Designed for multiple day excursions deep in the backcountry while carrying heavy loads
Sturdy and rugged, the Utah Top GTX is designed to take you deep in the backcountry and keep you comfortable while doing so. The Utah Top GTX is lined with Gore-Tex to keep your feet dry in all conditions.
Keep your feet dry in all conditions with the GORE-TEX Performance Comfort membrane.
The VIBRAM Foura mountain sole is designed to carry you through any terrain. From rugged trails to winter backcountry conditions, it is there for you.
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 Foura Mountain Sole
- Footbed: AKU Custom Fit Insole
- Lasting board (stiffness): 6-4 MM 20% Fiberglass & Die Cut EVA for Extra Stiffness
- Midsole: Polyurethane
- Upper: 2.6MM Nubuck Leather
- Upper Protection: Full Length Rubber Rand
- Weight: 810 Grams per Shoe
- Made in Italy
My first pair of AKU Utah's lasted 4 year before they shrank catastrophically (dry storage!). The pair these replace lasted 6 years, did 17 backpacking trips, countless miles, and still work great (though the soles are pretty shredded after a karst-heavy trip). I bought a pair of Zamberlans when I couldn't find AKUs, and they're damn good boots, but they don't have the perfect fit, or nigh-indestructibility of my Utah Top GTXs. So when noticed my size available on AKU's site, I grabbed another pair to future-proof myself.
These boots are absolutely amazing. I had a previous pair that I used for more than ten years. I can't wait to hike the trails with these boots.
My old danner boots had a catastrophic failure 2 weeks before a Rocky Mountain back country hike. I didn’t have much time to break them in. 1600 m elevation gain very steep head wall 40 km hike overall and zero blisters. I have been home for 12 hours and my feet feel normal. AWESOME AkU BOOTS way better than my old danners