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Asolo Cactus GV

rated 4.0 of 5 stars
photo: Asolo Cactus GV approach shoe

Lightweight approach shoe with a Gore-Tex membrane.

Pros

  • Great fit and waterproofing
  • Stylish enough for casual wear

Cons

  • Poor traction on hard, wet surfaces

I'm on my third pair of these and use them daily. I get about a year and half of wear before I start looking to replace them. Their comfort, looks, and waterproofness keep me coming back, but I have to be careful when walking on wet surfaces. Unfortunately they are getting harder to find. I believe that Asolo has stopped making them. 

The footbed is fairly thin and flexible and gets more so with wear. Ankle support is good. Laces are great with the top three rows having metal holes making it easy to pull tight. I wear this with Superfeet Orange insoles, a big improvement over stock. 

I would avoid extended use with even light pack loads and I would not recommend them at all for heavier loads. 

An approach shoe for dry conditions, just as described .

Experience

I work outside and play outside.

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $120

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Price Current Retail: $129.99
Historic Range: $49.00-$175.00
Reviewers Paid: $120.00
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