Summary

We spent 9 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what hikers think:

6 reasons to buy

  • An avid Asolo fan was able to break in this boot quickly and with little effort.
  • The Nilas GV, according to one user, runs true to size.
  • This boot earned the approval of a reviewer with its enchanting level of comfort.
  • Its grippy Vibram outsole features self-cleaning lugs which resist and shed various kinds of sticky substances.
  • A wearer found the Nilas GV’s ability to provide great terrain stability quite impressive.
  • Support-wise, this Asolo gear deeply astounded a female hiker.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The Asolo Nilas GV’s suggested retail price is towering to say the least.

Bottom line

Nature lovers in search of a boot with a kind of comfort achievable right out of the box may find one in the Nilas GV. That said, on top of having richly comfortable confines that require very little break-in time, the boot also has a true-to-size fit. It is rather unfortunate, however, that this Asolo footwear doesn’t come cheap—it just might be too expensive that only those super invested in it would consider. Overall, the Nilas GV is a great trail companion, especially for those who are financially prepared.

Facts

Use: Backpacking
Cut: Mid cut
Price: $285
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Weight: Women: 18oz
Width: Men: Normal | Women: Normal
Brand: Asolo
Material: Leather, Mesh upper, Rubber sole, Suede, Vibram sole
Technology: Gore-Tex
Colorways: Blue
Size
Small True to size Large
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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 boots, 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. 

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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