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Asolo TPS 520 GV Hiking Boots - Men\'s


    Asolo TPS 520 GV Hiking Boots - Men's

    The expertly designed soles on the Asolo TPS 520 GV hiking boots reduce shock impact while enhancing stability and support. See details

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    The expertly designed soles on the Asolo TPS 520 GV hiking boots reduce shock impact while enhancing stability and support.

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    The expertly designed soles on the Asolo TPS 520 GV hiking boots reduce shock impact while enhancing stability and support.

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    The expertly designed soles on the Asolo TPS 520 GV hiking boots reduce shock impact while enhancing stability and support.

    • Full-grain leather uppers with seam-sealed Gore-Tex® linings provide waterproof protection from the elements
    • Gusseted tongues and padded ankle collars keep trail debris out; Achilles notches prevent collars from digging into tendons on descents
    • Asoflex® thermoplastic supports provide torsional stability and control while protecting against impact and bruises on rocks and uneven terrain
    • Triple Power Structure midsoles combine low-density polyurethane cyclinders in a high-density polyurethane midsole to increase propulsion and support
    • Vibram® rubber outsoles provide dependable traction on rough terrain


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    Asolo TPS 520 GV Hiking Boots - Men's Specs
    Best use
    Full-grain leather
    Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane/nylon
    Thermoplastic urethane
    3 lbs. 13 oz.
    Footwear height
    Footwear closure
    Crampon compatibility
    Average footwear weight (pair)

    Asolo TPS 520 GV Hiking Boots - Men's

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    Asolo TPS 520 GV Hiking Boots - Men's is rated 3.9494 out of 5 by 79.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Flappy Soles I bought these for a backpacking trip to Colorado and wore them on four or five training hikes for break-in. Once in CO. and under pack (40 lbs), the boots performed well. The boots were very comfortable and I didn't experience any blisters or hot spots on my feet. However, after one week the soles started delaminating. I had to use duct-tape to hold the heel of the sole on the left boot, and the sole of the right boot started coming loose on each side at the fore foot. These boots were literally purchased within one month of this happening. I've exchanged them for a new pair and hope that this was a fluke.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best for Price These are not Hiking Boots! They are backpacking boots PERIOD. The differnce is in weight and ankle support. If you are prone to day hiking carrying little to no weight get something lighter and more manueverable. These things are tanks and are meant for people that need tank type footwear. They are not breathable they aren't light and are all leather making them a little stiff which is exactly what you want when carrying a full pack for multi-day excursions. They have great ankle support and solid thick vibram sole with good traction and arch support. There are more expensive boots out there but I'm not sure what more a Backpacking Boot could offer. I do not recommend for cold weather as some others do but I also consider cold below 20F for daytime temps. If it is cold you may want boots with higher support(deep snow is rough),thicker soles to isolate you from the ground and some thinsulate. Two pairs of socks is not going to save you in this situation and if you can wear that many pairs of socks the boots probably don't fit you right in the first place. Size runs true but as always get a half size larger than what you normally wear in shoes cause hiking with more than your body weight for an extended time makes your feet swell. I hate when people say a CON of these boots is weight. That's like saying a dump truck doesn't get good gas mileage. No it doesn't but it's not designed to and try to use your prius to deliver 20 tons of gravel. Right tool for the right job.
    Date published: 2014-03-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best boots I've ever owned I bought these for elk hunting trip in Colorado. Bought them in August and wore them frequently so they would be broken in by mid-October. They were comfortable right out of the box, but are stiff until broken in. Performed great in Colorado. Hiked through ankle-deep snow that was wet because it was above freezing. Feet stayed dry and comfortable. Traction was great for scrambling up and down steep slopes. They also performed well under heavy load when I packed an elk down off the side off the mountain. These are the best and most comfortable boots I've ever owned. Also, props to Larry in shoe department of REI downtown Austin. He exemplifies great service.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Did not meet expectations I received the Asolo TPS 520 GV boots as a Christmas present last year. I wore them doing yard work around the house after realizing they are too heavy for hiking! "A pound on your feet equals five pounds on your back." They feel a half size too big. After a year my boots still look new and the trade mark imprints are still visible on the bottom of the treads.I never wore these boots with weight on my back. They have great quality leather and water resistance. Bottom line, my boots have less than 100 miles use, I weigh 178 LBS,and the tread is coming off the bottom of the boot! A lot of people are experiencing this same problem with these Asolo boots. I have never owned a boot that fell apart this quickly. Avoid Asolo boots, they do not quality attach the soles/tread. This is a known issue.
    Date published: 2014-04-13
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best boots ever I am about to purchase a second pair of these boots after 10 years of service on the first pair. They are excellent. I have used them in exceptionally harsh environments and tested them on just about every terrain in search and rescue, mountaineering, backcountry camping, and fishing applications. They are bomb proof. Yes they take a while to break in right (full leather), yes they are heavy (full leather and heavy rubber soles) and yes they get scuffed up when wearing them due to their smooth leather (come on, really??? are you going to wear them with a tux or in the woods??)...but the good far outweighs the bad with these boots. I have found that folks who wear them on asphalt/pavement notice wear far faster than those who just use them on the trails. I never really wear them "around town" or on paved areas...these are purely my backcountry boots. And I like the fact that they are full leather because I find it easier to maintain. Any good outdoor enthusiast knows that if you take care of your gear it takes care of you...and while you may have to throw some saddle soap and leather protectant and polish on these shoes more than their cloth counterparts, you will also get better service out of these if properly maintained. They are not perfect, as nothing is, but they are the best backpacking and heavy outdoor boots that I have found.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 10+ Years of Hiking, And Still Going. I purchased these boots in 2001 for a 2 week backpacking trip in New Mexico. Since then I have put upwards of 3500 miles on these boots. I have never broken a lace, delaminated a sole, or torn through the leather. These boots are, hands down, the most durable piece of footwear I have ever bought. Multiple times I have purchased other boots to "replace" my Asolo boots, and every time I have returned to these boots. I do use Superfeet inserts because of my plantar fasciitis. The use of a liner sock and outer sock has prevented almost all blistering of the heel and toes (with the exception of when I attempted to snowshoe in them), which is more than can be said of most other boots I have worn. They are comfortable once broken into, which took about 30-40 miles of use; longer than most. I intend to continue using these boots until the day they fall off my feet; These boots are an investment and your purchase will pay off over time, as they will outlast any other pair you buy.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best boot for the money This is the second pair of these boots for me. One of my main criteria for durability was that there not be any sewed seams on the toe or sides. New boots from a different manufacturer began to self-destruct on a backpack in South America, due to abrasion of the seams. These Asolos are about as bullet proof for the money as they come. My first pair took me trekking in Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, Thailand, Peru, Chile, Germany and to the top of Kilimanjaro, as well as local hikes. The heels were finally ground down to where I had them re-soled for local use only. The new pair will take me to other parts of the world, I hope.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Great fit, did have glue problem I have been wearing this model of boot for a few years, and have put the boot to the test. The Gore-tex works great to keep the water out, the boot is very light, due to the running shoe-like midsole. The leather is great. I have used the water-based wax on them that was recommended. The best way I can characterize the boots is that they are a very high quality leather and gore-tex upper on a mountain running shoe bottom, since the midsole is not rubber, but polyurethane. You could run in them if you had to, but don't think you could out-run a bear. The problem I have had with this boot model in the past is the bottom un-gluing from the midsole. Two previous pairs I had of these barely made two years before delamination. Re-glueing the sole as a repair only works temporarily because it is difficult to get the Vibram rubber to stick to the polyurethane midsole, which gets crumbly in old age. I read a few posts in various online forums that indicate this was a known issue that Asolo was aware of. Certainly be careful not to dry them near a fire, woodstove, or heater. I am hoping that Asolo fixed the glue problem with this current pair that I am wearing now, because everything else about the boots has been superb. So far, so good with this current pair, I have had them a couple months. With REI's unconditional guarantee, one can't complain too much, but I don't like making the long drive to the store, and I feel a bit like a lizard when returning a pair of boots I have worn for two years. I could see the leather and vibram sole on these boots lasting 5 years, easily.
    Date published: 2014-03-26

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