North Vancouver, BC - Born in the vertical world, Arc'teryx, the technical leader in outdoor performance apparel and equipment, is proud to introduce its latest innovation in mountain footwear, the Acrux AR GTX Alpine Boot - one of the lightest, most durable, best fitting, weatherproof alpine boots on the market.
Designed specifically for high altitude mountaineers and alpine climbers seeking to climb technical ice, snow, and rock routes in alpine terrain, the Acrux AR GTX Alpine Boot is an insulated double boot featuring an outer shell and liner constructed with GORE-TEX® for unparalleled weather protection and climate management. The result is a boot constructed with the insulation and fast drying performance of double boots, yet with single boot weight, fit and climbing performance.
The outer shell of the Acrux AR GTX is rugged, extremely quick drying and abrasion resistant utilizing GORE-TEX® laminated to highly durable TPU films for added protection from crampons. The boot also feature a laminated WaterTight™ T-Zip front closure, waterproof gaiter cuff construction to further seal out unwanted moisture from snow and ice, while also remaining breathable.
Delivering unprecedented insulation without sacrificing climbing performance, the Acrux AR GTX Alpine Boot evolves the Arc’teryx Adaptive Fit system with low volume, polyethylene and GORE-TEX® removable liners that allow for warmth and climate adaptability while keeping feet dry in all conditions. The 4mm perforated, preformed polyethylene liner delivers the highest level of insulation, support, and foothold in the category, while the independent lacing system with velcro strap collar adjustment allow for a fast and efficient fit.
The unique midsole construction of the Acrux AR GTX Alpine Boot offers improved durability and technical performance thanks to the fully wrapped technology; a TPU toe and heel counter protect the lightweight EVA midsole. Its full length Carbon fiber insole with an expanded PU foam insert and a high density, lightweight, independent CM molded EVA midsole provide full length rigidity, extra insulation and impact cushioning. The TPU heel counter also provides a safe crampon connection and protection for the crampon buckle while kicking steps in steeper terrain. The VIBRAM® AR OUTSOLE on the Acrux AR GTX Alpine Boot features a semi-blocked toe, with anti-slip grooves for improved toe grip, solid medial climbing support, and a sharp, durable heel brake for descending.
Lightweight and highly durable and weatherproof yet breathable, the new Acrux AR GTX Alpine boot is designed for those alpinists who push themselves by climbing previously unclimbed routes or pushing their limits on difficult alpine, ice and mixed terrain. It’s the next generation alpine boot for the next generation alpine climber.
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