Verdict from 6.9 hours of research from the internet

4 reasons to buy

  • Some users commended the overall durability of the Asolo Piz GV.
  • Less than a handful of owners considered the build quality of this footwear quite extraordinary.
  • A consumer was astounded by the gear’s colorful aesthetics.
  • Its Vibram outsole offers adequate grip over rugged terrain.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A reviewer wasn’t at all impressed with the Piz GV for running large.
  • Its rather steep asking price might scare away potential buyers.
  • An adventurer said that the boot became too warm without any valid reason.

Bottom line

Those on the lookout for an aesthetically pleasing mountaineering boot may find one in the Piz GV. Indeed, it is quite the looker, and yet its attractive design makes up only a third of the story, as the gear also has excellent construction and remarkable durability. That said, sizing down might be necessary in order for consumers to get the right fit. Overall, barring its misfire in the sizing category, the Piz GV still makes for a desirable Asolo product with its combination of good points and features.

  • The Asolo Piz GV is intended for arduous mountain climbs and challenging trekking expeditions. Its sturdy yet lightweight upper made of suede leather and Schoeller soft shell is lined with a Gore-Tex membrane for waterproofing. This supportive and water-protected upper is tucked under the Asoflex Spiky lasting board which is made of fiberglass and nylon.
  • Its dual-density microporous midsole provides both cushioning and stability. It is engineered with the Dual Integrated System which sees two subcomponents with different densities unified at the heel for added stability, support, and shock absorption.

Asolo’s Piz GV is a mid-cut boot for male and female mountaineers. Its adequately true-to-size fit is targeted at wearers with regular-width feet. It is offered in whole and half sizes. The women’s boot has been crafted around a gender-specific last, making its overall profile favoring the female foot. A snug and secure foot lockdown is handled by the footwear’s quick lacing system.

This Asolo mountaineering gear is armed with a grippy, Mont-based Vibram outsole, called Mulaz. Its rubberized construction has been made more rigid to withstand the ruggedness of the terrain. It has also been designed to defy the freezing cold to help climbers perform with enough effectiveness in biting conditions. The tip of its forefoot section is labeled with “Climbing Zone.” This particular sole feature allows mountaineers to gain ground with better precision.

For ample stability and underfoot protection, the Asolo Piz GV features a dual-density microporous midsole. Its ability to absorb shock is improved by its chunky heel which is part of the boot’s Dual Integrated System. Nested securely atop this shock-mitigating heel implement is a crampon attach point made of polyurethane. Granting users additional foot comfort is the boot’s anatomic Lite 4 insole.

The main materials making up the Piz GV’s upper are suede leather (with thickness running between 1.6 and 1.8 millimeters) and Schoeller soft shell—both are water resistant. Its padded interior (lining) is engineered with Gore-Tex’s Performance Comfort, leaving the boot watertight yet equally as breathable to deal with sweat and moisture. There is also a film made of a hardwearing material covering the base portion of the upper for abrasion protection.

Users have the ability to lock in their desired fit thanks to the footgear’s speed lacing system. Metallic open hooks and lace loops made of fabric comprise its combination eyelets.

How Piz GV compares

This shoe: 85
All shoes average: 91
64 99
This shoe: £360
All shoes average: £440
£170 £1200
This shoe: 640g
All shoes average: 864g
530g 1531g
Author
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.

paul@runrepeat.com