The full-leather Asolo Agent GV EVO is a fine trail shoe of quality construction we expect from this manufacturer. It's the most durable shoe in our review, lightweight, and its low profile won't raise eyebrows at a post-hike happy hour. This shoe is designed for light day hikes and doesn't hold up well when carrying a load or on difficult terrain. It doesn't have much cushioning in the footbed, but some hikers appreciate that. But there's no use beating around the bush. This shoe is expensive without specializing in any specific use or performance area.
Most of the competition scored higher overall. The HOKA ONE ONE Tor Summit WP provides incredible comfort and support in a profile that is almost an exact opposite of the Agent GV. If you stick to day hiking, check out the Merrell Moab 2, which offers better traction and comfort.
The Agent GV has been replaced by the new Agent GV EVO. See the new shoe in the image above and read on below to find out about the differences!