Lightweight and responsive, the hybrid suede and nylon Asolo Men’s Mustang GV hiking boot delivers excellent fit, reliable traction, and waterproof/breathable GORE-TEX protection for long days on the trail.
Responsive and lightweight, the Asolo men’s Mustang GV is a durable option for lightweight hiking or backpacking. Let’s take a look at its features.
Starting with the upper we have got a water resistant suede and a high tenacity nylon. So it is going to give this boot some good durability and flex. It is going to take a little less time to break in than a traditional hiking boot, so it gives you some nice flexibility and comfort right out of the box.
This is a waterproof piece of footwear, so we do have a Gore-Tex lining in there so it is completely waterproof and breathable, giving you confident weather protection in multiple conditions.
Down around the toe we have got a nice toe cap there, so some rubber around the toe. It is going to give you good protection if you find yourself kicking rocks or potentially dragging your toes along the trail. You get some extra comfort and durability there.
This boot does come up a little bit higher, so it will give you a little bit more ankle support, but the flexibility of those materials will still allow you to get a comfortable and supportive fit. So some nice features in the upper of the Mustang.
Asolo makes all of their boots in European Asolo owned factories. And 99 percent of the materials that they use are also sourced in Europe. So a fun fact about Asolo there.
The midsole of this boot is constructed with an EVA foam midsole. It is a molded EVA so it is shaped to the boot. It gives you some good cushion and protection as well as some structure there. There is a little bit of an anti shock treatment in the heel. So for those of you that aggressively strike the trail with your heel, you get some extra cushion and comfort in the Mustang.
The boot is constructed with Asolo flex lasting board. So that last is custom matched to the last of the shoe. It is going to give it some stiffness and flex pattern that is actually customized for the size and gender of the foot wear. It gives you some confident underfoot protection while still being light weight. It does provide a little bit of insulation and durability on the trail, so nice features in the Asolo flex lasting board.
Moving down to the out sole we have got a Vibram out sole. It is a pretty low profile out sole. It gives you some nice grip on the trails, not the most rugged of lugs here, but you can see them being very grippy on smoother or, you know, more even trails. We do have a neat Aso-brake system in the heel. So we have got a little bit more of an aggressive pattern in the heel tread. So if you are going down hills and down steep hills, it is going to provide some extra brake or stopping power when you are on those descents, so a nice feature with the Aso-brake system there.
Another neat feature about this out sole is that it can be easily resoled. So if you break in these boots well, you like how they fit and you just eventually wear the soles out, you can get them resoled. So some nice features there with the Asolo boots.
So there you have it. Coming from a family owned Italian company, the Asolo men’s Mustang GV is a lightweight option for long days on the trail or lighter backpacking.