Verdict from 6 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • Most owners stated that the Piolet GV from Asolo was a very comfortable mountaineering boot.
  • Its outsole gripped well on various terrain, according to a few mountaineers.
  • Many satisfied owners noted that the Piolet GV from Asolo was a recommendable boot.
  • Some users appreciated its insulation as it prevented them from getting cold feet.
  • A majority of online buyers were stoked with the boot’s excellent construction.
  • The Piolet GV was adored by plenty of wearers because of its lightness.

1 reasons not to buy

  • It is an expensive boot.

Bottom line

The Asolo Piolet GV generally met the expectations of mountaineers. Regardless of its lightweight build, it was able to provide warmth and grip on ground surfaces. It also maintains a comfortable feel. Add to that is the boot’s quality construction. To conclude, users who are willing to spend more will find a worthy investment in this mountaineering boot.

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Good to know

  • Designed for demanding hikes and conventional mountaineering, the Piolet GV from Asolo comes with a full leather upper with Gore-Tex lining. This combination—plus some auxiliary features—makes it ready for most outdoor challenges.
  • The rockered profile of its sole unit grants a smooth rolling motion. Its bi-density microporous midsole yields durable cushioning, and its Vibram outsole grips on virtually all types of terrain.

The Asolo Piolet GV caters to male and female mountaineers. It comes in standard width and regular sizes. It has a lace-up closure which permits customization of fit. This gear fairly runs true to size.

This high-cut mountaineering boot uses a Vibram Ascent rubber outsole to tackle various ground conditions. The self-cleaning, aggressive boots render stability and traction. The wider lugs at the tip of the forefoot and rearfoot optimize grip on steep slopes. Its heel brake, on the other hand, enhances bite on descents

Underfoot, the Piolet GV features the Dual Integrated System. This technology includes inserts under the heel with two varying densities. A high-density TPU at the rear receives the crampon connection and aids in stability. The low-density PU foam (Anti-Shock) below it connects to the bi-density microporous midsole to yield a cushioned and comfortable ride.

To provide support and firmness, the brand designers added Asoflex spiky nylon with a glass fiber lasting board. Also, an anatomical Lite 4 footbed optimizes comfort.

Featuring a 2.2 - 2.4 mm Perwanger leather, the Piolet GV from Asolo gives protection and durability. It is lined with Gore-Tex Performance Comfort so it's breathable, waterproof and modestly insulated.

It comes with a rubber rand which envelops the lower part of the boot. It reinforces the upper by rendering abrasion resistance and shielding against scrapes. Its closure system includes a round lace and a mix of hardware—D-rings, open and closed hooks and webbing eyelets (at the instep). Lastly, a pull tab bearing the Asolo logo assists users in donning and doffing

  • The Asolo Piolet GV is compatible with semi-automatic crampons.

How Piolet GV compares

This shoe: 81
All shoes average: 83
55 97
This shoe: £360
All shoes average: £440
£170 £1170
This shoe: 860g
All shoes average: 868g
530g 1531g
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.