The Powermatic is an excellent boot that performs well in a great range of conditions. There is a decent amount of space in the toe box, and a good supportive heel section. The triple-density midsole really works at providing impact cushioning where you need it without adding height. Even though the sole is fairly stiff, the low ride height helps keep you in control on rocky ground and the Vibram outsole works well in a range of conditions. The quality of the leather is excellent and they should be the kind of boot to last for a long while. They just miss out on the top spot, due to the lack of a decent rand at the toes. A great boot.
Upper: Full-grain leather
Sole: Asolo/Vibram design
Weight (tested pair): 1,786g
Women’s available: Yes
Contact: 01539 740840; www.asolo.com