Asolo Grid GV: Before you buy

Asolo Grid GV Upper

With all the hype surrounding the Grid GV, it is easy to switch to “buy” mode and snag said shoe in a heartbeat. We, however, advise you to pore through the following points before you take the jump.

Asolo Grid GV Laces

Its highlights:

  • Its inner bootie is fully furnished with Gore-Tex’s Extended Comfort membrane, which repels wetness in light rain and puddles of no more than 3 inches at most.
  • As its upper is made mainly of microfiber and polyester, the shoe is quite light, affording you the agility you require on most hikes.
  • The cupped construction of its sole provides enhanced heel support.
  • Its rockered sole unit (front and back) makes level-ground transitions a breeze.

Asolo Grid GV Midsole

Considerations:

  • Since the Grid GV does not come with a proper heel brake, downhill traversals—particularly on loose or wet soil—can be trickier.
  • It lacks a pull loop at the heel, potentially making on and off a bit challenging for some.

Asolo Grid GV Insole

Additional information

  • Its tongue has two lace catchers, which keep the tongue firmly in place if used simultaneously.
  • This shoe comes in a leather variant, called Grid GV LTH.
  • There is also its boot-type counterpart, called Grid Mid GV.

Asolo Grid GV Outsole

Facts / Specs

Weight: 10.6oz
Use: Day Hiking, Speed Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal / Narrow, Normal
BRAND Brand: Asolo

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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.