Asolo Avalon GTX Hiking Boot

A rigid midsole and durable upper made this hiking boot our choice for multiday trips with a heavy pack.
Avalon GTX Hiking Boot

Support

A dual-density EVA midsole provides torsional rigidity on the bottom with a soft, shock-absorbent layer next to the foot. This, combined with a springier EVA in the heel, provided more than enough support and cushion during a 20-mile hike in Leadville, Colorado, with a 35-pound pack (the Avalon can easily handle up to 50 pounds).

Durability

Metal eyelets, tough suede, and thick nylon in the upper held up well during rocky hikes in Colorado, and a
polyurethane film protects the midsole from abrasion.

Fit

The Avalon is a high-volume boot, which leaves plenty of room for an aftermarket insole or thick socks on winter hikes.

Traction

The chunky lugs and prominent heel brake gripped well on everything.