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The Arc'teryx Women's Arakys Shoe is an approach shoe for making it through the changing terrain and scrambles on the way to the crag. Nice and lightweight so you're not lugging after every step and air permeable to keep those little toesies nice and happy. No laces to worry about and a memory buckle for quick security, right where you left it the last time. Hanging around camp? Don't worry, the heel collapses for easy comfort. Finished off with Vibram® MegaGrip™ outsole, it holds up to the abuse of the terrain and provides a strong grip so you can monkey on up that scree field in a jiffy.
FEATURES of the Arcteryx Women's Arakys Shoe
For approaches, scrambles and indoor/ outdoor climbing
Air permeable comfort and seamless construction
Collapsible heel converts shoe into an easy wear slipper
Leather footbed provides barefoot comfort
One hand closure with memory buckle is secure and easy to engage and release
Laminated heel and toe caps secure fit and and deliver precision support
Seamless one piece upper with thermolaminated construction is highly abrasion resistant, durable, light and hydrophobic
Highly durable EVA foam midsole absorbs shock while providing precision stability
Vibram MegaGrip rubber compound is durable and grippy
Vibram Arcteryx light approach outsole combines climbing and trail performance
Arcteryx Adaptive Fit Lite employs a zonal stretch liner that forms to key areas of the foot for a customized, supportive fit
Ripstop with laminated 0,2 mm TPU film protection
Shape of Last:
We only ship this brand to US Addresses.
Bouldering, Climbing, Travel
US SIZE (cont.)
ARC'TERYX MEASUREMENT GUIDE
How to Find Your Foot Measurements
Use the following information to help you find your foot measurments, then select the relevant size from the tables below.
Things you'll need:
• A corner wall with a 90° angle or a cardboard box
• A sheet of paper, a pen and a ruler
• The same type of socks that you would normally wear with your hiking shoes or boots
Measure your foot:
With your foot placed on the ground, nestled in the 90° corner angle of the wall, make sure that your heal is touching the back wall, and that the side of your foot is touching the side wall.
Place a piece of paper underneath your foot and draw a line from directly in front of your big toe across to the side wall.
Then use your pen and ruler to draw a straight line intersecting the line that you just drew in front of your big toe, back towards the rear wall.
Use the above information to help you find your foot measurments, then select the relevant size from the tables below.
Rated 4 out of
Nice light shoesI was looking for an approach shoe that's not overly heavy but has good features, and this is quite nice for that. The rubber is sticky, and the "slipper feature" is nice. A friend of mine has the evolv cruzer which is a similar idea shoe, but this one is much nicer, easier to get on, and easier to tie with just clipping the buckle.
Two notes about the buckle: it is hard to keep it tight. I don't mind that too much as I have pretty wide feet, but if you don't, that might be a problem.
Also, on the first day I used it I left it unbuckled for walking 30 feet or so (or at least, that was the plan). They tangled together and I ended up on my belly after a few step. So never ever leave it loose.
Sizing: it does run big. I am usually a 9 in everything, so that's what I got, but was thinking about returning it for at least a half size smaller (but I wanted to climb in it, might be a full size). I didn't return it because needed it pretty soon; since I have wide feet and am not planning to climb in it, it's fine even though it's definitely a little long.
I am looking for a lightweight trail/hiking/climbing/everyday walking kind of shoe. Is this it? is this comfortable to walk with heel up, I would think with heel down rocks would sneak in on a trail hike. thnx
Asked by: Kiani
Hiya! Thanks for the question! This shoe would be a really good option for what you are looking for. You would probably want to wear it with the heel up when hiking, cragging, bouldering, etc... Wearing the heel down would be better when belaying, walking around town and looking cool. Hope this helps!