For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots
Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.
Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.
Mainly sandals. Aside from hiking they can be used for other purposes such as water activities. See multi-sport hiking sandals.
Good to know
Casual hikers can choose day hiking footwear or multi-sport sandals. More info here.
Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.
Good to know
Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
WeightMen: 20.9ozWomen: 20.9oz
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
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Updates to Asolo Drifter Evo GV
- 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.
Asolo Drifter Evo GV size and fit
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.