Asolo Power Matic 500 GV
Bought two pairs of this boot and both pairs began…
Price Paid: $300
Bought two pairs of this boot and both pairs began delaminating on first backpacking use. It's hard to understand, Asolo usually makes a solid boot, but these just didn't hold up. The tow guard begins to peel off pretty easily and a sloppy glue job on the soles caused them to pull off in spots. Minor de-lamination but still ridiculous for the first time out.
I returned both pairs. But for those of you still considering them, they protect your feet well and are fully waterproof. Very sturdy footbed that helps on rocky terrain and downhills, but the full shank doesn't allow the boot to bend much, so it can be awkward to walk in at first. They are a bit heavy and clunky as well.
Very stiff, long break in time is needed.
Here's what other sites are saying:
Power Matic midsole technology for stability and shock absorption, a patented pulley lacing system, and Gore-Tex? waterproof/breathable protection make the Asolo Power Matic 500 GV an excellent choice for backpacking and hiking on the toughest terrain, wet or dry. On-Line Exclusive! Not available in stores.
Power up and over the rockiest trails (with a pack-full of not-so-light beer) when you wear the Asolo Power Matic 500 GV Backpacking Boot. Even if it's not beer in your pack that weighs you down, the Power Matic sole will cushion your feet as you traverse the loose rocks. Asolo blended three different densities of polyurethane to make a stable but cushiony platform and also inserted four low-density cylinders that connect the outsole to the midsole so that the Power Matic 500 absorbs more shock than a Tokyo high-rise. The Vibram rubber outsole gives you extra arch support, while the tread pattern was designed to clean itself for repeated mud to rock transitions.
Asolo Power Matic 500 GV (Mens) Features Upper: Full grain leather mm 2,6-2,8 water-resistant Lining: Gore-Tex Lasting Board: Asoflex 00 MR+ Anatomic Footbed: Lite 2 Sole: Power Matic. Rubber bottom - Asolo/Vibram - Midsole in PU triple-density Fit: MM Weight: Gr 870 (1/2 pair size 8 UK) Technologies Vibram Micro Pulley System Gore-tex Performance Comfort Footwear
- River Sports Outfitters
CLOSEOUTS . Perfect for multi-day backcountry adventures, Asolo's Power Matic 500 backpacking boots feature a waterproof breathable Gore-Tex(R) membrane that keeps your feet dry in wet conditions, and a Power Matic midsole and outsole for superior support, shock absorption and stability over rough terrain. Waterproof breathable Gore-Tex(R) membrane Water-resistant, full-grain leather upper Gusseted tongue Protective rubber toe rand Independent Pulley Lace System is easy to use, improves fit and comfort, and reduces lace abrasion Asoflex 00 MR+ lasting board Removable Lite 2 anatomic insole Triple-density polyurethane midsole secures stability Four shock-absorption cylinders linked from outsole to midsole for added comfort Full-length shank Vibram(R) Power Matic rubber outsole provides traction on a variety of surfaces Height: 7" Weight: 4 lb. 4 oz. pr. Medium width Made in Romania Visit our Shoe Sizing Guide Available Colors: OLIVE GREEN. Sizes: 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 13, 14, 15.
- Sierra Trading Post