Verdict from 4 experts and 84 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Expert reviewers got their money’s worth with the Asolo Greenwood GV.
  • According to a professional footwear critic, she was able to triumph over different types of terrain thanks to the exceptional grip performance of the boot's Vibram outsole.
  • The lightness of this Asolo boot impressed one gear tester immensely.
  • A reputable blogger happily reported of the Greenwood GV’s relentless waterproofing.
  • Its mid-cut upper is made of water-resistant Perwanger leather.
  • This hiking footgear was lauded by a user for its highly supportive ankle collar.

1 reason not to buy

  • An expert came away disappointed with the Greenwood GV’s restrictive toe box.

Bottom line

People who decide to gear up with the Greenwood GV from Asolo are destined to experience the trail with outstanding ankle support and great agility. Such qualities, among a few others, make this leather hiker quite the investment. Unfortunately, the boot’s solitary misfire—having a cramped toe box, that is—might ultimately deter some folks from buying one. Nevertheless, the Greenwood GV has more than what it lacks which should be reason enough for outdoor enthusiasts to give it a try.

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Good to know

  • The Asolo Greenwood GV, which is the 2018 update of the Tribe GV, is intended for all-season hiking. Just like its older sibling, it has a one-piece 2.4 mm Perwanger leather upper that works with a Gore-Tex liner for protecting the foot against wet elements. 
  • From its predecessor’s Radiant sole, the boot now features a Duo Radiant sole unit. The one responsible for cushioning is the double density EVA midsole. The other component is an outcome of the brand's collaboration with Vibram. It is designed with the outsole manufacturer’s Megagrip compound for durability and wet-surface and slippery ground traction. 

The Asolo Greenwood GV is a high-cut hiker for men and women. Generally runs true to size, it comes in a range of regular lengths for men and women. The classic front lace-up grants the user a personalized fit. It is offered in D - standard for men and B - standard for women.

The traction of Asolo’s Greenwood GV comes from the Duo Radiant Outsole. The aggressive boots found in the heel area aids the wearer during descents. The inside lateral section features bold designs that control pronation and enhance support. It is designed with channels that shed water and other unwanted elements that lead to slipping. The outsole also extends upward in the front for forefoot protection. 

The Duo Radiant midsole of the Greenwood GV has two components. The bottom one is a soft layer that absorbs shock. It also stretches from the rear to the forefoot to grant comfort. The top layer is denser so that it can provide stability to the user. 

Another set of midsole components are the Asoflex 00 MR lasting board and the Lite 2 footbed. They work together in promoting a proper gait cycle. 

The 2.4 mm Perwanger leather upper is a water-resistant component that works with the Gore-Tex Performance Comfort liner for water protection. The waterproof-slash-breathable membrane can manage both cold and warm conditions.

There is a toe cap that serves as the defense of the Gore-Tex boot from abrasions and shield of the foot from accidental impacts from the front. The lace-up closure includes metallic hardware comprising D-rings, eyelets and hooks. Easy on and off is possible with the heel tab at the back. 


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