Asolo's Softrock looks like a running shoe yet the main purpose is far from it. So many fast hikers have adopted running shoes yet complained about lack of support or durability but still use them because they're so light and ventilated. The Asolo Softrock is designed as a fast-hiking shoe with the benefits of a running shoe - light, cushioned, with great breathability - but has stability and traction for rugged trail and off-trail use. Every feature was addressed, from a new footbed designed in conjunction with Ortholite, an outsole that will have traction and stability not found in running shoes, and structural components to create lateral stability. Probably not too bad for trail running either.
- The AS-Tech technology was designed and incorporated to give structure and torsion stability
- Quick-drying polyester mesh upper has bonded TPU overlays for support
- Deep lugs and the new Sigma compound on the outsole for outstanding traction
- Heel shape and Asobrake technology for best support on descents