Asolo Reston WP Hiking Boot - Men's
AsoloReston WP Hiking Boot - Men's

Light enough to wear, tough enough to work.

Even if you're walking on established trails, it's helpful to have some solid support underfoot, especially if you're carrying a pack. The Asolo Reston WP Men's Hiking Boot isn't the burliest boot out there, but it has a rugged Asolo/Vibram Natural Shape Rubber and EVA sole, EVA midsole, and Natural Shape anatomical footbed to give your foot plenty of support and cushioning when you're hiking on maintained trails under moderate loads, or if going reasonably light is your MO. Asolo stashed a waterproof lining inside the Reston's water-resistant suede and polyester upper, too, so stream crossings and muddy trails won't leave your feet soaking wet and miserable.

  • Water-resistant suede and polyester upper
  • Waterproof lining
  • Natural Shape anatomical footbed
  • Molded EVA midsole
  • Asolo/Vibram Natural Shape rubber and EVA sole
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Asolo Reston WP Hiking Boot

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: 10

These are great boots. Right out of the box they felt comfortable, They're sturdy, comfortable, light weight with solid traction on the mountain.

The reston wp is a shoe in

  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: 11

This is the first light weight boot that I have had and I will never go back to clunky boots for hikes and moderate backpacking trips. When I first got the boots they gave me blisters on the heal but I remedied that by switching from an ultralight cushion smartwool sock to a medium cushion smartwool. After that they have been great boots no pressure points or fitment problems. I haven't really kept track but I'm sure I'm over a 100 miles in them and they only show wear in one spot. On the inside arch there is a soft foamy material over the rubber and on some of my very rocky hikes they got some gouges but are not anything that will compromise their function. The are very light and leave my feet feeling good at the end of the day. These boots have amazing support for how light they are and yet don't feel rigid or clunky. Vibram soles are always good and these Restons stay true to that. They have great traction on dry and wet but I have to say in slushy snow they are not great because the tread pattern is not that aggressive. The breath ability is good and as far as waterproofing goes the outside soaks some moisture in but they keep your feet dry.

The reston wp is a shoe in

Great light weight hiking boot.

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: Runs large

If you are looking for a boot that has the lightness of a sneaker but the support of a boot then this is it. The fit on these is superb. The comfort / shock absorption of the sole is great leaving your feet felling fantastic after day long hikes in the White Mountains. The grip / tread pattern on the sole never let me down and has taken many miles with minimal wear.

Back to the fit, there was no real nasty break in time for these boots they fit great right out of the gate and never gave me any hot points or rubbing issues. I went for a tight fit and went down about a half a size, but size on shoes and boots is all over the place.

The boot breathes well but also has great insulation due to the Gore-Tex, so i have been able to wear it on some colder winter days as a winter boot around town and for some lighter winter hikes. Would not recommend it for a full on winter hiking boot but it is a great option for a light weight, around the town at work boot.

I have used this many times at work where i am on my feet for almost all of the day due to being a Bicycle mechanic.

I have also gone on numerous hikes during the spring and summer and they have not let me down yet.

I went with a very snug fit because its how i like my boots to fit, I have had little stretch in the boot so getting the fit correct is definitely a must for this boot, but when you find the correct fit these boots will feel like they are part of you.

Would recommend these to anyone looking for a durable lightweight boot for day hikes or low eight multi day hikes / camping. Or for someone looking for a great boot for around town / everyday use.

I have yet to give them a run with a heavy multi day pack, but i have a feeling they will not let me down.

One of the best purchases i have made. Plan on getting many more once i finally run these first pair into the ground.

Asolo Reston's heading up Mt. Si

8 miles, ~8,000 of rise & fall on improved, but not plush trails where the Reston shoes proved capable, but not optimal for such a jaunt. A traditional boot would be a better option for zipping over the rocks and roots frequenting this trail.

Asolo Reston's heading up Mt. Si

Mixed emotions on these...

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

Bought a pair of Reston shoes at the onset of increasingly warm summer temperatures in the South where I spend the bulk of my time in the woods and hiking.

They are proving very comfortable and definitely cooler than my usual summer boots (Scarpa Kailash GTX or Triolet Pro GTX) which is a great relief. While not a tennis shoe, the are definitely not a boot per say...

After roughly 100 miles of use I do have concerns in a couple of areas:

- Durability: The soles in general seem softer than even many of my tennis shoes. Particularly in the arch area. As such, they show wear readily all over and the arch area is gouging noticeably from my time scrambling across rocks & roots.

- Water resistance: Despite being Gore-Tex, they soak pretty easily and, well, stay soaked. Hiking in a thunderstorm left me swamped after a few miles. So let's say a light shower is passable, but full on wet conditions not so much...

- Traction: Not bad in the dry, less great in the wet.

- Support: This is not a boot and it shows. I would not carry much of a load nor do much in the way of demanding work with these strapped on. Also, I replaced the insoles with low volume Sole insoles after the stock Asolo insoles didn't cut it - paper thin and not so great.

On a more personal note I think, the traction and support issue really hit home for me in late summer while hiking in these. While descending down a fairly step section of my normal training trail, my right foot slipped out giving me a dislocation and three broken bones in my ankle. I can honestly say, wearing these provoked that situation when the sole's limited traction and support simply proved no match for the damp rock face and my pace on the trail.

All in all, I guess I'd say they are great for use in dry warmer weather with a quick smoother trail excursion or maybe as a backup option to have on hand when you need a little something post hike. And that is how I will use them after I recover...