Asolo Power Matic 200 GTX

Incredibly comfortable from the box and careful lacing ensured a good stable fit, aided by an effective locking eyelet between the foot and ankle cuff. They are very well padded and the ankle is a good height – supportive but not clumsy or restrictive. One complaint, they are quite heavy compared to most. Good on forest tracks or over the mountains, you’ll hardly notice you are wearing them. Quite heavy, but, in their favour, they took the knocks well. Expensive, but definitely worth it.

VITAL STATS
Colour: Dark graphite
Sizes: 6-13 (UK including half-sizes)
Upper: 2.8mm full-grain leather
Waterproof/breathable lining: Gore-Tex
Sole: Asolo/Vibram
Weight: 1,660g
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 01539 740840, www.asolo.com
Verdict: A good-looking boot with a Gore-Tex waterproof lining. Tough and supportive enough to cope with even the roughest mountain walking, yet sufficiently agile not to look out of place on easier trails.