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Asolo Khumbu GV boot updated

Soaks up the bumps better than the previous version

IF you’re doing any kind of hiking this winter then a rugged 3 to 4 season boot is a must-have.

And you can’t go much wrong with the Asolo Khumbu GV boot. It’s been updated for this winter so compared to older versions, this one has a three-layered design underfoot – there’s an Asolo/Vibram® Ascent sole then a dual density microporous midsole then a PU Antishock insert.

All of this means it soaks up the bumps better than the old design. It’s still made from thick water-resistant suede and lined with Gore-Tex.

Look a bit closer though and you’ll see it has full rubber rand round the sides (which seals the upper to the sole) and a collar to keep out rain or snow. It has deep tread and the re-designed heel means this boot will be great for striding down slopes strewn with loose rocks. And because it now has that PU Antishock insert along the length of the boot, the heel and ball of your feet stand to feel a lot less battered at the end of a day of hiking.

The Men’s version comes in two colours – Carrot or Wool/Nicotine and is available in sizes 6 to 13 (UK)

The Women’s only comes in Carrot and in sizes 4 to 9.5 (UK).

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About the author: Dan Tye

Dan came up with the idea for Adventure 52 after meeting so many like-minded people who love all kinds of adventure activities. He started out as pilot in the RAF, has worked as a ski instructor and has spent the past 12 years as an editor and journalist for motorcycling, aviation and adventure magazines.