Who should buy the Arc'teryx Aerios FL GTX

The Aerios FL GTX enables adventurers to overcome demanding environments with its excellent set of trail-centric traits. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that is capable of delivering comfort, protection, and performance for speed hiking excursions on shifting terrain.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that can keep the water out.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that gives users the confidence to tackle virtually all types of terrain with its multi-lugged profile.

Arc'teryx Aerios FL GTX logo

Excellent ground adherence

This low-top hiking shoe from Arc’teryx employs a Vibram outsole to increase ground adherence. It uses a mixture of angled square and rectangular-shaped lugs to render traction on challenging terrain. Several grooves are found at the outsole’s rear area for added control in downhill conditions.

Arc'teryx Aerios FL GTX outsole

Abrasion-resistant

This component is also made of a durable Megagrip rubber compound which makes it resistant to wear and abrasion.

Arc'teryx Aerios FL GTX outsole 1.0

Comfortable and responsive cushioning

The Arc’teryx Aerios FL GTX features a compressed EVA midsole to supply adventurers with cushioning over rugged terrain. It also promotes responsiveness and shock reduction. A shank made of thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) is embedded into the midsole to imbue the shoe with rigidity. 

Arc'teryx Aerios FL GTX midsole

Excellent arch support

A removable 4mm Ortholite molded footbed is integrated into the Arc’teryx Aerios FL GTX to give underfoot comfort and arch support. Its design also wicks excess moisture and promotes breathability.

Arc'teryx Aerios FL GTX arch support

Lightweight and durable

Arc’teryx Aerios FL GTX is equipped with a minimalist upper made of a single-layer of Cordura mesh and protective TPU films. The combination of these materials grants this hiking shoe lightness and durability. It is lined with a Gore-Tex membrane for protection from wet trail conditions. This component also prevents the user’s foot from sweating profusely by allowing excess heat and moisture to pass through.

Arc'teryx Aerios FL GTX upper

Offers trail protection and secure fit

This Arc’teryx low-top model features a rubber cap in its toe box area for extra durability and trail protection. Its closure system employs several eyelets, most of which are hidden to create a streamlined look,  to manage the shoe’s fit. The upper is complemented by a pull tab on the tongue to donning and doffing easier.

Arc'teryx Aerios FL GTX upper 1.0

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 12.2oz / Women 10.6oz
Use: Speed Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole / Antimicrobial
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal / Narrow, Normal
BRAND Brand: Arc'teryx

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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.