Verdict from 33 user reviews

5 reasons to buy

  • Its versatility was applauded by one Asolo loyalist.
  • Based on a report, the Nucleon Mid GV runs true to size.
  • The boot’s sole forms a toe rocker, allowing hikers to make more efficient transitions.
  • This Asolo gear made a believer out of a hiking enthusiast with its high level of comfort.
  • Its removable footbed offers extra heel support, thanks to its pronounced rearfoot borders.

2 reasons not to buy

  • The Nucleon Mid GV was criticized by a consumer for being too wide.
  • An owner didn’t like the cheap feel of the footwear’s upper.

Bottom line

Impressively versatile and comfortable, these are but a couple of qualities that give the Nucleon Mid GV an excellent reputation. Its true-to-size fit also contributes to the boot’s rather remarkable resume. With that said, perfection seems to elude this Asolo footgear as it misses the mark in the width category. Overall, nature lovers who resonate well with every good trait the Nucleon Mid GV has are likely to experience great pleasure on the trail. Those who do not, however, should distance themselves from the boot and consider narrower options instead.

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Good to know

  • Designers from Asolo added a mid-cut footgear to their hiking collection: the Asolo Nucleon Mid GV. It’s ideal for summer to winter hikes.
  • This lightweight boot has an upper made of leather and Schoeller fabric. A Gore-Tex laminate and rubber toe cap are also added to enhance protection and comfort.
  • The Synthesis sole is part of the brand’s A-Fast technology. It features a midsole and an outsole that act as a unit. The mono-density EVA midsole on top of a Vibram/Asolo outsole renders a cushioned and supportive stride. The sole uses the abrasion-resistant Megagrip compound for traction on wet and dry grounds.

A hiking boot for men and women, the Asolo Nucleon Mid GV relatively runs true to size. Both versions are offered in standard width and regular sizes. A classic lace-up closure grants a snug fit. 

The Synthesis outsole, powered by the Megagrip compound, enables this mid-cut day hiking boot to grip on most types of terrain. Its tread profile includes a wider contact area on the toe and heel for assistance on ascents and descents. Its strategically laid out lugs facilitate removal of debris for an enhanced grip on grounds.

The midsole of the Nucleon Mid GV is a high-density molded EVA. This lightweight foam offers long-lasting cushioning. It works with an anatomic footbed, the Lite 2 plus, for enhanced comfort and stability on trails.

Asolo designers combined a water-resistant suede leather (1.6 - 1.8 mm) and a Schoeller Soft Shell fabric in the upper of the Nucleon Mid GV. It also has a Gore-Tex Extended Comfort lining. Together, these materials yield breathability, waterproofing and protection from the outdoors. It has a rubber toe cap for defense against bumps, a heel cradle for stability and pull loop for easy on and off. Its lacing system uses metal hooks at the top, a webbing near the ankle and punched eyelets to the toes.

Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.