Who should buy the Aku Tribute II LTR

The Aku Tribute II LTR is a hiking boot with more pros than cons. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking boot that provides protection against harsh outdoor conditions. 
  • Prefer a hiking boot that renders stability and enhances movement on the trails.

Aku Tribute II LTR logo

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  • The Aku Tribute II LTR is made ready for damp and muddy trails. It retains the previous version’s 2.0 full-grain leather upper to protect against harsh outdoor conditions.
  • It uses injection lasting to enable the polyurethane to adapt to the shape of the last, the Anatomical Fit. It works with a lasting board and an EVA footbed. The asymmetry on the sides of the boot is due to the Exoskeleton construction.
  • From a Vibram Light Run, traction now comes from the Vibram Sendera outsole. Its facade includes an angled heel and evenly-spaced lugs.

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Size and fit

A high-cut backpacking boot from Aku, the Tribute II LTR caters to men and women. It comes in standard sizes and medium width. It generally runs true to size. The last used, the Anatomical Fit, renders stability and enhances movement on the trails. The classic lace-up closure offers the user a customized fit.

Aku Tribute II LTR size

Prevents slippage

The Aku Tribute II LTR uses Vibram Sendera for its outsole. The placement and spacing of the lugs provide a channel to drive out water, preventing slips.

Aku Tribute II LTR outsole

Abrasion-resistant and flexible

Its angled heel acts as a brake while its rockered sole design grants a smooth stride. The brand also designed this sole to be abrasion-resistant and flexible.

Aku Tribute II LTR outsole 1

Lightweight and supportive cushioning

The midsole of this backpacking boot is made of injected polyurethane (PU). Aku designers keep the last inside the boot from cooling to finishing to allow the PU to mold to the shape of the last. A lasting board, made of TPU, renders medium stiffness and adds support. The footbed used is made of EVA, a lightweight and plush material to deliver cushioning.

Aku Tribute II LTR midsole

Grants stability and pronation control

The asymmetrical structure visible on the sides of the midsole is due to the Exoskeleton construction. Its inner side is wider and the medial area is higher. This design grants stability and pronation control.

Aku Tribute II LTR midsole 1

Durable and robust

The Tribute II LTR is a hiking boot made of leather (a full-grain type with a thickness of 2.0 mm). The natural composition of the said material makes it durable and robust. Its appearance burnishes with time and use. Its collar and tongue are padded for comfort.

Aku Tribute II LTR upper

Additional Info

  • Another version of this boot comes with a Gore-Tex lining.

Facts / Specs

Weight: 620g
Use: Backpacking
Cut: High cut
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Aku
Construction: Lace-to-toe

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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.