Built on a Natural Shape last that mirrors the anatomy of a foot and employing hybrid suede and synthetic construction, the waterproof Asolo Men’s Reston WP hiking boot delivers lightweight fit, flexibility and comfort.
Built on a natural shape that mirrors the anatomy of the foot, the Asolo men’s Reston waterproof is a lightweight flexible option for hiking or lightweight backpacking. Let’s take a look at its features.
The Reston has a hybrid construction of leather, suede leather and a synthetic material. So that is going to give it some durability and rigidity without giving it too much stiffness. So it will be a nice, lightweight, flexible option. It has got some overlay here to provide some extra durability as well.
Around the toe we have got a wrapped toe rand, so if you are getting into some sharper objects or pointing rocks, it is going to give you some extra protection around the toe portion of the shoe. It is a lot more flexible, as I said. So it is going to give you less break in time than a traditional hiking boot. So that is a nice feature when you just want to go for a hike right out of the box. These guys are good to go, nice and supple, but still supportive.
It does have Asolo waterproof lining inside. So it is going to be a waterproof, breathable piece of footwear. It comes up to about the ankle portion of the shoe where the gusseted tongue kind of finishes off. So you do get nice trustworthy waterproof protection throughout the shoe.
Now Asolo does make 100 percent of their footwear in their European owned factories. So it is Asolo European factories and 99 percent of the materials they use are also source din Europe. So there are some neat facts about Asolo there.
Moving down to the midsole, the Reston has a molded EVA midsole. It is going to help give you some cushioning as well as some support throughout your hike. Asolo is using an Aso-flex lasting board, which is matched to the shoe’s last. It gives a stiffness and flex pattern that is customized for the size and gender of the footwear. So that is a pretty nice feature there. It is going to make these lightweight and give you protection as well as keeping them flexible throughout your hike.
Moving down to the outsole we have got a nice Vibram low profile outsole. It is going to give you some nice grip and durability on the trail as well as, you know, keeping that low profile. It is going to promote a natural stride. So it has got a nice shaping to it, some durable lugs and some directional grip there. Also a neat feature about Asolo boots is they are all easily resoled. So in the event that these soles wear down, you can get them re-soled if you want to hang on to them a little bit longer.
So there you have it. Coming from a family owned Italian company, the Asolo men’s Reston waterproof is a lightweight and durable option for hiking or lighter weight backpacking.