Asolo Natural Shape Creek GV
Walking Boots for Men
Product Review / Walking Gear Test

Asolo Natural Shape Creek GV Walking Boot for Men Asolo Natural Shape Creek GV Walking Boot for Men
Natural Shape Creek GV
Walking Boot for Men


Vital Statistics:

Colours: Cortex, Graphite, Cendre

Sizes: UK 6 - 13.5

Weight: 395 gms per boot (size 8)

SRP: £140.00

Features to Note:

In-use Test:

The Creek is from Asolo's new 'Natural Shape' range - footwear it is claimed, that is designed to offer more all-round comfort because it better reflects the natural shape of the foot. According to the brief from the manufacturer, this has resulted in a boot that is a little wider at the front than is usually the case, a sole that has been re-engineered to provide a better anatomical fit and improved support in the mid and rear of the foot including a more rounded back that follows the actual shape to the heel. Asolo have also involved Vibram (of high performance rubber sole fame) to produce a bespoke sole for the range. It is claimed that this more 'natural' shape distributes the load more evenly and is a more comfortable fit overall. Big claims then!

So having read the theory, I was keen to try out the Creek which is positioned as a light hiking boot in the range. Three things struck me immediately - firstly I liked the contemporary look, secondly that they are really quite light and thirdly this is a very flexible boot.

I was wearing my usual size and although the fit felt close, the boots were immediately very comfortable. The generously padded cuff is reasonably high cut and the sole has decent 4mms lugs.

So far I've worn them for short day walks on established footpaths, over cobble stones and on wet grass. There's a very slight 'rolling' effect when walking which I got used to quickly and the traction on wet grass was fine. On asphalt paths my feet were perfectly comfortable but I think the light weight sole and great flexibility mean that the Creek is not the best over sharp stones and generally rougher terrain.

I was wearing the GV version which is water-resistant rather than waterproof. However they kept my feet dry through some brief but heavy August rain showers. For prolonged rain and/or lots of walking through long wet grass - the fully waterproof option would be better.

Buying Advice:

Some interesting features in Asolo's Natural Range and the Creek is an attractive-looking, extremely comfortable, light weight 2-3 season boot for day walks on asphalt tracks, well defined paths, canal tow paths etc. Also a useful addition to the wardrobe for more general outdoor leisure wear.


Now on iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Palm or Blackberry Stop Press! If you have an iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Palm or Blackberry you can now use it to download and see this Asolo Natural Shape Creek GV product review and gear test with go4awalk Mobile. Simply enter www.go4awalk.com into your iPhone, iPod Touch, Android, Palm or Blackberry's internet browser (e.g. Safari) and follow the on-screen links.


Where to buy:

What do you think?

Have you got/bought Asolo Natural Shape Creek GV Walking Boots for Men?

We would love to hear what you thought of it - good, bad or indifferent. Perhaps you simply disagree with our verdict - or feel we've neglected an important feature.

Let us know by clicking this link - What I think of Asolo Natural Shape Creek GV Walking Boots for Men - so we can publish your important views below.


Bookmark/Share this page with:

Delecious | Digg | Facebook | reddit | StumbleUpon | Twitter

Log On/Off

Follow go4awalk.com on Twitter Follow go4awalk.com on Facebook


Home


Find new Friends to go walking with
Walk all 214 Wainwrights in just 59 Walks. Download GPS Waypoints - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walk The Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge Walk - All the Latest Route Information, GPS Waypoints and Split Times to keep you on Schedule
Walk The British Three Peaks Challenge Walk - All the Latest Route Information and GPS Waypoints
See our pick of The Best Walks in The Lake District - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of the Best Lake District Ridge Walks - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of the Best Lake District Walks to do in the rain - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Snowdonia - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Ridge Walks in Wales - Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Brecon Beacons - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Yorkshire Dales - Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Peak District - Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in The Forest of Bowland - Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Shropshire - Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Cheshire - Walks you must not miss!
Walk our pick of The Best Walks in Lancashire - Walks you must not miss!
Not sure where to walk next? Try Peak Bagging - Great Walks you must not miss!
Not sure where to walk next? Walk part of a National Trail - Great Walks you must not miss!
Walks with Downloadable and Uploadable GPS Waypoint Data
Walking Kit Gear Tested by Walkers

Walking Gear Tested by Walkers
Full Site Search