A burly backpacking boot.
Trek long miles over rugged terrain with a heavy backpack wearing the Asolo Men's TPS 520 GV Evo Hiking Boot. Asolo equipped this classic, full-grain leather boot with a waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane to keep you foot comfortable in any condition. Triple Power Structure provides three shock absorbing units in different densities at specific areas for long-lasting comfort. There's also an anatomic Lite 2 footbed that conforms to the shape of your foot over time. Asolo blended a bit of polyurethane into Vibram's rubber sole for long-lasting durability.
- Gore-Tex Performance Comfort
- Full-grain leather upper
- Lite 2 footbed
- Triple Power Structure midsole
- Asolo Vibram rubber sole
- Item #ASO001J
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
These boots are the best of both worlds - built for the long haul but also fit well right out of the box. The break-in period required for these boot was minimal and relatively painless. On long hikes, the boots provide exceptional stability and protection while maintaining breathability. More specifically, the boot is on the stiff side with strong ankle and heel support. Potentially the only downside of the boots are their weight. They are slightly heavy for day hiking, but the protection factor makes up for the heavy weight on longer hikes.