Verdict from 9.5 hours of research from the internet

85
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5 users: 5 / 5

6 reasons to buy

  • A good number of reviewers applauded the Salomon Acro Chukka WR’s remarkably handsome finish.
  • This trail-centric Salomon product impressed several owners with its otherworldly level of comfort.
  • It was considered an incredibly lightweight hiking boot by a few outdoor enthusiasts.
  • An owner was quite pleased with how his pair of men’s Salomon Acro Chukka WR repelled wet elements like a pro in all of his adventures.
  • Based on a report, this hiker runs true to size.
  • Its easy-to-clean construction earned the respect of a wearer.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A patron found the Salomon Acro Chukka WR hiking boot a somewhat pricy investment.

Bottom line

It would be easy to give in and get the Salomon Acro Chukka WR in a heartbeat simply for its dashing aesthetics. That said, ignoring the footgear’s other highlights—comfortable confines, extreme lightness, and fantastic water repellency—would be quite the disservice to the brand. It is just unfortunate, however, that every good thing it has on offer is locked behind a rather steep asking price. Nevertheless, the Acro Chukka WR is a piece that pretty much encapsulates both flash and substance.

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The Salomon Acro Chukka WR is a boot capable of providing a kind of performance that is suitable both on trails and on city pavements. It is designed to keep the foot warm in wintry conditions.

It has a single-piece midsole for cushioning and a proprietary outsole for terrain grip. These two components together give the hiking boot a moderate toe rocker which grants users the ability to traverse level or flat surfaces with improved efficiency.

This boot built for hikes and urban excursions comes with a gusseted tongue and a set of mudguards. The former fends of intrusive debris, while the latter prevents abrasions.

Salomon’s Acro Chukka WR is a generally true-to-size, mid-top winter hiking boot for men. Its fit is intended for hikers with standard-width feet. It is offered in half and whole sizes. Getting a secure and personalized fit in it is made possible by the shoe’s lace-up closure and internal Sensifit technology.

The Acro Chukka WR provides sufficient surface traction over different types of terrain with its brand-exclusive Contagrip outsole (also seen in the Salomon boots X Ultra 3 Mid GTX and Quest 4D 3 GTX). This rubberized layer is packed with low-profile lugs which deliver multi-directional slip and skid resistance over loose soil. Its front end covers the tip of the upper, giving wearers extra forefoot protection.

This Salomon piece relies primarily on its heavy-duty midsole in keeping the foot as stable and comfortable as possible on the trail. It is made of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA)—a material known for its combination of cushiness and toughness. Salomon designers gave it an overall stocky build to enhance its shock-absorbing capability.

A padded footbed from Ortholite completes the boot’s midsole equation. Its presence doubles down not only on comfort but also on underfoot support.

The footgear’s sleek over-the-ankle upper is part textile and part synthetic. It is winter-ready, thanks to its warmth-producing inner liner and water-resistant exterior. Both its heel and forefoot zones come engineered with mudguards made of TPU (thermoplastic polyurethane), which grant the boot ample protection from cuts, scratches, and scrapes. The gaps between the hiker’s tongue are virtually non-existent; they are sealed shut in order to prevent small rocks and sand from getting in.

Its closure system uses standard eyelets. They are all plated so that the Acro Chukka WR’s flat synthetic lace slides right through them with relative ease during lace-ups.

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How Acro Chukka WR compares

This shoe: 85
All shoes average: 88
57 99
This shoe: $130
All shoes average: $205
$45 $495
This shoe: 9.9oz
All shoes average: 21oz
8.3oz 43oz
Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.

paul@runrepeat.com