Who should buy the Asolo Alta Via GV
The Alta Via GV performed excellently as a mountaineering boot. It is a solid option if you:
- Prefer a mountaineering boot that is equipped with enough mountain-centric features for alpine expeditions.
- Prefer a mountaineering boot that provides insulation and waterproofing.
- Prefer a mountaineering boot that provides a secure and customized fit.
Excellent grip over rocky terrain
The Alta Via GV owes its surface-adhering power to its rubber outsole, called Vertical—a product made by Vibram in collaboration with Asolo. It features durable, self-cleaning lugs (those blocky and spiky protrusions) for added grip over rocky terrain. It is engineered with a hooked heel to help wearers descend slopes with enhanced security.
Protects the foot from sharp and pointy hazards
With its stiff midsole, this Asolo footgear is capable of protecting the foot from sharp, pointy hazards and giving the user a steady footing over rugged terrain.
Grants shock absorption
Placed at its heel and forefoot are PU inserts that grant shock absorption. Directly on top of it sits a cushy anatomic footbed called Lite 3 for added comfort and support underfoot.
Insulated and breathable
Encasing the foot in the Alta Via GV is its high-top upper made of water-resistant Perwanger leather. It has a thickness ranging between 2.2 mm and 2.4 mm. Its liner comes with Gore-Tex’s Insulated Comfort technology, leaving the boot warm and breathable enough on the inside yet amply waterproof on the outside.
Provides extra scuff and scratch protection
Covering almost the entire perimeter of its base is a sturdy overlay (or rand) for extra scuff and scratch protection. The boot’s closure system uses mostly riveted metal loops and hooks in place of regular eyelets. The lace holes at the ankle are made of fabric.