Delivering excellent fit, reliable traction and GORE-TEX protection, the Asolo Women’s Revert GV hiking boot is ideal for long days on the trail. Suede and Cordura construction make the boot lightweight, durable and comfortable.
Providing excellent fit, reliable traction and complete waterproof protection, the Asolo women’s Revert GV hiking boots are perfect for long days on the trail.
In the upper part of the shoe here they use a couple of different materials to both keep the weight down, to keep the boot pretty flexible, but also provide a lot of durability. So over your foot here you have got very high tenacity cordora material. It is a synthetic material and it is pretty flexible compared to leather. So that is going to provide a pretty quick break in time for these shoes compared to a full leather boot. Below that, around the shoe you have got more durable suede material. So they have put the suede in areas that would break down quicker or be susceptible to durability issues. So with this suede you have got some overlays for durability all around the shoe. So, again, that is just going to give reliable durability, but also keep the weight down of the shoe. And then in the top part of the ankle here you have a very flexible, comfortable material. It is padded as well. So it fits really nicely around your ankle. If you do need to bear down on these laces, it is going to hug around your ankle and it is not going to, you know, be very uncomfortable. There is definitely some soft padded materials in there. So it is something that I really appreciate about these shoes. It is a small detail that makes a big difference.
On the toe cap here you have a little bit more protection there. So this not only protects the boot, but it protects your toe. So as you are walking, hitting rocks and that sort of thing, that toe cap is going to work really well. And then you can’t see it from the outside of the shoe here, but there is a nice heel counter in the back. It is a stiffer material that is in the heel. So as you break in this boot and as it becomes as little bit more flexible, that heel is not going to be flexible. That is going to keep your heel into the boot right where it needs to be.
The eyelets here are mostly metal eyelets. So, again, durability there. And it reminds me of kind of like an alpine lacing system where the laces come pretty far down into the toe of the shoe. And if you need to, you can loosen these up if you need room for your toes to splay. But if you feel like you are scrambling at all or if you are on rocks and you want that really tight fit, you can really cinch these laces down and, you know, have that tighter fit that you need to. So for lower volume or higher volume feet, you can really dial in the laces. And then there is one fabric eyelet and that is right here where that part of the lace pushes your heel again down into the heel of the boot. So you have got really great protection and really great fit there.
And the on the inside of the shoe you have Asolo’s light two foot bed. So this is a removable foot bed. If you have your own custom orthotics, you can put them in there. If you have after market insoles, but this is a nice foot bed. It is perforated here. So it allows your feet to breathe. Since this is a completely waterproof shoe with Gore-Text, you want your feet to be able to breathe. That is a waterproof breathable protection. So for a small stream crossings or rain and that sort of thing, you are going to be protected. And then, again, with this foot bed you have got some rigidity in there. You have got some stiffness so that is going to really support your arch. And, again, that is removable so you can replace it with your own insoles.
In the midsole here the big story to talk about is the Asolo flex lasting board. So basically what Asolo does is they give a gender specific lasting board. So they don’t just take one mold and make the men’s and the women’s shoes out of them. They are gender specific. So that really helps in perfect fit. The lasting board is very stiff and durable, so it is going to last a really long time. And it is really going to protect against rocks and that sort of thing. It is going to support your foot, support your arch and your heel and just offer all the protection that you need with that lasting board. And then they do have cushioning in the midsole and that is just EVA foam cushioning. So that is really comfortable. You know, it keeps your foot nice and comfortable while you are hiking. So together those two really offer the perfect amount of cushioning and support and stiffness for a boot like this.
Moving down to the outsole, you have a really durable vibram rubber outsole. It is pretty sticky rubber, so this is going to give you traction on different types of terrain. So I can see this being great on slabby areas, on rocky, muddy areas as well. So really good traction there. And the lugs here are nice. You have got multi directional lugs. So as you are hiking up hill, down hill, if you are kind of hiking sideways on trails these are going to be really great.
You do have a pretty sizable heel with these boots as well. So that is going to sit you up a little bit higher and overall the lug pattern here is just really great for traction on the trail.
Along with the design of the outsole, it is actually pretty easy to get the Asolo shoes resoled. So after you have broken in your boot, you have got a boot that fits you really well and, you know, maybe it is wearing out a little bit on the bottom, you can definitely get these resoled and you have basically got a new boot on your hands. So that is a really good thing to know. It adds a lot of value.
And along with that, all the materials that Asolo uses for their boots are 99 percent sourced in Europe. So this is a family owned Italian company and they do make all of their shoes in Europe. So they are 100 percent made in European factories, in Asolo factories. So that is something really good to know. . You know, you can get them resoled and materials are definitely sourced from a reliable source.
And so this boot combined with all the different features, you have got lightweight materials, but also durable materials. It is going to provide the perfect balance of cushioning and support for long days on the trail.
It is the Asolo women’s Revert GV hiking boot.