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AKU Mates Approach Shoes (For Men)

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Information about AKU Mates Approach Shoes (For Men)
Closeouts. A true friend on the trail with the technical prowess to attack the rocky terrain, AKU's Mates approach shoes boast a unique Dynamic Stabilizer system that adapts to uneven terrain for dependable lateral support.
  • Durable suede and breathable, debris-resistant 3D air-mesh upper
  • Gusseted tongue locks out debris
  • Tongue and heel loop for easy on-off
  • Wire-brushed rubber toe guard
  • Liquid rubber heel guard
  • Dynamic Stabilizer system features adaptive, independent midsole walls for lateral support and torsional control
  • Shock Eraser heel cushioning insert absorbs heavy impact
  • Nylon flexible lasting board
  • Exclusive Vibram® S197 Run-Approach rubber outsole with forefoot flex grooves and high-friction climbing zone
  • By AKU of Italy
  • Made in Viet Nam
  • Visit our Shoe Sizing Guide
Specs about AKU Mates Approach Shoes (For Men)
  • Hiking
  • Trail Running
  • Non-Waterproof
  • Gusseted tongue
  • Upper: Mesh and suede
  • Lining: Mesh
  • Removable insole
  • Midsole: EVA
  • Outsole: Vibram® XS-Grip
  • Weight (pair): 1 lb. 14 oz.
  • Made in Viet Nam
  • Visit our Shoe Sizing Guide

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Verified Buyer Reviewed by snosbig from Nu Joizee on Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Pleasant Surprise. When I opened the box I thought there was no way I was going to squeeze my foot in to these. I normally wear a size 9.5 - 10 E or EE and these looked VERY narrow coming out of the box. I also took previous reviewers advice & ordered down a size(9), so upon 1st glance I was bummed.... Read More
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by mrcs4u from Columbia, MD on Thursday, February 7, 2013
    I first saw these shoes on a colleague and thought, "what a great looking shoe", he said thats all he wears and orders multiple pairs at a time. I couldn't wait to buy a pair for myself, he was right these shoes are great, very comfortable. Love the color selection.
  • Reviewed by nature hiker from RI on Wednesday, December 19, 2012
    Looks like a very well made shoe, but it really is at least one full size larger than listed. I'm surprised that ST doesn't advise about this in product description. Back they go.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by snosbig from Nu Joizee on Wednesday, December 19, 2012
    Pleasant Surprise. When I opened the box I thought there was no way I was going to squeeze my foot in to these. I normally wear a size 9.5 - 10 E or EE and these looked VERY narrow coming out of the box. I also took previous reviewers advice & ordered down a size(9), so upon 1st glance I was bummed. After squeezing into these and taking a few steps, they quickly became a 2nd skin. There is a pronounced arch, so if you have a flat foot these may be uncomfortable. The vibram sole is thick enough for minor trail hiking, but I wouldn't take these on a weekend trail excursion or spend a lot of time walking the pavement in fear of them wearing down. Enjoy!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Harry from Olympia, WA on Saturday, December 1, 2012
    I walk 4 miles during my lunch every day and these shoes were comfortable right out of the box.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Rtibbs from mountsin home,ID on Monday, November 19, 2012
    The only issue with the shoe is if you normally wear a 10.5 order a 9.5. Sizing is off at least one full size. Besides that I love them.

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