Asolo Contour XCR
Source: bought it new
A great shoe.
- Wore through sole
These have been one of the best hiking shoes I have ever had. They are very similar to the Merrell Moab. I have used them for day-to-day use and light hiking. The durability is great. They offer a bit more cushion than the Merrell Moab but are not quite as breathable.
They fit true to size and width.
As a disclaimer, I am affiliated with Gore for product testing of Gore-tex products for the purpose of product review and recommendation. I do receive items from Gore for these purposes.
Use: dayhikes (4-14 miles)
Break-in Period: 1 month daily wear
Price Paid: $100
I've had these shoes for over one year now, and they have accompanied me on many miles, whether it be over backcountry or through urban jungle. Mostly they have been used for day hikes with a good amount of elevation change (Northern CA/Sierras).
They are sturdy, waterproof, and not too heavy. The workmanship seems to be quite superb, although it will take several more years of use before I can truly state that they are bomb-proof.
The one issue that I have with these shoes is that they are not extremely breathable, and my feet can get hot in them on the warmer days. Other than that, these shoes fit well and perform well. Enjoy.
Price Paid: $68
I own an assortment of Salomon trail runners/hikers, Keens, Asolo, Keen and Vasque backpacking boots. I've had these Asolo Contour GTX's for two days and had to force myself to take them off for bed.
I slid a set of Spenco polysorb dayhiker insoles in and fits like they were designed for them. Plenty of room for aftermarket insoles and that's a really, really, really good thing! Can't say that for many low-cuts. Many low-cuthikers won't allow for a beefy insole.
Hiking boots with an athletic cut...spectacular. My new favorites!!!
Where to Buy
The Contour XCR is part of Asolo’s Enduro line of versatile, multi-functional shoes. The Dynamic Asosorb system is a gender- and weight-specific technology that utilizes three materials with different densities to increase shock absorption while improving one’s overall stance. Dynamic Asosorb assures the correct torsional rigidity and proper flex while protecting the underfoot from sharp objects.
The Contour’s self-cleaning low profile rubber outsole maximizes sensitivity on all types of terrain. Its extremely lightweight molded EVA midsole produces correct support on all kinds of surfaces. In addition, the sides of the heel are strengthened with rubber elements that increase midsole control and response.
Here's what other sites are saying:
CLOSEOUTS . Asolo's Contour trail shoes let you hit the backcountry with support, all-day comfort and the ultra-breathable, waterproof protection of Gore-Tex(R) XCR(R) technology. Gore-Tex(R) XCR(R) waterproof membrane technology provides improved breathability. Available Colors: CREAM/MUSTARD, CREAM/SAND, LIGHT GREY/GREY. Sizes: 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5, 13, 13.5, 14, 14.5, 7, 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7.5.
- Sierra Trading Post
Asolo's Contour trail shoes let you hit the backcountry with support, all-day comfort and the ultra-breathable, waterproof protection of Gore-TexA XCRA technology. Gore-TexA XCRA waterproof membrane technology provides improved breathability. Suede and synthetic uppers. Removable footbed for fast drying,Asolo Motion rubber traction outsole Shock-absorbing, contoured midsole,Padded collar and gusseted tongue,Toe and heel bumpers,Weight: 2 lb. 9 oz. pr, Medium width.
- Massey's Outfitters
The Countour XCR by Asolo is a lightweight, durable hiking shoe that will keep your feet dry while you hike in the early morning dew or after the 4:00 rain storm. Built with a Gore-Tex XCR lining, that has three layers to keep your feet dry and still allow them to breathe incredibly well while you hike. To reduce that impacting fatigue, the Contour has flexibility but supportive torsional rigidity that gives your foot the freedom to move, while supplying shock absorption as you navigate uneven terrain.
Description of Asolo Contour XCR Hiking ShoesThe new mountain lifestyle; flexible, lightweight and polyvalent. For a close relationship with your emotions.Freedom, adventure, excitement, recipes against boredom that the Enduro line offers with its multi- functional shoes. Versatile footwear with the revolutionary Asosorb system. A new way to exhaust your desires. The mountain impatiently awaits your return.Features:Upper - Water resistant suede mm 1,4-1,6 + Polyester Inner lining Gore-Tex (XCR 3 layers)Gaiter lining - Gore-Tex (XCR technology) Lasting Board - Dynamic Asosorb man B (size 6-9,5 UK), Dynamic Asosorb man C (size 10-13,5 UK)Anatomic Footbed - Lite 1Sole - Asolo Motion (rubber-eva)Fit - MMWeight - Gr 480 (1/2 pair size 8 UK)
- US Outdoor Store