Chicks Gear Review: ASOLO Jumla

 

Asolo Jumla

Climbing the Grand Teton is, in its true sense, a grand adventure.  The valley floor lies 7,000’ below its lofty summit of 13,776’.  A long, rocky trail winds its way steeply up the North Fork of Garnett Canyon before disappearing into a field of granite boulders. Above sit the sheer rock walls, guarding the summit.  Perseverance, courage, and nimbleness are required for this undertaking, not just of the human and her mind, but also, of her footwear.

The Asolo Jumla holds such qualities.  A precisely engineered women’s last connects the hiker’s foot to the mountain.  The sturdy Vibram sole sticks to the rock with confidence and can kick a fine step into the snow.  The suede uppers resist water, dust, and scree.  Extended lacing molds the boot snugly around the climber’s foot.  A micro-porous midsole and anti-shock heel insert brake the impact of her determined mountaineer’s stride.   The silver-lilac colors add a soft touch.  A fine companion on any grand adventure, the Jumla matches you step after step.

Written by: Karen Bockel, Chicks Co-Owner and Guide, who spends a lot of her summers on the Grand Teton