To get the appropriate fit for the best performance we recommend ordering a 1/2 size smaller from your normal AKU boot size.
Designed to go from trail to rock with precision and comfort
The Men's Rock DFS GTX uses AKU's exclusive Dual Fit System (“DFS”) to give you both maximum comfort during your approach and a high performance fit while climbing and scrambling. The Rock DFS GTX has two separate lace zones that utilize lightweight webbing that wraps around and under your foot which enables you to customize your fit. The Rock DFS midsole incorporates a lightweight EVA foam for cushioning and a polyurethane heel for durability and support. Together with a GORE-TEX breathable upper lining and a Vibram Approach sole with Megagrip, the resulting Rock DFS GTX offers a high-performance approach shoe for all day comfort.
Dual Fit System
AKU's DFS Technology allows for optimum enjoyment and maximum confidence over the most demanding terrain. Whether you're on flat trails or toeing an edge, the AKU Dual Fit System will help take you there with comfort & confidence.
Keep your feet dry in all conditions with the integrated waterproof GORE-TEX Performance Comfort membrane.
Vibram Approach MegaGrip
The VIBRAM Approach MegaGrip sole is designed to make quick work of trails while also giving you the confidence to edge and smear on your climb.
Elica Natural Stride System
Our Elica Natural Stride System ensures an anatomical fit to provide better stability and weight distribution across your shoe sole to reduce pressure points and encourage better form and performance.
- Lining Description: Waterproof GORE-TEX Performance Comfort
- Sole: Vibram Approach MegaGrip
- Footbed: Ortholite Hybrid - Partially Recycled
- Lasting Board Stiffness: Flexible
- Midsole: Dual Density EVA & PU
- Upper: 1.6mm Suede Leather, Air 8000 & Microfiber
- Weight: 400 Grams per Shoe
- Handcrafted in Vietnam
I’ve only had them for a month now but I’m very happy with these shoes! They are just the right amount of stiff while still being able to feel the ground below you. Very comfy, perfect for hiking.
Follow the minus half-size recommendation for a snugly fit. I sticked to my regular size for better comfort with my orthosis. As usual, good construction, quality material, smart design… It’s my fourth AKU pair of shoes, and I've never looked elsewhere.
My first impression of the shoe was very good. They are really well made. After around 40 miles of hiking and scrambling in the Sierra Nevada mountains I am even more impressed. They have held up really well and are very comfortable. The Vibram rubber is good, but not as sticky as other more rock climbing shoe rubber, but the durability makes up for that. I also like the lacing system. It is nice to tighten them up quickly when needed.
I feel like they run a little on the big size. I think next time I will down size, half a size. The size I got are good for normal hiking, but when it gets to forth class into easy fifth, I would like a tighter fit.
The Gore-Tex is also very water proof. I have done many creek crossing and my feet have stayed dry.
Overall, I will be recommending this shoe to others. It is great.