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