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80 / 100 based on 2 expert reviews

  • 80 / 100 | Little Grunts

    These bad boys are rigid.

  • 80 / 100 | KPW Outdoors

    These boots mean business!

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  • The Bora Mid GTX from Arc’teryx is a sleek multi-featured boot capable of responding to the challenges of long hiking trips and multi-day trekking adventures. It is engineered with Adaptive Fit—a design technology that renders its internal liner pressure-free.
  • Its sole unit is made up of a custom Vibram outsole and an EVA midsole. It is engineered with the Y groove split heel technology which promotes maneuverability and bolsters braking power.

A generally true-to-size, mid-cut backpacking boot for men and women is the Arc’teryx Bora Mid GTX. It is offered in standard width in a range of half and full sizes. The boot’s stretch Gore-Tex liner conforms to the shape of the wearer’s foot for a sock-like fit. The gear’s lacing system, on the other hand, grants a secure and custom lockdown.

The Bora Mid GTX can latch onto most types of terrain thanks to its custom-made Vibram outsole. Its tire-like lugs with aggressive tread patterns have a moderate depth (or height) to help trekkers maintain their footing on tricky surfaces. It has a prominent enough heel brake to give users a bit more control during descents.

For shock absorption and ground stability, this trekking boot comes equipped with a midsole made of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA). The underfoot comfort it provides is doubled down by the inclusion of a 3D-molded footbed courtesy of Ortholite.

This watertight gear has a thermolaminated upper (or main shell) made of a single-piece PU-coated nylon textile. It is hydrophobic yet air-permeable. It has a hardy heel counter and a heavy-duty toe cap to give the boot extra durability and terrain protection. Its non-removable inner liner is imbued with Gore-Tex’s waterproof membrane, giving the footgear proper defenses against the elements with ample breathability.

Combination eyelets and a synthetic lace make up the Bora Mid GTX’s lace-up closure. The inner liner comes built with a pair of pull loops for quicker on and off.