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: 23.8ozWomen: 23.8oz
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
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96 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews
All-in-all, this is a powerhouse of a hiking boot from Asolo.
Classic style with good technical features.
The weight and performance is very good for general hillwalking.
I’ve owned a lot of hiking boots in my time and I’ve done a huge amount of walking but I have never worn a boot that is this comfortable ‘out of the box’.
Updates to Asolo Greenwood GV
- 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.
Asolo Greenwood GV size and fit
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 cleats 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.