These three-season boots from Asolo feel almost custom-fitted out of the box, and the well-padded heel and tongue hold your feet perfectly in place. The very narrow toebox might proved just a little too slim, leaving you with sore toes at the end of a longer outing. For all-round three-season walking, it’s hard to fault, though. It’s quite light, yet still provides plenty of support, and the lack of a waterproof lining means it feels relatively cool and breathable. The midsole stiffness is a good compromise between protection and comfort, and the micropulley lacing system, which makes it easy to achieve and maintain the right tension, is great.
Verdict: A near-perfect three-season hill-walking boot that won’t look over the top on easier going and will particularly suit those with narrower feet. If you want a non-waterproof lined boot, and this one fits, don’t hesitate.
Sizes: 6-13 (UK including half sizes), 39-49 (Euro’)
Upper: 2.4mm water-resistant nubuck leather
Waterproof/breathable lining: No
Sole: Vibram with PU midsole
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 01539 740840; www.lowealpine.com