Verdict from 2 experts and 54 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • Many owners described the Asolo Megaton GV as a hiking shoe that's dependably waterproof.
  • Nearly everyone who bought it was enamored by its excellent level of comfort.
  • This Asolo footgear was applauded by several users for being very lightweight.
  • A good number of wearers greatly appreciated the Megaton GV’s roomy toe box.
  • About a handful of reviewers praised the shoe’s stylish design.
  • Based on a couple of reports, this low-top hiker has a true-to-size fit.
  • A very small number of owners wrote flattering remarks about the shoe’s grippy outsole.
  • The Asolo Megaton GV was happily commended by an expert reviewer for its mighty toe protection.

2 reasons not to buy

  • Some users were left in utter disbelief after discovering the default insole’s poor cushioning.
  • A review website gave the Megaton GV a thumbs-down for its expensive price tag.

Bottom line

It is not difficult a feat for the Asolo Megaton GV to wind up in the hands of those looking for quality hiking shoe. Indeed, its feathery lightness, great comfort, relentless waterproofing and protective toe box render it worthy enough. However, there were those who picked on its scrawny footbed. In the end, this Asolo hiker has enough merits to be called a great success. That said, wearers might get a better experience if they replace the default footbed with a cushier aftermarket insole.

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Good to know

  • Asolo’s Megaton GV encloses the foot in a water-resistant upper made with a combination of one-piece suede leather and polyester. Its liner is by Gore-Tex, making the shoe waterproof.
  • Asolo collaborated with Vibram to give the shoe a sole unit called A-Fast. Its cushy midsole is made of EVA, while its grippy outsole is made of rubber, based on Vibram’s Megagrip compound. 

The Asolo Megaton GV is a low-cut, fairly true-to-size day hiking shoe crafted specifically for men and women with standard-width feet. It is offered in both whole and half sizes. The women’s version is built around a female-specific last. The shoe’s lacing system provides a personalized fit.

The Megaton GV’s solution to slippery surfaces is the Vibram Megagrip outsole. This durable rubber layer is covered with angular lugs to produce grip in virtually every direction. The engineering of these lugs—the way they are spaced apart—sheds dirt and prevents debris buildup. Outside traction, this component also extends upward, creating a protective toe bumper. 

Lending hikers the amount of underfoot comfort and stability they need is the shoe’s mono-density EVA midsole. The material it is made of—ethylene-vinyl acetate—is known for its longevity and stress-crack resistance. Giving users additional cushioning and extra support is the Lite 2 plus footbed. It has perforations for added breathability. 

By combining suede leather (with a thickness of 1.8 mm), polyester, and Gore-Tex’s Extended Comfort liner, the Asolo engineers have created an abrasion-resistant, breathable, and waterproof upper in the Megaton GV. Its closure system features synthetic laces and a combination of classic eyelets and lace tunnels. 


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