Who should buy the Arc'teryx Aerios FL Mid GTX

The Arc’teryx Aerios FL Mid GTX goes on to fulfill the need of some adventurers for a lightweight and plush shoe that can take on rugged trails with confidence. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking shoe that is capable of offering a blend of comfort, performance, and protection for day hikes.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that delivers comfortable cushioning.
  • Prefer a hiking shoe that grants users enough traction to stay on top of challenging ground conditions.

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Excellent traction on wet and dry surfaces

Enabling outdoor lovers to traverse virtually all types of terrain is the Arc’teryx Aerios FL Mid GTX’s Vibram outsole. It employs a combo of the rectangle and square-shaped lugs to render traction on wet and dry surfaces. 

Arc'teryx Aerios FL Mid GTX outsole

Excellent ground contact

This component is made of a Megagrip rubber compound which allows it to withstand constant ground contact. Its rear area is filled with grooves to aid the user in negotiating downhill slopes.

Arc'teryx Aerios FL Mid GTX outsole 1.0

Responsive and shock-absorbing cushioning

The Arc’teryx Aerios FL Mid GTX compressed EVA midsole allows hikers to traverse challenging trails with ample comfort and stability. It is engineered to absorb shock and promote responsiveness.

Arc'teryx Aerios FL Mid GTX midsole

Excellent arch support

A thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) shank is integrated into the midsole to imbue the shoe with rigidity. Both of these components work in tandem with an Ortholite footbed for added cushioning and arch support. Its construction also wicks moisture to promote underfoot comfort.

Arc'teryx Aerios FL Mid GTX arch support

Waterproof and breathable

The Arc’teryx Aerios FL Mid GTX is equipped with an upper made of Cordura mesh, a material known for its lightness and abrasion resistance. It is lined with a Gore-Tex membrane to keep the user’s foot dry from various wet conditions. This component’s microporous surface also permits excess moisture and heat to escape, allowing the wearer’s foot to breathe.

Arc'teryx Aerios FL Mid GTX upper

Durable and provides protection from accidental bumps

The forefoot area of this low-top hiking shoe features a TPU toe cap for added durability and protection from accidental bumps. A rand made of the same material wraps around this Arc’teryx product, making it resistant to wear and tear.

Arc'teryx Aerios FL Mid GTX upper

Secure fit

Its closure system is comprised of several eyelets and a pair of hooks for fit management. The shoe’s tongue features a pull tab which facilitates an easy on and off.

Arc'teryx Aerios FL Mid GTX secure fit

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 370g / Women 320g
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Arc'teryx

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran 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 analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.