About AKU Arriba Gore-Tex® Trail Shoes - Waterproof (For Men and Women)
Closeouts. From Aku's multi-terrain line, Aku's Arriba Gore-Tex® trail shoes make ease of rough, sloppy trails with a Gore-Tex® waterproof breathable membrane and an AKU-exclusive Vibram® Fast Approach rubber outsole, featuring a wide, double support surface and flexion lines for exceptional traction over dynamic terrain.
Reviewed by Bronco from nj on Monday, April 2, 2012
I was not previously familiar with this company, but after a little research decided to give them a try. These look to be a great pair of rigid hikers. I wanted something that was h2o proof, wasn't as burley as my asolo hiking boots, but was tough enough to handle mixed rocky terrain. I can't yet sp...
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Reviewed by Skeds from Virginia on Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Would have loved to try these out because they are made extremely well. Unfortunately I am a woman with a narrow heel and could not get a good fit despite two tries. Great for men or women with a wider foot
Reviewed by ksamc from Kaneohe, HI on Friday, September 28, 2012
Many reviews here have mentioned the quality of these shoes, and I would have agreed when I first purchased them. I ordered these shoes 5 months ago - prior to hiking the Na Pali coast on Kauai, with a few weeks to break them in. The 11 mile hike in went fairly smoothly with a little moleskin on my heels. Now, about 100 miles of hiking later, and the outer seams have already ripped. I had hoped a shoe in this price range would have lasted years. I live in Hawaii, and many of the hikes I do have steam crossings. I often take these shoes off because the soles are actually quite slick on the river stones. I trust my own bare feet much more. As a woman, my arches may be a bit higher than the average man's, but these shoes do not have enough arch support for my feet. I am not sure if unisex shoes are the way to go. All in all, I wear them because I spent the money on them, but I don't love them and would not buy them again.
Best Uses: Day Hiking, Light Loads
Cons: Not Durable/ Wears Easily, Poor Traction, Too Stiff/Not Flexible