Asolo Lagazuoi GV shoes review. Presented by Asolo as a model for difficult terrain, he was named after a Dolomite summit – are high-stitched shoes with the latest technologies. Review after 9 days of testing.
Characteristics of the tested product
- Type tested product: Outdoor Shoes (hiking, mountain biking, mountaineering, skiing …)
- Composition: Waterproof 2.2-2.4 mm nubuck leather
- Seasonal: 4 seasons
- Gender: Man
- Membrane: Gore-Tex Perfomance Comfort Footwear
- Sole: Asolo / Vibram Ascent + microporous two density + PU Anti-Shock insert
- Colors: BLU NAVY or VERDE LIME
- 2 years warranty
- Price: 359$
- Test locations: Massif of Jura, Calanques, Bornes
- Ecosystem: Mountain
- Test duration (number of days): 9 days
- Weather conditions: Wet to dry conditions, temperatures <0°C to + 29°C, wind 0 to 5 Bft.
- Location of manufacture: Romania
- Recycled product: No
- Recyclable packaging: Yes
- Recyclable product: Partially
- Recovery by the manufacturer: No
Disclaimer: “I” refer to the actual shoes user reviewer, i did just translate it for you.
At the unpacking of Asolo Lagazuoi, the look and the technical design appear immediately. It must be said that it belongs to the collection Backpacking Asolo which includes models for the most difficult hiking and trekking, without crossing the limit of alpine practice.
The shoe has an integral toe guard, a low down lacing and a two-density microporous Asolo / Vibram + insole with an insert that absorbs shocks.
Of course the Gore-tex membrane comes to ensure the waterproofness of the shoes.
The model is sold in two colors, blue-gray sober look and blue-lime, with a game of gray-blue enhanced with yellow.
Note that Asolo, traditionally considered “narrow” offers a “wide fit” version of this model, for wide feet.
Everything is perfectly finished, the cut of parts is clean and without burrs and seams without any defect.
The Asolo Lagazuoi on the field
Who says shoe intended for difficult terrain says rigid shoe. A feature that does not always go with comfort. Yet Asolo succeeds with the Lagazuoi to offer both comfort and protection.
It feels comfortable immediately and whatever the walking time, no friction was felt.
In chapter protection, the rod rises high enough to protect ankles without hindering the natural unwinding of the foot.
The side parts have a toe guard that protects the shoe difficult terrain and allows for the occasional descent of scree.
Soles and grip.
Asolo is continuing its collaboration with the company of Albizzate (Italy), the famous Vibram who is developing a specific model here.
A sole that reworked the cushioning thanks to microporous materials with two densities and a polyurethane insert. This is not a revolution but we must admit that the promise of cushioning is well kept. On the side hangs the Lagazuoi offers an irreproachable outfit whether on dry or wet ground, climbing or spilling trail.
The sole, rigid enough to venture into difficult terrain, perfectly protects the feet and allows to consider an occasional crampon straps to spend a few névés.
Lacing and maintaining the foot 4/5
Although the model is not equipped with the famous micro-pulleys that make the reputation of the brand, the lacing remains precise and allows to choose between a foot held for difficult terrain and a looser comfort for easier hikes.
Waterproofness and breathability 4/5
Except for some passages of the abundant morning dew, the meteorological conditions encountered did not fully allow me to test the impermeability of Lagazuoi. But between the quality of the waterproof treated 2,4mm leather and the presence of a Gore-tex membrane, I have no worries about it.
On the other hand, the high temperature conditions encountered during the test allowed me to fully appreciate the breathability of Laguazoi. Breathability as expected from a leather shoe.
- Quality of manufacture – 100%
- Comfort – 100%
- Foot protection – 100%
- Foot support – 100%
- Sole – 100%
- Waterproofness – 100%
- Breathability – 75%
- Weight – 75%
My opinion : 94%
An excellent model that will accompany you for a long time on the most technical trails, as long as the use of crampons is not necessary.