Gear Review: Arc'teryx Accrux SL

I have had my Arc'teryx Accrux SL shoes for over 2 years now and in that time, I have logged over 400 miles in them. To say they are one of my favorite pairs of shoes is an understatement: I'm just a little bit obsessed.

 Wearing my Accrux SL approach shoes in the North Cascades.

Wearing my Accrux SL approach shoes in the North Cascades.

In cool grey with minty green accents, the shoe is as sexy as an approach shoe comes. The rubber is super sticky and the shoes have proved to be both incredibly comfortable and durable—something that I require and admire in my gear. From the brutally long approach to Mount Olympus in the Olympic National Park to scrambling my way through the Glacier Peak Wilderness to walking up sticky granite in Joshua Tree, these are my go-to shoes and if you haven't tried a pair yet, I highly recommend checking them out whether you're hitting the crag or scrambling your heart out! 

 Heading down from Black Peak. Photo credit:  Erin Cunningham

Heading down from Black Peak. Photo credit: Erin Cunningham

A note on sizing: I have a wide foot and found my shoes to be very comfortable but I did size down. I'm usually a U.S. 9.5 or 40.5 but in these shoes, I went down to a size 9 and they fit perfectly with thin socks or bare feet.