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: 19.3ozWomen: 19.3oz
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
Asolo Finder GV notable features
The Asolo Finder GV hiking boot (men’s and women’s) is designed to accompany outdoor lovers in their backcountry excursions. Thanks to a suede-and-Cordura combo, its upper offers durable trail protection. Also, the boot is lined with Gore-Tex (a component also found in the Fugitive GTX) that makes it all-weather ready.
Underfoot, it employs the Asolo-slash-Vibram Duo Radiant sole unit. It includes a bi-density EVA midsole for supportive cushioning and a Radiant outsole (made of Megagrip compound) for a grippy ride.
Asolo Finder GV size and fit
This European-made leather hiker from Asolo caters to men and women. It is a relatively true-to-size hiking boot that is available in regular sizes and standard width. Generally, it runs true to size. Its sturdy closure system helps in managing the overall fit and volume.
According to Asolo, their boots are molded using lasts that pay extra attention to the natural flex of the foot. These lasts are defined by the morphology of men’s and women’s feet; thus, providing comfort and enhancing performance.
This over-the-ankle waterproof hiker carries the Radiant outsole, a material that is made of the Vibram Megagrip compound. This sole is designed to provide optimal traction on most types of terrain. Its aggressive heal cleat works with Asolo’s Aso-brake system to amplify the boot’s braking power. The lugs at the lateral side of the sole yields support and pronation control.
The Finder GV employs a dual-density EVA midsole. Its top layer is more compact than the base to enhance stability. The lower part, on the other hand, is made of a softer material to assist in shock absorption.
This Asolo product comes with an Asoflex 00 SR fast lasting board and a Lite 2 anatomic footbed. These elements render underfoot firmness and support, respectively.
The Asolo Finder GV’s upper is made of a water-resistant suede (1.6 - 1.8 mm) and Cordura. To further enhance the boot’s weatherproofing, it is lined with the Gore-Tex Extended Comfort laminate. Reinforcements are placed in the toe area and at the base of the upper to bolster its protection against outdoor obstacles.
This Asolo boot is designed with a cushioned tongue and collar that grant comfort. Its lacing system is comprised of sturdy metal hoops and hooks. Lastly, a heel tab makes on and off easy.