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: 17.4ozWomen: 17.4oz
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
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Updates to Asolo Liquid GV
- A boot designed for hiking and summer walking is the Asolo Liquid GV. Suede leather and polyester form its over-the-ankle upper. It is built for the changing weather all thanks to the Gore-Tex Extended Comfort technology.
- Asolo collaborated with Vibram to engineer the Liquid GV’s Redster sole unit. It consists of a dual-density midsole, self-cleaning rubber outsole, and TPU (thermo-plastic polyurethane) toe cap.
Asolo Liquid GV size and fit
The Asolo Liquid GV is a mid-cut boot for male and female day hikers. This gear offers a fairly true-to-size fit. It comes in whole and half sizes in standard width. Its lacing system enables wearers to achieve a secure and personalized lockdown.
Based on the Megagrip compound, the Vibram Redster outsole offers a kind of terrain grip that works whether the surface is dry, wet, or muddy. It is engineered with self-cleaning lugs which shed debris and sticky dirt during transitions. It also has a forefoot tip that encroaches the upper, giving the boot extra toe protection.
The Asolo Liquid GV steadies the wearer’s footing and mitigates shock thanks to its cushy dual-density midsole. It is made of EVA or ethylene-vinyl acetate—a special kind of foam characterized by a balanced blend of softness and resilience. Its heel subcomponent is also made of EVA, though it has a lower density compared with the main platform for more cushioning and shock absorption.
Giving extra comfort and support underfoot is the boot’s anatomic footbed, called Lite 2 Plus. This insole, securely resting atop the Asoflex 00 SR Fast lasting board, adjusts to the foot’s contour over time.
Serving as the Liquid GV’s primary defense against the elements is its part water-resistant suede leather, part polyester upper. Its Gore-Tex Extended Comfort liner prevents water intrusion while keeping the boot’s interior ventilated for longer. At the forefoot is a TPU toe cap, responsible for averting the likelihood of sustaining toe injuries.
Offering a secure and precise fit is the weatherproof boot’s classic lacing system. Asolo engineers gave it a set of open hooks around the collar region for fast and convenient lace-ups.