AKU Montagnard Gore-Tex® Mountaineering Boots - Waterproof, Insulated (For Men)

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Overview

About AKU Montagnard Gore-Tex® Mountaineering Boots - Waterproof, Insulated (For Men)

Closeouts. AKU's Montagnard boots are designed for classic mountaineering on glaciers and icefalls. Boasting Gore-Tex® waterproof breathable protection, PrimaLoft® ECO insulation and a Vibram® rubber outsole, these rugged and reliable boots will help you reach new heights.

Specs

Specs about AKU Montagnard Gore-Tex® Mountaineering Boots - Waterproof, Insulated (For Men)

  • Waterproof (Gore-Tex®),Insulated,Waterproof (All)
  • Waterproof materials: Gore-Tex® waterproof breathable membrane
  • Insulation: PrimaLoft® Eco
  • Upper: Suede and Air 8000 -- 1.8mm woven nylon
  • Lining: Textile
  • Removable insole
  • Midsole: Dual-density polyurethane
  • Outsole: Vibram® rubber lug
  • Height: 8"
  • Heel height: 1-1/2"
  • Weight (pair): 4 lb. 14 oz.
  • Made in Italy
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4.740740 5 Overall Rating: 4.7 Based on 27 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Reviewed by Josh P. from Boise, ID on Saturday, June 21, 2014
I was hesitant on purchasing these boots because I could not find any information/reviews on them other than on AKU's website, but I took a risk and purchased after seeing other positive reviews of their hiking boots. First off, these are very robust, and are much larger than the Lowa Cevedale(non-i... Read More
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  • Reviewed by Clayton from Rocky Mountain National Park on Sunday, September 24, 2017
    I ordered a size 12 US and when they arrived they said Euro 46.5. Normally I wear a Euro 46, but after trying the Montagnards on in the house I decided to keep them because the extra length would help prevent toe bang when kicking steps or front pointing.

    I have a narrow, low volume foot and I would call these medium width and medium to high volume so keep that in mind, if you have a narrow foot and want a really precise fit for technical ice I recommend looking elsewhere.

    I put in extra thick insoles with arch support to take up some of the volume, and I have to wear heavy mountaineering socks and tighten the laces quite a bit to get a good fit, but after minimal break in I wore these on an 18 hour day of mountaineering with no blisters or issues to report.

    The soles have a perfect fit with my Grivel G12 crampons with new-matic (aka semi-automatic) bindings. I tried them with the Grivel G12 cramp-o-matic (aka automatic) bindings and although they fit, I think the fit is more solid and precise with the new-matic binding due to the shape of the boot toe and toe welt.

    Like some other reviews mention, the top of the boot cuff is quite large and when I tighten the laces they're basically bottomed out. This concerned me in the try-on, but I never wished the cuff was tighter while climbing so I don't think it's an issue in use. Plenty of room for thick socks and tucking in the bottoms of your long underwear if you're into that.

    The flex zone between the cuff and the boot is comfortable and allows for natural ankle mobility.

    The sole has a little rocker, so they walk OK. But they're huge mountaineering boots so I wouldn't walk in them on any excursion that doesn't require an ice axe and crampons.

    The leather upper and rubber rand are super tough, I have stabbed both with crampon points while trying to shuffle around on a small stance and when I looked for scars later I couldn't find any.

    I've only worn these boots for break in on flat ground and three days in the mountains, so I can't speak to long term durability but they seem great so far.

    All in all, these are solid boots that work well with crampons and provide all day warmth and comfort in the mountains. Not to mention STP had a great price on them when I purchased them.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Colorado Mike from Colorado on Thursday, May 11, 2017
    I purchased these after reading multiple reviews, and they are superb fitting mountaineering level boots. Every aspect is well designed, as are all AKU boots. In my opinion, they are simply the best constructed and functioning boots available.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Climber Junkie from Canada on Friday, March 17, 2017
    These are high quality Italian made mountaineering boots. Fit is a little small compared to most boots I've owned.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Chucky from Seattle on Friday, February 3, 2017
    These were an awesome purchase. I loved the feel of the boots even though it took me three tries to get the right fit. I basically went 1/2 size bigger than my longest toe. I did a 5 mile hike with a 50 lb pack up some elevation in snow and it felt amazing. No blisters or toes hitting the front of the shoe issues. I was able to put mini spikes on it with no problem and snow shoes. The only thing we didn't try is my crampons, which I'll have to try next time. The boot felt solid and no issues with coldness all weekend up in the mountains. I'm feeling good about wearing these boots to the summit of Mt. Rainier this July. Climb On!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Shannon S. from Montana on Tuesday, January 31, 2017
    These boots are awesome! Comfortable at first wear. If I kept them, would give them a 5 star rating. The reason I sent them back is that they are too stiff in the shank for what I wanted which is a pair of really good boots for elk hunting. These are mountaineering boots. I went to the AKU website and learned that they rate their boots as "stiff", "x-stiff" and "xx-stiff". These are "xx-stiff". So it is my own fault for not knowing AKU and doing the research. It would be helpful if STP offered a similar stiffness rating or some relative scale of stiffness in the ankle and toe-flex areas. I guess, one should know better that if they say "compatible with clamp-ons", they are going to be rigid in the shank. Anyway, it was a sad day to realize they just wouldn't work for me despite who much I really liked them in every respect, but for the non-bending flex in the toe. Great boot, great price, wrong application. Thanks to STP for offering these outstanding quality boots, including Asolo, La Sportiva, Scarpa, Zamberland, etc., at outstanding prices.

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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.