Closer look at the ASOLO Hunter GV and Tribe GV boot line..

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Napa Valley, CA
To share my .02 with the Asolo GV hunter for anyone considering:
My mountaineering buddy swears by Asolo so I picked them up about 3 months ago and have put about 40-50 trail miles and 6000-8000 ft. elevation on them, including crossing a number of streams and uneven hillside terrain.

Waterproofing - holding up very well and confidence inspiring
Last couple weekends did about 10-15 creek crossings (just a few steps in the water each one), and they kept my feet dry every time. Walked in mud and wet grass and all has been very good.

Break-in
- been fine as I've been going slow, limiting to 2-5 miles a hike and haven't had any blisters or hot spots

Fit & Arch shape - seem to have a slightly higher arch, which I noticed subtly when first walking in them but didn't feel adverse effects when I had a lighter pack on of 25-30lbs. Last weekend I went out for an overnight scouting with a 50lb pack and ended up with some soreness in my sole.

I tried another insole but there's not enough room for the one that fits my foot well.

So I'm afraid I'll have to sell these and look for another boot's fit for my foot.

I'd definitely recommend them to someone as long as they fit you.

Cheers,

Steve
 
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snopro176

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Yuba City, CA
To share my .02 with the Asolo GV hunter for anyone considering:
My mountaineering buddy swears by Asolo so I picked them up about 3 months ago and have put about 40-50 trail miles and 6000-8000 ft. elevation on them, including crossing a number of streams and uneven hillside terrain.

Waterproofing - holding up very well and confidence inspiring
Last couple weekends did about 10-15 creek crossings (just a few steps in the water each one), and they kept my feet dry every time. Walked in mud and wet grass and all has been very good.

Break-in
- been fine as I've been going slow, limiting to 2-5 miles a hike and haven't had any blisters or hot spots

Fit & Arch shape - seem to have a slightly higher arch, which I noticed subtly when first walking in them but didn't feel adverse effects when I had a lighter pack on of 25-30lbs. Last weekend I went out for an overnight scouting with a 50lb pack and ended up with some soreness in my sole.

I tried another insole but there's not enough room for the one that fits my foot well.

So I'm afraid I'll have to sell these and look for another boot's fit for my foot.

I'd definitely recommend them to someone as long as they fit you.

Cheers,

Steve
So I too have noticed the high-ish arch. I've been wearing them around work for break in. Some hiking, lots of stairs. I'm guessing I've got 30 miles or so on them. I immediately switched out the thin factory insoles for a thicker pair but that doesnt take care of the high arch feeling. Has anyone ever tried to "shim" a sole up on the foot pad end to take away from the arch? I have the vertical room in my case, just not sure what material to use. They're comfortable when walking but if standing too long, I get a sore arch after some time.

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