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Asolo Greenwood Review | Review

The classic Italian leather boot continues from Asolo with this durable offering.

According to Wikipedia, there are a total of 59 towns, villages or cities in the United States of America named Greenwood. There are seven in Canada too, and even a couple in Australia.

We’ve never actually been anywhere called Greenwood, but we’re sure that they’re all very nice. Not quite as nice, mind you, as the only walking boot which shares the same name. This is the Asolo Greenwood, and it is a hell of a release from the Italian footwear experts.

There are certain things you need from a good pair of walking boots when hiking over mountain terrain. You need them to be waterproof. You need them to be durable. You need them to be incredibly resilient. You need them to be breathable and comfortable. And you need them to grip, and to protect you on all sorts of different types of terrain.

“The Greenwood is a fully waterproof walking boot designed for the optimum performance on all sorts of underfoot terrain”

The Asolo Greenwood, available in men’s and women’s versions, delivers all of that wrapped up in one neat, aesthetically-pleasing, and very outdoorsy-looking hiking boot. It’s a great bit of kit.

No matter whether you’re scrambling over rocks, struggling over roots or treading over some pebbles as you power through a river, this boot will keep your grip stable as ever and your feet comfortable and dry as you go.

The Greenwood is Gore-Tex’d out to the max, with a breathable waterproof lining which prevents what is a pretty heavy-duty boot from overheating and causing discomfort. The midsole, meanwhile, is EVA double density, which in layman’s terms basically means that you’ll have extra cushioning that’s long lasting, plus shock absorption and protection while you walk.

The Asolo name has a strong heritage and history creating boots based in Italy. Photo: Chris Johnson.
Toe rands increase the durability of the boot and provide protection when scrambling across rocks. Photo: Chris Johnson.
Asolo continues the classic leather boot history with the Greenwood. Photo: Chris Johnson.

And you can learn everything you need to know about the “Duo Radiant” outsole from Asolo and Vibram from the fact it comes with Megagrip compound. Because it has mega grip. It’s the rubber of choice for some of the best brands out there at the moment.

All-in-all, this is a powerhouse of a hiking boot from Asolo. The highly technical sole means that you’ll be walking with confidence; the lacing system is solid and practical and the rubber toe cap will take the brunt of any collisions for you (and the shoe fabric).

The Greenwood is well worthy of a spot in our Outdoors Magic 100 for 2018 that’s for sure.

Tester’s Verdict

“I do like a leather boot, especially if it’s Italian. The Asolo Greenwood GV is a classic example of a simple yet effective walking boot. I have used it for most days over the past three weeks on rocky scrambles and boggy ground and yet there’s still no sign of wear whatsoever. The tough Perwanger leather and rubber toe cap keep everything protected and the cuff is soft and padded-out nicely for a comfortable fit. A lovely boot.” – Will Renwick

Price: £200
Weight: 676g
More info: asolo.com

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