A much stiffer offering than many rivals makes this a definite three-season boot. The stiffness does create extra support levels but can make them a little clumsy at first and they do require breaking in. The grip is good on most surfaces with a fairly aggressive tread pattern, but is a little lacking on stone particularly if it’s wet. A walk to the top of Mam Tor in the fog certainly proved to be a bit slippery on the wet flagstone summit path. They have quite a bit of space inside, especially in the well-protected toebox and mid-section. There isn’t a huge amount of padding through the whole boot, although the upper fabric is soft enough. Padding around the ankle section is excellent, however, and helps get a snug fit and keep mud out too.
Sizes: 6-13 (inc ½ sizes)
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Sole: Asolo Syncro
Women’s Version: Yes
Contact: 01539 740840; www.asolo.com