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: 20.9ozWomen: 20.9oz
WidthMen: StandardWomen: Standard
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An ideal boot for year-round hiking and hillwalking, offering good ankle cushioning and a stable feel underfoot, with added shock absorption.
Updates to Asolo Patrol GV
- The Asolo Patrol GV is a boot designed for hikes from summer to winter. Rain or shine, muddy or snowy, it delivers water protection through its water-resistant suede leather and Cordura upper that’s lined with a Gore-Tex membrane.
- The sole unit is a creation of Asolo and Vibram called the Duo Radiant. It consists of a bi-density midsole and a rubber outsole which is created using the Megagrip compound.
Asolo Patrol GV size and fit
Asolo’s Patrol GV is a day hiking boot for men and women. Fairly running true to size, the boot is offered in regular lengths and medium width. For a cushioned performance, the tongue and collar are padded. A classic lace-up closure grants the user a personalized fit.
Responsible for delivering grip and performance is the Asolo/Vibram Duo Radiant outsole. The Megagrip compound was used in the creation of this unit. It is made durable and sticky so that it can tackle the demands of day hiking which include slippery and muddy surfaces.
Aggressive cleats found in the heel section aid the wearer during descents. Lugs that are spread on the lateral and medial sides promote stability and grant increased support during pronation. The front tip extends upward to form a bumper.
The Patrol GV features a midsole with two densities. The top unit is compact to grant stability. The lower part is a soft unit that stretches from the heel to the forefoot. It absorbs shock and delivers optimum comfort during hikes.
More cushioning and support comes from the anatomic footbed called Lite 2. The boot’s Asoflex 00 MR lasting board serves as an underfoot shield from the impacts of on-trail obstacles like roots and rocks.
The upper combines 1.6 - 1.8 mm suede and Cordura. This design creates a durable and water-resistant performance. It has a mid-cut design to support the ankle.
Lining the boot is the Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane. This waterproofing component is optimized for varying weather conditions. It has moderate insulation that’s useful during cold weather and breathability for warmer days.
There’s a TPU toe cap with the purpose of protecting the foot from accidental bumps. The lace-up closure consists of metal hardware and a fabric lace. Easy on and off is made possible by the pull tab at the back.