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TPS 520 GV
TPS 520 GV Posted: 2/25/15
Reviewer: Trish R. from Boston, MA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is my second pair of Asolos. I had exactly the same style before--just wore them out, which isn't easy to do! I have narrowish feet and these work well for me. I normally have friction issues in the heels of any shoes I walk in, as my heel slides around. Not so much with these. First pair of hikers I ever put on and loved. As far as quality? Wow. They're permanently waterproof. I've walked in puddles that slurped up to the laces, I've trudged through snow piled high, and I've walked thousands of miles in my Asolos in the two years I've had them. I literally walked off the Vibram soles through to the under layer, but the uppers were still very much intact and even the laces held out in good shape. The pair I just purchased ran a little narrower than the last pair, but they're still better than any brand I've ever tried. Sure, they're not very girly, but when you wear these hikers, (mostly) men who know quality will occasionally stop you and compliment you on your hikers. Just a funny thing. The only downside to the style is the treads, as there are times when you don't have enough traction on wet leaves or ice or loose snow pack, but there aren't many others that fare better. I'd recommend these to anyone who wants to get super quality for her money--but they do run narrow, so they're not for the girls with wide feet. I add high quality insoles to the hikers, namely ProFeet, every two months.The insoles that come with the hikers aren't really spectacular, they're just basic. I wear out insoles like crazy with all my walking, so I have to replace them frequently. I had zero break-in time with these hikers, but they fit me like a glove out of the box. I would recommend tooling around the house and yard or staying local before you hike in these. Get used to them! One last note: they are heavy hikers. You'll need some time to adjust to the weight, and going up hills or stairs will be a new experience. However, once you're accustomed to them, you'll feel like you have no support when you wear other footwear. I can fly up hills with these hikers on, but put me in sneakers, and it feels like I'm waddling upwards. This is really the first pair of shoes that can keep up with me. I wear everything out, including breaking the last on hikers like Patagonias.

Trinity
Trinity Posted: 2/17/15
Reviewer: Joe W. from United States
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I love the style and the build quality, but these feel like they run half to a full size smaller and quite narrow. That is not a problem that I typically experience when I order my regular shoe size (8). If anything, I find that I need to size down because my feet are on the narrow side. For hiking boots, these are very narrow and the toe box is very cramped. They feel best when I either wear thinner socks (not typical of hiking socks), or I barely tighten the laces. I wish that I had gone with an 8½ but I thought that they would break in. I likeed my old Oakley Flaks much better.

Fugitive GTX®
Fugitive GTX® Posted: 2/6/15
Reviewer: John L. from San Diego, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great boot! Extremely comfortable! And they look great. I bought these to replace a similar pair that my feet outgrew. Love them and recommend them highly.

Stynger GTX®
Stynger GTX® Posted: 1/28/15
Reviewer: Mary Pratt from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These boots are fantastic. They are comfortable, they hug your feet and ankles in a great way, they keep your feet warm and in cold and wet weather and last but not least, they are great for hiking. I just bought a replacement pair after wearing my original ones A LOT. They are well built and last for a long time. I highly recommend them.

TPS 535 V
TPS 535 V Posted: 1/25/15
Reviewer: Lee Franklin from Leroy pa
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Thanks to Zappos I have finally found my boot! I had a pair of Merrell Mattertals that blew apart in 4 months. Zappos had me return them fully refunded for a pair of Lowa Renegades. They were nice but hurt my back in 3 days of wearing them. They refunded me again and I had 4 more different hiking boots delivered to me. None of them felt right so I returned them for a pair of these Asolo boots. These are the bomb so far hiking mountains in NE PA through the snow. My feet are comfortable warm and dry. I thank Zappos for being so patient and I will always do business with them now buying many pairs of Asolos!

Power Matic 200 GV
Power Matic 200 GV Posted: 1/22/15
Reviewer: from Falls Church, Virginia
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

The best hiking boot, period. Right out of the box, no break-in period (for me), great support, great warmth, great design, not too heavy, very streamline. I had previously owned Vasque but they were clunky and the leather upper didn't hold up past three years (I expect more durability when buying boots in this price range). The pulley system on these Asolos is great too! Very stable when walking, either in the woods, through snow, or on uneven rocky surfaces. Thanks to the other reviewers for your input...it helped me buy these boots. Love them.

TPS 520 GV
TPS 520 GV Posted: 1/21/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

If like myself, you use to buy the Vasque sundowners when they said made in Italy, and had the one piece leather uppers, then this is a really close alternative. I refer to the Vasque sundowner only because it is all I have ever really worn up until they started being made in China. I am on my second pair. These are my everyday go to shoe and slipper. I machine parts and weld in these at work all day, vacation in Disneyland in these, deer hunt in Wyoming, hike Mount Diablo's fire roads, walk the paved suburb trails in these. I use them for mountain biking and also jogging too. There is one more eyelet than the sundowners, which means the boot comes up a little bit taller than the sundowner, but I got used to it pretty quickly. It takes me exactly two weeks of wearing these all day, every day to rid them of any hot spots (blister points). My last pair are still waterproof. These boots are great in the snow, but wear your warmies as they are not insulated.

Power Matic 200 GV
Power Matic 200 GV Posted: 1/16/15
Reviewer: Rich from Vesper, Wisconsin
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I spent several days looking at various brands & models of boots, and made my final decision on the Asolo 200 GV based on user reviews. I found these boots to be comfortable right out of the box - they did not need to be broken in. Very comfortable, and light weight; feet feel fine after a day of walking in the Asolo Power Matic 200 GV. I would purchase again.

Agent GV MM
Agent GV MM Posted: 1/6/15
Reviewer: Bob Nolan from North Carolina
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Every thing about this shoe is almost perfect: the tongue and final lace was too close to my ankle which made the fit irritating to my feet. One less eyelet for the laces would have made the shoe comfortable.

TPS 520 GV
TPS 520 GV Posted: 1/1/15
Reviewer: cindy rogers from colorado mountains
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great boots but they do require some break in time. They keep my feet nice and warm even in deeper snow. I originally bought a half size larger due to all the reviews but sent them back. Even with thick hiking socks my regular size is just fine.

TPS 520 GV
TPS 520 GV Posted: 12/30/14
Reviewer: Ross Morgan from Eagle County, CO
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I'm on my third pair of these boots. I hike a lot, and these boots have stood the test of time each outing. Great tracking, wonderfully warm and very much waterproof. I have stopped wearing them as every day shoes, and my current pair is now going on 6 years. Again, fantastic boots and I would highly recommended them.

Power Matic 200 GV
Power Matic 200 GV Posted: 12/26/14
Reviewer: Eric Fleming from Jersey City, NJ
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Wonderful boots. Took a day or two of breaking in, but so comfortable my feet felt great after spending five hours on my feet washing a huge pile of dishes at my wife's bakery. I recommend a medium thick sock for comfort. The tread works and the rubber provides good grip. There's plenty of room in the toe box, no heel slip and excellent support at the ankle. The lacing system makes for a great fit. I can see why people use this boot to hike the Appalachian Trail.

Stynger GTX®
Stynger GTX® Posted: 12/19/14
Reviewer: from United States
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

I bought a pair of Asolo Stynger GTX boots under 5 years ago with the intention of them lasting me 10-15 years (at full price that is what most stores will tell you with a quality hiking boot). No sooner had they broken in (about a year after I bought them--after the warranty for Asolo at the time) than the sole started peeling from the boot. It was really small at first so I didn't think much of it, but apparently it was large enough for the material inside the boot to start degrading. The soles fell off on both boots about 6 months ago. This would have been fine, had Asolo taken responsibility for their product. But they don't. They offered me a one time resoling for my shoe but the cobbler said it was beyond repair. The best they could do after that was offer me a 20% discount on a new pair of boots (after I had spent money to send my boots to the cobbler). Terrible quality and even worse customer care and response. I will never buy Asolos again.

Fugitive GTX®
Fugitive GTX® Posted: 12/15/14
Reviewer: john thompson from sonora CA
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I have had a pair for 2 years now. I hike in them on average twice a week and have gained a tremendous amount of respect for their quality. My last boots were Salomon Wings GTX which were awesome but wore out in 18 months. I hike steep rugged terrain and lava caps in Northern California and boots don't last long here. The rough lava eats soles away and flattens out arch support quickly. However, I have never owned boots that have held up as well as these Asolos. They still look great and have all the original shape and support. Not a single loose thread. No separated stitching, no paper-thin insoles or other fabrics ready to blow out. The tread is finally wearing down but that's inevitable and to be expected by now, yet the rest of the shoe is still tight and rigid. Hard to believe anything this sturdy could be as comfortable either. These are serious boots made for extreme conditions. You probably will never need something like this for picnicking, camping and fishing. But you'll really appreciate them in severe hiking/backpacking conditions for sure.

Stynger GTX®
Stynger GTX® Posted: 12/14/14
Reviewer: Cam from Santa Cruz, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These boots were perfect for our two week alp back-packing trip. We had rain, snow, ice, boulders, shale, mud, and road.. steep inclines and decline and I had NO PROBLEMS whatsoever! This really beats my previous trip when wearing a pair of cheap boots that forced me to cover my feet in foam moleskin only to reduce (not eliminate) the pain. These are well worth the money and I plan to have them for years to come as they are built so well and I do not imagine they will wear out for a long time. Took me about 20 miles pre-trip to break them in! Adding a nice insole made them perfect. I also want to ad that they only felt perfect after breaking them in, adding the right insole, wearing sock liners and thin but cushioned wool socks, so make sure you find the right combination and you'll have no problems! Never overheated my feet on trails but I was able to trudge through streams and rivers in these babies and came out dry!

Agent GV MM
Agent GV MM Posted: 12/14/14
Reviewer: from Sonoma County Wine Country
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Asolo nails it again! I've never had a pair of Asolos that weren't my go-to shoes right out of the box! Fantastic product!

Stynger GTX®
Stynger GTX® Posted: 12/12/14
Reviewer: Candie White from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I bought these Styngers GTX about a month ago (my 3rd pair of Asolo's) and have hiked 3 times so far... so far. I LOVE them, much stiffer than my lightweight hikers, and still super comfy. Good ankle support. Good grip on rocks. I haven't even had to put my Superfeet Insole in yet, because they are great the way they are. I wear a 9.5 to 10. I got the 10... they fit perfect with a medium and or heavy wool sock. And the color is so sexy...

Revert GV ML
Revert GV ML Posted: 12/9/14
Reviewer: Kim McCoy from Sandpoint, Idaho
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Amazing boots. Light weight, great support. I am using them in all elements and my feet stay warm and dry. I wear a thick pair of socks and my feet are very comfortable. That's why I think they might run a 1/2 size big. I would recommend these to anyone who needs a tough, stylish boot that you can use to jump, run, tromp through snow, mud and water. I'm impressed.

Stynger GTX®
Stynger GTX® Posted: 12/9/14
Reviewer: C.Rod from Cambridge, MA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

'm in love with this hiking boot. I bought it two years ago before I went on a three-week backpacking trip to Europe. It is sturdy, has great traction and I can walk forever in them. I've since used them on all kinds of adventures and whenever I pull them out of the closet I feel glad that I spend the extra money to get these babies. I have a narrow-ish foot, bunions, and a high arch. I got great arch support from these boots and the toe box area is wide enough that I had no problems with my bunions. The boots are also super stylish for a hiking boot. Yes, they are heavy but that's what you want in a hiking boot. I should mention, too, that I am SUPER fussy about shoes since comfort is important to me. My only quibbles is that the lace would come undone but I solved that by just double tieing them. (The lace undone issue happens a lot to me, so perhaps I don't know how to properly secure ties. I'll look into that.)

Trinity
Trinity Posted: 12/8/14
Reviewer: robin chace from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are great. They felt awesome the moment I put them on, and they don't hurt my feet at all. I am a bit klutzy though, and I have all the holes laced, so they're not very flexible when I'm going down stairs, and I'm afraid I'll trip over them. But otherwise, I love them so much and I'm glad I got them.

Salyan
Salyan Posted: 12/7/14
Reviewer: peczyundwiesio from boston
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Fantastic shoes! I had worn Scarpa low-rise (Zen, I think) for 2 years before my wife suggested these. They rock. I bought them in anticipation of trekking in the Chilean Andes, but found myself wearing them daily in an urban setting. For mountain trekking, I found them exceptionally durable, reliable (traction on various surfaces at various inclines rocked) and comfortable (no issues with moisture or heat). For daily-wear (I change into more formal shoes when I reach the office), I love them. They have a much narrower line than other Asolo shoes and look great (especially once the lime green accents faded slightly). Absolutely no complaints from a fairly finicky performance shoe freak (who apparently alliterates).

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