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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4.503597 5 Overall Rating: 4.5 Based on 139 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 Packman135 from North Carolina on Monday, December 4, 2017
    Have bought Asolo in the past but decided to give these a try. Very comfortable. They are true to size as others stated. Can't beat the price.
  • Reviewed by shermando from Vermont on Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    I climbed Mt Washington and 12 other mountains in New Hampshire and Vermont this year (2017) wearing the AKU's and I have to say they are comfortable out of the box, sturdy and can take the abuse of walking over miles of boulders and rocks. Highly recommend!!!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jcrem1187 from Indiana on Thursday, November 9, 2017
    These AKU's are my first pair of hiking boots. I have tried many of the big name hunting boots in the past finally settling on Danner as my go to. Now that Danner changed the design of the Pronghorn boot I decided to look around for other options. After shopping and researching here on my recently discovered favorite website I decided to give the AKU Teton's a try. I wear a size 10 in most all of my shoes. Ordered a 10 and the fit was dead on. Craftsmanship looks great. Love the Vibram soles. Foot bed is solid and provides plenty of protection and support when on rocky terrain or sidehilling. I wish I would have had these boots on my last Idaho elk hunt. I feel confident they would hold up well in the rugged backcountry while being lighter than my normal hunting boots. Sturdy enough for long backpacking trips with 30-40 lbs. Wouldn't hesitate packing a large 80-100 lb load off the top of a mountain for shorter distance. I still can't believe that I found these on clearance with free shipping for $99.00. Thanks AKU and Sierra.
  • Reviewed by KittenMittens from Oklahoma on Thursday, November 2, 2017
    These are just a pleasure to wear.

    Absolutely true to size in my experience, I wear an 11 in most shoes and have rather wide feet, require wide in most popular tennis shoes.

    Minimal break in.
    Incredible workmanship.

    Italian made boot, even has a leather tag on tongues with a specific number for each pair.

    You won't find better for the money, I'd have gladly paid the full ~300$ for these if I had to.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Kevin from Minnesota on Saturday, October 14, 2017
    These boots are well-made all around, and surprisingly light for how supportive and tough they are. The footbeds are quite thin and I replaced them immediately, but that was the only downside.

Question & Answer

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    • I do not consider them "backpacking" boots. A backpacker is a little more rugged than these. Though they offer good ankle support and are very waterproof.
      Answered on 9/25/2017 7:00:54 PM by Joseph from Massachusetts
    • Flat terrain backpacking they will be fine. Anywhere there is a steep ascent or prolonged uphill most likely will find you wanting a boot with a stiffer shank. I don't know if there is a true shank in this boot, they like to talk about the molded exoskeleton. They are a pleasure when hiking but in prolonged steep climbs I sometimes find my mind straying to my heavyweight boots. Very nice lightweight boot.
      Answered on 9/25/2017 7:43:11 PM by S4Susan from staring at my phone
    • The designation is in the overview and the title. These are listed as hiking boots.
      Answered on 9/27/2017 12:28:49 PM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
  • “Do they have good ankle support ”
    Asked by Doug from WA on 7/27/2017 2:42:44 PM
    • yes, very good. They felt just a little bit like ski boots when i first put them on. They really hold your foot/ankle solidly, and after several months of owning them, I've hiked all over my little mountain property, including thru my creek and I LOVE them.

      I'm hoping they offer them once again, so i can buy another pair.
      Answered on 7/27/2017 3:04:08 PM by Chris from Blue Ridge Mountains
    • Yes, better and more comfortable than high end hockey skates. The arch support is very good,too although I would recommend a gel insert. The lacing system is laid out nicely and the padding on the tongue allows you to snug the laces down without any blood loss below the ankle.

      Give them a couple days to form to your feet, they are good like that. Never had to stop to tighten the laces either. Tie 'em once and go.........
      Answered on 7/27/2017 6:39:20 PM by Old Man River from Massachusetts
    • Yes, these are designed with good ankle support.
      Answered on 7/31/2017 12:02:41 PM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
    • Hi Doug, in my experience using AKU boots over the last 10 years or so, I have found that they provide excellent ankle support without being a heavy boot like other brands. Hope this helps!
      Answered on 8/9/2017 12:54:21 AM by IanW from Australia
  • “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

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.