Asolo Creek GV - First Impressions

13th March 2014
Now, I spend a lot of my time out and about in the Lakes and Dales. As a result walking boots have become a major feature of my life! I can't count how many pairs I have had, but right now there are 4 pairs in the house.

This latest pair are my every-day work boots. I have been living in a pair of Salomon Mids for the last year but they finally wore through (the fabric at the side, although the sole was in a pretty poor way too by then). Popping into the really rather good George Fisher in Keswick a salesman talked me through a range of boots, which I tried on and discounted, and even measured my feet to get a better gauge of what would fit well.

He sold me the cheapest boot that he suggested - the final pair he had - the Asolo Creek GV. The colour scheme is a bit 1980's Alpine but they are the brainchild of a collaboration between Asolo (the boot maker) and Vibram (the sole maker). The aim was to create the most natural and comfortable walking boot possible... now that is a big ask, the original Brasher Superlite was the most comfortable boot I have ever used by quite some margin.

But the thing is... they have succeeded. The boot fits wonderfully offering support with room to wiggle toes. After wearing them for a few hours I popped on my somewhat battered and comfortable Teva mountain biking boots and found them deeply uncomfortable all of a sudden.

It is early days yet, but after a few weeks of regular abuse I will write a fuller review. Early impressions are that this is the boot for me.

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