Ascent Alpha Workboot Review

 

by Kyle Dedini B.Podiatry

Recently my good friend Paul from Ascent footwear hooked me up with a sweet pair of Ascent Alpha 2 work boots to test and provide some feedback.

I tested these boots out over some walking tracks at Red Hill on a slightly drizzling day with my good mate Charlee (my Kelpie). As soon as you put these boots on you can feel the plush softness of the tri-density foot bed, which is a strong start when assessing any footwear. Initial and instant comfort is a big tick and the most important factor of any shoe you are looking to purchase.

The out sole of the boots is strong and robust (resistant to 300 degrees), and slip resistant making walking over rocks and sticks a breeze as you do not feel large pressure from items you step on, however you do not lose the sensory feedback, which is important, so you know where you are at all times to help prevent any falls.

The high ankle design is a big tick when it comes to ankle support. It gives both proprioceptive feed-back along with ankle protection and stability. The side zip allows for ease in putting these boots on and then the additional fastening of the laces provides further excellent ankle support.

A composite safety toe cap allows protection from any hard objects that may fall on your foot, and also gives you a good excuse to kick rocks along the ground aiming for the goals just like you used to when walking to the bus stop as a kid. By being composite this also means you do not have to remove your boots at airport security like you would with steel cap boots.

The only issue I found was that I was starting to get some rubbing on the back of my heel towards the end of the hour long walk. However, this is a minor detail as this is very common when wearing in any new shoes.

All in all, this boot is a very good boot and one I recommend often to those who work in trades/construction or just like to kick around hobby farms.

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