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Rated2out of5byJudy22603fromThey changed somethingI have worn out two pairs of Asolo boots like this with no problems from day 1. I cannot wear these. I will have to return them and find something else.
Date published: 2014-04-18
Rated5out of5byField Geologist TfromFantastic in rugged terrainBought these for extended hiking/backpacking (~5-6 weeks per year) on rugged, non-trail terrain. The all-leather exterior is very durable - it scratches, but does not lose water-resistance. Vibram sole is a necessity for good footing on loose material, but can be slightly slippery on wet rock. These are slightly heavy, but if you're using them for rugged terrain, the extra weight is worth it.
The only thing that would make these better would be if Asolo extended the rubber at the tip of the toe up over the top of the toe of the boot, like they do in some of their canvas styles. If Asolo did that, these would be my pick as the best rugged-terrain hiker available.
Date published: 2014-03-29
Rated5out of5byPenninofrombest boots everI like this product very much. This is my second pair.
Date published: 2014-02-08
Rated5out of5byrunner engineerfromA solid, hard-working hiking bootI bought these boots to replace my old, beloved hiking boots after I hiked the soles off of them. I have put these boots through a year of hefty hiking and backpacking and I would say that they are almost perfect.
I like having an all-leather upper, which is not common in ladies' boots. The leather is very solid and durable. They scuff more than nubuck, but offer great protection for my toes. The ankles are solid, even for heavy loads. Between the treads and the supportive ankles, I am very confident of my footing, especially on rocks. I wear these for everything from day hikes to backpacking, summer or winter, since they have such great support and foot protection.
The construction is solid. The lasts allow for versatility in lacing for a snug fit. I have a narrow heal, so my foot slipped at first, until one of the sales staff at REI showed me a new way to tie my laces that kept my foot in place. Blisters are rare. These boots did not really need a break-in period, although the leather definitiely got more flexible with more hill hiking.
These boots are on the heavy side though, which took a little getting used to, but after that, I did not notice anymore. I'm very petite, so the Asolo is a lot of boot on my little feet, but they are worth the weight in performance. If these boots were nubuck and a little bit lighter, they would be perfect. Their only flaw is that they are not my old pair of boots, which are no longer manufactured.
Date published: 2013-12-21
Rated5out of5byStrebsfromAsoloFantastic boots! I needed a tough, waterproof boot for my fieldwork in the northern rockies - something that would withstand many many miles, severe abuse off trail and keep my feet dry. Had Gore-Tex mesh boots from Vasque before these, and although they were fantastic boots, the mesh (and Gore-Tex waterproofing) was destroyed by grass seeds in no time. The full-leather was a must. I was worried about the Asolos being to narrow for my pancake feet but they molded to my feet in no time and are so comfortable. I didn't have to break them in at all, wore them out bushwhacking through the montana mountains the day after I bought them, scrambling up and down rock slopes, blowdown and through marshes and they kept my feet snug, dry and happy. Haven't found anything I don't like about them - they are a little expensive but so worth it!
Date published: 2013-10-10
Rated3out of5byFlowerfromTight toe boxI got these right before I was set to work the cranberry harvest in MA. I was on my feet for at least 16 hours a day for 2 months straight. My feet were always so tired and felt like the bones in my feet were going to break at the end of the day if I didn't get my boots off. The toe box is very tight. I always have to put these little toe wraps on my pinky toes so they don't get scrunched under my other toe. It always feels like mybig toenail is being pushed in and down, too. I don't think I have a very wide foot either. I have since worn them on a variety of hikes and still have the same problems. The last hike I decided I need to find new boots. My toes were hurting for about 2 days after. They are really good quality, I just wish they had a little more room in the toe.
Date published: 2013-09-28
Rated5out of5byrangergirlfromBest hiking boots EVER!I am a park ranger and I needed something that I could wear in the snow that would keep my feet dry. I bought these 4 seasons ago and they are still the best boots I have ever owned. They were totally water proof for the first several years, I am sad to say they are starting to leak on the wettest days. They are still so comfortable, I have never had a blister with them. The tread is starting to wear down but they still have great traction hiking over snow, scree, even scrambling up steep rock. I wish I had a supply closet full of them so I never run out!
Date published: 2013-09-14
Rated4out of5byTantivyfromExcellent in almost every wayI would like to give these boots 5 stars. Even 6. Except...I have a narrow heel and have never found a combination of insoles, socks, etc. to keep from getting blisters. Knowing this, I tape known hot spots before I've even left the departure point, but it still catches up with me after about Day 4 on the trail. However, if your foot fits this boot, I can't imagine being displeased with it. Mine have been steady companions in some unsteady trekking situations. If Asolo comes up with a "narrower heel" version, I'll be first in line to get a pair.
Date published: 2013-06-05
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