NUUK GV

Ideal lightweight shoe for hiking and urban walks in snowy and icy conditions.

Lightweight model perfect for hiking and urban walks in snowy and icy conditions. The upper, made of water-resisatnt suede and polyester, offers lightness, protection and comfort. The Gore-Tex Insulated Comfort Footwear lining guarantees the maximum insulation, waterproofness and breathability. The midsole is engineered with a mono density eva which guarantees support, comfort and cushioning while the Asolo/Vibram Crystal AG outsole presents a self-cleaning design and plus it uses the ArcticGrip Compound that guarantees extreme grip on icy and snowy terrains. To complete the model a toe rubber cap for additional front protection and the webbing lacing system for a fast and precise lace up.

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Details

UPPER: Water resistant suede and polyester
LINING: Gore-Tex Insulated Comfort Foowear
LASTING BOARD: Asoflex 00 SR Fast
ANATOMIC FOOTBED: A-Sport
OUTSOLE: Asolo/Vibram Crystal AG with Arctic Grip compound (rubber-eva)
FIT: Man
WEIGHT: 470 (g) (1/2 paio taglia 8 UK)
SIZE: 7-12,5 UK
MADE: in Asia
CODE: A26036

RESOLING: The model can get resoled

Technologies

From the beginning Asolo’s philosophy has been to develop innovative and technologically advanced footwear with great looks. Asolo pays particular attention to the natural flex of the foot while also making sure that performance and comfort of its footwear is maximized.

For this reason, the new Asolo collection has been developed using 16 different lasts, each one with specific anatomical features sculpted to match defined and user criteria and fit characteristics.

The priority at Asolo is to develop products with specific fit and comfort benefits.

From the beginning Asolo’s philosophy has been to develop innovative and technologically advanced footwear with great looks. Asolo pays particular attention to the natural flex of the foot while also making sure that performance and comfort of its footwear is maximized.

For this reason, the new Asolo collection has been developed using 16 different lasts, each one with specific anatomical features sculpted to match defined and user criteria and fit characteristics.

The women’s last is specifically designed to accommodate the unique anatomical shape of a women foot paying attention to four specific areas:

01 forefoot fit

Every part is perfectly sculpted to best match the female foot anatomy.The result is a range of footwear that fits naturally to the foot, with great performance and comfort.

From the beginning Asolo’s philosophy has been to develop innovative and technologically advanced footwear with great looks. Asolo pays particular attention to the natural flex of the foot while also making sure that performance and comfort of its footwear is maximized.

For this reason, the new Asolo collection has been developed using 16 different lasts, each one with specific anatomical features sculpted to match defined and user criteria and fit characteristics.

The priority at Asolo is to develop products with specific fit and comfort benefits.

The Wide Fit last is 5 mm. wider than the regular last in the forefoot area.

A project developed with Asolo Test Team developed for Himalayan Mountaineering technical and extreme use in cold environments. It’s made of three boots in one: the outer gaiter, the main shell and the inner boot and it’s been developed using two different lasts: one for the main shell and one for the inner boot. Plus, it’s been developed with two different constructions: lasted (main shell) and slip lasted (inner boot).

THE OUTER GAITER:

The four-material used guarantee lightweight and resistant to abrasion while the Gore-Tex Extended Comfort Footwear lining guarantees waterproofness and breathability. The YKK Zip closure system is fast, waterproof and precise zip. The PU rand all around gives additional protection.

The five materials used give lightness, resistance and support. The step-in technology allows an easy and fast step in of the inner boot into the shell. The dual Winch lacing system guarantee the most precise lace up.

STEP-IN & WINCH TECHNOLOGY:

The step-in technology is made of three steps which are: insert the inner boot into the shell, l ock the rear flap and the front double dial system and you’re ready to climb.

Thie double lacing system gives the possibility of tightening and untightening the wire with one hand thanks to its dial. The first Winch locks the ankle and the top part while the second Winch locks the instep and front part. Precise and fast lacing system.

THE INNER BOOT:

Five different materials for the maximum comfort, support and warmth (guaranteed by Primaloft). The fast lock closure system is fast and precise. The RECCO Rescue System has been added for safety.

THE OUTSOLE TECHNOLOGY:

1. Six layers of carbon fiber lasting board

It’s made of six different layers of carbon fiber. The carbon fiber is positioned at 45° in order to reduce the torsion. The carbon fiber is positioned in the order of length in order to improve the stiffness. The carbon fiber lasting board is perfect for the anti-torsional action, for giving great support and stability.

2. TPU crampon attachments (rear part)

3. Mono density microporous midsole

4. TPU crampon attachments (front part)

5. Vibram Betulla expanded rubber outsole + Vibram Mont Compound in the front

ANATOMICALLY SHAPED INNER BOOT:

PEBAX SHELL:

ASOFRAME AND OUTSOLE TECHNOLOGY:

1. High density Pebax Asoframe

The Asoframe gives solidity, lightness and a comfortable fit. It uses a single moulded structure combining the midsole, the heel counter and the toe box. Various plastic formulae are used to alter the stiffness of the boot giving varying performance characteristics for each model.

2. Carbon fiber + fiber glass skeleton

3. Heel insert in microporous rubber

4. Dual-color Vibram Nilgiri

THE OUTER GAITER:

It’s made of Schoeller Soft Shell that guarantees lightness and resistance to abrasion. The Gore-Tex Insulated Comfort Footwear lining gives insulation, waterproofness and breathability. The YKK Zip closure system is fast, waterproof and precise zip. The PU rand and the front rubber toe gives the maximum protection.

THE SHELL:

Made of four different materials (Cordura, Microfiber, No woven textile, Gore-Tex Insulated Comfort Footwear), it’s lightweight, comfortable, protective and supportive. It’s lasted construction on a carbon fiber board for the best support and rigidity. The fast lock closure system is fast and precise.

THE OUTSOLE TECHNOLOGY:

1. Six layers carbon fiber lasting board

2. TPU crampon attachments (rear part)

3. Mono-density dual color microporous midsole

4. TPU crampon attachments (front part)

5. Vibram Litebase rubber with Vibram Mount Compound

A mountaineering boot, for ice falls and high-altitude use developed in collaboration with Asolo testers’ team, for mountaineering use on 4 seasons.

It includes the avant-garde Asolo technologies:

> Carbon fiber lasting board combined with aluminum net to enhance insulation

OUTSIDE GAITER:

Stretch nylon outer gaiter combined with neoprene lining, waterproof zipper and heat-sealed seams and PU lateral protection.

THE SHELL:

Nylon Cordura inner boot with webbing lacing system while the Schoeller Soft Shell is used on collar, lateral flex point and gusset and the Gore-Tex Insulated Comfort Footwear lining + Gore-Tex Zamba stretch lining on the gusset lower part. Heat sealed seams.

THE OUTSOLE TECHNOLOGY:

The sole is made with Vibram Mulaz outsole while the microporous midsole offers maximum lightweight and insulation and the TPU attachments to adapt automatic crampons.


THE OUTSOLE TECHNOLOGY:

1. Rear TPU crampon attachment

3. High density microporous insert

4. Low density microporous midsole

5. Front TPU crampon attachment

6. Vibram rubber outsole

Project developed by asolo in conjuction with Petzl intended for extreme athletes looking for higher levels of precision and adjustment.

The D-LYNX, an innovative technical crampon born from the collaboration between two leader brands in this sector. Creates a highly precise and customized crampon adjustment. User adjustable for custom design. The articulation slot C serves as a barycenter for the front structure, which working in conjunction with points A and B enables to move forward and backward. In this way, you have a 7 mm spur’s extent. It is also developed in order to enable a 2,5° lateral rotation (both inside and outside). This new system allows adjustability in different positions and fine tuning by the user.Progetto sviluppato da Asolo in collaborazione con Petzl dedicato agli atleti estremi che ricercano precisione e leggerezza.

A. Articulation slot for adjusting movement

B. Articulation slot for adjusting movement

C. Forward and backward sliding track

> Performance and technical innovation

> Three new elements combined together to make up an enveloping, protective and high performance structure

> Models adaptable with automatic crampons

LATERAL SHELL:

> Lateral shell made of injected moulded TPU

> It guarantees protection and containment

HEEL LOCKING

> Rubber heel protection

> It contains, protects and support the heel

OUTSOLE TECHNOLOGY:

1. Pebax moulded front crampon attachment

2. Frame + Pebax rear crampon attachment

3. Shock absorbing PU interts

4. Asolo/Vibram Vertical rubber outsole

The models, which are fully compatible with semi-automatic crampons, have been designed and developed through very detailed and accurate research with professional testers. Particular attention has been paid to all details and the finest materials carefully chosen. The primary goal has been to develop highly technical, lightweight, precision products for technical and mixed route climbing.

LATERAL SHELL:

> It is a lateral structure

> It is made by an injected moulded TPU

> It provides enhanced support and protection

CARBON DUO ASOFLEX:

> Developed following the anatomically shaped Asolo last

> The lasting board is made of carbon fibre to give rigidity

> The upper part of the lasting board is covered by a neoprene layer, to give improved insulation and cushioning

THE OUTSOLE TECHNOLOGY:

1. TPU rear crampon attachment

3. High density microporous central midsole

4. Low density microporous midsole

5. Vibram 1225 Mulaz outsole

> Vibram rubber outsole provides excellent performance and guarantees optimum grip

> Light, precise and with a low profile

> Its bold design and self-cleaning lugs provide excellent performance and grip

THE OUTSOLE TECHNOLOGY:

> The rear part under the heel is made with two different co-injected materials.

> The upper element, in high-density thermoplastic polyurethane, provides stability and support and is used for secure crampon attachment.

> The lower element in low-density polyurethane combined with the dual-density microporous midsole, assures optimum shock absorption.

1. High density TPU element

2. Low density TPU element

3. Double density rubber microporous midsole

4. Asolo/Vibram Ascent rubber outsole

THE GROUND TECHNOLOGY:

> New project born from the collaboration between Asolo and Vibram

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> Made of a moulded EVA midsole offering optimum comfort and support

> Combined with a PU heel insert for shock absorption

> Developed with Vibram Megagrip compound, it offers optimum grip on wet surfaces and enhanced durability

HEEL LOCKING:

The technology has been developed following the anatomically shaped heel and with its “T” design, it provides heel locking and heel support. Made of an injection of PU (in & out) to prevent abrasion.

THE OUTSOLE TECHNOLOGY:

1. Moulded EVA midsole

3. Asolo/Vibram Ground rubber outsole (Mega Grip compound)

> Featuring three shock absorbers created from low density polyurethane.

> These three elements provide shock absorption and positioned under the areas of foot that receive most impact.

> The dual density polyurethane midsole is directly injected onto the rubber outsole to deliver a single element sole unit.

THE OUTSOLE TECHNOLOGY:

1. High density PU midsole

2. Low density PU element

3. The cylinder in the heel area (external part) is the shock absorber to the first impact of the foot with the ground.

4. The second cylinder in the heel area (inner part) provides stability to the walking gate.

5. The rocker, the final action, is supported by the cylinder in the metatarsal area 8inner part), and aids the toe off action.

6. Asolo/Vibramrubber outsole

> Project born from the collaboration between Asolo and Vibram.

> The TPU top film protect the heel material.

> The PU heel: gives the best cushioning.

> Microporous midsole: it’s integrated into the PU heel and gives the best support and stability.

> The Asolo/Vibram Master Outsole guarantees the best performances, grip and durability.

> The Asolo’s Rocker System: the outsole rocker prevents any pressure in the front part of the foot.

THE OUTSOLE TECHNOLOGY:

1. TPU top film & PU heel

2. Mono density microporous midsole

3. Asolo/Vibram Master rubber outsole with the Vibram Mount compound

> Two elements are melted together to improve comfort and performance.

> The firs element, constructed of a stiff material benefits anti-pronation, anti-supination and anti-torsion.

> The second element, constructed with a softer material offers shock absorption while walking.

> Different materials for men’s and women’s.

1. Anti-torsion ribs

2. Absorbent layer

3. Anti-pronation support

4. Reinforcement bars

5. Anti supination support

6. Anti-torsion shaped shank

THE OUTSOLE TECHNOLOGY:

2. Bi-density rubber bottom

3. Asobrake heel design

4. Asolo Energy outsole

DUO RADIANT EVA MIDSOLE:

> The midsole is named Duo Radiant, as it is constructed with two different EVA densities.

> The top is more compact to improve stability.

> The lower part is made with a softer material for shock absorption.

> The lower density (softer) stretches from the heel to the toe to offer maximum comfort during the activity.

DUO RADIANT OUTSOLE:

> Project developed in conjunction with Vibram.

> The outsole design offers outstanding performance and grip.

> The aggressive heel cleats combined with Aso-brake enhance the grip on descents.

> The bold design on the inside lateral part offers increased support and control of pronation.

> Developed with Vibram Megagrip compound assuring maximum grip on wet surfaces and durability.

THE OUTSOLE TECHNOLOGY:

1. Moulded EVA midsole (harder)

2. Moulded EVA midsole (softer)

3. Asolo/Vibram Duo Radiant rubber outsole (Mega Grip compound)

MONO DENSITY EVA RADIANT MIDSOLE:

> The midsole is made of a mono-denisty EVA.

> The top is more compact to improve stability.

> The lower part is made with a softer material for shock absorption.

THE OUTSOLE TECHNOLOGY:

> Project developed in conjunction with Vibram.

> The outsole design offers outstanding performance and grip.

> The aggressive heel cleats combined with Aso-brake enhance the grip on descents.

> The bold design on the inside lateral part offers increased support and control of pronation.

> Developed with Vibram MegaGrip compound assuring maximum grip on wet surfaces and durability.

1. Moulded mono density EVA midsole

2. Asolo/Vibram Duo Radiant rubber outsole (Mega Grip compound)

> This project is born from the collaboration between Asolo and Vibram.

> The sole is made of a double-density molded EVA midsole.

> The high density EVA midsole guarantees stability.

> The low density EVA midsole guarantees maximum comfort and shock absorption.

> The rubber outsole has a low profile and combined with his new design increase the grip and the self-cleaning action.

> It is developed with Vibram Megagrip compound which gives the maximum grip on wet terrain and it is resistant from abrasion.

1. Tpu toe cap protection

2. High density EVA midsole

3. Low density EVA midsole

4. Asolo/Vibram Redster rubber outsole with Mega Grip compound

> This project is the result of the collaboration between Asolo and Vibram.

> The molded EVA midsole is made with a new generation compound and it offers a great balance between elasticity, fit and high absorption.

> The rubber outsole is designed with a low profile lugs and with lateral elements in the more stressful areas.

> The design of lugs is self-cleaning.

> The Synthesis outsole utilizes the Vibram Megagrip compound that increases grip on wet surfaces and resistance from abrasion.

1. High density EVA midsole

2. Asolo/Vibram Synthesis rubber outsole with MegaGrip compound

> This project is born from the collaboration between Asolo and Vibram.

> The mono-density EVA midsole is made with a new generation of compound and it offers comfort, cushioning and stability.

> The rubber outsole is designed with a low profile lugs perfect for day hiking and excursions.

> The design of lugs are self-cleaning.

> The outsole has the Vibram Mega Grip compound that increases grip on wet surfaces ad resistance from abrasion.

1. High density EVA midsole

2. Asolo/Vibram Megagrip dual color rubber outsole

> The development of a new last and shape.

> The flexible construction makes this range perfect for children.

> Particular attention was on fit development that creates a precise and comfortable fit with a correct volume, following children’s feet morphology.

THE OUTSOLE TECHNOLOGY:

> The rubber outsole offers great traction with wide lugs.

> It allows the maximum grip on different surfaces.

> The EVA midsole guarantees lightness and flexibility.

1. Molded EVA midsole

2. Asolo rubber outsole

The Perwanger tannery is a leather reality with behind a family tradition of more than two centuries, lovingly handed down from father to son for more than five generations since 1780. Born in the heart of the Italian Alps, in the village of Auer (BZ), begins to tan skins from local farmers as was tradition in every community to provide the local shoemaker craftsmen. In the early 70s, after many attempts and driven by his passion for mountains hikes, Josef Perwanger could give the water repellent proprieties to his leathers. Until then the climbers were forced to impregnate their boots with grease. Suede Nepal Perwanger was born. Thanks to the excellent water resistance and breathability and unique producing methods, the suede Nepal Perwanger is gradually into large-scale adopted in the mountain footwear, leisure and security shoes.

THE BEST PERFORMANCES FOR THE BEST SHOES:

Water-resistant: our Leather has superior waterproof characteristics; even in the most extreme conditions allow your feet to keep dry.

Scratch resistant: the special fiber of our leather, makes possible that even the sharper rocks do not leave deep signs on your new shoes.

Breathable: all our leathers work as a natural membrane, do not allow water to pass but let the foot inside can breathe freely.

Long life: our special processing technique, unique and handed down from generation to generation, makes our leather and your shoes remain unchanged for a long time.

OUR STRAIGHTS POINTS:

Quality of raw material: raw material of our leather is derived exclusively from the alpine pastures and from carefully selected suppliers.

Constant product innovation: we use only the best and certified products to produce our leather. Each phase is followed by technicians and is implemented in full compliance with environmental regulations.

Entirely Made in Italy: each processing step is carried out entirely in Italy in our plants by qualified people.

USE AND MAINTENANCE:

– If leather surface is dirty, we suggest to dry brush leather surface off.

– If leather surface is very dirty, please wet brush with water.

– Do not use any degreasing cleaner or nitro based diluent or similar.

– Nepal suede leather comes with a water repellent treatment which usually does not need to be renewed. If you desire to use a waterproofer product on Nepal leather surface, please only use water or silicone-based products. Any other kind of product could seriously compromise water repellent properties.

– It is strongly recommended to not use on Nepal suede leather any kind of product which is oil based, animal grease based or similar.

– It is strongly recommended to not use in contact with acid liquids or powders (i.e. hydrated lime).

– In case the leather is wet, we recommend to let it slowly dry at room temperature, keep it far from heat such as fires, fireplaces, heaters or radiators.

The roots of today’s Schoeller Textil AG are anchored in an environment of new beginnings. The 1860s saw the emergence of such organizations as the Swiss Red Cross and such architectural achievements as the Gotthard Tunnel. This pioneering age also saw the establishment of our company: In 1868, Rudolph Schoeller moved from Breslau to Zürich and set up Switzerland’s first worsted yarn spinning mill in Schaffhausen with the name ”Schoeller & Söhne,” the origin of today’s Schoeller Textil AG.

For maximum protection:

This extreme protective fabric was originally developed for motorcycle racing.

High-tensile aramide fibres, such as Kevlar, ensure high durability as well as temperature stability in combination with a high level of clothing comfort.

Basic properties:

> Highest protective properties

> Extremely abrasion proof and fall proof

> High level of comfort

Construction:

For lasting protective properties, Schoeller has developed special production processes such as special weaving techniques and core spun Kevlar yarns.

This leads to fabrics which meet the highest requirements.

Extremely abrasion and tear resistant fabric with Kevlar for top quality protection.

The roots of today’s Schoeller Textil AG are anchored in an environment of new beginnings. The 1860s saw the emergence of such organizations as the Swiss Red Cross and such architectural achievements as the Gotthard Tunnel. This pioneering age also saw the establishment of our company: In 1868, Rudolph Schoeller moved from Breslau to Zürich and set up Switzerland’s first worsted yarn spinning mill in Schaffhausen with the name” Schoeller & Söhne,” the origin of today’s Schoeller Textil AG.

The all in one soft-shell:

The soft-shell classic for year-round use. Two textile surfaces are bonded with a highly breathable coating in a special process. The coating in the middle ensures additional protection from wind and water. This produces soft-shell fabrics for the most varied of requirements and for every season.

Basic properties:

> Perfect weather protection

> Wind and water resistant

> Cosy and comfortable inside

Construction:

The elastic, water- and wind repelling, woven fabric surfaces consist of synthetic fibres.

The middle layer – a functional coating – ensures insulation and a high level of wind protection.

The extremely breathable interior varies depending on the intended area of use.

Outside: hard-wearing rain, snow and water repellent stretch fabric.

Mid: functional coating offers insulation and excellent wind protection.

Inside: soft, skin-friendly and extremely breathable material.

> Made of four different materials (Zinc-Alloy, Brass, Steel and Zamac).

> The pully system offers effortless lacing with maximum durability while remaining extremely lightweight.

> Since each pully works independently with reduced lace abrasion, the result is overall improved in terms of performance, fit and comfort.

RECCO technology makes you searchable to professional rescuers in the event of an avalanche accident or when lost in the outdoors. Wearing gear equipped with RECCO reflectors enables professional rescuers to locate you with RECCO detectors. The technology is a two-part system, the detector sends out a directional radar signal like the beam of a flash light. Once the radar beam hits the RECCO reflector the signal is echoed back and directs the rescuer to your location.

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RECCO handheld detectors, first introduced in 1983, are utilized today as a standard tool for avalanche rescue by mountain rescuers worldwide and are used at more than 800 ski resorts and mountain rescue organizations in 27 countries. The recently introduced RECCO SAR helicopter detector, was designed to scan large areas fast for a missing person in the outdoors. It has been deployed and is operative at several locations in the Alps, North America and Scandinavia, with the goal to increase coverage globally and add constantly more countries and areas to the list. (Check recco.com for the latest coverage info on the RECCO system).

For the user the RECCO reflector offers a simple solution to always be searchable. The reflector is a small band aid sized, passive electronic transponder that weighs less than four grams. Its factory mounted permanently to clothing and gear that in unlikely to be torn off in the event of an avalanche or other accident. This ensures the reflector can’t be left in the car, stashed mistakenly in the lodge or forgotten at home. It is a non-powered device meaning that it never needs to be switched on, will never loose signal strength and needs no batteries to function. It is maintence free and has a virtually unlimited lifespan.

The RECCO technology itself was invented by Mahnus Granhed with the cooperation of Stockholm’s Royal Institute of Technology in response to his personal experience with an avalanche tragedy in the 1970s. In 1983 the first working detector and reflector were presented and since then the system has proven itself effective in avalanche rescue and has been adopted globally by ski resorts, helicopter skiing operations and search and rescue organizations as an additional and important tool for avalanche rescue. When it comes to avalanche safety in general it is important to understand that RECCO technology is only a small part of the bigger picture of actions and equipment to minimize the risk for the user.

The line created with the Gore-Tex Insulated Comfort Footwear lining offers optimal heat retention to keep you dry & comfortable during a wide range of conditions and outdoor activities.

Key Advantage:

Durably waterproof, breathable footwear for people who need moderate insulation from the elements.

> Optimum combination of breathability and waterproof protection.

> Feet stay dry and comfortable, even in changing conditions.

> Designed for a wide range of outdoor activities in moderate to cool conditions – from challenging pursuits to everyday wear.

All components (leathers, textiles, laces, foams, and threads) and the entire shoe construction itself are precisely coordinated and subjected to regular quality inspections.

The line created with the Gore-TexPerformance Comfort Footwear lining offers optimal heat retention to keep you dry & comfortable during a wide range of conditions and outdoor activities.

Key Advantage:

Durably waterproof, breathable footwear for people who need moderate insulation from the elements.

> Optimum combination of breathability and waterproof protection.

> Feet stay dry and comfortable, even in changing conditions.

> Designed for a wide range of outdoor activities in moderate to cool conditions – from challenging pursuits to everyday wear.

All components (leathers, textiles, laces, foams, and threads) and the entire shoe construction itself are precisely coordinated and subjected to regular quality inspections.

The line created with the Gore-Tex Extended Comfort Footwear lining offers a non-insulated protection to keep you dry and comfortably cool in moderate to warm conditions, and during higher activity levels.

Key Advantage:

Durably waterproof, breathable footwear for people who need to minimize heat retention.

> Optimal combination of breathability and waterproof protection.

> Feet stay dry and comfortably cool, even in warm conditions and during extended aerobic activities.

> Designed for all activities in moderate to warm conditions, from challenging pursuits to everyday wear.

> All-day indoor comfort and outdoor protection

All components (leathers, textiles, laces, foams, and threads) and the entire shoe construction itself are precisely coordinated and subjected to regular quality inspections.

In 1935, tragedy drives Vitale Bramani to develop an outsole capable of excellent traction on mixed surfaces. Using vulcanized rubber technology, he developed the Carrarmato design. The design was soon famous. Even today, it remains one of the most used soles by mountain climbers. Asolo’s footwear are made using outsole designed by Asolo and made by Vibram.

Vibram MegaGrip offers excellent grip properties on both dry and wet terrains while maintaining a higher level of durability. Developed for the user who frequently encounters slippery surfaces, Vibram MegaGrip is suitable for trekking and multisport as well as all season hiking and travel.

Megagrip offers an incomparable combination of grip and durability which helps define Vibram MegaGrip as the ideal high-performance rubber compound for extremely demanding activities

In 1935, tragedy drives Vitale Bramani to develop an outsole capable of excellent traction on mixed surfaces. Using vulcanized rubber technology, he developed the Carrarmato design. The design was soon famous. Even today, it remains one of the most used soles by mountain climbers. Asolo’s footwear are made using outsole designed by Asolo and made by Vibram.

Vibram Arctic Grip is a new approach to the grip on icy surfaces – specifically on wet ice.

Vibram Arctic Grip is a new approach to the grip on icy surfaces – specifically on wet ice.

The technology combines a Vibram compound optimized for durability and all-round performance, with an advanced filler system made of rubber compound, which provides unparalleled grip on wet ice.

– Specifically engineered and designed to perform on wet ice.

– Vibram performance, quality, durability.

– Improved grip on cold, iced or snowy surfaces compared with existing Vibram soles.

In 1935, tragedy drives Vitale Bramani to develop an outsole capable of excellent traction on mixed surfaces. Using vulcanized rubber technology, he developed the Carrarmato design. The design was soon famous. Even today, it remains one of the most used soles by mountain climbers. Asolo’s footwear are made using outsole designed by Asolo and made by Vibram.

Top layer: Velveeten

Middle layer: Pu

Lower layer: aluminum film

> Follows the design of the last and the lasting board.

> Made of Velveteen for the top layer, PU, for the middle layer and aluminum film in the lower layer.

> Utilizes different thickness from rear to the front part.

> It provides cushioning and anatomically designed support.

> The aluminum added keep the warmth.

> Foam creates a cooler, drier, healthier, better cushioned environment under the foot.

> It will not break down or loose effectiveness over time.

OUTSOLE TECHNOLOGY:

The midsole package is designed around the last and made by: mono density moulded EVA offering the greatest support, stability and comfort.

EVA MIDSOLE BENEFITS:

> The mono density midsole provides an excellent next to the foot cushioning and stability.

> The mono density midsole provides a great anatomical support.

> The mono density midsole is extremely light.

The outsole package is born from the collaboration between Asolo and Vibram and designed around the last and made by Vibram rubber sole with Arctic Grip compound: the new high-performance rubber compound featuring unparalleled grip on cold, icy, wet and snowy, rugged longevity and optimal ground adaptability.

RUBBER OUTSOLE BENEFITS:

> The rubber bottom has a large area of contact and a self-cleaning design.

> The rubber bottom is designed to optimize grip and durability for each surface or activity.

> The heel is well sculpted to prevent problems during descent.

> The rubber bottom compound is Vibram Arctic Grip.

Recommended for: Light and agile boot designed for technical approaches and day hikes.

Definition of Approach shoes by Asolo: approach shoes are special products. Designed for rock climbers who require unique features in footwear they use to go to and from boulders, cliff and mountains where they practice the art of climbing.

Foot support is most important when carying heavy loads, but even a “rope and rack on your back” weight a fair bit. A more supportive shoe means less pain when the approaches get long and the pack gets heavy. Through the study of a new outsole package Asolo gives the correct support, grip and performances in its new line of products.

1. PU Asolite: additional protection all around

2. Molded Eva midsole: guarantees the best support, stability and shock absorption

3. Sole: Asolo/Vibram AG rubber outsole with MegaGrip compound = superior traction and excellent grip on a wide variety of terrains

Recommended for: last dedicated to women with the Allux Valgus

From the beginning Asolo’s philosophy has been to develop innovative and technologically advanced footwear with great looks. Asolo pays particular attention to the natural flex of the foot while also making sure that performance and comfort of its footwear is maximized.

For this reason, the Asolo collection has been developed using 16 different lasts, each one with specific anatomical features sculpted to match defined user criteria and fit characteristics. The last are broadly defined by men’s, women’s and child’s fit, but also include regular, wide and bunion fit option in key styles.

Following our fit philosophy, Asolo engineered and developed a completely dedicated woman last with a particular focus on allux valgus. The word bunion comes from the Latin “bunio,” meaning enlargement, and the medical term for the condition is “hallux valgus.” About 10-25% of people have bunions, which can make your feet so sore that you can barely walk.

Bunions can lead to difficulties finding properly fitting footwear and may force a person to buy a larger size shoe to accommodate the width of the bunion. If the bunion deformity becomes severe enough, the foot can hurt in different places even without the constriction of shoes. It is then considered as being a mechanical function problem of the forefoot.

Best use: Low cut hiking shoe for fastpacking and speed hiking, excellent in rugged terrains.

Asolo’s footwear are made using outsole designed by Asolo. The Asolo Sigma Grip is an innovative exclusive Asolo compound that represents the most advanced traction system for all rugged terrains. The Sigma Grip technology is made entirely of rubber material without the addition of metal components or inserts. Unmatched technology on wet surfaces and exceptional durability are the main advantages of the compound.

1. Puntalino in TPU: protezione frontale aggiuntiva Tpu toe cap protection: additional front protection

2. AS Tech: for Support Fastpackers, minimizing deviation of excess knee movement can help stabilize your hike — that’s where Asolo support technology comes in. Every Fastpacker benefits from some level of support for their unique hiking style or speed hiking.

3. High density Eva midsole: the mono density Eva midsole offers the best stability, support, comfort and cushioning.

4. Outsole: Asolo Cross rubber outsole with Sigma Grip compound guarantees the best traction, grip, durability and self-cleaning action.

Asolo Falcon GV Hiking Boot Review

The Asolo Falcon GV is a half-high hiking boot with a low weight and it is waterproof thanks to a Gore-Tex lining. Watch the video or read the review!

The good
  • Comfort
  • Weight
  • Waterproof
  • Breathable
The Bad
  • Wear of rubber on the sides

Weight an materials

The Asolo Falcon GV are half-high hiking boots and made from a combination of 1.6-1.8 mm thick suede leather and robust Cordura nylon. On the inside the Falcon has a liner of breathable and waterproof Gore-Tex. The boots are fitted with a Vibram Megagrip sole. The boots are light in weight. On my precision scale I weighted 445.1 grams in size 7.5 per shoe. Asolo claims a weight of 490 grams in a size 8. So that is spot on!

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On my precision scale I weighted 445.1 grams in size 7.5 per shoe.

On my precision scale I weighted 445.1 grams in size 7.5 per shoe.

Asolo is an Italian brand and Italians are known to make shoes with a narrow fit. In this case the boots have a fairly narrow to regular fit and that makes them suitable for narrow to normal feet. It does not matter with these boots whether you have a somewhat low or higher instep. There is also a women’s version of the shoe where the heel is slightly narrower than with the men’s version. The women’s version is called Asolo Falcon GV but with a W in the end.

Putting on

Putting on the Asolo Falcon GV goes pretty smoothly. The shaft can be folded open fairly wide. Still, I get a bit of a ‘snug-fit’ feeling when I push my foot through the shaft. There is a loop on the back of the shaft; handy for putting on and also to hang your boots on your backpack with a carabiner if, for example, you have hut slippers on to walk to the room.

The loop is handy for putting the boots on and fora attaching a carabiner.

The loop is handy for putting the boots on and fora attaching a carabiner.

Eyelets

Five of the six eyelets – on both sides of course – are made of metal. Only the eyelet on the transition from the forefoot to the shaft is made of nylon. Nylon or metal, both are equally robust. The laces glide smoothly through the eyelets and tying is excellent. The laces themselves are fairly thin and that is sometimes unpleasant when putting on the laces, but that is not the case here. The laces do require a double knot. If you do not do this, I have noticed that they often get loose.

The majority of the eyelets are made from metal.

The majority of the eyelets are made from metal.

Construction

You can deduce it a bit from the weight: the Asolo Falcon GV are not heavy-duty mountain boots. The boots are pretty flexible. The mid-high shaft offers reasonable support to the ankles. Fine for normal walks. If you want to walk challenging technical routes with a backpack for multi-day trips, then your legs and feet must be able to absorb this flexibility.

The sole has a nice light banana shape and the heel is rounded. The sole is quite torsionally stiff. Actually more than I would expect given the upper. The bending point of the sole is exactly where it belongs: under the forefoot. All this ensures a great rolling walk. The counterfort is sturdy, creating an excellent heel fixation. This also minimizes the chance of blisters. I haven’t had them anyway.

The toe is protected with a extra piece of reinforcement.

The toe is protected with a extra piece of reinforcement.

Vibram Megagrip sole

As mentioned, there is a Vibram Megagrip sole under the Falcon. The sole is welded to the shoe but can be replaced if it is worn out. The sole protects the upper of the shoe very well. At the nose the shoe has extra protection thanks to the ‘plastic’ nose cap. The sole usually offers good grip on wet and dry surfaces. What I really noticed is the fact that the Vibram Megagrip sole hardly holds any stones and I also walked out the mud quickly. On descending paths with many small loose pebbles, the heel could have a slightly stronger wedge shape. This wedge prevents slipping or sliding.

The Vibram Megagrip sole usually offers good grip on wet and dry surfaces.

The Vibram Megagrip sole usually offers good grip on wet and dry surfaces.

Cushioning

The Asolo Falcon GV has a removable insole that is comfortable to walk on. Under the heel and center of the foot, this insole has a layer of foam for extra cushioning. The sole also absorbs excess sweat reasonably well. Between the insole and the outer layer of the Vibram Megagrip sole is a layer of EVA, a cushioning material. I feel it is doing a good job at dampening shocks.

In practice

I have tested the boots for more than half a year. In the flat Netherlands, but certainly also in various places in the Alps and Scandinavia. They are ideal for daily walks with a small backpack, but also for not too technical hut tours with a backpack that is between 8-10 kg and therefore not too heavy. After that half year they have turned out to be pretty robust except for the gray rubber decoration on either side of the shoe. After some climbing over rocks, they soon fell off. This does not make the boots less good, only less beautiful. I liked the flexibility of the shoe and certainly the ‘snug-fit’ fit and the wonderfully soft padding of the shaft.

Durable? Yes, except for the rubber decoration on either side of the shoe.

Durable? Yes, except for the rubber decoration on either side of the shoe.

Waterproof and breathable

In practice, the boots have proved to be waterproof. Not only when walking in the rain but also at river embankments. Although you should not imagine too much of that because the height of the waterproof Gore-Tex layer is only 10.5 cm. And now that I am talking about Gore-Tex… This waterproof and breathable material performed best at not too high temperatures. At about 17 degrees or more I got some problems with sweaty feet. Because the materials of the upper are thin, you will not easily be bothered by warm feet. You should rather be careful with lower temperatures.

The Gore-Tex liner is waterproof and breathable.

The Gore-Tex liner is waterproof and breathable.

Conclusion

The Asolo Falcon GV are half-high and light hiking boots for not too technical walks with a not too big and heavy backpack. Think of the Alps in the low and middle mountains. If you are an experienced hiker than you can use them in to more adventures trips too. But they also do well on daily walks with the dog. The boots are waterproof and breathable if it does not get too hot. A pity is the wear of the decorative rubber on the sides, but that is also the only real downside I can mention and therefore I rate the Asolo Falcon GV at a sweet 8.8 out of 10 points.

Can You Use Crampons With Hiking Boots? (Answers Explained)

If you want to start hiking where there’s snow or slippery and wet terrain, crampons are a great addition to your gear. Crampons are spikey traction devices that attach to footwear and provide better grip and stability. They are mainly used for icy and snowy terrains.

Many people mistakenly call them “clamp-on,” but that is incorrect. Crampon is a french word for a 10-point style piece of climbing gear designed in 1908. You might also find crampons with 2 points (tines) in the front to make climbing steep terrains easier.

There are different types of crampons for different purposes. So let’s see if they’re good for hiking and what you need to know before buying any.

Table of Contents

Can You Put Crampons on Hiking Boots?

Yes, you can generally put strap-on crampons on your hiking boots. But a few factors will decide if your hiking boots and crampons are compatible.

The main thing to consider is the crampon flexibility compatible with your hiking boots. Moreover, the different types of crampons, sizing and fitting, accessories, and the terrain you plan to hike on are some more things to consider. It would be best to get familiarized with flexibility grading and sizing to ensure a comfortable fit.

If anything between your crampon and hiking boots is off, you might have a hard time hiking. It is important because it can be dangerous to lose grip while walking or climbing ice.

Ensure Flexibility Grade Will Work Between the Crampons and Hiking Boots

  • B0: very flexible soles and uppers, best to use while trekking and walking on hills, not good in snow
  • B1: rigid midsoles and flexible uppers, best for longer mountain hikes, winter hill walks and hiking, not very good in snow
  • B2: stiff midsoles and uppers, best for mountaineering and easy mixed climbing on lower grade snow.
  • B3: most stiff soles and uppers, best for mountaineering on steep, icy terrains and mixed climbs in all grades of snow.
  • C1: strap-on crampons that are very flexible, easy to secure with most hiking boots. Best for walking in winters and flat route glacier traversing.
  • C2: hybrid crampons that are stiffer than C1s; they might need to be secured to heel welts. Best for climbing in winters and inclined routes/alpinism.
  • C3: step-in crampons that are very stiff must be secured from boots toe to heel welts. Best for steep and icy slopes and difficult routes and climbs.

Next, you must ensure that your boots are stiffer than your crampons. If the boots are not stiff enough, you could lose the crampons mid-hike. Stiff soles help with secure attachment and prevent further issues.

B0 boots are not suitable for crampons. B1 boots are suitable for C1 crampons, and B2 boots are suitable for C1 and C2 crampons. B3 boots are suitable for all 3 crampon grades.

What Are Crampons Made Of?

Crampons are usually made of steel alloy, lightweight aluminum and sometimes both. Their best purposes can vary depending on the material they’re made of. For example, lightweight crampons are best for alpine ski touring.

However, heavier crampons might be best for trekking/hiking or climbing snowy, icy terrains or frozen waterfalls. You could also use them in non-snowy, non-iced conditions.

Choosing the Correct Crampon Binding (3 types)

As mentioned earlier, there are 3 types of binding. Each crampon flexibility grade has a different type of binding. It is important to select the right binding for you for your safety!

The three bindings are strap-on, step-in or hybrid. You will often find strap-on binding on C1 and C2 crampons, hybrid binding in C2 and C3 crampons, and step in on C3 crampons. Each binding is best for a certain set of activities, though.

For example, waterfall ice and mixed climbing require hybrid or step-in binding, while snow walking/hiking requires strap-on binding.

Sizing Your Crampon

  • EU size 36-46
  • UK size 4.5-11.5
  • US size 5-13

How To Attach Crampons To Hiking Boots

Fortunately, crampons are pretty simple to attach to your hiking boots. You can also search for videos to explain it to you. However, let us explain how to attach different crampons.

  1. C1 strap-on crampons
  1. C2 hybrid crampons
  1. C3 step-in crampons

Like the hybrid binding crampon, you have to fit the front of your boot in the toe cage. Once you’ve done that, lock the heel clip on your boot’s heel welt. Loop its straps around your boot and make sure it is tight.

Conclusion

To conclude, you can use crampons with hiking boots. You need to size them correctly and choose the appropriate flexibility grade and binding for you. You also need to make sure your boot’s flexibility grade is compatible with crampons.

We hope that we’ve answered all your questions about crampons and hiking boots. You’re now ready to buy yourself some crampons and hike up and down that snowy and icy trail you’ve heard about! Remember, choose the correct crampons and stay safe out there.

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