Through the use of the form obtained by hand, the pattern makers create a three-dimensional object, the shoe, starting from two-dimensional elements laid flat, that is, leather and fabrics. The value of this process is perceptible in the fit of each individual model, appreciating the harmony and comfort with which the construction materials adapt to the anatomy of the foot, following its natural movement during walking.
The creation of a last, the result of constant research on plantar anatomy, is a long and accurate process in which AKU’s long experience in the design and production of high quality footwear for mountaineering, backpacking and trekking is condensed.
The original AKU shape is the matrix from which, thanks to specific adaptations, the different types of shape derive, which vary in relation to the different models and the specific use function of the product.
Soft and welcoming shapes are the prerogative of footwear in the ACTIVE segment, intended for light outdoor activities, in non-demanding conditions and on regular surfaces. Enveloping and anatomical shapes are instead intended for footwear in the TREKKING segment, to offer stability and encourage dynamic action when walking on mountain trails with very uneven ground. Finally, lean and elongated shapes are used in professional footwear in the MOUNTAIN segment, to promote precision and sensitivity when used in rock and ice climbing.