Who should buy the Arc'teryx Acrux TR GTX

People looking for a premium-quality boot should greatly consider the Arc'teryx Acrux TR GTX. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that is constructed using super-light materials for an easy, comfortable stride in the outdoors.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that is suitable for climbing and alpine environments.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that provides waterproofing and abrasion protection.

Arc'teryx Acrux TR GTX logo

Suitable for climbing and alpine environments

The footwear features Vibram® MegaGrip™ outsole which is known for its superior grip on wet and dry surfaces. It’s well-suitable for trekking, travel, hiking, multisport activities, and fly fishing. 

Arc'teryx Acrux TR GTX outsole

Excellent traction

Since Vibram rubber is moldable, it makes a good material for varying outsole shapes and patterns. Meanwhile, the aggressive lug geometry gives the shoe strong traction.

Arc'teryx Acrux TR GTX Excellent traction

Provides long-wearing cushion and support

Since Vibram rubber is moldable, it makes a good material for varying outsole shapes and patterns. Meanwhile, the aggressive lug geometry gives the shoe strong traction.

Arc'teryx Acrux TR GTX midsole

Provides long-wearing cushion and support

This premium trekking shoe from Arc'teryx uses an injected EVA midsole that provides a long-wearing cushion and support. Unlike traditional compression midsoles, injected EVA midsoles tend to be thinner (up to half the size of traditional midsoles). This makes Acrux boots really lightweight for its class.

Arc'teryx Acrux TR GTX arch support

Furthermore, injected EVA midsoles are softer and have an increased bounce to them. Although they tend to crease quicker after some time of use.

Keeps the feet fresh and cool

For further comfort and support, a 4mm OrthoLite™ 3D molded insert is added. The unique open-cell structure of Ortholite insoles is designed to keep moisture away from the foot, leaving it fresher, drier, and cooler.

Arc'teryx Acrux TR GTX insole

Breathable and quick-drying

Arc'teryx Acrux TR GTX has an upper made from SuperFabric® that is abrasion-resistant, breathable, quick-drying, and water-resistant. This special type of fabric is constructed by infusing tiny, hard guard plates into the fabric, also called “micro-plated technology”. SuperFabric® is also super light, which completes the overall lightweight construction of Acrux TR GTX.

Arc'teryx Acrux TR GTX upper

Waterproof

The boot also features a GORE-tex lining that is completely waterproof. Thus, hikers can walk on muddy paths, and even hop on running water without worrying about their feet getting wet. Furthermore, it comes with an integrated sticky rubber toe cap for protection and a TPU chassis at the midfoot and forefoot for better stability and torsional rigidity.

Arc'teryx Acrux TR GTX upper 1

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 550g / Women 470g
Use: Backpacking, Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Arc'teryx

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Author
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.