Who should buy the Arc'teryx Konseal FL

Individuals looking for a pair of lightweight yet well-performing approach shoes can find great satisfaction in the Konseal FL from Arc’teryx. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer an approach shoe that offers a balanced hiking and climbing performance through a combination of light yet durable materials.
  • Prefer an approach shoe that renders a smooth and hassle-free heel-to-toe ride.
  • Prefer an approach shoe that optimizes comfort and support.

Arc'teryx Konseal FL logo

Provides grip on almost all types of terrain

Providing adherence on almost all types of terrain is a Vibram outsole. It is made of a durable Megagrip rubber compound. At the tip of the toe is the Climbing Zone that has traction grooves to assist during ascents. 

Arc'teryx Konseal FL outsole

Excellent traction

The anti-slip circular lugs at the forefoot offer hardwearing traction. The square edge on the heel improves agility and enhances braking ability.

Arc'teryx Konseal FL outsole 1


This Arc'teryx approach shoe comes with a durable ethylene-vinyl acetate or EVA midsole. This unit takes care of shock absorption and provides stability.

Arc'teryx Konseal FL midsole

Provides protection against pointed rock edges

A TPU chassis is placed at the midfoot to protect the foot against pointed rock edges. 

Arc'teryx Konseal FL midsole 1

Cradling the user’s foot is a 4 mm-thick Ortholite footbed. It helps keep a fresh and odor-free interior.

Breathable and abrasion-resistant

The Konseal FL from Arc’teryx wears a single-layer ripstop mesh fabric for its upper. This material helps keep its weight low without sacrificing durability and protection. The nubuck overlays render breathability and an extra shield against abrasion. As a reinforcement, the brand designers added perimeter sidewalls and a 3D molded toe cap. Thanks to its heat-laminate construction method, stitch points are eliminated. 

Arc'teryx Konseal FL upper

Secure fit

This approach shoe is designed with a gusseted tongue and a lightly padded collar for extra protection and comfort, respectively. Its closure system employs a round lace that goes through six pairs of webbings and two punched metal eyelets, allowing fit management.

Arc'teryx Konseal FL laces

Easy to wear

Tabs are placed at the top of the tongue and heel for a convenient on and off.

Arc'teryx Konseal FL loops

Additional Info

  • FL in Konseal FL’s name means fast and light.
  • Those who prefer outdoor kicks with a leather upper may check out approach shoes from La Sportiva.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 300g / Women 260g
Update: Arc'teryx Konseal FL 2
Features: Breathable / Lightweight / Tongue Pull Loop / Heel brake
Technology: Ortholite
Material: Mesh
Collection: Arc'teryx Konseal
Top: Low

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Teddy Dondanville
Teddy Dondanville

Teddy is a professionally trained Apprentice Rock Guide with the American Mountain Guides Association and a Wilderness First Responder with the National Outdoor Leadership School. Besides guiding outdoor rock climbing, Teddy also has years of experience in route setting and coaching climbing indoors. Through his guiding, route setting, and coaching, Teddy has experimented with climbing shoes for over a decade.