This is my second pair of boots by Asolo and I am very impressed, hence why I picked up a second set. The first pair lasted through years of abuse.
Asolo is a brand that’s been around for a while now and are based in Italy. When I first bought a pair I had never heard of them and decided to give them a go. Now they’re the company I recommend to people to try out first when looking for new footwear.
The Falcon GV GTX is a very light weight boot weighing in at 980 grams. You can feel it straight away out the box. Due to this lightness though you will not be getting a boot that has a strong stiffness to it. This is definitely a mid-stiffness boot. Perfect for what I wanted. I’ve been using these for almost everything in the mountains of the U.K. Another factor to this lightness and not being too stiff is they are pretty much good to go straight out of the box. I bought these and went up Tryfan straight away with no issues at all.
There is no crampon rating for these so we are talking a 3 season boot here. Although this winter I did get above the snow line in them and got on OK. Granted it wasn’t full on winter conditions. Just don’t expect Scottish winter hiking in these boots.
The height is a boot cut so it comes just above the ankle, and is made of a fabric material. It also comes with a Vibram sole which I found to be good on the rock. These were put to good use recently on some fine scrambles up in the Snowdonia National Park with no problems. Your feet will also stay dry with the breathable Gore-Tex lining. I hate having wet feet, so far so good with these.
These boots are still my daily driver for when I’m in the hills. I will keep them until they fall apart and my feet start getting wet. Ideal use for these would be weekend trips away in the British hills below the snow line. They offer adequate support around the ankle for this type of activity. I would happily buy another pair of these boots as they have served me very well.
Price comes in around the £135 mark. Have a shop around though as you should be able to find them cheaper elsewhere.
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