AKU Reviews

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AKU Montera GTX

rated 3 of 5 stars Really well crafted and built to last, but a bit stiff for the trails and scrambling. I was sent the Monterra¬†from AKU for testing in exchange…
photo: AKU Montera GTX
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AKU Tribute Suede GTX

rated 3 of 5 stars I have the suede version. It's an OK boot, no major complaints, just not very thrilling. These are the suede GTX Tributes. I bought these Tributes…
photo: AKU Tribute Suede GTX
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AKU Tengu Lite GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It's impressive what you get when science meets exceptional, quality materials. A great trekking boot fit for an adrenaline junkie. I was sent…
photo: AKU Tengu Lite GTX
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AKU Slope GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellently made, good looking boot; perhaps better for people without wide feet! I ended up using these on a five-week trek across the rocky…
photo: AKU Slope GTX
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AKU Alpina Plus GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Super comfortable, all leather, lightweight, day hikers. Leather lined too! I feel compelled to rebut the previous review which didn't state…
photo: AKU Alpina Plus GTX
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AKU Alpina Plus GTX

rated 0.5 of 5 stars 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…
photo: AKU Alpina Plus GTX
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AKU Zenith Leather

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This model is discontinued, I can't find them anywhere. Very comfortable. Updated 6/2018:¬†I bought mine for $130 on Sierra Trading Post. I…
photo: AKU Men's Zenith Leather
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AKU Nef GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These are gorgeous Italian lightweight hikers with top notch construction and materials. Fit is excellent on low-mid-volume foot (men's euro…
photo: AKU Nef GTX
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AKU Mustang GTX

rated 1 of 5 stars Never buy an AKU boot. I bought this boot in October 2014. I used it three times and one of the boots started to bend. Normally this should…
photo: AKU Mustang GTX
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AKU Bellamont Suede

rated 4 of 5 stars The shoes are solid, well made, and can handle a lot more than they are designed for. I used them to carry packs off-trail in scary steep terrain…
photo: AKU Bellamont Suede
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AKU Utah Top GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Best backpacking boots I've ever had. Well, since this doesn't seem to be a popular boot company and there are no reviews on it, let me be the…
photo: AKU Utah Top GTX
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AKU Tribute GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars Good boots, especially for the price. I picked these guys up for $75 on STP. That said, had I had to pay full price I would probably be a bit…
photo: AKU Tribute GTX
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AKU Geo Low XCR

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The shoe is light enough to be worn all day, but rugged enough to withstand the toughest outdoor treatment. Great in the wet and breathes well.
photo: AKU Geo Low XCR
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AKU Suiterra Suede GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars There are only a couple of things I'm comfortable with dropping some real money on when it comes to my gear and that's backpacks and boots.
photo: AKU Men's Suiterra Suede GTX
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AKU SL Trek GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Handcrafted. Good looking. Rugged. The AKU SL Trek GTX has it all. The SL Trek GTX combines a number of killer features into a very comfortable…
photo: AKU SL Trek GTX
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AKU Zenith Leather

rated 4 of 5 stars Just bought a pair of AKU ZENUTH II LTR (March 25 2011). I pick those because they were leather, didn't want GoreTex (too hot for me). Have…
photo: AKU Men's Zenith Leather
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AKU Zenith Leather

Same thing happened to me: after 30 minutes of rain my feet were swimming in them even though the boots were impregnated with water resistant…
photo: AKU Men's Zenith Leather
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AKU Spider Kevlar GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Going on year 2 of having these great boots. They broke in quite quickly and have continued to astound me. Very comfortable and warm not to…
photo: AKU Spider Kevlar GTX
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AKU Utah

rated 5 of 5 stars I am really satisfied with those boots. They are extremely durable and are cheaper than many other brands. I use them to plant trees which is…
photo: AKU Men's Utah
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AKU Zenith Leather

rated 5 of 5 stars Bought these boots for a camping trip to the Rockies last week, and wore them every day no matter what we were doing. Probably logged 150 km's…
photo: AKU Women's Zenith Leather
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AKU Landscape GTX

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Technically sound boots, but high plastic heel support does not give / break-in and blisters on the side of the heel going up hills. Narrow…
photo: AKU Men's Landscape GTX
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AKU Zenith Leather

rated 1 of 5 stars Bought this boot for wet weather, had walked less than 1 mile and my feet were soaking. Returned them to the shop, and was given a bottle of…
photo: AKU Women's Zenith Leather
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AKU Red Hawk

rated 5 of 5 stars ENCORE!!!
 
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AKU Cali

rated 5 of 5 stars I have owned a few types of boots including Vasque, Raichle and Asolo and must say this is undoubtedly the best of them all. AKU is popular…