‘A beautifully made, sturdy, supportive mountain walking boot, but the SUPERALP GTX is still reasonably light and superbly comfortable too’
Outdoors Magic: Underfoot stiffness, solid feel, full rand, durable PU midsole cushioning, grippy Vibram sole, understated good looks, sleek fit.
Outdoors Tragic: Reasonably light rather than ultra-lightweight.
Outdoors Grabbit? The SUPERALP GTX is a sleek-fitting, reassuringly stiff and supportive soled boot, that’s still reasonably light and comfortable. Plenty of flex and cushioning in the ankle cuff makes it unrestrictive, but if you prefer a stiff sole unit for mountain terrain or carrying heavier backpacking loads, the AKU IMS3 chassis delivers. It’s still comfortable for walking thanks to a pronounced rocker to the sole unit, the PU cushioning underfoot should last for years and AKU’s slimmer than average fit makes it a good call for those with narrower feet. Beautifully made too. A really nice mountain walking boot.
Lightweight mountain walking and backpacking boot / suede and Air 8000 uppers / full protective rubber rand / Gore-Tex liner / double density PU midsole / Vibram Foura outsole