There’s something to be said about premium design, especially when it’s technical application largely relates to visceral outdoor experiences. So it should come as no surprise that the Arc’teryx Women’s Acrux SL Leather Approach Shoe is designed to make unwieldy terrain buckle in its presence—or so it leads you to believe. In order to separate itself from the other approach shoes in the Acrux SL line up, this SL features a leather upper that’s equal parts durable, lightweight, and hydrophobic. Not only that, but the leather is designed to mold to the contours of your foot to reduce pressure points and hot spots.
The Adaptive Fit Liner consists of a fixed internal stretch liner that promotes ample breathability and surrounds the foot for a sock-like fit and feel. The Ortholite footbed and EVA midsole maintain arch support, absorb harsh impacts, and promote day-long comfort. And, to bolster your defense against rocks, the laminated heel and toe cap assure protection, without endowing you with that lead-foot sensation at the forefront of the shoe. Meanwhile, a Y-Groove split heel is designed so it assures secure footing when navigating loose terrain, which further advocates for the use of this shoe in diverse conditions. And, because no approach shoe would be complete without tacky love, the Vibram Arc’teryx Light Approach sole features sticky climbing zones and smearing inserts for unimpeded grip, while the mountaineering heel tread assures traction when you need it most.
A collision of technical performance and premium design
Seamless upper is thermo-laminated for a pressure-free fit
Abrasion-resistant leather is lightweight and water-resistant
Adaptive Fit Liner is breathable and provides a sock-like feel
Ortholite footbed provides arch support
Cushioning midsole absorbs impacts and shock
Laminated heel and toe cap defends against sharp obstacles
Vibram Arc’teryx Light Approach sole ensures traction and grip