Get a move on with Aku's Arriba II Mid GTX Men's Hiking Boot, a lightweight day hiker that packs a heavyweight set of features. The mack daddy of the bunch is the Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane, which will keep your feet dry when you're cruising through puddles and down soggy trails. Aku built the suede and 3D AirMesh upper on its IMS2 Agile chassis, which uses a compression-molded EVA midsole. The Vibram 368 rubber outsole and Custom Fit IMS 368 footbed provide high-end cushioning and stability at ridiculously low weights, and the whole package is built around an Anatomical Fit last that provides a snug, secure fit and encourages natural foot motion for easy travel over rugged ground. The medium-stiff nylon shank and EVA lasting board boost stability while allowing smooth heel-to-toe transitions, and the infinitely adjustable boot-hook lace closure helps you nail a snug and supportive fit that will let you maximize comfort and performance.
- Suede and 3D AirMesh upper
- Gore-Tex Performance Comfort waterproof and breathable membrane
- Custom Fit IMS 368 footbed
- Compression-molded EVA midsole
- IMS2 Agile chassis
- Vibram 368 rubber sole
- Nylon shank and EVA lasting board
- Item #AKU000P
- Q & A
I'm not surprised.
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Size Bought: 11.0
I'm not surprised these mid level boots are amazing!! I am normally very reserved in my praise for a product, but these boots are exactly what I hoped they would be. I would rate these boots as some of the best I have ever owned and for a 22 year veteran of the USMC and US Army Special Forces I have owned quite a few boots haha. Let me give you the pros. No 1) Quality. These boots are put together very well. The materials and stitching are first rate in a boot of this size and price range. No 2) Fit. I also have the Arriba II GTX shoe in an 11.0. I ordered this mid boot in the same size and it fits as advertised. Perfect, with just enough room in the toe box for a half inch of slide with a light hike sock. If you want to do a heavy, or expedition weight sock, go a size up. No 3) Support. This boot is right down the middle! Less rigid then an Asolo, but more supporting in the arch and fore foot then the more heavily cushioned Salomon . I've owned several boots from both those manufactures and I would choose the AKU over both in this category. Another great factor is the price. For the quality of boot, 200-300 isn't overly expensive. I've owned much more expensive boots that cost twice as much and weren't made half as well. So, if you are looking for a high quality boot, that fits just right and supports in all the right places, then this Arriba II from AKU is a great option.