Verdict from 81 user reviews

8 reasons to buy

  • A majority of reviewers appreciated the comfy feel of this Asolo boot.
  • Most users admired the ankle support that it provided.
  • The snug fit of the footgear received a lot of compliments from outdoor enthusiasts.
  • There was minimal break-in required, as testified by a decent number of owners.
  • A good chunk of purchasers said that the Asolo TPS 535 LTH V Evo was built to last.
  • The lacing system was easy to use, as observed by some.
  • A few liked how grippy it was, especially on rocky climbs and descents.
  • A good number said that they didn’t notice the absence of a waterproof liner when they used this backpacking boot.

2 reasons not to buy

  • This footgear can get a bit warm during the summer, as stated by the minority.
  • A wearer didn’t get enough arch support from the boot’s footbed.

Bottom line

The Asolo TPS 535 LTH V Evo generally won the hearts of those who purchased it. Consumers loved its comfortable feel and reliable ankle support. They also liked how it fits. On the flip side, it was criticized for being a tad warm for summer use. Overall, the Asolo TPS 535 LTH V Evo is a solid choice for backpackers who are in need of a pair that delivers all the essentials.

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Good to know

  • The Asolo TPS 535 LTH V Evo is engineered for traversing technical terrain. The boot’s full-grain leather upper is both resistant to water and abrasive elements.
  • The boot comes with the brand’s proprietary Triple Power Structure (TPS) sole, a unit which has a rockered form. Its midsole is made of bi-density polyurethane (PU) which lessens the amount of impact received by the foot. The Asolo/Vibram-powered outsole is in charge of traction.

Asolo offers the TPS 535 LTH V Evo in whole and half sizes for men and women. The men’s version comes in standard and wide. The women’s boot is only offered in standard width. The boot fairly runs true to size. A classic lace-up closure renders a customized fit.

The TPS 535 LTH V Evo’s outsole is designed in partnership with Vibram. This rubber outsole is designed to grip on different types of surfaces. Its lugs are widely spaced to flush water and mud away, preventing slippage. The sole extends at the front part to protect the toes from stubbing.

The Triple Power Structure technology incorporates a dual-density polyurethane midsole which has one part for cushioning and another for providing support. It also features three low-density PU cylinders. Two cylinders are positioned in the heel area. The lateral cylinder absorbs shock while the medial one delivers stability. The third cylinder in the metatarsal region aids the toe-off action.

Underfoot comfort and arch support are supplied by the Asolo TPS LTH V Evo’s Lite 2 Footbed. An Asoflex 00 MR lasting board provides additional impact protection.

The Asolo TPS 535 LTH V Evo has a leather upper (full-grain kind with a thickness of 2.2 to 2.4mm), making it durable. It’s engineered to be resistant against water and keep the wearer’s foot as dry. A Cambrielle lining wicks the excess moisture away.

The upper uses a set of metal eyelets and hooks for a quick lace up. The padded tongue and collar promote comfort.


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