Italians know a few things about style, and the Aku Slope GTX Men's Hiking Boot is proof. Not only is the multicolor option a ridiculously good looking boot, but it packs a technical wallop that's made it a success for over thirty years. It isn't a super rugged alpine monster, but the double density EVA midsole, Custom Fit footbed, and Anatomical Fit last give it a surprising amount of lightweight cushioning and support, while the IMS1 chassis provides a precise low profile fit with unmatched sensitivity that keeps your feet in touch with tough and changing terrain. A Texon and TPU lasting board underfoot provides flexible support, so you can feel the ground and move smoothly, and the Vibram Erica Everest sole is designed to handle moderate terrain without batting an eyelash. Perhaps best of all, the soft suede upper uses Aku's Air 8000 breathable design to keep your feet cool, and it's lined with a Gore Tex Performance Comfort membrane that keeps out water while staying breathable in its own right, so you don't sweat your feet half to death when you're hiking under the warm Dolomite sun.