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Acrux SL Approach Shoe, men's, discontinued Fall 2018 model

by Arc'teryx
Acrux SL Approach Shoe, men's, discontinued Fall 2018 model
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SKU: ArcTeryx-18050-353497

Advanced Arc’teryx footwear technologies combine in an exceptionally light, durable and comfortable shoe for technical approaches, day hikes and everyday wear. SL: Super light.

$ 89.00
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Designed for technical approaches on difficult terrain, the Acrux SL leverages advanced Arc’teryx footwear technologies for optimal fit, agility and traction, then streamlines them for exceptionally lightweight performance. The Adaptive Fit Lite design uses zonal stretch that shapes to the foot for an exceptional fit and is highly air permeable for comfort in warmer conditions. Easy to pack and carry, the versatile Acrux SL is light, exceptionally durable and designed to handle demanding approaches, scrambles, day hikes and everyday wear.


Arc’teryx and Vibram® worked closely to develop an outsole that delivers versatility without sacrificing performance. Specifically configured to deliver grip and support required for difficult approaches and descents on rock and technical terrain, the tread design provides traction while climbing without sacrificing ease of stride on flats and trails. The Vibram® Megagrip rubber compound helps maintain secure footing in wet and dry conditions. Cushioning comes from the injected EVA midsole that is specifically moulded for stability and impact protection. The injected TPU chassis adds support and stability, and the Ortholite™ footbed adds a layer of comfort.


Taking Arc’teryx Adaptive Fit technology and using an exclusive lamination process that integrates it with the seamless one piece upper creates a construction that layers protection and support over a stretchable liner. This integration reduces weight and volume while providing a zonal adaptive fit in key areas of the shoe. By forming to the foot, Adaptive Fit Lite helps eliminate hot spots, reduces break in time and provides improved security and support. The fit also helps seal out debris and increases air permeability for better comfort in warm, dry conditions.


  • Breathable
  • Lightweight
  • Durable
  • Front and rear pull loops to allow you to put shoe/boot on more easily
  • Integrated lace hole reinforcements for enhanced durability
  • Custom patterned Vibram® outsoles
  • Vibram® MegaGrip™ rubber compound is durable and grippy
  • Spherical heel shape for improved braking and smooth stride
  • Custom developed 3D moulded Ortholite™ footbed delivers maximum comfort, breathability and arch support
  • Vibram® Arc’teryx Light Approach Outsole combines a sticky climbing zone and smearing inserts with a mountaineering heel tread for ease of stride
  • "Y" Groove split heel technology for improved braking
  • Highly durable EVA foam midsole absorbs shock while providing precision stability
  • 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
  • Tongue free liner ensures a larger breathable surface area and increased waterproof coverage
  • Non-removable
  • Arc’teryx Adaptive Fit Lite employs a zonal stretch liner that forms to key areas of the foot for a customized, supportive fit

Tech Specs

Weight: 600 g / 1 lb 5.2 oz
  • Integrated sticky rubber toe cap
  • TPU high abrasion protection films
  • PU coated nylon yarns

Sizingmens (US)

Foot: 9.84 in 25 cm
Foot: 10.04 in 25.5 cm
Foot: 10.24 in 26 cm
Foot: 10.43 in 26.5 cm
Foot: 10.63 in 27 cm
Foot: 10.83 in 27.5 cm
Foot: 11.02 in 28 cm
Foot: 11.22 in 28.5 cm
Foot: 11.42 in 29 cm
Foot: 11.61 in 29.5 cm
Foot: 11.81 in 30 cm
Foot: 12.01 in 30.5 cm
Foot: 12.20 in 31 cm
Foot: 12.40 in 31.5 cm
Foot: 12.60 in 32 cm
Measurement Guide Full Chart