User Review: Asolo Men's Power Matic 200 GV
Materials: 3mm Full grain leather uppers with a sealed gore-tex lining. Triple density midsole, Vibram dual density outsole.
Use: Mountaineerig and hillwalking mainly in the UK, moderate pack weights most of the time, occaisonally heavy. Everything from easy paths to grade 2 and 3 scrambles to moving cross country over bog and moorland
Break-in Period: negligible
Weight: 950g / half pair
Price Paid: 120 GBP (RRP 140)
These boots are about to embark upon their third summer with me, and since 2007 I have put them through most conditions that British Mountains can throw at them.
As a three season hillwalking boot they are superb. It is no boast for me to say that mine have probably got more than 1000 miles on them, including hard scrambles and winter walking. I have used them day in and day out for up to a fortnight at a stretch in absolutely foul conditions, and never had wet feet, even when the paths turn into waterfalls.
The traction and ankle support are first class on all rock types I have experienced, wet or dry and on soft ground too, although very slimy clay does present a slight weak point, although that can be expected. As long as you accept that you are confined to walking, they are tough enough to deal with the abuse that snowy winter conditions can throw at them as well.
I have never experienced any discomfort in these boots, the soft leather ankle cuff eliminating any rubbing on the lower leg. I have walked up to 30 miles in one go wearing these boots-in total comfort.
These have taken me to hundreds of wonderful places and I have enjoyed every moment of our time together thus-so-far.