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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).

Agent GV MM
Agent GV MM Posted: 12/1/14
Reviewer: Mike Roberts from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

Good sturdy pair of hiking shoes. Fit was perfect, but they need a little breaking in. The material is just a bit stiff and they bite into the top of the foot a bit along the top of the toe knuckles. I'm confident that with a little wear that they'll be a go-to pair of shoes for a long time.

Outlaw GV ML
Outlaw GV ML Posted: 11/27/14
Reviewer: Terrri from St. Paul, MN
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I have narrow heels and a low arch. It's hard to get shoes that fit well. This model fit my foot in the h eel and supported my foot enough that I didn't need to change the insole. I usually wear a 10 but the 9.5 was the correct length. I just wish Zappos carried more of the colors.

Salyan
Salyan Posted: 11/25/14
Reviewer: Brad E Taylor from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Okay, order these. I am dead serious. Went from Belgium to France to Italy in these shoes. The cobblestone river walk in Paris was no match. Not sure what else other than if you want to know what I want for Christmas is another pair of these. Like wearing a Sherman tank that feels like a La-Z-Boy recliner! Ordered a 12 and I wear 12.5 in Nike always.

Sunset MM
Sunset MM Posted: 11/24/14
Reviewer: from San Diego
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Comfortable right out of the box and I am picky about the comfort thing. Great for wearing around during the day and for moderate hikes as well.Very breathable, which is a big plus in a warm climate. In short... a good all around shoe and not bad looking either.

Flame GTX®
Flame GTX® Posted: 11/20/14
Reviewer: phillip vasquez from dearborn, michigan
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

After my purchase I'm wearing these several times a week all day. With winter upon us in Michigan these are keeping my feet warm while offering great traction in wet and snow. The size is true to fit in both length and width. I ordered a size 9 and the fit is perfect. Might add a gel sole for some additional cushion. Although these are more costly the my previous hiking boot selections they are worn the extra money. Hoping they offer long term wear.

TPS 520 GV
TPS 520 GV Posted: 11/19/14
Reviewer: Krystal weber from Plymouth, Michigan
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Bought these last winter and they still look and feel great. These boots are well worth the money. I have a very high arch and I don't even have to use my orthotic in them. I've worn them all day shopping...my feet were warm dry and comfy all day. Use them up north too. Look great with jeans or a dress. :)

Piuma
Piuma Posted: 11/16/14
Reviewer: Nadav Appel from Israel
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes are far more breathable than their waterproof (WP, Reston WP) or Gore-Tex counterpart is, but in all other aspects are the same (fit, comfort). Overall, if you ever had an Asolo shoe or boots, you would love this. If you have not, then you should definitely try. Unlike Asolo's heavier boots, these are lightweight and do not require almost any "break-in" to become truly comfortable. A way to describe the comfort of these shoes is that it feels as if you are being propelled to do your next step as you stride, no matter if in the outdoors or just in the city, these are my number one choice. Also there is a shorter, more lightweight variation of this: the Quadrant, which I ended up ordering after I got the Piuma, they are very similar and also great. If you are coming from Salomon shoes, you would want to go half a US size smaller (I went from 11.5 at Salomon to 11 at Asolo).

TPS 520 GV
TPS 520 GV Posted: 11/12/14
Reviewer: from Rockport, Maine
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Love these boots! You need to be patient as they are very strong and have very stiff leather, but I'm a daily hiker and they are starting to soften a bit and I love them! I met a girl on the trail that had the same pair only 10 year old and they looked so soft and supple but not worn down. Love to know these will last!!

Ember ML
Ember ML Posted: 11/6/14
Reviewer: NAN HERRON from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I can wear very few shoes. My foot is very hard-to-fit: high arches, slender heel and huge bunions. These are my dream come true. I needed a removable insole to put my orthotics in. This fits the bill. Soft the first time I put them on and lightweight. Many thanks!

Power Matic 200 GV
Power Matic 200 GV Posted: 11/4/14
Reviewer: Peter McCann from United States
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I bought these to replace a pair of Lowas that shed their sole on the last hike. The polyurethane foam, like used in these, disintegrated, leaving the barely worn vibram outsole dangling in a foot tripping spectacle. After ordering the Asolos, I read 1 star reviews on these boots on Amazon, complaining of the same issue. Called Asolo customer service in hopes of hearing that the issue had been corrected. Was told "We like to make our shoes from natural materials, and the break down process is inevitable". Well, I don't use warm, waterproof hikers often enough to wear them out in 3 years, and when I take a $300.00+ boot out of the closet for a walk, I'd prefer they didn't fall apart on my feet. When you research your purchase, click the 1 star reviews and you see that many are having this issue with different brands. Not sure why the shoe industry is trying to pass this BS off as the new normal, but these are going back and I'm not spending any more hard earned cash on boots with history of sole disintegration. I have a battle scarred pair of 30 year old Vasque Highlanders that are still in one piece, though the solid Vibram soles are well worn. For me, a boot should last until the soles are worn as long as the leather is cared for, and then should be re-soleble and used for years longer. I agree with the reviewers that say the inserts in these boots are poor and uncomfortable, and my feet were hot in them just sitting at my desk.

Stynger GTX®
Stynger GTX® Posted: 11/3/14
Reviewer: from Seattle
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I've never had a pair of rugged hiking boots that were ready to rumble right out of the box. These guys hit the trail with me (and a 30lbs pack) brand new. Four days and no hot spots, no blisters, and blissfully dry feet. I didn't even have to change my socks.

TPS 520 GV
TPS 520 GV Posted: 10/25/14
Reviewer: from Maine
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love these boots! Glad I chose a half size bigger than I usually wear and the wider width too. They are a perfect boot for just about any outdoor walk. And they don't leave black marks on the floors inside either.

TPS 520 GV
TPS 520 GV Posted: 10/22/14
Reviewer: Nate from San Diego
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I bought a pair of these back in 2007 for the High Sierra trail. I broke them in with a service work trip to Costa Rica earlier in the same year. They handled water logged mud, standing in a foot of muddy, muddy water on a few occasions and would still be my primary backcountry boots if not for the fact that my feet have outgrown them. I will be buying a new pair for next years planned excursions. I hiked across (literally) tons and tons of granite with them and never once were my feet uncomfortable from the shoes (long steep downhills are their own torture). You can basically stand on a spike of granite and you won't feel it. Some people swear by trail runners, as a 200+ lb man, I stand by these over-engineered marvels of hiking boots.

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