Historic Range: $191.96-$239.95
Super comfortable, all leather, lightweight, day hikers. Leather lined too!
- Soft pebble grain leather
- Leather lined
- Highly breathable
I feel compelled to rebut the previous review which didn't state the age, condition, or any other factors relevant to this boot or his review.
First of all, any of the modern EVA midsoled boots are subject to the eventual decomposition of the foam. I learned about this with a lightly worn pair of Lowa Renegades that spontaneously destructed on the trail at 14 years of age. I have not gone out and trashed Lowa for this. It just goes with the territory.
Aku makes beautiful hiking boots and these are no exception. They're carefully sewn using superior leather and Vibram soles. I love these particularly because they are one-piece leather on the outside, fully leather lined, lightweight, and slipper-like comfortable. No break in required.
Low quality and bad customer service.
Beware the average quality of Aku. I had some boots which looked good and were performing okay, but suddenly the plastic/rubber midsole went all brittle and now they are unwearable.
I discussed this case with Aku directly, but they said it was out of warranty so nothing they could do, which I thought was very poor customer service.