Verdict from 39 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Comfort level: More than a dozen users find the Asolo Grid GV mesmerizingly comfy on day one.
  • Mass: This hiker is super light, according to many purchasers.
  • Fit: It runs true to size, several reviewers claim.
  • Design: Based on a handful of reports, the Grid GV is among the most good-looking hiking shoes on the market.
  • Longevity: To a very few, this offering is one of Asolo’s most durable hikers.
  • Traction: Its sticking prowess is admirable, says an experienced trail-goer.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Support system: The Grid GV could be more supportive around the arch, based on a small number of reviews.
  • Price: An owner finds this hiking shoe somewhat expensive.

Bottom line

If you have been on the fence about entering the world of hiking, the Grid GV just might tip you over. Indeed, this lightweight piece from Asolo will win you over with its combination of rich comfort and eye-catching aesthetics. It also offers a well-rounded performance on mixed terrain, resulting in a shoe that you can rely on, whether on or off the trail.

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Asolo Grid GV: Before you buy

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.

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.

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.

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.

How Grid GV compares

This shoe: 71
All shoes average: 80
58 93
This shoe: $150
All shoes average: $131
$45 $240
This shoe: 10.6oz
All shoes average: 13.8oz
6.5oz 23.3oz
Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.

paul@runrepeat.com