Asolo Makalu GV

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A lightweight, comfortable, technical single-boot…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it used
Price Paid: $120


A lightweight, comfortable, technical single-boot that works well on mixed rock and ice pitches and is quite comfortable on approaches while wearing a 3-day pack full of gear. Although they worked well on snow and rock approaches, save them mainly for the warmer seasons and be sure to size them up a bit to be sure you have toe box room.


  • Agile, lightweight, technical climbing boots
  • Decent break-in time
  • Good traction
  • Good lace system


  • A bit narrow and tight for people who have wider feet

One of the best technical climbing boots I've used. My toes got a little cold during a standard late spring climb of Mt. Shasta, but that is partly my fault as I didn't size up like I normally do. Found the boots used but in like new condition in a size 11 1/2...normally I would have bought them in size 12.

I use them in the warmer seasons for more technical routes where I need to pin-point my feet on narrow routes or climbs that involve more rock climbing over snow and ice climbing.

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Protect your feet with waterproof comfort while getting the soft, pliable comfort of water-resistant Perwanger leather in Asolo's Makalu GV Boot. Your feet are dry in water-resistant uppers that shed exterior moisture with the help of an interior GORE-TEX liner that provides complete waterproof, breathable protection.

- Mountain Gear

On Sale. Free Shipping. Asolo Men's Makalu GV Boot DECENT FEATURES of the Asolo Men's Makalu GV Boot Upper: High resistance Perwanger leather 2,2-2,4 mm Lining: Gore-Tex Performance comfort footwear Lasting Board: New Ascent Anatomic Footbed: Lite 3 Sole: Asolo/Vibram Everest dual-density rubber; triple density TPU attachment for automatic crampon Fit: MM Weight: 937 grams (1/2 pair size 8.5 US)

- Moosejaw

Asolo Makalu GVFeaturesUPPER: Water-resistant Perwanger leather 2.2-2.4 mmLINING: Gore-Tex Performance comfort footwearLASTING BOARD: New AscentANATOMIC FOOTBED: Lite 3SOLE: Asolo/Vibram Everest dual-density rubber; triple density Tpu attachments for automatic cramponsFIT: MMWEIGHT: Gr 937 (1/2 pair size 8 UK)TechnologiesGore-texVibramTrifusion Sole

- River Sports Outfitters

CLOSEOUTS . Asolo's Makalu GV mountaineering boots don't play any games on tough ascents. They get down to serious business thanks to a waterproof breathable Gore-Tex(R) membrane that keeps the elements at bay, and also feature triple-density TPU frames at the heel for compatibility with step-in crampons. Gore-Tex(R) waterproof breathable membrane seals out moisture and allows perspiration to escape Water- and abrasion-resistant suede upper Gusseted tongue keeps rocks and debris out Triple-density TPU frames at the heel for compatibility with step-in crampons and impact absorption Removable EVA cushioned insole for excellent comfort Asolo/Vibram(R) Everest dual-density rubber outsole for superior grip on tough terrain Height: 7 Weight: 4 lb. 4 oz. pr. Medium width Made in Romania. Visit our Shoe Sizing Guide

- Sierra Trading Post

Asolo Makalu GV


The Asolo Makalu GV is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen June 28, 2013 at Mountain Gear.

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