DESIGNED FOR THE FAST AND LIGHT TACTICAL USER
Footwear designed for the urgent intervention forces and for multi-terrain activities, perfect for moving quickly in total comfort. Super lightweight, breathable and dynamic support in the shoe upper and sole, the former bearing ribs that are pre-treated in PU protection, which eliminates stitching. The sole tread has been developed with exclusive AKU Elica Natural Stride System technology to optimize its biodynamic efficiency. The treads are Vibram® Selvatica Megagrip with an optimized surface in contact with the ground for better all around traction. OrthoLite® anti-microbe and breathable insoles, with optimum shock absorption.
Keep your feet dry in all conditions with the integrated waterproof GORE-TEX Extended Comfort membrane.
The VIBRAM MegaGrip sole grips on just about anything. Perfect for trails, scree fields, and rock slabs.
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® Extended Comfort
- Sole: VIBRAM Mega-Grip Multi Surface Sole
- Footbed: ORTHOLITE® Hybrid - Partially Recycled
- Lasting board (stiffness): 2MM Polypropylene & EVA for Increase Flexibility
- Midsole: Injected EVA
- Upper: AIR8000® + Welded PU
- Ankle Shaft Height: 80mm Size 9 (+/- 4mm per size)
- Weight: 410 Grams per Shoe
The Selvatica replaced a pair of Salomon's with unreliable grip on slick wet surfaces. The MegaGrip sole delivers. With over 700 miles on them, they still had enough grip yesterday for a short rock scramble adjacent to a stream while wearing a 25 pound pack. I wouldn't have risked the fall without confidence in the shoes.
The ELICA system works well. My feet more naturally roll when wearing them. After 700+ miles, the cushioning doesn't seem to work as well. That's a comment on expected lifespan and when to replace them, not a complaint.
The size chart above was spot on (26.8cm for US 8.5).
The Selvaticas check off what I wanted in a shoe: great grip, stay dry in water and mud, and great fit. In my opinion, these Aku's are a great shoe. I ordered a second pair today.
These are another great product from AKU. They are tight when I first got them but after breaking them in they are very comfortable and durable. I have two pairs of them and wouldn’t trade them for any other brand.
Got these as I like having a pair of gortex trail shoes. These are my daily shoes if my feet might get wet and they do not disappoint.