For long, rough trails.
Tackle longer trails with heavier backpacks wearing the Asolo Men's TPS Equalon GV Backpacking Boot. Asolo equipped this suede 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 overtime. Asolo blended a bit of polyurethane into Vibram's rubber sole for long-lasting durability.
- Gore-Tex Performance Comfort
- Suede upper with nylon reinforcements
- Lite 2 footbed
- Triple Power Structure midsole
- Asolo Vibram sole
- Item #ASO001K
- Q & A
Great backpacking boot
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 11
- Height: 5'11"
- Weight: 182lbs
I used these boots for a 40 mile backpacking trip (the Teton crest trail) early October 2016. The weather conditions varied from heavy rain, sun and a couple of inches of snow. The boots offer great ankle support and good cushioning (with a 35 lb backpack) on both rocky and muddy terrain. They're waterproof but i recommend applying a layer of sparayable silicone (especially for overnight trips). A few complaints though: not so great performance on wet rock ( stiffer sole for backpacking trips) and the sole packs a lot of mud (can be annoying in time). Other than that, these boots are perfect.
I wear 11 in my other Asolos, NB and Asics and they fot perfectly
No need to break them in (my personal experience).