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 Mid 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 Mid 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 Mid 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 boot 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: 450 Grams per Shoe
- Handcrafted in Vietnam
I have purchased several boots from AKU. These are very light and grippy. I do irrigation service and these are great for walking in wet grass all day.
Gave these shoes a workout. Was part of a stretcher carry on a steep single-track trail yesterday. Great sure-footed traction on the wet, rocky steep sides of the trail. Sole solid enough to dig in on it's edge, tread was really grippy. Impressive for a light boot. One little niggly thing - one shoe seemed to put pressure on baby toe area of foot. Maybe a bit more break in needed. Advice to order a half size small than other Aku boots spot on.
After my first pair of boots from AKU, I was encouraged to seek out another pair when I thought the supply might be a problem. Patricia at AKU was great about sizing, and keeping that guidance in mind for the Rock DFS, I ordered a pair. The fit is spot on, and as with the first pair I can walk all day in the boots without any problem. Love the product, and will definitely order them again.