Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.
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Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
WeightMen: 34.6ozWomen: 34.6oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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The Asolo Alta Via GV is recommended for technical use on high-altitude terrain and ice, so you get more features than winter hillwalkers need.
- The Asolo Alta Via GV is equipped with enough mountain-centric features for alpine expeditions, be they high-altitude ascents or base-level traversals. Its insulated and waterproof leather upper (thanks to Gore-Tex) is securely planted on the Duo Asoflex Ascent lasting board which is made up of three materials: nylon, fiberglass, and EVA.
- Its sole unit is comprised mainly of a rigid midsole and the Vibram Vertical outsole. It is rounded out by shock-absorbent inserts and crampon points.
Asolo’s Alta Via GV is an adequately true-to-size, high-cut alpine boot for men and women. It is offered in whole and half sizes in standard width. A secure and customized fit is made possible by the footgear’s front closure.
The Alta Via GV owes its surface-adhering power to its rubber outsole, called Vertical—a product made by Vibram in collaboration with Asolo. It features durable, self-cleaning lugs (those blocky and spiky protrusions) for added grip over rocky terrain. It is engineered with a hooked heel to help wearers descend slopes with enhanced security.
With its stiff midsole, this Asolo footgear is capable of protecting the foot from sharp, pointy hazards and giving the user a steady footing over rugged terrain. Placed at its heel and forefoot are PU inserts that grant shock absorption. Directly on top of it sits a cushy anatomic footbed called Lite 3 for added comfort and support underfoot.
Encasing the foot in the Alta Via GV is its high-top upper made of water-resistant Perwanger leather. It has a thickness ranging between 2.2 mm and 2.4 mm. Its liner comes with Gore-Tex’s Insulated Comfort technology, leaving the boot warm and breathable enough on the inside yet amply waterproof on the outside. Covering almost the entire perimeter of its base is a sturdy overlay (or rand) for extra scuff and scratch protection.
The boot’s closure system uses mostly riveted metal loops and hooks in place of regular eyelets. The lace holes at the ankle are made of fabric.
- This climbing footgear from Asolo supports step-in (automatic) crampons.