Who should buy the Arc'teryx Konseal FL GTX

The Konseal FL GTX is an empowering Arc’teryx piece, all thanks to its set of trail-to-rock qualities. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer an approach shoe that is engineered for outdoor travelers who need a blend of comfort and stability in their step.
  • Prefer an approach shoe that is a competent companion on technical approach routes.
  • Prefer an approach shoe that provides additional support and abrasion protection.

Arc'teryx Konseal FL GTX logo

Excellent traction on different types of terrain

What aims to provide adequate surface traction in the Konseal FL GTX is the Megagrip outsole from Vibram. It is, by design, capable of producing and maintaining sufficient adhesion on different types of terrain, be they wet or dry. Blocky and circular studs (also known as lugs) are strategically scattered around it to help adventurers remain surefooted for when the terrain turns slippery and loose.

Arc'teryx Konseal FL GTX outsole

Excellent edge and smearing performance

The front end of this sticky outsole is smoothed out and treaded to facilitate smearing on boulder-type surfaces. Its heel end, on the other hand, has a squared edge to give hikers enhanced braking power on descents.

Arc'teryx Konseal FL GTX outsole 1

Shock absorbing and stable cushioning

The Konseal FL GTX’s foam-like midsole is a highly durable component made of EVA or ethylene-vinyl acetate. It has a stout yet cushy construction to deliver a balance between comfort and stability. Its rear zone has the right amount of thickness and density to mitigate shock with every step, making landings extra safe.

Arc'teryx Konseal FL GTX midsole

Comfortable and supportive underfoot cushioning

Nested on top of the shoe’s midsole is a 3D-molded Ortholite footbed. This comfy insert has a thickness of 4 millimeters. Its engineers made its rearfoot borders high and rigid enough to grant owners additional underfoot support.

Arc'teryx Konseal FL GTX insole

Breathable and waterproof

This Arc’teryx approach shoe shields the foot from the elements in its part mesh, part synthetic nubuck leather upper. It is lined with a Gore-Tex membrane on the inside, leaving the hiker adequately breathable and waterproof at the same time. 

Arc'teryx Konseal FL GTX upper

Provides protection against bump and abrasion

Arc’teryx designers gave it reinforced sidewalls and a molded toe cap for bump and abrasion protection. They also gave it a gusseted tongue to keep virtually every sort of debris out of the shoe.

Arc'teryx Konseal FL GTX toe

Easy to wear

The Konseal FL GTX comes with a pair of pull tabs to hasten on and off. Its fit management system consists of synthetic lace and combination eyelets.

Arc'teryx Konseal FL GTX loop

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 12.3oz / Women 10.4oz
Base model: Arc'teryx Konseal FL
Features: Lightweight / Tongue Pull Loop / Heel brake
Technology: Gore-Tex, Ortholite
Material: Mesh
Collection: Arc'teryx Konseal
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Teddy Dondanville
Teddy Dondanville

Teddy is a professionally trained Apprentice Rock Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and a Wilderness First Responder with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Besides guiding outdoor rock climbing, Teddy also has years of experience in route setting and coaching climbing indoors. Through his guiding, route setting, and coaching, Teddy has experimented with climbing shoes for over a decade.