Facts

  • Subcategory

    Hiking Sandals

    Made of lightweight materials. They don't have much top-of-the-foot coverage so they're mostly suitable for well-maintained trails and summer hikes. Also useful for crossing rivers and streams. They come in open and closed-toe designs. See the best hiking sandals.

    Hiking Shoes

    The low-cut equivalent of hiking boots. Comfort is paramount in the creation of these shoes so they often have flexible materials. Generally used for day hikes. See hiking shoes.

    Hiking Boots

    Mid to high-cut models designed for more aggressive hikes and backpacking. See hiking boots.

    Mountaineering Boots

    Specialized footwear. Often insulated and used in technical routes, ice climbing or expeditions. See mountaineering boots.

    Good to know

    For hikes that won't last for more than a day, go with hiking sandals or hiking shoes. Tackling trails with greater challenges will require hiking boots or mountaineering boots.

  • Use

    Day Hiking

    Shoes or boots for hikes that only last for half a day. Flexibility and lightness are the highlights of these kinds of footwear. See the best day hiking shoes and the best day hiking boots.

    Backpacking

    For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots

    Speed Hiking

    Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.

    Winter Hiking

    Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.

    Multi-sport

    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.

  • Cut

    Low

    Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.

    Mid

    Boots with an ankle-height cuff. They provide extra ankle support. See mid-cut hiking boots and mid-cut mountaineering boots.

    High

    Boots with a cuff that goes above the ankle. In the case of insulated ones, they may reach the calf. Also grants extra ankle support. See high-cut hiking boots and high-cut mountaineering boots.

    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.

  • Price
    $220
  • Feature
  • Weight
    Men: 17.3oz
    Women: 15.1oz
  • Width
    Men: Normal
    Women: Normal
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Summary

We spent 9.9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what hikers think:

7 reasons to buy

  • Asolo loyalists were very eager to purchase their second pair of the Falcon GV as they were pleased with its performance on and off the trail.
  • The underfoot cushioning of this day hiking boot received admiration from the majority.
  • A hiking professional was delighted with the out of the box comfort of the Asolo Falcon GV.
  • Most of the owners testified to the effective waterproofing of this pair.
  • The Falcon GV from Asolo was commended by many wearers as it provided adequate ankle support.
  • Plenty of users and experts complimented the glove-like fit of these hikers.
  • According to numerous impressed users, this was indeed a lightweight day hiking boot.

2 reasons not to buy

  • A small group of testers wished that the Asolo Falcon GV had deeper lugs.
  • Some users had to replace the insole to get better arch support.

Bottom line

Being a lightweight, comfortable and waterproof pair, the Asolo Falcon GV positively won the liking of outdoorsmen, may it be an expert or a newbie. However, being praised for all those good features does not equate to ticking all the boxes. There were hikers who weren’t satisfied with the outsole and the insole. Taking everything into account, the Asolo Falcon GV suits the needs of a modern hiker, a lightweight yet robust day hiking boot.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

Experts are hikers, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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92 / 100 based on 5 expert reviews

  • 100 / 100 | Outdoors Magic

    The Asolo Falcon GV hiking boot is primarily a boot for summer hiking, and it’s got pretty much everything you could ask for in such a model – from the breathability to the comfort, resilience and the light weight.

  • 81 / 100 | Gear Institute

    It proved to be a comfortable, breathable, flexible shoe perfect for light hiking or walking on even surfaces.

  • 90 / 100 | Switchback Travel

    Comfortable, tough, and relatively light, which is a rare trifecta in the hiking boot world.

  • 100 / 100 | Outdoor Enthusiast

    Very comfy, very light, very capable and very hard to fault.

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Updates to Asolo Falcon GV

  • Using a 1.6 - 1.8 mm suede and Cordura upper, Asolo made the Falcon GV ideal for hiking and summer walking. It has a Gore-Tex laminate to bring breathability and waterproofing. A cushioned tongue and collar, rubber toe cap and heel pull tab complement the upper.
  • Asolo, together with Vibram, developed the Redster outsole with the Megagrip compound. This sole has aggressive lugs that render traction on trails.
  • The Falcon GV from Asolo has dual density EVA midsole for comfort and cushioning. A lasting board and anatomic footbed give stability and support.

Asolo Falcon GV size and fit

The Asolo Falcon GV is a day hiking boot for men and women. It generally runs true to size and comes in standard width and sizes. Its classic lace-up closure delivers a snug and personalized fit to the user.

Outsole

The Redster  outsole employs the Megagrip compound. This proprietary technology offers grip, adapts on most types of surfaces and grants durability. Its self-cleaning lugs prevent muck build-up and bite into ground surfaces.

Midsole

This day hiking boot from Asolo uses a dual-density EVA midsole . The high-density foam delivers a stable ride. On the other hand, the low-density EVA at the heel area maximizes cushioning and dissipates shock from impacts.

Rendering additional protection underfoot is the Asoflex 00 SR lasting board. A Lite 2 plus anatomic footbed  promotes comfort.

Upper

The Asolo Falcon GV uses 1.6 - 1.8 mm suede leather and Cordura. This combination grants a durable and lightweight upper. The non-insulated Gore-Tex Extended Comfort  laminate lines the inside of this day hiking boot. It’s a waterproofing component that also creates a breathable environment in the shoe.

Its mid-cut design features a padded tongue and collar for comfort. A rubber toe cap helps protect the foot from accidental bumps and the pull tab on the heel assists in easy on and off.