Canadian brand Arc’teryx has the exact right boots for you—the Acrux TR GTX Boots.
The TR GTX boots are mids that have the standard requisites you expect in a good hiking boot, like waterproof GORE-TEX membranes and the grip power of Vibram outsoles. The boots are also lightweight, so you won’t feel like you’re stomping your way through the forest. What sets these boots apart, however, is how their uppers are made. The TR GTX boots feature SuperFabric, a material that is made with micro-plated technology that improves flexibility and durability.
It’s sort of like a modern take on chainmail. That fabric is backed up with a TPU chassis for greater stability. Softer foot landings are accomplished with an injected EVA insole along with Ortho-lite 3D moulded inserts.
When it comes to durability, the TR GTX boots have you covered. A moulded rubber toe cap protects against debris and rough terrain. The lace-up closure uses metallic quick loops. The tongue is gusseted to help keep small debris out of your boot. The Vibram outsoles use an aggressive lug geometry to provide better traction in both wet and dry conditions.
In total, the Arc’teryx Acrux TR GTX Boots are lightweight, durable hiking shoes meant for technical hiking in alpine environments. Their lightness will keep you going long after others have gassed out, and their durability will let you explore even the roughest trails.
Built to be comfortable, the shoes have all the trappings you expect from a quality pair of hiking boots, plus a few characteristics unique to Arc’teryx. The TR GTX boots are available for USD$240.