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Stynger GTX®
Stynger GTX® Posted: 8/15/14
Reviewer: day h from northern terrain
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I loved the look. I Have loved Asolos 10 years. I am disappointed. These are too narrow in the foot, after sizing up. I returned them.

TPS 535 V
TPS 535 V Posted: 8/15/14
Reviewer: dayhiker from northern terrain
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

These looked great. But they are too tight in the toes, sadly. I have worn Asolos for 10 years and hoped that these would be it. See my other reviews. Five pairs tried, and I ended up with Salomons.

Power Matic 200 GV
Power Matic 200 GV Posted: 8/14/14
Reviewer: Diane Longanecker from Blue Mountains of Washington State
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are amazing boots -- and so different from other boots I've worn. They are my daily footwear on the mountain ranch where I live and work. As another reviewer said, these boots are like wearing slippers -- I agree. Yet they are slippers that provide excellent ankle support. I used to wear La Sportiva mountaineering/backpacking boots. Oh, but at the end of the day, I could not wait to get those La Sportivas off my aching feet! That's not the case with the Asolo Power Matic 200GV boots, which I wear with Superfeet insoles. I now enjoy all day comfort instead. There was no breaking time; these boots were comfortable from the first moment I put them on. Although the soles on both the La Sportiva and the Asolo are Vibram brand soles, there is a huge difference between them. The soles on my Asolo boots are springier, softer, and better gripping than the Vibram soles on my La Sportiva boots, which are like having a pair of thick, slick boards strapped to my feet -- making the La Sportivas extremely dangerous on any ice. This winter I'll find out how the Asolos handle ice. (But it has to be better. They already do so much better as I climb steel ladders and walk on the tops of steel tanks.) I also like the "pulley" lacing system. It seems to allow the laces to adjust to your foot as you walk. As a result, the boot feels less restrictive. It's like the boot adjusts to fit my foot, instead of my foot having to tolerate the boot.

Ray
Ray Posted: 8/6/14
Reviewer: wayne k. from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

True to size, good support. Longest hike I've done with them 10miles so I can't speak to distance. They breath well and totally worth the price.

Fugitive GTX®
Fugitive GTX® Posted: 8/4/14
Reviewer: from The far Northwest
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

First, I love these boots, very well made. They are perfect for any environment you will encounter. They are pretty stiff right out of the box. I took them out on a short three mile ruck run. I wore my very thin 5.11 socks and had some hot spots on the outer part of my toes. I was ready to look for a different pair. I did two things that made a huge difference. I while at REI they told me they had a tool to help stretch them out in the toe box and I got medium cushion wool socks by smartwool. Wow, world of difference. I would not suggest these boots to to others to run in because of how stiff the sole is. The sole is perfect for tough terrain and there is a ton of ankle support which is what they are intended for. I just am super rough on my gear and in a pinch I want to know I can move quick and in a hurry to a better location.

Ray
Ray Posted: 8/4/14
Reviewer: from santa fe, nm
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

This is a nice lightweight shoe for walking around town only. I took it on a short 3-4 hour hike and it was just not enough of a shoe to keep my feet comfortable. So while I would not recommend this shoe as a light hiker, it is nice and light for walking around town. In either case, plan on buying an insole for it. This shoe has no padding inside and no arch support.

TPS 520 GV
TPS 520 GV Posted: 7/31/14
Reviewer: from Bolivia, North Carolina
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I purchased these shoes for a moderate to strenuous hike in all kinds of terrain and in all types of weather. Really didn't have a break in period as they were comfortable from the first day. They performed extremely well for what I needed. Would definitely buy them again.

Yuma WP
Yuma WP Posted: 7/23/14
Reviewer: Natasha from Hermiston, OR
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

About my feet...I have fairly wide feet. My actual shoe size is 6.5 or 7, but often I have to go up to a 7.5 to get the fit in the width that I need. I also have a high arch and need support at my arch to prevent my foot from rolling inward (over pronation). Most all my shoes have aftermarket inserts. I love the Sole Signature EV Ultra or Sole Signature DK Response depending on how much space I need to fill in the shoe and how much arch support I need. I like my feet to have some wiggle room and not feel as though my toes are packed in like sardines. That said...right out of the box these boots are lightweight. The sole of the boot bends and flexes, but still seems to provide support. As I always do with my shoes...I took out the insoles that came with the boots and replaced them with the Sole Signature EV Ultra. An initial fitting left me feeling that they were just right in everything except that they make my foot roll inwards a bit, feeling as though my foot was over pronating slightly. Despite this, the boots feel so wonderful and lightweight...so refreshing since the market is flooded with boots that are like wearing bricks on your feet! The only boot I found up until now that is comparable to this is the Merrell Moab...in the non waterproof version. The waterproof version stiffened up the sides of the boot and affected the flex at the ankle. What a comfortable boot...but the style just wasn't there. In conclusion...despite the slight pronation, I will keep these boots because the other attributes outweigh this one downfall (for me). And thank you Asolo! Finally...a company who makes a hiking boot that doesn't feel like I am wearing 10 pound weights on my feet and so stiff that miles of walking will still not make the sole of the shoe bend like my foot does!

TPS 520 GV
TPS 520 GV Posted: 6/23/14
Reviewer: Jack from Asheville
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Ordering my third pair of these excellent boots. Previous two pair of soles wore out after approximately 7 years of hiking and construction work. So I have been an Asolo wearer for over 14 years. The uppers although scuffed up after the punishing environments were still functional and comfortable. So at close to a lotta bucks for pair of boots they're a bargain basically cost me around a lotta bucks a year.

Creek WP
Creek WP Posted: 6/17/14
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

n the picture they look like basketball sneakers but they are actually a sturdy boot. I 'm wearing them with orthodic insoles, with the original insoles removed. I bought my regular shoe size, and I'm wearing thin socks--I got these for summer use. For typical heavy socks I would have had to go to a larger size. After a few weeks--very comfortable, lightweight and completely waterproof.

Mesita WP
Mesita WP Posted: 5/23/14
Reviewer: from Lubbock, TX
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I wanted to like these because they are super cute. Loved the grey with pistachio color, but they would get filthy on the trail. Also too long and narrow for my wide feet. Had to return them.

Power Matic 200 GV
Power Matic 200 GV Posted: 5/11/14
Reviewer: the plumber from new york kid!
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I'm a plumber and I am on my feet all day in these boots. On the weekends I miss them so that I put them back on. I'm buying another pair so I can have a clean one too! Oh, and I have flat feet.

Power Matic 200 GV
Power Matic 200 GV Posted: 5/10/14
Reviewer: David Knight from Grapeland, TX, United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I bought these from Zappos in 2007, after a 2-week long hunt in rough terrain nearly ruined my feet. I bought several pairs of high end boots and tested them in my kitchen by walking on golf balls. These felt the best of the 3 brands that I bought, so I returned the other 2 pair. After over 6-years of hiking, trekking, climbing 14ers and generally abusing these boots, the sole on one finally separated after I walked into and kicked around a bonfire at my ranch for about the hundredth time. I love these boots so much that I sent them to Dave Page Cobblers in Seattle to be resoled and refurbished with Asolo components. I cannot say enough good things about these boots...just wow!

Ray
Ray Posted: 5/5/14
Reviewer: from Lake Tahoe
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Asolo as a whole is a great shoe/boot company. These Ray's are everything I expect and more. Very comfortable shoes, weigh nothing and are great for lite hikes and general around town. If you want something a little more substantial, look at the Shiver or the Cactus (mid-high). Same shoe with a little more support/protection being all suede versions.

TPS 520 GV
TPS 520 GV Posted: 5/4/14
Reviewer: Julia McMillan from Jena, Germany
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

A truly excellent shoe: I not only wear these for lots of hiking (from deserts to alpine), but as my everyday shoe (except in high summer, when they are a bit warm). Beautifully made and so solidly constructed. While they are a hair stiff in the ankle while breaking in, the footbed was immediately comfortable; unlike any other backpacking boot, I would not hesitate to put these on brand new and get on the trail. The only thing I would add to some earlier reviews is that these boots can be resoled: it costs $70 plus shipping, which is a great price, since the main body of the boot will, with a little care, last much longer than the soles (which will wear out after 2 or 3 years of heavy use, especially on lots of asphalt or stoney ground). Asolo's official partner for resoling is Dave Page Cobbler. Your local cobbler will probably not have the special parts in stock.

Fugitive GTX®
Fugitive GTX® Posted: 4/22/14
Reviewer: Sonja from NJ
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Ordered these for my hiker husband, who has always worn Asolo boots and found them to be very comfy. Sadly, these don't fit like all his others have. Might try wide width in the same size.

Shiver GTX ®
Shiver GTX ® Posted: 4/22/14
Reviewer: from New Hampshire
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

A well made shoe by a first class company. I find most Asolo shoes fit a bit narrow, but that's why I like them. I have feet that are slightly less wide than "medium". These shoes fit nicely around the heel and still have good space in the toe box. While some might consider them a bit "utilitarian" in style, I prefer a shoe without stripes and neon colors. The soles seem to be of very hard rubber, but they are Vibram so I trust they will provide good grip. I'm very pleased with this shoe.

Power Matic 200 GV
Power Matic 200 GV Posted: 4/14/14
Reviewer: Little Papa from Mid Missouri
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I bought these boots, based on online reviews, for backpacking and hiking. They are the most incredible shoes/boots I have ever owned. They are like wearing little bomb shelters on your feet! The support is fantastic and the durability amazing. I have worn them backpacking, climbing rocky hills and wading shallow creeks; I am impressed! The only negative I can find about these boots would be the weight and slightly "clunky" size. However, if you need a durable boot for hard wear, this is it!

Stynger GTX®
Stynger GTX® Posted: 4/13/14
Reviewer: Tracy from Madison, WI
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I just ordered a new pair of Asolo Styngers in the spice color. My current pair of Styngers are 9 years old this summer and have only just begun to leak around the toe. I loved them the minute I put them on and discovered how supportive they were. These boots are great for hiking (especially if you're an ankle turner like I am) and can also double as winter boots that can withstand slush. I'm so glad Asolo (and Zappos) continues on with this model and I will continue to buy these boots as long as they exist.

TPS 535 V
TPS 535 V Posted: 4/10/14
Reviewer: from Denver, CO
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Nice rugged boot with excellent foot and ankle support. Foot padding is almost non existent and made my feet sore within a half hour. Luckily there is plenty of room for inserts.

Trinity
Trinity Posted: 4/6/14
Reviewer: Taylor from Nantucket
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I absolutely love these boots! I have been searching for shoes that fit my slightly wide, slightly tall feet that need an insert. I have ordered and sent back 30 shoes in the last year until these ones. I put my orthotic in, and never thought twice about it. I went to Peru and Galapagos two weeks later and never got blisters. I wore them pretty much every day for the last three months and still, no blisters. I am very happy with this purchase!

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