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Tough hikes need good boots.
Asolo designed its Men's Shiraz GV Boot for backpacking over technical terrain with heavy loads. A Gore-Tex performance comfort lining gives this boot guaranteed waterproof breathable protection that also provides optimized climate control for moderate conditions. This boot's upper features a water-resistant Schoeller K-Tech Micro fabric that regulates your foot's temperature, and suede overlays keep the boot strong for many years of technical trekking.
The Shiraz utilizes an Asolo Vibram Ascent sole to give you the traction you need in slippery situations. Its Lite 2 footbed provides some cushy foam with an added EVA collar around the heel for extra support, stability, and comfort. The dual-density microporous midsole and the PU anti-shock insert at the heel make sure your feet can handle the hard hikes as well as the fun times when you finally reach the campsite.
- Gore-Tex performance comfort lining
- Schoeller K-Tech Micro tech upper, suede overlays
- Lite 2 footbed
- Dual density microporous midsole
- PU anti-shock insert at heel
- Asolo Vibram Ascent sole
- Q & A
Poor design, leaks
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 10
I'm a long time wearer of Asolo Khumbu (3 pair), so tried these when Khumbu discontinued. Bad idea. The strap-loop design in place of a locking eye guarantees these boots will neither tighten properly, nor allow for adjusting tightness above and below the loop. The lack of the lock also means that the looser sections will transfer into the tighter sections, so the lace you apply changes during a hike much more than other boots. Moving beyond that complaint, they leaked within 3 months. Asolo was nice enough to supply me with a replacement set (very good customer service), and those promptly leaked within a couple months too. Caveat - I hike 1000+ miles a year in the PNW (i.e. wet), so my experience my differ from others. I do like Asolo and their customer service was great, but the design and (apparent) quality issues on these boots let me down.
Asolo Shiraz boots
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 10.5
This is my second pair of asolo boots. I was so happy with first pair. This time I spent a little more money on the Shiraz and glad I did .the support is awesome. I had no break in time. We hunt in steep sometimes rocky terrain where the elk are. Best boot I've ever owned
I need a new pair of hiking boots to replace...
I need a new pair of hiking boots to replace my old Asolo TPS 520 GV. I wanted to try something lighter so I thought these new Asolo GV boots with the schoeller material would be nice. I would appreciate any real world reviews of this. I do mostly 3-4 day back packing trips (twice a year), weekend hikes and 14'ers in Colorado. I don't fit well in narrow boots.