AKU Teton Gore-Tex® Hiking Boots - Waterproof (For Men)

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About AKU Teton Gore-Tex® Hiking Boots - Waterproof (For Men)

Closeouts. Whether you're traversing the Teton Crest trail or scrambling up the Middle Teton, AKU Teton hiking boots provide superb stability. Handcrafted in Italy, they feature a flexible suede and nylon mesh upper and a Gore-Tex® waterproof breathable membrane for protection from afternoon thunderstorms.


Specs about AKU Teton Gore-Tex® Hiking Boots - Waterproof (For Men)

  • Waterproof (All),Waterproof (Gore-Tex®)
  • Waterproof materials: Gore-Tex® waterproof breathable membrane
  • Upper: Mesh and suede
  • Lining: Textile
  • Removable insole
  • Midsole: Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA)
  • Outsole: Vibram® rubber lug
  • Height: 6"
  • Heel height: 1-1/2"
  • Weight (pair): 2 lb. 11 oz.
  • All specs based on size 10
  • Made in Italy
  • Visit our Hiking Footwear Guide


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4.484848 5 Overall Rating: 4.5 Based on 132 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Verified Buyer Reviewed by RSN from State of Washington but not King County on Tuesday, December 29, 2015
Love my boots. Uppers never wear down or show signs of strain. The soles are vulcanized on the uppers and when they wear down and my legs and back ache there is no way to replace them. Do wish there was some way to repair or replace the soles and then the boots would last forever.
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Joel from Michigan on Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    True to size and not too heavy
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by chris from blue ridge mountains on Wednesday, April 19, 2017
    I've had a chance to wear them? for a few long days of cleaning? up my mountain property. Trekking up and down my hills and thru dirt and debris all day, carrying branches and rocks around all day.

    My feet felt great all day. No fatigue, no blisters, no hot spots, just a few great days of happy feet.

    They felt a little strange at first, reminiscent of ski boots actually. Molded to force/keep your feet and ankles aligned I guess. It took about 10 minutes of walking in them around the house to get used to how they feel.

    I wasn't sure the price would be justified, but I would actually buy a pair at full price now that I know how great they are.

    Highly recommended.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Old Man River from Massachusettes on Sunday, April 16, 2017
    First time customer with Sierra. Great buying experience. The AKU's fit great right out of the box. They are very well made and I will be wearing them on a fly fishing trip to the Catskills this May. Look forward to doing more with STP. Thanks!!

    Old Man River
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by dondobeyondo from tethered to iphone on Friday, April 14, 2017
    2nd pair. Best hiking boot for the buck that I have encountered. Period.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Joseph from MA on Wednesday, April 12, 2017
    These were incredible value! Look great too. The toe box is wide. I usually wear 10 or 10.5. The 10 was great, with enough room for heavy socks. Lacing system is very good. No heel slippage. . Can not speak for waterpoof yet. It looks like its high grade gore tex. Thanks Sierra Trading Post!

Question & Answer

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  • “Are these true to size or run small or large? ”
    Asked by B. Mac from FL on 4/5/2017 9:12:38 AM
    • According to our fit team this item is running true to size.
      Answered on 4/5/2017 10:36:27 AM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
    • I first bought the 10.5 for my boyfriend and they did fit but there was an issue with a seam rubbing in the little toe area. He loved the boots, though, so we decided to get the 11's. Basically, the 11's just gave him more room in the toe box so there is not a rubbing issue. I would say they are pretty true to size. He has some shoes of both size, but if you think you need a bit more room in the toe area, go with the larger size.
      Answered on 4/5/2017 10:40:14 AM by Walker Woman from NE Washington
    • I found them to be true to size.
      Answered on 4/5/2017 11:18:26 AM by Gregg from Massachusetts
    • true to length. wide toe box, works for me as i have wide feet. took a while to break in, now i love them
      Answered on 4/5/2017 3:31:19 PM by tahoedawg from tahoe ca
    • These seem to run true to size. - he wears 11 - 11.5 and we ordered 11.5 My husband always wants extra toe room for hiking boots these fit perfectly.
      Answered on 4/6/2017 11:05:37 AM by two dog hiker from Wisconsin
  • “What is us8 size in cm for AKU shoes? Thanks ”
    Asked by Leon from Hong Kong on 3/26/2017 2:29:48 AM
    • According to AKU sizing charts US 8 is 26.5 cm.
      Answered on 3/31/2017 3:23:09 PM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
  • “Do they have steel shanks?”
    Asked by Treeguy from Cleveland on 2/19/2016 1:14:46 PM
    • No steel shank but a a fAirly heavy duty sole
      Answered on 2/19/2016 2:57:39 PM by DonnyRock from The Pacific North West
    • I don't know, they don't appear to have steel shanks. You may want to google the manufacturer. I don't see steel shanks in the specs on the STP website, the STP website tends to be pretty accurate. The boots are light in weight.
      Answered on 2/19/2016 3:19:04 PM by Ginger Bird from Boulder, CO
    • Nope, exoskeleton design and height provide fairly decent rigidity that works well for trails. These are hiking boots not climbing boots so they're not primarily designed for glacier travel where crampons are needed & steel shank boot construction is highly desirable.
      Answered on 2/19/2016 5:05:05 PM by Alpine Guy from PNW, Western US & Canada
    • I'm not sure if it has a steel shanks but the boot is has a stiff shank with good stability
      Answered on 2/19/2016 6:48:28 PM by Fast Fred from Ohio
    • I don't believe so. These are more day/ overnight hikers than they are week-long backpackers.
      Answered on 2/19/2016 8:22:37 PM by Snowman from Detroit
    • No
      Answered on 2/20/2016 6:45:45 PM by az338 from Arizona
    • We apologize, but this item is sold out. We suggest signing up for the My Updates as the best way to monitor incoming products. You will receive email notifications of our newest stock items.
      Answered on 2/22/2016 10:42:50 AM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
    • These boots fit a medium width. I have a medium with foot and sometimes late in the day when my feet are tired and swollen, the boot is tight. Unless they offer a wide, I don't think they would work for you.
      Answered on 11/19/2015 5:25:04 PM by NH hiker from New Hampshire
    • Hi' I normally wear a size 10 1/2 d And i had to get a size 11 1/2 med and they seem to fit real good .I just got back from a hunting trip and wore them every day my feet didn't get to hot with temp, around 80 would buy again, it took 3 pair for me to get the right size. hope it helps

      Answered on 11/19/2015 6:34:28 PM by Fast Fred from ohio
    • Tom,
      No heat problems for me with these boots . The nylon upper allows the heat to escape , and it gets over 90° in Marin where I hike.
      I like these AKU so much I have two more unopened pair on the shelf .

      Answered on 11/19/2015 7:12:54 PM by Adrian Plantagenet from San Francisco Bay Area
    • I found the aku boots to be very comfortable in cold and hot conditions we have here in South Dakota. My feet do not sweat, and are a joy to wear in the extreme climates we have here!
      Answered on 11/19/2015 7:44:05 PM by Anonymous from sd
    • I don't have these but the Transalpina and Arriba boots which are very close siblings. I have slightly wide feet in a 10.5 shoe, 11 boot. I have a couple pairs of Aku in size 11, they fit great with an aftermarket insole. They are the best fitting boots out of all the brands I have.

      Both boots breathe better than any Gore-tex boot I have ever tried. I got them specifically so I could have Gore-tex options in warmer weather.
      Answered on 11/22/2015 10:51:30 AM by Ebars from NH
    • My husband wears the same size shoe as you. He found the AKU Teton Gore-Tex® Hiking Boots - Waterproof (For Men) to be comfortable enough to wear on a 24 mile walk. The boots were practically just out of the box. He says these are lighter than the Asolo boots he's replacing, and didn't overheat his feet even after 24 miles, or on subsequent hikes over rocky terrain. I did order these a 1/2 size larger (size 11) because my husband likes to wear a liner socks under his thicker hiking socks.
      Answered on 11/23/2015 5:58:35 AM by KittyMom from Chesapeake Beach, MD
    • These shoes, including a fairly high volume insert, fit my foot well with the laces fairly tight and I wear 11.5 D width New Balance shoes. So, with the original inserts there might be enough room for a wider foot. I would at thsay for Gore-Tex boots, these boots might be a bit cooler than most because there is a lot of mesh, but any waterproof boot is not going to be "cool" in high temps.
      Answered on 11/23/2015 9:43:09 AM by MTman from Switzerland
    • Thanks, everyone. I just received the Asolo Neutrons, which are really tight for a "wide" size. Funny, no size W or EE on the box, just "Wide Fit" on the tags. Wondering about returning them and ordering these AKUs - as they were my first choice anyways.
      Answered on 11/26/2015 9:23:11 AM by Tom from Atlanta, GA
  • “Do these boots come with a warranty?”
    Asked by cody from montana on 10/10/2014 3:11:54 AM
    • Not that I know of, but they are made in Italy, good boots.
      Answered on 10/10/2014 6:37:16 AM by JohnD from Cyclone, PA
    • I do not think so. However, STP stands behind all of their products. If they don't fit or work for you, you can return them. It is a wonderful benefit.
      Answered on 10/10/2014 8:40:54 AM by OUtdoor junkie, Barrie from Montrose, CO
    • I am not aware of a warranty, however, when the sole of one of my husband's boots came loose, STP exchanged the boots immediately and without
      argument with free shipping. My husband loves these boots, and the replacement pair is holding up well.
      Answered on 10/10/2014 12:43:11 PM by great support from Colorado
    • Sierra Trading Post has a satisfaction Guarantee. It reads as follows - At Sierra Trading Post, we want you to be completely satisfied with your purchase. If you have any concerns about the item(s) you have received, please return the item(s) as soon as possible. We will make it right!

      I've done some serious hikes with this particular boot and what I did notice was that the side band does not separate like my other brand cresta hikers always did. No doubt the best fit and rugged boots for the money.
      Answered on 10/10/2014 1:45:42 PM by LongTrail Hiking from Vermont
    • Customer Service,

      I have recycled the box and probably any paperwork that came with the boots. I kept everything for a while until I was sure of a satisfactory product. I wanted a lightweight, waterproof boot. After wearing the boots around the house and to our local State Park I took the boots on the trip they were intended for. Teton Boots in the Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, across Wyoming and over to Rapid City, South Dakota. The boots are back with me in Pennsylvania for now. They still have a little mud stain on the top from a pre dawn photo shoot at John Moulton's barn with 50 other photographers waiting for the sun to come up. They are very acceptable to me.
      Answered on 10/10/2014 3:06:11 PM by Redwood from Pennsylvania
    • Just reviewed all the product tags and don't really see a specific warranty for the entire boot, but Sierra Trading Post has a very reasonable return/exchange/refund policy.
      Goretex: "Guaranteed to keep you dry"
      Vibram: 6 languages, but no warranty
      AKU: Air 8000 description, diagrams, and graph - but no warranty

      I wore these boots for a week long backpacking trip on the West Coast Trail of Vancouver Island in Sept. & they were perfect for me. I expect them to perform for years and many miles.
      Answered on 10/22/2014 3:11:46 PM by Love to Hike from Washington

About AKU

AKU got its start in the 1970s when Galliano Bordin owned and operated a small, family-run shoe repair shop in Montebelluna, Italy. Over the next decade, Galliano expanded his operation and started what would eventually become the AKU footwear company. Today, more than three decades later, AKU boots are trusted by adventure-seeking soles all over the world. AKU hiking boots feature top-quality materials and rugged construction designed to last through many seasons of hard use. Backpacking boots and trail shoes from this brand also incorporate trusted technologies like waterproof Gore-Tex® and Vibram® outsoles, so you can rely on your AKU boots to keep your feet well-protected on the toughest trails.