Asolo Contour XCR

This lightweight multi-activity shoe from Asolo weighs 1156g (pair, size 11). It has a Gore-Tex XCR waterproof lining and durable upper design, with solid toe box for protection and a very stiff heel cup for support. Underneath there’s a stiff sole for rocky ground and good cushioning. However,  the outsole is not the most aggressive here; sole tends to flex at the arch rather than the toe, so it’s not the best for rocky ground.

Verdict: Buy it if you want a reasonable all-rounder for most types of terrain and activity.

 

First published in Trail magazine, April 2008