Arc’teryx Acrux FL GTX Approach Shoe – Women’s

We’ve read the reviews across the web for the Arc’teryx Acrux FL GTX Approach Shoe – Women’s and summarize the results below:

Universal Ranking

PeakScore: 82 (out of 100)
User Rating: 3.9 stars 
Expert Rating: 4.7 stars

Number of Ratings Reviewed: 17

Pros & Cons

Reasons to buy:

User Reviews

  • Stylish for use around the town or on the trails.
  • Durable for long-term use over multiple hiking seasons.
  • Require very little breaking-in time for almost immediate comfort.
  • Water resistant to protect against light precipitation.
  • Very comfortable for all-day use on varied terrain.
  • The outer and the toe box is tough to keep your feet protected against sharp or rough terrain.

Expert Reviews

  • Supportive enough for carrying light-to-moderate weight.
  • Provides enough grip for off-trail hiking and rock scrambling.
  • Features a Gore-Tex to keep water out in mild conditions.
  • Breathable for use in hot or humid temperatures.
  • The heel groove lets you flex the outsole and remain agile in uneven terrain.
  • The EVA midsole provides enough cushioning for added support and comfort.
  • Features a removable liner for a faster drying time and increased hygiene during multi-day use.

Reasons NOT to buy:

User Reviews

  • You may need to try-on before purchasing to get the correct size and fit.
  • Might not dry quick enough for use in consistently-wet or rainy conditions.

Expert Reviews

  • Despite being breathable, these shoes might not be the best choice for those who consistently hike or climb in very hot weather due to the black outsole.
  • The upper material is stiffer than traditional material due to the nylon fabric, which some users may find uncomfortable.
  • The shoe is not the best lightweight approach shoe or a technical mountaineering boot, so it is a middle-of-the-road shoe that is not the top-tier choice for either category.
  • This shoe does not fit wide feet, so you will have to return and buy another model if you have wider-shaped feet.


The Arc’teryx Acrux FL GTX Approach Shoe for women is a comfortable, durable, and supportive option that works well as a do-it-all option between a hiking boot and a lightweight approach shoe. Even though this shoe would not work well for those with wide feet or climbers who consistently climb in wet conditions, this approach shoe is a good middle-of-the-road choice.


Note: User and expert rankings were reviewed across the web. Some expert reviews include these: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5.