Italian craftsmanship. Heritage, tradition and innovation.
AKU, founded by Galliano Bordin, has grown from a small workshop into an industry, with more than thirty years’ experience in the design and production of high quality trekking and outdoor footwear.
The AKU collection ranges from exceptionally lightweight and highly advanced mountaineering boots to active free time footwear and behind each model lies a genuine love for manufacturing, built on the age-old prestigious tradition of Italian workmanship, with most of their boots being manufactured at their facilities in Europe.
AKU are at the forefront of technical innovation. Take for example their Internal Midsole System (IMS), or the highly acclaimed Air 8000 and Air Infinity fabrics. It is no surprise that AKU were one of the first footwear brands that Gore-Tex chose to work with.
For the team at AKU the mountains represent life itself, more than just a place to accomplish mountaineering feats. It is a place where people come face to face with a tough and sometimes unforgiving environment. The mountains inspire passion and this passion runs throughout the company, from the flair of the designers, right down to the craftsmanship displayed by all in the factory.
The result, a quality trekking and outdoor footwear range, made from the finest materials, finished with attention to detail, with true out-of-the-box comfort and performance.