These three-season boots from Asolo, although well padded and beautifully shaped to mould around the foot, are far too narrow around the toe box, meaning you may have to go up half a size at the expense of some stability. Heavier and a little less versatile than the best in class, mainly because it has no waterproof/breathable lining, this boot is definitely at its best up in the mountains. That said, it is by no means out of place on easier walks.
Verdict: A former favourite superseded by the lighter weight and additional versatility of some new pretenders. Still an excellent boot, though, especially for higher mountain walking.
Sizes: 6-13 (UK including half sizes), 39-48 (Euro’)
Upper: 2.4mm water-resistant nubuck leather
Waterproof/breathable lining: No
Women’s version: Yes
Contact: 01539 740840; www.asolo.com