The Taku GTX is a lean hiker with the durability of an off-trail bruiser. Looking to build an extremely nimble boot, we started with the Vibram Neo Day Hiker sole. This streamlined platform features broad-based lugs which are strategically situated to maximize the flexibility of the boot. This makes for incredible foot feel, especially when things get sloppy and slick. Topside, the Taku GTX boasts clean lines and a low-profile lacing system for a very modern aesthetic. Add a dependable Gore-Tex lining and you have a premium all-leather hiking boot, perfect when both agility and protection are required. Fit Profile: The Taku GTX is built on the Arc Tempo Last, featuring an asymmetric curve for people with higher arches, a tapered toe box which provides adequate toe room, but without wasted space, good vertical toe room, and a medium volume heel that fits a wide range of shapes. The last is ideal for people wanting agility and quick foot turnover, moving quickly over technical ground. The asymmetrical shape provides a more powerful toe off, and the aggressive toe spring facilitates rapid obstacle clearance.