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.
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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.
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Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
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- The Nilas GV, dubbed by Italian brand Asolo as an ideal gear for four-season hiking, combines protection, comfort, and performance in its layered shell. Its mainly leather upper is securely planted on the Asoflex 00 MR lasting board. It is also amply waterproof, thanks to its Gore-Tex liner.
- A springy yet tough midsole and grippy outsole make up the boot’s Duo Radiant sole unit. It gives the gear a rockered toe, making toe offs smooth and comfortable
The Asolo Nilas GV is an adequately true-to-size, mid-cut leather hiker. It is crafted specifically for women with B – standard feet. It is listed in a decent range of whole and half sizes. Its lace-up closure gives wearers the ability to lock in their preferred fit.
With the Nilas GV’s Duo Radiant outsole—a product made in collaboration with Vibram—users can secure a supported foothold on uneven surfaces whether wet or dry. It features rectangular lugs, arranged and lined up in such a way to produce multi-directional traction. Its heal cleats, which are part of the outsole’s Aso-brake system, are more pronounced than the rest to help hikers better navigate steep descents.
Asolo’s direct answer to the cushioning and underfoot protection needs of the wearer is the boot’s dual-density EVA midsole. Its bottom layer is soft for shock absorption, while its top layer is made extra stiff to promote stability.
Giving comfort alongside the main midsole unit is the Nilas GV’s Lite 2 anatomical footbed. It conforms to the contours of the user’s feet with successive use, thereby providing even more familiar comfort with time.
The Asolo Nilas GV has a water-resistant suede leather upper, having a thickness that ranges from 1.6 to 1.8 millimeters. It has proper waterproofing and ventilation thanks to Gore-Tex’s Performance Comfort technology. There is also its sturdy toe cap, marked with the Asolo logo, for frontal impact protection and toe injury prevention.
Asolo engineers took good use of the leather upper in forming the majority of the boot’s eyelets. That said, they also gave the footwear a set of metallic open hooks for speedy lace-ups. Crisscrossing through these combination eyelets are synthetic laces.