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  • 92 / 100 | Live for the Outdoors | Level 1 expert

    Unless you need the absolute best performance, then this is a superbly priced boot for general winter mountain use, which is very difficult to improve upon.

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  • The Elbrus GV from Asolo is an over-the-ankle mountaineering cleat, sporting a lightweight yet protective shell which is made of soft Schoeller textile. This waterproof and breathable upper (thanks to Gore-Tex) is securely nested on a part nylon, part fiberglass lasting board called Asoflex Spiky.
  • For shock absorption and cushioning, the engineers from the Italian brand gave the Elbrus GV a microporous midsole with Dual Integrated System technology. It is engineered with an attach point at the heel, making the cleat compatible with semi-automatic (hybrid) crampons. Beneath this chunky platform is the Vibram Ascent outsole for traction.

Asolo’s Elbrus GV is a fairly true-to-size, high-cut alpine climbing gear for men and women. It is specifically crafted for individuals with regular (medium-width) feet. It comes in a range of sizes, both full and half. The women’s version is built around a last that closely follows the contours of the female foot. The cleat’s speed lacing system makes lockdown personalization possible.

Vibram Ascent is what gives mountaineers the amount of traction they need on rocky terrain. This outsole is engineered with mostly blocky lugs horizontally lined up along its borders for improved climbing control. 

The forefoot tip of the outsole extends to the upper. This design choice gives wearers frontal protection against bumps. 

With its dual-density microporous midsole, the Asolo Elbrus GV provides adequate stability, soft cushioning, and terrain protection. Its crampon points are made of polyurethane. Doubling down on underfoot comfort is the Lite 4 anatomic footbed. 

The Elbrus GV has a water-resistant suede leather upper engineered with soft shell-like coating from Schoeller. Granting the cleat a level of water protection is the Gore-Tex Performance Comfort liner imbued within its main cleatie. This waterproofing technology also promotes the cleat’s breathability. 

Giving mountaineers a secure lockdown is the Elbrus GV’s speed lacing system. It is made up of synthetic laces and a combination of metallic open hooks and synthetic lace loops. 

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