Asolo PowerMatic 200 2010

The Asolo PowerMatic 200 weighs 1864g (pair, size 11); Gore-Tex waterproof lining; triple-density PU sole for cushioning; low ride height for better ‘feel’; excellent sole stiffness for rocky ground; virtually stitch-free leather upper; solid toe box and lots of support for the foot. But the outsole is not quite as aggressive as similar-priced options.

The Asolo PowerMatic 200 is a very good leather boot for hill and mountain trekking in the UK and abroad, but a slightly more aggressive outsole lug pattern would be better.

First published in Trail magazine May 2010