Verdict from 1 expert and 5 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Some owners didn’t delay in calling the Asolo Freney XT GV a remarkably comfortable mountaineering footgear.
  • The boot gets to provide users with ample warmth thanks to the Gore-Tex Insulated Comfort technology.
  • A couple of wearers simply felt it proper to regard this climbing footwear as an excellent product overall.
  • The Freney XT GV managed to stun a very small number of reviewers with its unbelievable lightness.
  • A footwear critic was more than impressed with the boot’s exceptional traction.
  • This Asolo mountaineering gear is engineered with a TPU heel welt, making it compatible with semi-automatic crampons.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Based on a couple of reports, the Asolo Freney XT GV may be too unforgiving for people with wide feet.
  • A review expert shunned the boot’s hit-or-miss climbing performance on damp rocks

Bottom line

Asolo may have just created a masterful product in the Freney XT GV, and the good news is, it isn’t solely because of its lavish comfort. Indeed, beyond its plush in-shoe environment, it is also incredibly lightweight and powerfully grippy to boot. That said, amidst the footwear’s praises, sticking like a sore thumb is its allegedly narrow build. By and large, the Asolo Freney XT GV, with its several good points, is still a must-have—something quite difficult to pass up, even with its asserted narrowness factored in.

Good to know

  • Making up the majority of the Freney XT GV’s sturdy upper is a water-resistant fabric known as Schoeller K-Tech. The boot’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 boot’s microporous midsole. It has a TPU heel notch, making hybrid crampons compatible with the footwear.
  • The boot 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 boot. 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 boot’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 bootie 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 boot’s closure system. 


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