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: EVA
  • Outsole: Vibram® rubber lugged
  • 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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Verified Buyer Reviewed by Lennon the Hiker from Himalaya on Tuesday, December 15, 2015
When I put on, I feel very good feet were wrapped, it will not feel heavy or long skid. Simultaneously. This shoe has very good ventilation, not hot after walking long distances, if it rains, do not worry, it is waterproof, so all-weather mountain climbing, hiking, this shoe can provide a very satis... Read More
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Miguel S. from Princeton, NJ on Tuesday, October 11, 2016
    I bought these to replace my years old Merrell boots. They fit true to size. They are also relatively light. I found that they needed no break-in period and was able to walk miles on the second time wearing them. Also, I found on STP that these boots were the best value for Gore-Tex hiking boots. VERY HAPPY with boots and highly recommend.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Craig from Atlanta on Tuesday, April 12, 2016
    Started walking around the neighborhood breaking them in for preparation of a mountain hiking trip in June. I can easily tell that these boots will perform well.
  • Reviewed by Owyheegal from Idaho on Saturday, March 26, 2016
    Bought these for my husband after I feel in love with my AKU's. They are true to size, great for hiking, hunting the mountains in Idaho, and wearing around town. He says his feet do not feel tired like they do with his Asolos. Extremely comfortable all day long. We even bought a 2nd pair for when these wear out.

    I've got my own women's version and like them more than any other hiking boots I've ever had. One of the few that don't wear my heel off on mountain hikes, completely waterproof too. Absolutely love them. Wish I could get a 2nd pair, but they aren't offered any more. Happy to buy boots not made in Asia!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Ginger Bird from Boulder, CO on Thursday, February 11, 2016
    This is an excellent light hiking boot. Fits true to size. I did not need any break-in and did not get any blisters or hot spots. I have fairly good footing on icy trails too, this is a plus.

    Seems to be fairly waterproof. Some water seeps through the mesh with prolonged wet or muddy exposure though. If you are planning to use if for wetter conditions I would go with a full grain leather boot. I think this will be a good boot for my hiking excursions in the southwest
  • Reviewed by DonnyRock from The Pacific Northweat on Tuesday, February 9, 2016
    Got these boots at a super price and have turned out better than I had hoped for. Saw a review that called them the: Air Jordans of hiking boots and for me that is real. This model Fits my 13 D true to size and very comfort able. Have used them for work where Im outside in a lot of elements and they feel great and have held up well. Walked several mile for work on semi packed snow and traction was great , feed stayed dry and breathed well.These boots are super for what they are.You want mountaineering or the Pacific Crest Trail upgrade to a all leather boot. This is a great textile medium duty gortex boot I would recommend to anybody.

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  • Question “Do they have steel shanks?”

    Asked on 2/19/2016 1:14:46 PM by Treeguy from Cleveland
    • Answer 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
    • Answer 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
    • Answer 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
    • Answer 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
    • Answer 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
    • Answer No
      Answered on 2/20/2016 6:45:45 PM by AZ338 from Arizona
    • Answer 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
    • Answer 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
    • Answer 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
    • Answer 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 Foulques IV GG from San Francisco Bay Area
    • Answer 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
    • Answer 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
    • Answer 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
    • Answer 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 Beartooth Mountainman from Switzerland
    • Answer 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
  • Question “Do these boots come with a warranty?”

    Asked on 10/10/2014 3:11:54 AM by cody from montana
    • Answer 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
    • Answer 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
    • Answer 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
    • Answer 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
    • Answer 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
    • Answer 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
    • Answer My answer would be yes. I have two pairs of Suiterra boots, but just the low cut in the Teton (Sendera) boot. That boot is actually stiffer in the sole than the Suiterra. The Teton has a PU midsole instead of the EVA midsole. My son has the Teton boot and says they are quite stiff. You can check AKU's website. They are called Sendera on the website.
      Answered on 1/11/2015 11:35:47 AM by MDC from SLC from Salt Lake City, UT
    • Answer The heel and tendon area are not very padded.
      Answered on 9/18/2013 2:56:54 PM by Jack from Sierra Trading Post