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As a Jack-of-All-Trades, however, it is a master of none, and it does not excel at any one thing in particular.
They keep your feet dry, weigh next to nothing and look smart - what more could you ask for?
Our review of the Asolo Nucleon GV reveals an active travel shoe that fits squarely on the active end of that spectrum.
- Asolo created a versatile and lightweight hiking shoe in the Nucleon GV. Its suede leather upper with Schoeller soft shell fabric renders durability and flexibility. A Gore-Tex lining helps promote comfort. A toe cap adds protection and an uncomplicated lacing aids in a quick, precise adjustment.
- As part of the brand’s A-Fast technology, the Asolo Nucleon GV has a sole unit that features the Synthesis outsole and a mono-density EVA midsole. The outsole delivers surface contact for grip while the midsole promotes comfort through its shock-attenuating capabilities.
The Synthesis outsole, a product of the collaboration of Vibram and Asolo, uses the Megagrip compound. It renders traction on virtually all types of terrain through its durable and aggressive lugs. Its self-cleaning design prevents muck build-up, enhancing grip on ground surfaces, whether wet or dry. The sole extends a bit to the toes for reinforcement and additional protection.
Using a mono-density EVA midsole, the Asolo Nucleon GV absorbs shock and maximizes energy return. It is built from a new-generation compound that offers resilience and adaptability. It works with the Lite 2 plus anatomic footbed which enhances comfort.
To shield foot from trail debris, the Nucleon GV uses a robust 1.6 - 1.8 mm suede leather. A supple Schoeller soft-shell fabric gives flexibility and weather protection. A Gore-Tex Extended Comfort laminate, on the other hand, handles waterproofing and promotes breathability through its non-insulated construction.
A rubber toe cap is added to safeguard the foot against minor knocks. A loop at the heel helps the user in donning and doffing the shoe.