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Arc'teryx Acrux SL Approach Shoe - Men's

$170.00

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    A shoe as specialized as the rest of your gear.

    As you might expect, the Arc'teryx Men's Acrux SL Approach Shoe features a relatively simple design that delivers the performance needed to withstand heavy use in abrasive mountain environments. Ridiculously light, the Acrux SL weighs a feathery ten ounces per shoe, making it the ideal approach shoe when every ounce counts. Like all Arc'teryx footwear, the Acrux SL has an unconventional construction that consists of a seamless, water-resistant upper, abrasion-resistant overlays, and an integrated rubber toe cap to keep the shoe intact when faced with rocky ridges, boulder-strewn approaches, and trails littered with roots and downed logs. The Acrux also has an air permeable liner that makes the shoe more suitable for hot and dry mid-summer objectives, so you can splash through puddles and conquer hot and dusty trails with confidence.

    • Seamless PU-coated nylon upper
    • High abrasion protection films
    • Sticky rubber toe cap
    • Adaptive Fit Lite liner
    • Injected EVA midsole
    • Injected TPU chassis
    • Vibram Light Approach sole with MegaGrip compound
    • Item #ARC00HW

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    [main] PU coated nylon, [accents] TPU high abrasion film, [toe cap] sticky rubber
    Lining
    Adaptive Fit liner
    Closure
    lace
    Midsole
    injected EVA
    Sole
    Vibram Light Approach, MegaGrip Compound
    Claimed Weight
    (single, size 9) 10.6 oz
    Recommended Use
    hiking, climbing
    Manufacturer Warranty
    lifetime

    Tech Specs

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    So Far, So Best

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size

    So far these are about the best approach shoes I have ever owned. The traction is downright amazing. What's more, though, is that the Acrux SL is actually also quite comfortable to wear. The seamless uppers breathe well yet manage to keep sand and debris out. These shoes were also tough enough to make it through a slot canyon unscathed. The pic is of these shoes at the bottom of Angel Slot, near Hanksvillle, UT. Granted I did try to take it easy on the shoes whenever possible, but still, impressively tough nonetheless.

    So Far, So Best

    Perfect compromise

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 11.5

    Having used Scarpa and LaSportiva approach shoes for years, I was hoping to find something a bit lighter and more packable for multi-pitch walk-offs. The Acrux SL seems to be perfect.

    After two weeks of climbing at City of Rocks and Red Rocks, I am extremely happy with my purchase. The shoes are very light, but still supportive enough for longer approaches and descents over rough terrain. I found them to be much more comfortable and cooler than the other approach shoes I've had, and had no issues with the crease on top that has been a concern for some. The toe box is a bit roomier than Scarpa or LaSportiva making for happier feet on the longer descents. And maybe best of all, they take less room (and less weight) in the backpack or clipped to a harness. Scrambling /climbing seemed on par with other shoes I've had. Durability, if two weeks of use count for anything, seemed fine and the shoes appear to be very well made.

    Great shoes- just what I was looking for.

    take off your stay-at-home shoes!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 11.5

    With this fine pair of footwear you can strut upon wet boulders and icy sidewalks with the confidence of a king. These kicks are both easy on the eyes AND built for some quality romping . I considered the Acrux FL at first, but was looking for a shoe that I can also wear at work and around town. Overall the Acrux SL feels sturdy yet comfortable. I went half a size up and it fits perfectly with either some summer hiking socks or au naturel. They were a tad stiff at first, but broke in quickly. 10/10, 100% satisfied, two thumbs up, would recommend.

    take off your stay-at-home shoes!

    High Quality Approach Shoes

      Just because this is Arc'teryx' lowest price approach shoe doesn't mean they overlooked any details. The quality is definitely there. Arc'teryx puts a lot of attention to detail into both the design and manufacturing of their shoes and it shows.
      In the past I've had success ordering whatever size matched up with a EU 44. However, I ordered an 11 in these and it seems they should work okay with lightweight socks. Even then, they're a bit tight.