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  • 90 / 100 | UKClimbing | | Level 2 expert

    In summary the Asolo Freney XT is a lightweight, stiff boot that's ideal for everything from UK winter walking and winter mountaineering, through Alpine summer to via ferrata, scrambling and the more demaning sort of trekking route.

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  • Making up the majority of the Freney XT GV’s sturdy upper is a water-resistant fabric known as Schoeller K-Tech. The cleat’s upper is also waterproof and thermally charged as it is crafted with Gore-Tex’s Insulated Comfort liner.
  • Coming in robust yet cushy is the cleat’s microporous midsole. It has a TPU heel notch, making hybrid crampons compatible with the footwear.
  • The cleat grants users traction with the Vibram 1229 Mulaz outsole. Its forefoot zone is specially designed to give mountaineers climbing precision.

Asolo’s Freney XT GV is a high-cut, fairly true-to-size mountaineering cleat. It is intended for male adventurers with regular-width feet. Purchasers are given a range of full and half sizes to choose from. Its lace-up closure provides a personalized fit from the toe box all the way up to the ankle shaft.

The aggressively lugged and grooved outsole of the Asolo Freney XT GV is one Vibram 1229 Mulaz. As it is based on the Mont compound, this durable component gives users enough traction over rugged terrain, even in severely cold conditions. This outsole is also engineered with the Climbing Zone—a forefoot feature that allows users to gain precise footing on craggy surfaces. 

Freney XT GV users are promised cushioning and stability underfoot with the cleat’s dual-density microporous midsole. It comes with a polyurethane heel zone and a crampon connection made of thermoplastic polyurethane. Its Duo Asoflex Ascent lasting board (under which the upper is securely tucked) is made with a combination of carbon fiber and EVA. Completing the midsole unit and providing extra cushioning and support is the Lite 3 anatomic footbed. 

The water-resistant and temperature-regulating upper of the Asolo Freney XT GV is made of Schoeller K-Tech Micro Tech with microfibre. It has synthetic overlays and a rand that completely covers the base for abrasion protection. Its main cleatie features the Gore-Tex’s Insulated Comfort technology for thermal insulation and waterproofing. Metallic speed hooks and synthetic loops and laces make up the entirety of the cleat’s closure system. 

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