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This week another subjective choice of ours – men's approach shoes by Asolo. The Distance model may not be the latest one but this way one can be sure that it’s been tested and improved as far as newer versions of the model are concerned.


 

Asolo Distance M 693 orange/silver (photo: asolo.com)


Before we move to some personal impressions (yes, we have some!), let’s take a look at the basics:

Asolo Distance shoes are advertised as professional mountain shoes designed with a view to advanced tourists, climbers and mountain guides. They’re multi-faceted as apart from approaches in rocky terrain, they are suitable for wide range of other applications, such as easy ascents or via ferratas.

Asolo Distance Upper is made of high quality suede leather 1.6 – 1.8 mm presenting waterproof properties, whereas a smooth velveteen lining increases the comfort of use. A VIBRAM sole (new versions of the model are equipped with VIBRAM Sebolet) guarantees exceptional grip and adhesion even on the most varied ground and in the adverse weather conditions. Another feature adding to shoe high performance is the dual-density midsole and stiff Asosorb insert which prevent foot from boating and absorb shocks from the ground. All these features have been comprised in a comfortable shoe of a modern design in different colour variants.


 

Asolo Distance M 773 dark sand/wool (photo: asolo.com)


The Distance model was released few years ago and it seems like it has earned the trust of advanced outdoor enthusiasts. It happened to be our friend’s standard piece of clothing of as well!

The photo below was taken only about two days ago and presents the earliest version of Asolo Distance shoe after ca. five years of exploitation. The shoes were bought with a view to various applications but for the last two years they were used mainly for professional purposes, ie. rope access service. According to our friend, what is worth emphasizing is the impressive general durability, abrasion and mechanical damages resistance of the shoes as not even the laces needed any substitution. That may constitute a proof of the high quality of the materials applied.


 

Asolo Distance M after ca. 5 years of usage
(photo: archiv. Monika M³odecka)


The shoes were used in many various weather conditions including storms, rain and snow and only in the case of heavy precipitation did they get soaked, whereas, according to the owner, the rubber rand really fulfills its protective function without getting easily damaged.

To sum up, seems like we’ve found another outdoor product worth its price! What do you think?


 
 
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