc'teryx always tops the competition with its harnesses and outerwear, so it isn't too shocking that the Women's Acrux FL GTX Approach Shoe is the newest contender for the best in ultralight performance for hikers and alpinists. The Acrux FL GTX has that same unique style and performance that we all expect out of Arc'teryx. For starters, Arc'teryx constructed the Adaptive Fit liner separately from the upper in order to hug your foot with breathable, quick-drying mono-mesh for a truly customized fit.

    Arc'teryx slipped Gore-Tex's Performance Comfort Stretch membrane inside the Adaptive Fit liner for extremely reliable waterproof, breathable protection. Unlike standard membranes, Performance Comfort Stretch wraps entirely around the foot from top to bottom in order to maximize protection like never before.

    The Acrux FL GTX also features a lightweight and surprisingly durable seamless upper designed to handle rock, snow, and ice with ease. This upper features a non-woven, DWR-treated internal surface that sheds wet weather, PU-coated nylon for air permeability and abrasion-resistance, and TPU film for enhanced support and durability. The two top lace holes have integrated reinforcements to reduce stretching.

    Underfoot, Arc'teryx equipped the Acrux FL GTX with a premium injected EVA midsole designed for stability and enhanced braking. The 3D molded toe and heel caps buffer impacts, offer rock protection, and resist cracking. There's also an anatomical arch shank, and the custom-developed 3D molded Ortholite footbed offers maximum comfort and breathability.

    Vibram's brand new MegaGrip rubber makes the Acrux's sole fine-tuned for any trail. Design features include a climbing zone with traction grooves, grippy inserts for smearing, Arc'teryx's RockGrip with anti-slip lugs, and a spherical heel shape for a smooth stride.

    • Gore-Tex Performance Comfort Stretch membrane
    • Seamless upper
    • Separately constructed Adaptive Fit liner
    • 3D molded Ortholite footbed
    • Premium injected EVA midsole with arch shank
    • 3D molded toe and heel caps
    • Vibram Megagrip sole
    • Item #ARC009E

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    PU-coated nylon, TPU high-abrasion films, 3D molded heel and toe caps
    Waterproofing
    Gore-Tex Performance Comfort
    Lining
    Adaptive Fit liner
    Closure
    lace
    Footbed
    3D molded Ortholite
    Midsole
    injected EVA, anatomical arch
    Sole
    Vibram Megagrip rubber
    Claimed Weight
    13 oz
    Recommended Use
    technical approaches, day hiking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    My Experience

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 6.0

    I was pretty nervous about these shoes reading the reviews below but I decided to give them a chance because I've had good luck with other Arc'teryx products.



    A few things to note: These run HUGE - I would recommend sizing down a full size. I typically take a 6-6.5 and the 6's were quite large on me.



    I've heard mixed results on people wearing these shoes with or without socks. Because mine were a little loose, I opted to wear socks with them. I found this to be comfy.



    I was super nervous because the first outing with these shoes was a 9 mile backpacking trek into the Uintas - NO TIME TO BREAK THEM IN.

    I wore them around the grocery store for about an hour the day before and was pretty concerned with how stiff they felt.

    But surprisingly, they felt awesome on the trail. They definitely provided a little more give and flexibility as I put miles on them.



    I tested them in near perfect conditions for what these shoes are designed to endure. Seriously rugged, rocky terrain in variable weather from pouring rain to spitting. The trail was absolutely sopping from 24+ hours of rain and I hate nothing more than wet feet trapped in swamp pits all day. These shoes kept me bone dry through all the muck, mud, rain and river crossings.



    These things are rugged! They protected my toes and soles from the non-stop outcroppings of sharp rocks and pebbles we encountered on our hike in. We took 5 pack goats with us, and when saddling them up, one of the goats actually stepped on my foot - didn't hurt. Boom.



    I disagree with the statement that these are 'quick drying'.

    Near the end of our sojourn in a goat knocked me off my boulder perch in the middle of the biggest, fiercest stream crossing. One foot was totally submerged for about 15-20 seconds so the shoe did get wet. If you totally submerge them - this situation is unfavorable. They were awesome UNTIL they got dunked and I found that they weren't really drying out at all as we hiked our last miles in. They required a whole night and a sunny morning to dry completely, so just be really cautious and avoid submersion if you can. The really nice part is you CAN get the tongue and upper of this shoe wet without the moisture seeping inside - which is pretty cool. You won't find that functionality with most GTX hikers, but like any shoe that is completely submerged, discomfort will ensue.



    Loved the SUPER knobby, traction-loving soles on these Acrux shoes. We crossed over 20 streams and creeks and I had perfect confidence scrambling over wet boulders, precariously placed (thin) balance beam style logs, and mossy outcroppings. I never had a moment where I didn't trust these shoes. If you live in a wet climate or backpack where lots of stream crossings will be encountered, these are AMAZING. I felt just as surefooted as the goats we brought along.



    Color is BRIGHT. Smurf bright. I actually felt borderline ridiculous walking into the grocery store, because people definitely notice these things and will comment. Opt for a lighter color than the blue if BLINGBLING isn't your thing.



    Overall: I would recommend these to hikers/climbers/packers who live in wet climates or plan to cross many a waterway. They aren't so stiff as you'd expect pulling them out of the box. Just give them a little love and they will treat your feet right.

    My Experience

    Big Disappointment

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large

    I really wanted to love these because I love everything else Arc'Teryx I own. Sadly it was not meant to be.
    Cons: The aquamarine color is super bright, borderline ridiculous in person. The shoe is EXTREMELY stiff. It's difficult to get on and off, which could get annoying quick. The outside edges of my feet hurt after trying these on and walking around my kitchen. The sock liner slips up and down on my heel. Even after switching to a super thick winter hiking sock, it still slid up and down.

    Disappointed

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: Runs large

    I ordered these, along with the non-Gore-Tex version. My normal size is 7.5, but I wear size 8 running shoes and sometimes boots, but can also wear a 7 in certain shoes. So I ordered these in a size 7.5. In the non-Gore-Tex version, they were much too big. In the Gore-Tex ones, they were about right with thicker stocks. I might have tried a size 7 in each style, but didn't really like the design, so I'm not going to reorder. The shoes felt firm and supportive, had stiff soles, but I think the outer shoe is odd. It is very stiff and is made out of a plastic-feeling material. The shoe doesn't flex well, and as I walked in it, it did not bend in the natural place in either version of the shoe. They just have a stiff feel to the upper, plus my heel slipped up and down with every step. Overall, I'm disappointed with the design...not at all what I was hoping for.