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Asolo Power Matic 200 GV Gore-Tex Hiking Boots - Men\'s

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    Asolo Power Matic 200 GV Gore-Tex Hiking Boots - Men's

    Multi-density Power Matic midsole technology delivers superb stability, cushioning and comfort in these waterproof Asolo® backpacking boots. See details

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    Multi-density Power Matic midsole technology delivers superb stability, cushioning and comfort in these waterproof Asolo® backpacking boots.

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    Multi-density Power Matic midsole technology delivers superb stability, cushioning and comfort in these waterproof Asolo® backpacking boots.

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    Multi-density Power Matic midsole technology delivers superb stability, cushioning and comfort in these waterproof Asolo® backpacking boots.

    • Water-resistant full-grain leather uppers deliver durable flexibility and support while remaining breathable
    • Seam-sealed Gore-Tex® liners deliver complete waterproof protection while allowing ample breathability for comfort in wet conditions
    • Padded and gusseted tongues keep out trail debris and moisture while relieving pressure from laces across instep
    • MicroPulley patented lacing system allows efficient performance for easy pulling, reduced abrasion, plus improved fit and comfort
    • Scree tongues and padded ankle cuffs add protective comfort at ankles and shins
    • Wicking nylon linings absorb and disperse excess moisture for fast drying
    • Removable footbeds add cushioning and comfort to one-of-a-kind Power Matic midsole technology
    • Power Matic midsoles use triple-density polyurethane, co-injected in key areas for superior stability, shock absorption and supportive performance
    • Asoflex® thermoplastic supports provide torsional stability and control while protecting against impact and bruises on rocks and uneven terrain
    • Durable Vibram® outsoles with higher density arch area and high-traction forefoot and heel area tracks easily through rough and steep terrain

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    Asolo Power Matic 200 GV Gore-Tex Hiking Boots - Men's Specs
    Specification
    Description
    Best use
    Backpacking
    Over-the-ankle
    Lace-up
    Yes
    Full-grain leather
    Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane/nylon
    Polyurethane
    Thermoplastic urethane
    Rubber
    Strap-on
    3 lbs. 12 oz.
    Men's
    Footwear height
    Footwear closure
    Waterproof
    Upper
    Lining
    Midsole
    Support
    Outsole
    Crampon compatibility
    Average footwear weight (pair)
    Gender

    Asolo Power Matic 200 GV Gore-Tex Hiking Boots - Men's

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    Asolo Power Matic 200 GV Gore-Tex Hiking Boots - Men's is rated 4.1429 out of 5 by 21.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Hardy, durable, as advertised. This boot has served me well in a variety of environments, while hiking with and without heavy loads and equipment. I probably have well over 300 miles logged on my pair since I got them. Stability - Unparalleled - I have yet to so much as roll an ankle in these, and a vast amount of hiking in my line of work is done at night under NVG's in rough terrain. Carried heavy loads - typically 65 pounds or more while on duty - no issues at all. Traction - Small pebble-sized loose rocks underfoot on a steep descent are the only times I can remember slipping in these. Otherwise, I've been supremely confident on all terrain, from snow to rock, to scree, to mud. Waterproof - Absolutely. Have forded tons of streams, and walked in feet of melting snow and mud, and stayed dry as a bone. Granted, I tend to work more in arid climes - 3 days of straight rain might change this assessment I suppose. Lacing system - works well, easy to tighten the entire boot at once, even with thick gloves, and the laces actually stay tied. Minimal problems with loosening - usually more to do with my feet swelling and/or shrinking as I go. Toe: Definitely not scuffproof - you'll get scuffs and scars on the front almost immediately, but it doesn't seem to affect anything, and I don't really care as a result. Performance matters more. Fit and break-in: I have a fairly high arch and and I over-pronate. The boots fit like a glove and required next to no break-in when new. Sometimes I get hotspots when descending quickly, but I can't recall ever actually getting a blister in these, despite wearing them for 36 hours or more without taking them off on occasion. Rigidity: Nice blend of stiffness and flexibility. Moderate scrambling and non-technical climbing is no problem, yet they flex just enough to keep walking and running comfortable. Minimal foot and arch fatigue, if any. Weight - fairly heavy as hikers go, yet all the other stuff makes up for it in my opinion. Breathability - As long as you wear the right socks, these do okay. You can't expect to not sweat in extreme temperatures, yet I've found that my feet are never soaked or overly hot - if they didn't breathe, I'd have been getting blisters all this time most likely. Ankle and foot protection: Nice and high, without restricting movement. Padding on the ankles is just about right. Toe is nice and solid, though not steel-toed. No issues on this front. Durability: The shoelace eyelets have begun to rust after 4 years, and the boot is pretty scuffed up at this point. Traction on the sole is finally beginning to look like it might be wearing down a bit (for a couple years I began to wonder if the soles would ever look used). Still, they are more than serviceable - just hiked the Teton Crest Trail in them, and they continue to deliver the performance I've come to expect out of my go-to hiking boot. Bottomline: I wish the military would issue these - best boot I've ever owned or used, period, and I've used quite a few over the years.
    Date published: 2014-04-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Boots for the Man in Charge This is my 2nd pair of Power Matic 200's. 1st pair made it through 2 years of almost everyday construction work and harsh environments. My feet stay dry in hot weather and warm in the cold. Very comfortable with good ankle and arch support. 1 week easy break in time. Fast lace up and removal. Awesome looking. Best boots on the market!!
    Date published: 2014-04-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid, reliable, fantastic construction With regards my feet, there's one thing you need to know: I have EXTREMELY high arches. After trying on every boot in REI Seattle, twice (not even kidding), and trying a multitude of lacing patterns, I chose these. I've only put in ~100 miles so far, but I know I made a great choice. The construction is the best, as you'd expect from Asolo. I am still getting slight hot spots on my heels on long hikes, but this is definitely my odd foot shape and not the boots. A little further foot-hardening and breaking in and it's going to be great. As with all hiking boots, fit is the key. If these guys fit you, I have no hesitation in recommending them.
    Date published: 2014-04-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best boots I have ever owned I've had these boots about two and a half years now. I take terrible care of them, and wear them almost every day. They have been through Egypt, the climbed the Sinai mountains, wandered about Mongolia and China, the rocks and deserts of Jordan, just about every part of Israel, and the hills and bogs of Ireland. I use them for climbing, hiking, running, working, everything. Snow, water, sand, rocks, these boots put up with everything. As I said, I don't take good care of them. Probably misused them in about every way possible, but they are still good. The tread is starting to get low, that's about it. I can't recommend these enough.
    Date published: 2014-04-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Traction like Spiderman, Easy first Wear FIRST OFF: Thanks to REI - they went out of their way on multiple levels to make the details of this order and its logistics (no problem with the boots, just the order/shipping) right. Very excellent service. As to the boots ... I did a lot of research. They really are comfortable out of the box. I'm a paramedic and chose to do a basic fit test during my 24hr 911 shift Saturday before taking them on the trail. My partner remarked how after 8 hours in my well-broken-in and well-liked duty boots, I'm always swapping into base slippers for comfort. I did 16 hours on the truck with the Asolos out of the box, no problems. Then I took them for their virgin hike on about 14 miles climbing Whiteface and Passaconaway ... when I lost the Blueberry Ledge Cutoff, I loved their stability for bushwhacking and managing surprise rocks under leaves. On the ledge, as noted in my summary above, grip was like Spiderman ... could not believe to what and how well they held. I got no blisters though felt a little heel rub to be expected ... and, because of getting lost, I was hiking very fast and aggressive to make up lost time so they got a very intensive blister-test (used thick hiking socks with thin liner socks). Once again, the Asolo's helped there with their strong lateral stability and strategic flexibility. No water testing yet, but Gortex is Gortex. I'll keep my eye out for wear issues such as I've seen in reviews here and elsewhere, but no signs of anything but dirt on these. Oh, and the folks whining about scuffs ... REALLY?? It's a HIKING boot ... not club wear for young urban professionals. I'll report back on this after a few months more climbing. Only reason for 4-not-5 stars is I've only used them once, so durability and water have not been fully tested. A note about sizing and my feet, since everyone is different: SIZING: In distance running shoes, I wear a 10.5, and the 11's for Asolo fit perfect - with room for winter socks and lace-tightenability for thinner summer ones. FEET: Mine are a trainwreck of past injuries from playing way too hard in too many sports, and having flat feet to start with. I have collapsed arches, have destroyed the cartilage on a medial malleosis, and cracked both large tarsals, as well as pulled both plantars. I used my green superfeet on top of the Asolo insole and they were awesome for support and comfort.
    Date published: 2014-04-11
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from I would and will buy this boot again. My first pair of Asolos--520's I believe they are called---have lasted for 3.5 years of daily wear on trails, in the city, creek scrambling etc. I love them. Indeed, beyond some wear on the sole and some cosmetic damage, they are still trucking. However, for my first extended back-country trip to Glacier I wanted a new pair of boots. I opted for the Powermatic 200's and was not disappointed. I broke them in on the trip across country, with day hikes in Rock Mountain and Yellowstone, but it wasn't necessary. They were delightful right out of the box. As mentioned by many, the toes do take some abuse, but the waterproofing and functionality are in no way compromised and most of the scuffs that they gained in 4 days between Logan Pass and Many Glaciers can be hidden with mink oil. I don't hide them, however, as they remind me of that wonderful trip! The southern Appalachians where we live are DAMP! But, Asolo has kept my feet dry for almost 4 years. I work with at-risk children and direct a variety of activities from kickball to hiking, when my administrative duties allow, and I wear these 200's for everything. I have not, as some reviewers have, found them to be too heavy for anything. I will be buying a back-up pair soon. I'm weird that way. I find a good thing and stock up just in case the model is discontinued---it's an annoying idiosyncrasy. I would definitely recommend these boots to a friend.
    Date published: 2014-04-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very durable, well built boots. I have had these boots for the past 3 years and am extremely impressed. They are still going strong after hundreds and hundreds... maybe getting close to a thousand trail miles. I am an avid backpacker, volunteer for search and rescue, and for the last six months, I've been working for the Washington Conservation Corps. as a trail builder... My work means I'm out hiking every day putting these boots through the gauntlet. They are used not only as boots, but as tools in my work as they are often used to move loosened dirt off of the trail, kicking rock off the trail as I hike, etc. They are still 100% waterproof. BUY THEM NOW! You won't be dissapointed.
    Date published: 2014-03-26
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid Boot!! This is the best pair of boots I've ever owned! They took some time to break in but thats to be expected with a boot of this calibre. Very sturdy and stiff yet comfortable. I would wear these and do sometimes wear these around town. I would recommend these boots to anyone that want a comfortable and serious backcountry hiker.
    Date published: 2014-03-28

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