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  • Water-resistant split-grain leather and Cordura® nylon uppers are lightweight, breathable and durable
  • GORE-TEX® liners make these boots waterproof yet breathable, for comfort in a variety of conditions
  • Reinforced rubber heels and toe boxes provide durable protection
  • DuoAsoflex midsoles mix a shock-absorbing soft layer with a stiffer shank for torsion control
  • Outsoles are a combination of polyurethane midsoles over a bi-density rubber bottom for cushioning and traction
  • Boots can be resoled


View all Asolo Men's Day Hiking Boots

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Best Use Hiking
Footwear Height Over-the-ankle
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Waterproof Yes
Upper Split-grain leather/nylon
Lining Waterproof breathable membrane/nylon
Midsole Polyurethane
Support Thermoplastic urethane
Outsole Rubber
Can Be Resoled Yes
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 3 lbs. 2 oz.
Gender Men's

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Boot For Every Adventure Probably one of the best all around boots on the market today. Hiking, backpacking, light mountaineering, 3 season glacier travel, 4 season trekking. Although not specifically labeled as crampon compatible, these boots work very well with strap on crampons from Grivel or Petzl - the soles are more than stiff enough to accommodate. Support and waterproofing are excellent. A good break in is a must. These boots run small AND narrow - The Wide Fit model is an 'E'. Sizing runs half to a full size small in most cases. Overall a great boot that works hard, well, and will last for years. As with any technical boot, make sure you are fit properly. Enjoy!
Date published: 2015-02-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from They should hold up better for what they I use these boots for hiking mostly uphill with a 50lb pack in rocky, desert conditions. My hikes are usually 1 to 5 miles. I thought these boots would hold up a lot better than they have. After getting them wet the first time, the soles started to come unglued from the toes back, followed by the rubber toe caps.I've since re-attatched them with E-6000 (works great) but am disappointed with the overall quality. Also, it took about six months of 1-2 mile hikes before they were properly broken in and I repeatedly got blisters on both heels. They do feel pretty comfortable now, but for the money I think there are probably better choices available.
Date published: 2010-02-28
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Comfortable but the top wears out too fast. I have purchased these a few times. They are made in wide and are one of the few boots that fit my foot. The main problem I have is that 1. they will not stay waterproof very long and the main reason is 2. the material near the eyelet by the little toe and the next one up, wears out rapidly. It wears through, and after this the boot leaks. Also, this is the start of the top prematurely wearing out. This can take around 5 months of regular hiking. I have 3 pair and alternate so I don't use one pair every day. I have told REI about this in the past but have no idea if they have notified the manufacture but it is a critical problem in the construction.
Date published: 2016-07-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My Daily Driver I bought these boots 6 years ago and have been my go-to shoe every weekend for any activity. They're performed well on day hikes and any weekend adventure for that entire time (and won't mark up a boat deck). The uppers stilll look pretty good; nothing is falling apart. To my recollection these boots have always fit well but I should point out that I have relatively narrow feet. My other Asolo's, powermatic 200, also fits my skinny feet well. Unfortunately I discovered the other day I had wore through both soles (no wonder they didn't seem waterproof anymore). I'm headed straight to REI to pick up another pair that I no doubt will enjoy for another 6 years to come.
Date published: 2014-07-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Awesome so far I bought these for two purposes, to hike the JMT and for my Search and Rescue boots. Within two weeks of owning these I logged about 20-30 miles in them and they broke in super quick. Just in time for an over night search through mixed terrain, boulders, brush and creek crossings. All that I can say is that these boots were worth every dollar spent and are by far the most comfortable boots I have every hiked in. They have support in all of the right spots and are sturdy yet light enough to let me hike all night without feeling tired or sore. I haven't found any hot spots or blisters with these boots whereas most other hikers I have worn tend to rub the bottoms of my feet raw.
Date published: 2013-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Why did I wait so long? These boots were a near perfect fit right out of the box. It only took a couple of miles to completely break them in to a totally comfortable fit. Since then I have put 25 miles on them in the mountains, boulder hopping, traversing dead fall, scrambling steep bedrock and busting brush without a single issue either with the boots or my feet. Their light weight, have very good breath ability, superb traction, and great foot and ankle support. I also wear them on the job and at the end of the day do not have the foot and leg fatigue I normally experience with my regular work boots. So far these boots seem very durable , and with REI's one year return policy how can you go wrong. Happy Trails.
Date published: 2014-07-27
Rated 1 out of 5 by from "Asolo Dry Rot" Google it. Will not last 5 years. I loved these boots as much as anyone, but after about 200 miles in 5 years, the foam midsole started to Dry Rot. Now after a recent hike, the bottom rubber sole is about to completely separate from both of them. I don't think I've ever seen a material on a premium piece of gear deteriorate like this, it just crumbles indefinitely to the touch. Everything else on the boot, is still in great condition. I contacted Asolo, and they asked me for a receipt and sent me some links to 3rd party cobblers. I don't expect gear to last forever, but 5 years for $200+ boots seems a bit much. Do your research before this purchase. You won't believe all the similar experiences people are having with these boots.
Date published: 2016-03-17
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Recommend against These boots required very little break in. I did a long trek after having only 20 or so miles on them. However, the sole has separated from the uppers on both boots. I've had them for about one year and have around 300 miles on them (pack miles). I can't believe it. I'm going to try and send the boots back to ASOLO to see if they will replace them (I'll repost about their response). It is possible that I have a defective pair, but the fact that it happened on both boots makes this less likely. On the up side, they looked great (before they fell apart).
Date published: 2010-07-24
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I have had the boots about 6 weeks and put 50-60 miles on them. They have been brutal. What kind of break in period should I expect? Also any suggestions?

Asked by: Scheib
I used to make boots. The best thing you can do is know if you are a normal or wide foot. Then get a good shoe tree and wherever you have contact points, put something in the shoe there and then work the shoe tree in. Wet the outside of the boot until the leather is totally saturated and allow to dry. Do this a few times after each hike until the show fits you. This is true of all shoes. A custom boot/shoe never needs break-in but these aren't custom. You have to make them into a custom fit. 
Answered by: jamato8
Date published: 2017-06-22

I purchased Asolo boots from REI a few years ago, and they need to be resoled. Is it possible to re-sole these boots?

Asked by: Just Another Mile
Yes it is possible. Take it to a local cobbler / shoe repair, costs about $70. I resoled my Asolo Fugitive after 1,100 miles of wear. HOWEVER, I do not recommend resoling if you have a lot of miles. My feet begin to slowly hurt and it took me months and a podiatrist visit to figure out that the boot can be resoled, however, the boot is probably wore out by that time, ie the last, the soles, the insides. I purchased a new pair of Asolo Fugitives, awesome boot.
Answered by: Tony L
Date published: 2017-06-14

How wide is the wide version of Asolo Fugitive GTX? I know that New Balance shoes 4E width work for me. Thank you

Asked by: skiman
I disagree with the EE assessment.  These boots are more like a single E  I have double E feet and it is a killer to break these boots in but once that has happened, they are money.  
Answered by: Treeman67
Date published: 2017-06-14

I have read conflicting information about the factory insoles in the Fugitive GTX. Some say the factory insole should be left in because of its design, some say it can be replaced comfortably. Which is true?

Asked by: Daniel
​The factory insoles in Asolo boots can be removed easily and replaced with aftermarket insoles.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-06-14

Where are these boots made

Asked by: Gerry801
The Fugitive GTX Hiking Boots are made in Romania.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2016-12-12

Any suggestions for heal blisters. Boots are broken in but I'm still getting heal blisters. Boots are always tied tight and are used with technical smart wool socks

Asked by: Cjfemino
For information on blister care and prevention, please visit the following link:
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-05-18

I've had a pair of Asolo FSN 95 GTX for years, resoled them once, but they are now giving out and it's time to replace. What is the successor boot, the Fugitive or the Drifter or something else? Just looking for something as close as possible.

Asked by: Matt
The most similar boot to the FSN 95 GTX is the Asolo Drifter GV hiking boots.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-28

What width is the "wide size" in this model? And if possible what width is the normal fit boot?

Asked by: Wesleycphoto
The regular width is D. The wide width is EE.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-10
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