Designed to the most versatile Fast Hiking Shoe
The all-new Men's Rocket DFS is our best fast hiking shoe to date. Light, waterproof, dynamic, and reliable even on the most difficult trails. The Men's Rocket DFS GTX adopts the innovative Vibram Traction Lug technology that improves traction and grip by up to 25% thanks to the special design. With our exclusive AKU Dual Fit System (DFS) technology, you are able to quickly and efficiently adjust the precision of the fit by simply acting on the two different lacing systems.
Keep your feet dry in all conditions with the integrated waterproof GORE-TEX Performance Comfort membrane.
The VIBRAM Rocket Traction Lug with MegaGrip provides up to 25% more traction to help you cruise along trails more efficiently.
AKU ELICA TECHNOLOGY
ELICA Technology ensures an anatomical fit to provide better stability and weight distribution across your boot sole to reduce pressure points and encourage better hiking form.
- Lining Description: Waterproof GORE-TEX® Performance Comfort
- Sole: VIBRAM Rockt Traction Lug With MegaGrip Compound
- Footbed: Partially Recycled Ortholite Hybrid Insole
- Lasting board (stiffness): 2.0 MM Polypropilene & Die Cut EVA for Flexability and Comfort
- Midsole: Double Density Polyurethane
- Upper: Microfiber and 3D Laminated Upper
- Weight: 370 Grams per Shoe
I have been a big fan of Aku hiking boots ever since discovering them several years ago. The Rocket GTX fit perfectly right out of the box. One of the most valuable characteristics of this shoe for me is the stiff lasting board, which makes rough, rocky terrain more comfortable for me. It seems as though many shoes in this category have opted for more flexible, softer platforms that just aren't as enjoyable for me in these situations. Please keep an option like this available.
I recently purchased a pair of these boots and they are fantastic- comfortable, sturdy, warm even in -5C, and waterproof. The website was easy to use and the size chart worked perfectly; the size I ordered was exactly the right one for my feet. Great boots!
Been using them as approach shoes for bouldering and sport climbing. Quite stiff which I don’t like, but super grippy and love the goretex. Would buy again.