Designed For the Fast Roping Specialist in rugged desert environments
Designed together with Parachuting Special Forces, the Pilgrim TSC DS is very light weight and breathable, specifically suitable for hot and desert climates. The malleolus is protected on both sides by an integrated layer of Poron® Performance Material. Poron® is a dual action solution to help alleviate the amount of damaging shockwaves caused by strenuous activities and to absorb lateral impact. Other features are an anti nail penetration insert in the insole, antistatic construction, and antistatic nitrile sole. Designed with features to meet the needs of demanding fast ropers. The internal side of the shoe has been reinforced and treated to withstand rope friction, a higher density EVA insert has been placed in the midsole to resist the heat generated by rope friction.
Poron® Ankle Protection
The integrated layer of Poron® Performance Material provides mealleolus ankle protection from damaging shockwaves during high intensity activies and lateral impact absorbtion.
VIBRAM Curuma Nitril Sole
The VIBRAM Curcuma mountain sole is designed to carry you through rugged trails to sensitive tactical environments, it is there for you. - The specially designed rubber compound is antistatic nitrile rubber, heat resistant in compliance with EN ISO 20345 clause 6.4.4. (Tested in accordance with the Iso 20344 clause 8.7 level 300 °C) and POL Petrol Oil Lubricant resistance in compliance with Iso 20345 5.8.7 (tested in accordance to Iso 20344 clause 8.6.1)
With a focus on comfort and breathability the AIR 8000 upper fabric allows for added breathability so you can stay hotspot free all day.
AKU Natural Stride System
The Elica Natural Stride System ensures an anatomical fit to provide better stability and weight distribution across the sole of your boot. This improved fit reduces pressure points and encourages better posture and movement form reducing fatigue and increasing comfort.
- Sole: VIBRAM Curcuma - Antistatic Nitrile Compound for Heat and Oil Resistance
- Footbed: AKU EVA Anti-Static Ergonomic Insole
- Lasting Board (stiffness): 2MM Nylon, Die Cut EVA & Anti-Puncture Fabric According to EN 12568:2010 for Flexibility, Responsiveness & Protection
- Midsole: EVA Midsole with Higher Density Insert to Withstand the Friction Heat Generated by Fast Roping
- Upper: 100% High Tenacity Polyamide & 1.6mm Suede
- Ankle Shaft Height: 130mm Size 9 (+/- 4mm per size)
- Weight: 580 Grams per Boot
- Handcrafted by AKU in Europe
Personal Protective Equipment
The Pilgrim TSC DS is certified as personal protective equipment according to CE EN 20347:2012 O1 P HI CI AN HRO FO SRA.
The specially designed rubber compound is antistatic nitrile rubber, heat resistant in compliance with EN ISO 20345 clause 6.4.4. (Tested in accordance with the Iso 20344 clause 8.7 level 300 °C) and POL Petrol Oil Lubricant resistance in compliance with Iso 20345 5.8.7 (Rested in accordance to Iso 20344 clause 8.6.1).
Toe and Heel Protection
The toe and heel protection inserts have been tested according to Satra TM 83 2009 (2012) measurement of the area shape retention and collapsing load of formed toe puff and heel stiffener materials.
The thermoshaped nylon midsole insert is puncture resistant in accordance with the EN 12568:2010 testing standard.
AKU Footwear complies with the following Iso standards.
- Iso 9001:2015 - Quality management System
- Iso 14001:2015 - Environmental Management System
- Iso 45001:2018 - Occupational Health & Safety Management System
I have them for a month and they have been outstanding. Very comfortable and did not have to work them in for very long. Highly recommended.
This is all the footwear I heard it was loving it. All the ankle support and traction in such a light boot is amazing. You can wear them loose for comfort off task.
Excellent for hot weather: Could possibly fly under the AR670-1 radar with boots unbloused. Mostly keep these in the ruck as backup. Hiking with a 40lb ruck, these provided excellent traction, adequate ankle support and made the hike a breeze. While I could feel a couple of rocks underfoot, that was a fair trade for the weight of the boots. I went with my UK/EU(9.5/44) size instead my usual US 10.5D, which worked: YMMV.