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.
WeightMen: 28.2ozWomen: 27oz
WidthMen: Narrow, NormalWomen: Narrow, Normal
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- 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.