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Arc'teryx Bora GTX Mid Backpacking Boot - Men's

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$169.95 $280.00

Item #ARC009L
Past season color

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  • US 7.5/UK 7.0
  • US 8.0/UK 7.5
  • US 12.0/UK 11.5
  • US 12.5/UK 12.0
  • US 13.0/UK 12.5
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Tech Specs

Upper Material:
PU-coated yarns, TPU high-abrasion films, 3D molded heel and toe caps
Waterproofing:
Gore-Tex Performance Comfort
Lining:
Adaptive Fit liner
Closure:
laces with speed hooks
Footbed:
3D molded Ortholite
Midsole:
injected EVA, anatomical arch
Sole:
Vibram Arc'teryx
Claimed Weight:
1 lb 1.6 oz
Recommended Use:
ultralight backpacking
Manufacturer Warranty:
limited

Arc'teryx's first footwear is already the best.

New for this year, the Arc'teryx Men's Bora Mid GTX Backpacking Boot handles burly ascents with an ultralight feel. The Bora Mid has that same unique style and performance that we all expect from Arc'teryx. For starters, Arc'teryx constructed the Adaptive Fit liner separately from the upper in order to hug your foot with breathable, quick-drying mono-mesh for a truly customized fit.

Arc'teryx slipped Gore-Tex's Performance Comfort Stretch membrane inside the Adaptive Fit liner for extremely reliable waterproof, breathable protection. Unlike standard membranes that only provide partial coverage, Performance Comfort Stretch wraps entirely around the foot from top to bottom in order to maximize protection.

The Bora Mid also features a lightweight and surprisingly durable seamless upper designed to handle rock, snow, and ice with ease. This seamless upper features a non-woven, DWR-treated internal surface that sheds wet weather, PU-coated nylon for air permeability and abrasion-resistance, and TPU film for enhanced support and durability. The two top lace holes have integrated reinforcements to reduce stretching.

Underfoot, Arc'teryx equipped the Bora Mid with a premium injected EVA midsole designed for stability and enhanced braking. The 3D molded toe and heel caps buffer impact, offer rock protection, and resist cracking for durability. There's also an anatomical arch shank, and the custom-developed 3D molded Ortholite footbed offers maximum comfort and breathability.

For the sole, Arc'teryx worked in collaboration with Vibram to give you the best traction on any trail. This sole includes a climbing zone with traction grooves, grippy inserts for smearing, RockGrip technology with anti-slip lugs, a mountaineering-inspired heel tread for stability, and a spherical heel shape for a smooth stride.

  • Gore-Tex Performance Comfort Stretch membrane
  • Seamless upper
  • Separately constructed Adaptive Fit liner
  • Laces with speed hooks
  • 3D molded Ortholite footbed
  • Premium injected EVA midsole with arch shank
  • 3D molded toe and heel caps
  • Vibram Arc'teryx sole

Huge Disappointment

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 13

I bought these back in May 2019 and have used them 6 or 7 times. Probably put 40 or 50 miles on them on and off trail. They now look like boot worn for 200 miles. Sole is torn on right boot and there are multiple areas where the plastic is separating. I actually sent this info into the Arc'teryx warranty department and they said to find a cobbler to repair them... Well done arc'teryx.

Huge Disappointment

NOT FOR ME

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 8

Purchased a pair about a month ago and realized these are not gonna work for me. First, do not buy if you have wide feet, these boots run narrow.
The materials seemed to be "over thought", will these break in? I say this because the materials are high quality but plastic like at the same time. I do not envision a leather like supple break in.
Finally, the inner bootie liner seems like a great idea , though I have already gore plenty frustrated just putting these on (Wide feet again) . Hate to think of camping and trying to put these on in the night to go to the bathroom......no way.
This was my first ARC product in the :high end stuff>. I'll stick with old fashion leather. I'll end up donating these to someone.
Wish I had returned them for LOWA.

Hey Steven,

Thanks for leaving the detailed review. Definitely helps those in the future reconsider if they have wider feet.

fit great

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

great shoe for hiking, fit great kept my feet warm.

Wish I would've found these years ago!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 12

After over 10 years of buying winter hiking boots with mediocre success, I finally found what I was looking for. This is an Incredible boot, waterproof and warm. I wore these in multiple winter conditions and they exceeded my expectations in every one of them. (I work outdoors in the upper midwest during the winter.) Cold, wind, wet slush, dry snow, blizzards, warm days, mud, they performed perfectly. They are not bulky, they have amazing tread and grip with the Vibram sole and kept my feet DRY, ALL DAY when paired with the proper sock. The only negative thought is that they are a little extra work to get on, with the non-zippered/non-removable inner bootie. However the non-zippered inner bootie is a major plus for keeping your feet dry when walking through the deep snow and slush. I would highly recommend these boots. You get what you pay for!!

Incredible support ... for narrow feet :

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is a great boot, with incredible support, a tight fit and confortable toe box. But for those with narrow feet more specifically. Anybody with more than average width of their feet, this might not be the best option. I also have a Lowa Valbona boot which would suit larger feet much better, hence why I ordered the Arcteryx. Buy and enjoy but be aware that you will be in a tighter fit... Even one half size bigger won't change that situation

Love them

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I love these boots! They are amazing and comfortable. They have awesome tech and are backed by an awesome company.

Awesome hiking boots

    These are AWESOME. I had tried a few pairs, and couldn't find anything that felt comfortable enough to commit to keeping and wearing for days at a time, until I got these. They're totally waterproof, warm when it's cold, and somehow don't get unbearably hot if it's warm outside (I've worn them in 95+ F, and while they are definitely on the warm side, it was better than expected). They're super comfortable and provide great support. Highly recommend. I'm size 11.5 in most shoes, and the 12.5 in these fits great.

    Light and warm- Looking forward to more

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share

    I bought these as a gift for my friend, before he went on a big trip he planned. This is what he had to say, " I took the boots out of the box, and into the woods for a 8 mile training hike , with a heavy pack. The boots are light, warm was 31 degrees when I set out. The boots kept my feet dry with the 3 or 4 river crossings. Looking forward to some longer hikes in the near future."

    Durable Durable

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 9

    This boot is one of the most comfortable hiking boots I have ever put on. I wear them not only on the trail but around SLC in the snow. Highly recommend snagging a pair.

    Straight Out of the Box!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10 US

    I LOVE these boots. I wore them straight out of the box everyday for about three weeks, all day long. They fit me great, I have high arches and they give me really good support. I felt nice and stable with good traction. I thought they would be difficult to get on because I the the Arcteryx approach shoes and the were a little hard to get on at first, but the boots were actually harder to get off at first. I really like the integrated booty, I has worked great so far in keeping rain/water out and my feet nice and dry through summer t-storms in Maryland.

    Glad you're loving them, Michael! Happy trails.

    M Cope,
    Would you say the sizing is close to the acrux approach shoe??

    Quality Craftsmanship

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 9.5

    These boots are great! As expected with Arc'teryx, their design, materials and craftsmanship are top. I was skeptical at first purchasing these boots just based on the price. But the looks alone prompted me to buy them.

    When I first tried them on, it took a bit just to squeeze into the goretex liner, but once I got them on, it fit almost perfectly. They are bit narrow for my preference but I do have a wider than average foot.

    I wore them all day and went on a little walk around the block. The roll from heel to toe on every step was the most comfortable I've ever felt in a boot. I'm confident they'll perform as I expect when I go on my next hike to Mt Baldy.

    Badass!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 9.5

    I bought these boots before a 4 day trek out in the Unitas last week and was a little hesitant on wearing them right out of the box - However, they smashed any anxiety I had!

    Waterproof and comfortable AF. I trashed these boots in just about every type of terrain that week - rotten snow, slush, a 5 downpour, mud, dirt, slippery rocks - you name it, we climbed over it.

    I couldn't believe when we got to the first peak that night and my socks were dry as can be. My brother in arms spent most of his night drying out his boots and I was like a chesire cat!

    Just Ok.

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 8.5

    I really wanted to like these boots because I love all my other Arcteryx gear however they did not hold up to my expectations. I have only used them a few times these are my thoughts on them.
    Here are the Good/Neutral points:
    They run a bit more narrow then your traditional shoe. So if your foot is on the narrow side of things then these will fit you great.
    They are definitely waterproof. I have been dragging my feet through snow and slush over the last few weeks and my feet were super dry the whole time.
    The construction seems pretty solid. Now I haven't been able to abuse these as much as I would like, but they seem like they would hold up to a lot of abuse.
    The sole of this shoe is very good, everything you would expect from a Vibram sole.

    Now the Bad Things:
    They are pretty hard to get on and off. Some this isn't an issue for but some it is. There were definitely times I was cursing it and other times that they seemed to slide on easily.
    The biggest thing that bothered me was the heel cup. First there isn't enough padding. Second the heel cup is too big. It doesn't seem to hold your heel in place. When I was hiking up steep slopes my heel would hit the back of the heel and after 10 steps it would get uncomfortable quick. I couldn't imagine 15 miles in them.

    That is what you get when a company tries to jump into a new category. I'm sure the shoes to come will be improved and everything we expect from Arcteryx. They just aren't quite there with their boots.

    Not For Me

    • Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 13

    I too bought these boots because I usually like Arc'teryx's products. However, they were a big disappointment. They feel like cheap rubber boots on your feet and foot bed in not soft. The sock like liner is hard to put on in the boot. I was under the impression that the liner could be removed because they sold different types, but I pulled hard and it would not come out without tearing. I have about 20 pairs of boots to compare to, so I know what feels good and functions well. Needless to say, I returned them.

    Absolutely amazing boots

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 12.5

    Given how great all their clothing I own is I was intrigued when Arcteryx launched their footwear. I just picked a pair of these up and love them. I had read only good things about them, and my initial impression is that I'm blown away. I've hardly worn them at all so far, and not done any hiking in them yet, but right out of the box these are super comfortable. It takes a minute to put them on the first time you try because of how you have to hold the inner liner open, but once your foot is in it's just cradled in there.

    Sizing is spot on with all of my athletic shoes. I tried on both a 12 and a 12.5 and went with the bigger size, which makes sense given that I wear a 12 in any kind of standard footwear, but a 12.5 in athletic shoes for running, tennis, etc.

    Can't wait to get some miles on them and will report back!

    How it was made

      Arc'teryx

      Footwear & Ski Boots
      US MENUS WOMENUKEUMONDOINSKI BOOT SOLE LENGTH
        5 3.5 36 22 8.66  
        5.5 4 36 2/3  22.5 8.86  
        6 4.5 37 1/3  23 9.06 255mm
        6.5 5 38  23.5 9.25
        7 5.5 38 2/3 24 9.45 265mm
        7.5 6 39 1/3 24.5 9.65
      7 8 6.5 40 25 9.84 275mm
      7.5 8.5 7 40 2/3 25.5 10.04
      8 9 7.5 41 1/3 26 10.24 285mm
      8.5 9.5 8 42 26.5 10.43
      9 10 8.5 42 2/3 27 10.63 295mm
      9.5 10.5 9 43 1/3 27.5 10.83
      10 11 9.5 44 28 11.02 305mm
      10.5 11.5 10 44 2/3 28.5 11.22
      11 12 10.5 45 1/3 29 11.42 315mm
      11.5   11 46 29.5 11.61
      12   11.5 46 2/3 30 11.81 325mm
      12.5   12 47 1/3 30.5 12.01
      13   12.5 48 31 12.2  
      13.5   13 48 2/3 31.5 12.4  
      14   13.5 49 1/3 32 12.6