Step into the mountains with confidence.
High on a wind-whipped ridgeline is hardly the time or place to be testing out questionable footwear. Instead, go with boots you know will see you through, boots like the Men's 6b+Gv Mountaineering Boots from Asolo. These mountain-slayers feature Schoeller K-Tech upper material with a Gore-Tex membrane to keep your feet dry, while still allowing them to breathe comfortably and offload moisture. For support, Asolo added a Duo AsoFlex Ascent lasting board and a Pebax midsole frame, complete with a PU anti-shock insert. The Lite 3 anatomic footbed provides all-day comfort, while the Vibram Vertical Rubber soles provide excellent traction in any condition.
- Schoeller K-Tech uppers
- Microfiber lining
- Gore-Tex membrane
- Duo AsoFlex Ascent lasting board with fiberglass
- Lite 3 anatomic footbed
- Pebax midsole frame
- PU anti-shock insert
- Vibram Vertical Rubber sole
- Compatible with automatic and step-in crampons
- Q & A
Versitile Mountaineering Boots!
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 8.5 (US)
They're light and surprisingly supportive at the same time! I have been mostly thrilled with these boots for the last few months. I bought them for a basic mountaineering class I have been enrolled in all winter and into spring now, where I've used them mostly in snowy environments with some occasional rock climbing. They fit my feet pretty well, with volume to spare for extra socks in colder environments. For those with narrower feet, this boot sadly is probably not for you (if my feet were any narrower they wouldn't work out for me).
My only gripe is that they haven't been all that waterproof... When snow gets into my gaiters and just sits on top of my toes, it slowly melts and wets out the Goretex layer. But I'm not too surprised really, they're 3 season boots that I spend 10+ hours a weekend climbing around in snow with. I've just used some NIKWAX fabric and leather boot waterproofer on them, and will report back on how it goes on the next outing! (Update: No luck here. Lucklily as long as I'm moving, my feet stay warm even when wet. When setting up camp though, that quickly changes so plan ahead with extra warm layers, like down booties!!)
Also note that I've already had to replace the laces, since one of the eyelets started cutting through. If you see this start to happen don't risk it!! Replace them before you head back into the mountains, friends. $2.50 for some 3mm green Perlon cord does the trick!!
I would have paid full price for these things (I almost did shell out for a similar version at a local shop, a pair with leather rather than synthetic), but luckily I got them for a steal at $250 right here!! At $250, it's definitely a 5* purchase.