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AKU Serai Gore-Tex® Mountaineering Boots - Waterproof, Insulated (For Men)
Closeouts. Handmade in Italy for demanding alpinists, AKU Serai Gore-Tex® mountaineering boots incorporate durable Kevlar® into the waterproof breathable, insulated upper. The fully rigid Vibram® outsole is crampon-compatible and suitable for ice climbing.
Reviewed by Mickeyboo from Wisconsin on Sunday, February 19, 2017These boots were worth every cent. I was working for two months on the South East Coast of Iceland, climbing glaciers and going into glacial ice caves. To shoot photography and video I often had to stand in glacial streams flowing thru the caves or walk thru streams on our way to locations. My feet were never cold or wet. There was really no break-in necessary the boots were comfortable and very durable walking sometimes 6 hours a day with crampons. I've owned other AKU boots which were also excellent for the above mentioned tasks but these were a bit lighter and have a nice collar on the top of the boot to hold laces in place and preventing water and snow from entering. I wear a 43 Euro size and that is what I bought, slightly larger fit which fit well with slightly thicker socks.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jared from California on Wednesday, January 25, 2017Bought it for ice climbing and it was warm, extremely comfortable, and a stiff and solid platform for crampons. Provided good ankle flex while hiking through snow but was super confident while climbing. Fantastic boot for the price!
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Justin from Massachusetts / NH on Wednesday, January 25, 2017Very light and comfortable. Fits a bit big, so no need to size up to fit warm socks.
Could be a little more supportive in the ankle, but that makes them easy to hike in.
I use these for ice climbing and light mountaineering duty.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Eric from MI - Michigan on Wednesday, January 18, 2017Very well made and definitely very comfortable. Almost as stiff as ski boots.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Jon from Sierras on Tuesday, December 20, 2016I wanted a very rugged and warm pair of boots to ride my snowbike (snow motorcycle) in and these are great. I feel these boots will be very protective compared to many options out there. I have a pair of Aku hiking boots so I knew the quality is good. Thanks Sierra Trading Post for making these so affordable!
Reviewed by Cop from Atlanta on Saturday, August 6, 2016Just finished a week in the cascades. These were lighter on the feet so never felt leg fatigue. Did a little ice climbing and they performed well. They are stiffer than some so the work great for some activities but not as good for steep angle, hard surface walking. Toes did get a touch cold when nit active but so did everyone elses. Held up well to much abuse. Best thing are the laces. Easy on and off.