AKU Superalp GTX wins 2014 Outdoor Life Editor’s Choice Award

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Italian footwear brand, AKU is proud to announce that the Superalp GTX has received the Outdoor Life 2014 Editor’s Choice award. The Superalp GTX features the company’s proprietary IMS-3 sole that provides varying polyurethane densities for maximum comfort and cushioning, even on rough terrain, as well as exo-skeleton support for stability and protection. It also has a Vibram sole and GoreTex liner for ultimate comfort and performance on the trail. More information about the award can be seen in the September 2014 issue or on the Outdoor Life website.

Outdoor Life’s ratings give you the unbiased and accurate truth on outdoor gear,” said Andrew McKean, Editor of Outdoor Life. “Products are thoroughly tested, and winning items earn the title based exclusively on the hard data and scores. So when we say a particular item is the best, you can take that to the bank.”


Outdoor Life’s experts put dozens of pairs of boots through rigorous tests and keep an exhaustive list of scores detailing each product’s results across multiple criteria. Once the scores are tallied, the top product is deemed an Outdoor Life Editor’s Choice Award winner. According to the Outdoor Life editors, “…the Superalp’s Italian construction lends exceptional support on unstable shale and sharp rocks. The upper’s glove-like feel and the excellent lacing control provide a proper fit with either heavy or lightweight socks… The Superalp’s greatest attribute, though, is that it is lightweight (less than 2 pounds) yet super supportive…”

About AKU

AKU was founded by Galliano Bordin in Italy in 1955. Since then, the company has grown from a small workshop into a company with more than thirty years’ experience in the design and production of high-quality trekking, mountaineering and outdoor footwear. AKU’s production plant is located in Montebelluna, Italy in the province of Treviso. AKU footwear is currently sold in 23 countries. For more info, please visit http://www.aku.it/en/

About Outdoor Life

Outdoor Life (outdoorlife.com) is the source for hunting and fishing adventure. Outdoor Life is the go-to magazine for sportsmen who want to improve their hunting and fishing skills. Lively service pieces loaded with tips and information provide readers with everything they need to know to be successful right now. And while reader service is key, every issue of Outdoor Life also explodes with adventure stories and true tales from the wild. Outdoor Life is published 10 times a year by the Bonnier Corporation. Bonnier Corp. (bonniercorp.com) is one of the largest consumer-publishing groups in the United States and is the leading media company serving passionate, highly engaged audiences through magazines, events, digital media and leading-edge products. Bonnier Corp. is the U.S. division of the Bonnier Group (bonnier.com), an international media group active in television, newspapers, magazines, movies, books and digital media. 

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