AKU Suiterra Suede GTX

A lightweight 3-season boot weighing 1536g (pair, size 11). Gore-Tex waterproof lining with suede and Air8000 upper for maximum breathability. Good solid toe box; supportive heel cup; good cushioning; good, stiff Vibram sole for rocky ground. However, lugs not as aggressive as some others; upper may not be as durable as leather.

Verdict: A good option for backpacking and trekking on hills and mountain paths, but others are better for muddy terrain or for durability.


First published in Trail magazine, April 2008