Durable, stable, comfortable. A workhorse approach shoe.

July 09, 2019

The toughest conditions demand shoes to match. Experienced users like guides and alpine professionals know all to well that the longevity of their shoes is paramount. This Fall 2019, Arc’teryx is putting their most durable approach shoe to work. The Konseal AR is a workhorse shoe designed for long, technical appraoches under the load of a heavy pack.


• High durability

• Comfortable during extended use

• Innovative sole design for better stability



Not one to shy away from technical terrain, the Konseal AR is built with guides and alpine professionals in mind. Delivering outstanding durability, support and performance, while remaining light and agile enough for extended travel with a heavy load over demanding terrain. The chassis of the Konseal AR is injected with a layer of TPU and a 70 Shore D midfoot shank which provides stiffness to the base for the climbing performance required by professionals. Nubuck suede leather upper naturally resists tears and abrasion while providing a comfortable feel during prolonged use. Comfort is further enhanced through the use of a 4mm Ortholite™ 3D molded insole. Lastly, technical terrain is no problem for the Konseal AR thanks to a hand-buffed 3D molded toe cap and forefoot outsole that creates a sharp edge for better climbing performance. “The shoes worked well for the aggressive short roping I was doing; great stability and precision and the rubber performed well on the slick gneiss. The profile of the shoe is great, allowing for good edging in the forefoot and I like how there is no extra material, making for a forefoot that fits well with no sloppiness.” Nat Patridge, EXXUM Guide President



The designers wanted a shoe that can handle a lot of work, taking great care to give this shoe the protection it needed to be a durable workhorse. The innovative answer was stretch the TPU coating past the outsole and cover the toe as well. This design grants more resistance to wear while also enabling better traction and climbing performance.



Activity: Approach shoe


Upper: 1.7mm nubuck suede leather, 3D molded and overlasted toe cap, protective oil print, microfiber 0.8mm heel collar lining

Sockliner: 4mm thickness OrthoLite™

3D molded insert

Midsole: Compressed EVA, 60 Shore C

Chassis: Injected TPU, 70 Shore D, Forefoot 0.7mm TPU film

Outsole: Vibram® Megagrip

Date Available: July 1, 2019


Men’s: 440g / 15.5 oz.

(Men’s 8.5 UK)

Women’s: 400g / 14.1 oz.

(Women’s 5.5 UK)

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