outstanding boots

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jim from Denver on Tuesday, January 13, 2015
These are truly outstanding boots. I already own 3 or 4 pair of AKU plus have or have had almost every major boot maker, and for me---these are the best!
I prefer fast day hikes in the Rockies----mostly trails, some gentle up-and-down, and a lot of traveling over miles of steep and rocky stuff. These boots make me break into occasional trail runs, they are that much fun to wear. My feet are about 10 3/4 to 11, and I like a narrow heel, medium to wide across the ball, suited to handle an orthotic and medium to high arches, and a high toe box. After falling in love with a pair of size 11 USA during the first 500 miles of use, I came to realize that for me, this size 11 requires a heavy trekking sock---which is fine on coold/cold days, but becomes a bit warm on summer days. So I ordered a second pair, in size 10 1/2 USA, to use with lighter socks during warm weather. I LOVE BOTH OF THESE! The size 10 1/2 are just as good as the 11s. I just feel like hiking whenever I put these on. I don't remember ever having boots before that make me smile because they feel so good--I'd give the AKU Tetons a 5.6 rating if I could. They won't work for everyone, but I've suffered through enough misfits to be thankful to have them.
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