Who should buy the Asolo Elbrus GV

Despite the lone misstep pointed out by an outdoor footwear expert, the Asolo Elbrus GV proudly flies high thanks to its neat collection of convincing qualities. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a mountaineering boot that offers waterproofing and breathability.
  • Prefer a mountaineering boot that offers shock absorption and comfortable cushioning.
  • Prefer a mountaineering boot that is compatible with semi-automatic crampons.

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  • The Elbrus GV from Asolo is an over-the-ankle mountaineering boot, sporting a lightweight yet protective shell which is made of soft Schoeller textile. This waterproof and breathable upper (thanks to Gore-Tex) is securely nested on part nylon, part fiberglass lasting board called Asoflex Spiky.
  • For shock absorption and cushioning, the engineers from the Italian brand gave the Elbrus GV a microporous midsole with Dual Integrated System technology. It is engineered with an attach point at the heel, making the boot compatible with semi-automatic (hybrid) crampons. Beneath this chunky platform is the Vibram Ascent outsole for traction.

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Size and fit

Asolo’s Elbrus GV is a fairly true-to-size, high-cut alpine climbing gear for men and women. It is specifically crafted for individuals with regular (medium-width) feet. It comes in a range of sizes, both full and half. The women’s version is built around a last that closely follows the contours of the female foot. The boot’s speed lacing system makes lockdown personalization possible.

Asolo Elbrus GV sizes

Provides traction on rocky terrain

Vibram Ascent is what gives mountaineers the amount of traction they need on rocky terrain. This outsole is engineered with mostly blocky lugs horizontally lined up along its borders for improved climbing control. 

Asolo Elbrus GV outsole

Gives the wearer frontal protection against bumps

The forefoot tip of the outsole extends to the upper. This design choice gives wearers frontal protection against bumps. 

Asolo Elbrus GV outsole 1

Provides adequate stability, soft cushioning, and terrain protection

With its dual-density microporous midsole, the Asolo Elbrus GV provides adequate stability, soft cushioning, and terrain protection. Its crampon points are made of polyurethane. 

Asolo Elbrus GV midsole

Comfortable footbed

Doubling down on underfoot comfort is the Lite 4 anatomic footbed. 

Asolo Elbrus GV insole

Waterproof and breathable 

The Elbrus GV has a water-resistant suede leather upper engineered with a soft shell-like coating from Schoeller. Granting the boot a level of water protection is the Gore-Tex Performance Comfort liner imbued within its main bootie. This waterproofing technology also promotes the boot’s breathability. 

Asolo Elbrus GV upper 1

Secure lockdown

Giving mountaineers a secure lockdown is the Elbrus GV’s speed lacing system. It is made up of synthetic laces and a combination of metallic open hooks and synthetic lace loops. 

Asolo Elbrus GV laces

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 800g / Women 680g
Use: Alpine, Backpacking
Cut: High cut
Features: Single, Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Asolo

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