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AKU Mens Alterra Lite GTX Brown/Orange

AKU Mens Alterra Lite GTX Brown/Orange

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AKU Mens Alterra Lite GTX Brown/Orange

The Alterra Lite's are comfortable, supportive and lightweight (shock!), making them perfect for general countryside walking and moderate hill use. The Gore-Tex membrane ensures your feet stay dry and comfortable. 

Description

Season : 2020S R

Code : 715-307-

Weight : 0KG

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What are the Alterra Lite GTX's?

The Alterra Lite's are comfortable, supportive and lightweight walking shoes designed for general trips out to the countryside and tackling moderately sized hills here in the UK. If your ankles are particularly sturdy, these would also be suitable for some backpacking and trekking. AKU's extensive list of technologies incorporated inside this shoe translates to all-day comfort without sacrificing a thing. 

What is the construction?

Upper: The uppers are made primarily of suede with rubber reinforcements. The suede provides a high degree of abrasion resistance and breathability, while the rubber adds extra durability in areas prone to abuse. As well as this, AKU have used their tried and tested AIR8000 system for the uppers. This makes the Alterra 11 times more breathable than traditionally constructed fabric shoes. This is achieved by laminating the lining fabric to the nylon face fabric using micro dot net glue which uses adhesive in a matrix pattern to ensure maximum breathability and structural integrity. Other manufacturers use a complete layer of glue to stick the lining to the outer; this effectively blocks up the fabric and greatly reduces breathability.

Membrane: A Gore-Tex membrane provides complete waterproof protection and ensures your feet are kept dry and comfortable. 

Midsole: The midsole in the Alterra is made from two parts; one being the IMS (internal midsole system) and a thick EVA foam. The EVA provides shock-absorption, while the IMS provides support by shaping to the natural curves of your foot — after all, most of us don't have flat feet!

Outsole: Providing the grip underfoot is one of AKU's own sole units. It features widely spaced lugs to self-clean as you walk and a shape which promotes a healthy heel strike and toe push-off. 

What are the features?

AKU's Elica natural stride system is a construction which builds on an issue with most footwear. A piece of footwear which is flat underfoot won't provide support and will force your foot to constantly have to stabilise itself, meaning you'll feel achy at the end of the walk (sound familiar?). The way the Elica system works is it follows the natural shape of your foot. The anatomy of your forefoot has been replicated into the shoe, as well as your arch having support to reduce fatigue over long walks. AKU place a harder, supportive material in areas of our foot where we put less weight (for example, the outer of your heel), and a softer, more forgiving material on the areas which we place the most weight. This offers the optimum level of support and cushioning for complete comfort. 

  • Elica natural stride system
  • IMS system
  • AIR8000 technology
  • Ortholite footbed
  • Suede upper
  • Rubber reinforcements
  • Gore-Tex membrane
Technical Information

Weight: 420g (per shoe)

Upper: Suede & Air8000

Lining: Gore-Tex Extended Comfort

Outsole: AKU Alterra Lite Tenuta

Midsole: EVA

Footbed: Ortholite Hybrid (partially recycled)

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Excellent customer service. Really detailed easy to understand product descriptions on the Trekitt website, and gear reviews on the Trekitt YouTube channel made it so easy to choose the right backpack for me.
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Amazing service! Very helpful in regards sizing and what most matched my needs, despite this being done over the internet. YouTube videos of products being examined are very useful also. Would definitely use again, very fast and efficient delivery. Brilliant! Highly recommended!
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Highly recommend. I usually go to the shop in Hereford as staff are alwasy very helpful and knowledgeable. So this was the first time I have purchased online and the service was just as good as the shop.
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