The Asolo Elbrus GV Mountaineering Boot represents a return to traditional natural leather (1.6mm-1.8mm thickness) uppers combined with modern materials like Schoeller soft shell. A new Asolo/Vibram sole with Dual Integrated System technology absorbs impact and helps with uphill and down-climbing traction. Protective toe cap and rubber rand saves the leather underneath. Compatible with semi-automatic crampons. Amazing versatility, light enough for off-trail backpacking, supportive enough for alpine climbing.
- Upper constructed from 1.8mm leather and Schoeller soft shell
- Gore-Tex Perfomance Comfort lining
- Stiff lasting board of nylon and fiberglass
- Asolo/Vibram Ascent outsole
- Dual density microporous midsole with PU Anti-Shock insert
I purchased these boots for "light" mountaineering and heavy backpacking trips. Right out of the box, they were very comfortable and seemed to fit my feet really well. Lacing to the toes helped create a (somewhat) custom fit. I've been wearing the boots for about 2+ weeks in my house - they have become (possibly) my most favorite boots to date. The colors are a little audacious, but the comfort outweighs that. The boots are reasonably light for what they are and meant for, and pretty stiff, but not too much - perfect amount of stiffness and flex. Now for the break-in period and starting some hikes! I've had several pairs of boots over the last 10 years that I did not like - I think I may have found the boots that I wear for the next 10...