Our verdict


The Haglöfs Krusa GT gets high marks for being amazingly comfortable - a major requirement by anyone who wants a comfortable stride in the great outdoors. What’s more, it’s a pretty lightweight hiking shoe as well. This low-cut hiker is also equipped with the Gore-tex membrane that delivers reliable protection against external moisture. It’s a great shoe overall, although it can be a little warm on exceedingly hot days.


  • Comfortable hiking shoe
  • Suitable for both trail and the city
  • Satisfactory trail performance
  • Beautiful design
  • Waterproof
  • Sturdy construction


  • Makes you feel warm in really hot weather
  • Inflexible soles

Who should buy the Haglöfs Krusa GT

The Haglöfs Krusa GT fits the bill for both your adventures on the trail and in the city. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that keeps your foot dry in wet conditions.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that offers high traction and grip.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that offers ample cushioning and support.

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Haglofs Krusa GT notable features

  • Performing well on long day hikes in wet or dry conditions, this shoe has the Gore-Tex Extended Comfort membrane that keeps the foot dry in wet conditions. It is also equipped with GEL rearfoot cushioning which provides shock absorption.
  • The AHAR Plus rubber outsole features an engineered pattern that gives high traction and grip.
  • This shoe also has an EVA midsole that offers ample cushioning and support without the extra weight.

Size and fit

The Haglöfs Krusa GT is a low-top hiker with a lace-up closure that facilitates convenient adjustment of the fit wherever needed. The leather upper conforms to the shape of the foot, giving the wearer a snug fit after some time of use.

An ideal shoe for urban roads to muddy trails and slippery slopes

The AHAR Plus sole is made with a rubber compound that is also used in tire cars. It offers superior abrasion resistance, durability, and improved grip. All these make the Krusa GT ideal for hiking in different terrains, from urban roads to muddy trails and slippery slopes.

Superior abrasion resistance

The most striking quality of the AHAR plus sole is its abrasion resistance which greatly influences the life of the shoe. According to ASICS, this outsole is three times more resilient to abrasion than conventional rubber.

Incredibly lightweight and flexible cushioning

The midsole, which provides the much-needed cushion for the foot, is made with ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA). This material is incredibly lightweight and flexible, which are important features you need from a hiking shoe.

Haglöfs Krusa Gt midsole

Your feet won't get tired easily as it offers increased shock-absorption and higher bounce rate

EVA also offers increased shock absorption and a higher bounce rate which means your feet won’t get tired easily when traversing challenging trails. This midsole material is fairly durable as well.

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Waterproof yet breathable

For the upper, the Krusa GT features Nubuck leather which is sourced from a tannery certified by the LWG (Leather Working Group) as “having minimal environmental footprint”. It is treated with a fluorocarbon-free solution that enhances its longevity and resistance to rain and water.

Haglöfs Krusa Gt upper

The shoe interior is lined with Gore-Tex Extended Comfort - a waterproof membrane that is much more breathable than the earlier versions of Gore-tex. It’s designed around a three-layer laminate that is non-insulated, thereby reducing the likelihood of overheating. Nonetheless, hikers with waterproof membranes tend to get a little warmer in extremely hot weather. Good thing, the Krusa GT is low-cut so your feet won’t feel suffocated when hiking in the summer.

Reduce impact during heel strike and comfortable cushioning

Additionally, this shoe also features the Gel Rearfoot Cushioning which works by reducing impact during heel strike and enhancing the shock absorption properties of the shoe. The gel is made of inert polymers inserted into the rearfoot area. Aside from the mentioned benefits, this gel cushioning also promotes foot stability, gait, and comfort.

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