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.
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.
Mid to high-cut models designed for more aggressive hikes and backpacking. See hiking 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.
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: 17.3ozWomen: 15.1oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
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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.
It proved to be a comfortable, breathable, flexible shoe perfect for light hiking or walking on even surfaces.
Comfortable, tough, and relatively light, which is a rare trifecta in the hiking boot world.
Very comfy, very light, very capable and very hard to fault.
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.
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.
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.
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.