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Arc’teryx Built An Armor-Plated GORE-TEX Hiking Boot

When it comes to technical outdoor gear, few brands can stand up to the consistent high-quality offerings put out by Canadian brand, Arc’teryx. The mad scientists behind their gear aren’t just go-getters; they’re trend-setting game-changers. And that’s been proven yet again with their latest release: the Acrux TR GTX hiking boots.

At first glance, these might look like a typical, if especially sleek pair of mountain-ready mids. And they do have some of the standard things we’ve come to expect, like waterproof GORE-TEX membranes, grippy Vibram outsoles, and lightweight design. But these ones are hiding something in their construction not immediately apparent. You see, these are built with an upper crafted, in part, from a material called SuperFabric — a unique micro-plated technology that’s both flexible and absurdly durable, like a high-tech version of chain mail. That subtle inclusion makes this some of the absolute best outdoor-focused footwear currently available. And you can get a pair now for $240.

Purchase: $240