Verdict from 100+ user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • A decent number of users loved the superb ankle support offered by the Asolo Drifter Evo GV.
  • This hiking boot was applauded by numerous owners for its unbelievable level of comfort.
  • Its super-sturdy construction mesmerized a handful of Asolo fans.
  • The Drifter Evo GV was applauded by a small percentage of testers for being astonishingly light.
  • A couple of consumer reviewers were able to break in this footgear in no time.
  • This above-the-ankle footgear provided a narrow-footed wearer with a satisfying fit.

1 reason not to buy

  • An owner was disappointed to witness the boot’s stitching coming apart after only four months of use.

Bottom line

When it comes to ankle support and comfort, the Drifter Evo GV from Asolo appears to have hit a home run. Its success story doesn’t end there, however, as the shoe also inspires confidence in terms of build quality. That said, the issue surrounding its stitching durability doesn’t help its ascent to perfection. Overall, minus its alleged flaw, the Drifter Evo GV still makes for a capable Asolo gear thanks to its excellence on several fronts.

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Good to know

  • This waterproof hiker now features the Duo Radiant technology. Its outsole uses the Megagrip compound which offers traction on wet and dry surfaces. It is still equipped with the Aso-brake system.
  • From a mono-density EVA, the Drifter Evo GV now features a dual-density EVA midsole. It takes care of stability, cushioning and comfort. Likewise, an Asoflex 00 MR lasting board and Lite 2 anatomic footbed render support.
  • Its upper is a combination of leather and Cordura. A Gore-Tex laminate, cushioned tongue and collar, as well as its lacing system brings comfort and security on the trails.

The Asolo Drifter Evo GV is a hiking boot which caters to men and women. It comes in standard width and regular sizes. Its classic lace-up closure enables a straightforward fit adjustment. It generally runs true to size.

The Drifter Evo GV has an Asolo/Vibram outsole. It uses the Megagrip compound which offers sensitivity in different ground conditions. Its profile includes aggressive lugs which assist users when tackling demanding trails. The Aso-brake system helps secure grip on steep descents.

The Asolo Drifter Evo GV features the Duo Radiant midsole. Its top material, which is a harder density molded EVA, improves stability. The lower part which uses a softer EVA foam dissipates shock from impacts and promotes comfort during a stride. The Asoflex 00 MR adds underfoot protection, and the Lite 2 anatomical footbed conforms to the foot, enhancing comfort.

This mid-top day hiking boot uses 1.6 - 1.8 mm suede leather and Cordura fabric to yield a flexible and durable upper. The moderately insulated Gore-Tex Performance Comfort lining allows the foot to breathe while protecting it from water encounters. Its cuff and tongue are padded for comfort, a pull loop at the heel aids in on and off, and the combination eyelets help keep the foot in place. Lastly, the rubber toe cap reinforces and shields the toes.


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