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: 14.1ozWomen: 14.1oz
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
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Updates to Asolo Megaton Mid GV
- The Megaton Mid GV from Asolo melds comfort and support in its suede leather and polyester enclosure. It has a waterproof and breathable liner courtesy of Gore-Tex, called Extended Comfort.
- Delivering comfort, protection, and surefootedness on the trail is the Asolo Synthesis sole unit. It consists of a mono-density EVA midsole and Vibram’s adequately lugged outsole. These two subcomponents unified give the boot a toe rocker—a feature that improves walking comfort, especially during toe offs.
Asolo Megaton Mid GV size and fit
A fairly true-to-size, mid-cut light hiking gear for men and women is the Asolo Megaton Mid GV. It is made for those with regular-width feet. It is offered in a range of sizes, both half and whole. Its lace-up closure provides a simple approach to achieving a personalized lockdown. Its plush in-shoe fit is courtesy of the boot’s padded collar and tongue.
Asolo engineers, in collaboration with Vibram, gave the Megaton Mid GV an exclusive kind of outsole—the Synthesis. Its entire build is based on Vibram’s Megagrip compound, allowing it to produce the right amount of traction on surfaces whether wet or dry. Its aggressively shaped lugs, aside from having the ability to bite into most types of terrain, self-clean with every step.
Besides steady balance, the Megaton Mid GV provides a cushioned and shock-protected ride with its sturdy midsole made of ethylene-vinyl acetate (EVA). Its single-density construction has waterproof properties, as well as stress resistance and toughness. Resting on top of this stabilizing foam is the Lite 2 Plus footbed for extra underfoot comfort.
The over-the-ankle upper of the Asolo Megaton Mid GV is a combination of water-resistant suede leather and polyester. Its Gore-Tex Extended Comfort liner bars intrusive wet elements and exhausts heat and moisture simultaneously. On the back of its heel is a synthetic pull tab for on-and-off convenience. Its forefoot end, on the other hand, is engineered with a protective toe cap made of rubber. Rounding up all things upper is the light hiker’s classic lacing system which features synthetic laces, leather lace loops, and metallic open hooks.
- There is a low-top edition of this shoe named Asolo Megaton GV.