Asolo PowerMatic 200 2009

The Asolo PowerMatic 200 weighs 1864g (pair, size 11); Gore-Tex waterproof lining; triple-density PU sole for cushioning; low ride height for close-to-the-ground feel; great sole stiffness for rocky ground; virtually stitch-free leather upper; solid toe box, lots of support. But outsole is not quite as aggressive as similar-priced options.

Verdict: The Asolo PowerMatic 200 is a superb top-quality leather boot for hill and mountain walking for those who don’t need a rubber rand or a slightly more aggressive sole lug pattern.


First published in Trail magazine May 2009