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  • 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
  • Easy-pull lacing system reduces boot abrasion and improves 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 Power Matic midsoles
  • Power Matic midsoles use triple-density polyurethane, co-injected in key areas for superior stability, shock absorption and support
  • 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 arches and high-traction forefoot and heel areas get a good grip on rough, steep terrain
  • Boots can be resoled

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Specs

Best Use Backpacking
Footwear Height Over-the-ankle
Footwear Closure Lace-up
Waterproof Yes
Upper Full-grain leather
Lining Gore-Tex/nylon
Midsole Polyurethane
Support Thermoplastic nylon
Outsole Rubber
Can Be Resoled Yes
Average Footwear Weight (Pair) 3 lbs. 5 oz.
Gender Women's

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable, hardworking boots! I do a lot of high Sierra backpacking, including tricky class 3 and 4 scrambles, and these boots have kept me from twisting an ankle at least twice! Great traction, great with a heavy pack, and I had no leakage when hiking in thick mud and snow. I was amazed when I tried them on and they fit so comfortably--in my book, there's no such thing as "breaking in" a boot; it should fit well from day one. Regarding their weight, they always feel heavy when I pick them up to put them on, but they've never felt heavy on my feet. They also have a really great lace locking system for perfect lacing. I even got them on and off fast at the airport!
Date published: 2011-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Boots! I love these boots. I have a low profile foot, so, with a super feet insert, these boots fit me great! I wore them straight out of the box on a 20 mile through-hike in the Enchantments. No blisters. I have since taken them up the Muir snowfield and through streams. They stay dry and warm. My only issue is that the exterior toe portion of this boot wears easy. It only took a mile on the trail to make my boots look like they had seen plenty of trail time.
Date published: 2011-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality and Comfort I've been buying and wearing out Asolo models for years and this Power Matic 200 Gore-Tex is the most comfortable and waterproof I've owned. Super comfortable last and protection against rocks and rough terrain. I wear a 9.5 or a 10. I get the 10s in Asolo, just so I have plenty of toe room and room for thick, warm wool socks. I hiked over 100 miles in Ireland in these and since have been using them for construction work and hiking around my place. They're beginning to wear down, but still keep out water and feel great. I'd get another pair in a second.
Date published: 2015-11-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Leather quality has changed I have been buying these same boots for at least 10 years. I wear them for work and play and they have kept me warm and dry in all seasons. I usually get 3 years out of them before I wear the soles out. However, this year was time to buy a new pair and it seems that there has been a change in the type of leather used as well as the initial sealing process used on that leather. After 1 week of light use (i.e. sitting in a classroom and walking back and forth to the car) there was a significant amount of wear on the toes. It looked like an old pair of boots that the leather had been allowed to dry out on. The leather was chipping and wearing off like I had been playing hard in a rock pile but they hadn't even left the pavement yet. I was very careful to not wear them until I had had a chance to seal them with NikWax like I always do to keep the leather nice and supple. However the sealant that is applied at the factory does not allow subsequent sealers to penetrate. It just beaded up and rolled off. Great for initial waterproofing but not so good for maintaining leather quality. Really bummed. This line of boots has been my constant and dependable companion for years but I've had to take them back and look for something new.
Date published: 2015-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great boot for serious hikes These boots fit like a glove. My husband has the same style and he bought two pairs. We both have hard to fit feet. They will require a little breaking in of course, but for the heavy duty support, these are so easy compared to other boots I've worn. Since there are no seams, nothing binds on the inside. My husband wears his every day and his podiatrist said they were the best shoe he could possibly wear for support and overall good foot health.
Date published: 2009-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great backpacking boot I had to try a few methods since my very first experience I got out of these boots ended up in blisters. It helped tremendously to use a liner sock with a lightweight hiking sock. And knowing where my hotspot was, I just put a blister bandage over it (for extra precaution). I also put conditioner/lotion on it to 'soften' and clean the leather. There are also some boot tying methods you can learn to secure your ankle in place. For me (and maybe for others) one foots is SLIGHTLY larger than the other hence all the preventative methods. The boot worked well carrying 30+ pounds on my back through dusty, rocky terrain. It did get completely soaked (crossing a river), we just removed the insoles and let it dry for about 30 minutes and it was good to go for the rest of our short trek. Recommend these boots as a nice investment for your long treks.
Date published: 2011-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best boot I have ever had This is my 1st review ever. That's how great this boot is. Though it's initially expensive, depending on your level and frequency of outdoor exploration (high to low) this boot will last 5 to 15 years. Which is better than I can say for many hiking boots out there. Plus, no break in time at all - happy feet. I will be buying this boot again if it continues to exist.
Date published: 2013-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent but buyers need to know this.. I am on my 2nd pair in three years. I typically don't write reviews but I noticed comments in other reviews which maybe a little misleading. PROs First, I have found these boots to be excellent heavy load hiking boot. Top of the line traction through water and on rocks. The toe area does take a beating; they have worn look as compared to a boot with a tougher guard in the front. They are leather and very water proof. Great fit for my narrow feet. Excellent ankle support and protection, not the bulky ankle padding you find in other boots. I use superfeet green inserts to add to the support. I typically do 3-4 day tracks with 55lbs+ pack 10-15 miles a day without any problems. The boot has a heel ready for my Hybrid crampon...this was the final selling point on my first pair. Now, here is where I differ with other reviews. They get warm because they are water proof--it's a trade off. They are complete leather. if you are doing a light day hike of 10+miles with little or no river/snow encounters this boot maybe over kill. CON: I love the traction and thought put into "defatigue-reducing technology" but I wish they could have shaved 5 oz off the weight. I believe they top the scale in weight for the type/class of boot they were design for. I don't have a love fest going with the black color--'dark graphite' but i can live with it because these boots fit and function perfectly. Asolo Matic 200 is a very well made boot worth the price tag.
Date published: 2012-05-17
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I wear a women's shoe size 11. I have previously owned this shoe in size 10.5, and they were a little tight. Are men's Asolos similar fitting but otherwise longer? What size would I be? Or do you know of a similar boot that comes in womens 11? Thanks!

Asked by: Mel H
If you tend to be in between sizes (10.5 and 11), you should go with the greater of the two sizes in hiking boots. This boot may run a little narrow for your fit, so you would be best suited with a women's size 11 (EU size 43.6). According to the Asolo sizing chart, this would be equivalent to the men's size 10.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-18

What is the difference between the Asolo Powermatic and the Asolo 520?  When would one b recommended over the other?

Asked by: vermeer
The Asolo TPS 520 GV Evo Hiking Boots are heavy-duty and very stable. The Asolo Power Matic 200 Gore-Tex Hiking Boots also provide excellent stability, but they are not quite as heavy-duty and are much lighter weight.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-17

How tall are these boots?

Asked by: rcllewis
The boots are 7.5 inches tall.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-12

Should I order a half size up to give me enough room?  My street shoe size is 9, and I'm wondering if I should order a 9.5 to give me room in the toe box.  Also do these tend to run narrow, average, or wide?

Asked by: JaimeLB
Most people find that these boots fit true to size. That being said, if you plan to wear thick socks or have custom insoles, you may want to go up a half size.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-28
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Reviews

Rated 4 out of 5 by from Comfortable, hardworking boots! I do a lot of high Sierra backpacking, including tricky class 3 and 4 scrambles, and these boots have kept me from twisting an ankle at least twice! Great traction, great with a heavy pack, and I had no leakage when hiking in thick mud and snow. I was amazed when I tried them on and they fit so comfortably--in my book, there's no such thing as "breaking in" a boot; it should fit well from day one. Regarding their weight, they always feel heavy when I pick them up to put them on, but they've never felt heavy on my feet. They also have a really great lace locking system for perfect lacing. I even got them on and off fast at the airport!
Date published: 2011-02-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Boots! I love these boots. I have a low profile foot, so, with a super feet insert, these boots fit me great! I wore them straight out of the box on a 20 mile through-hike in the Enchantments. No blisters. I have since taken them up the Muir snowfield and through streams. They stay dry and warm. My only issue is that the exterior toe portion of this boot wears easy. It only took a mile on the trail to make my boots look like they had seen plenty of trail time.
Date published: 2011-11-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Quality and Comfort I've been buying and wearing out Asolo models for years and this Power Matic 200 Gore-Tex is the most comfortable and waterproof I've owned. Super comfortable last and protection against rocks and rough terrain. I wear a 9.5 or a 10. I get the 10s in Asolo, just so I have plenty of toe room and room for thick, warm wool socks. I hiked over 100 miles in Ireland in these and since have been using them for construction work and hiking around my place. They're beginning to wear down, but still keep out water and feel great. I'd get another pair in a second.
Date published: 2015-11-17
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Leather quality has changed I have been buying these same boots for at least 10 years. I wear them for work and play and they have kept me warm and dry in all seasons. I usually get 3 years out of them before I wear the soles out. However, this year was time to buy a new pair and it seems that there has been a change in the type of leather used as well as the initial sealing process used on that leather. After 1 week of light use (i.e. sitting in a classroom and walking back and forth to the car) there was a significant amount of wear on the toes. It looked like an old pair of boots that the leather had been allowed to dry out on. The leather was chipping and wearing off like I had been playing hard in a rock pile but they hadn't even left the pavement yet. I was very careful to not wear them until I had had a chance to seal them with NikWax like I always do to keep the leather nice and supple. However the sealant that is applied at the factory does not allow subsequent sealers to penetrate. It just beaded up and rolled off. Great for initial waterproofing but not so good for maintaining leather quality. Really bummed. This line of boots has been my constant and dependable companion for years but I've had to take them back and look for something new.
Date published: 2015-05-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great boot for serious hikes These boots fit like a glove. My husband has the same style and he bought two pairs. We both have hard to fit feet. They will require a little breaking in of course, but for the heavy duty support, these are so easy compared to other boots I've worn. Since there are no seams, nothing binds on the inside. My husband wears his every day and his podiatrist said they were the best shoe he could possibly wear for support and overall good foot health.
Date published: 2009-08-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great backpacking boot I had to try a few methods since my very first experience I got out of these boots ended up in blisters. It helped tremendously to use a liner sock with a lightweight hiking sock. And knowing where my hotspot was, I just put a blister bandage over it (for extra precaution). I also put conditioner/lotion on it to 'soften' and clean the leather. There are also some boot tying methods you can learn to secure your ankle in place. For me (and maybe for others) one foots is SLIGHTLY larger than the other hence all the preventative methods. The boot worked well carrying 30+ pounds on my back through dusty, rocky terrain. It did get completely soaked (crossing a river), we just removed the insoles and let it dry for about 30 minutes and it was good to go for the rest of our short trek. Recommend these boots as a nice investment for your long treks.
Date published: 2011-10-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best boot I have ever had This is my 1st review ever. That's how great this boot is. Though it's initially expensive, depending on your level and frequency of outdoor exploration (high to low) this boot will last 5 to 15 years. Which is better than I can say for many hiking boots out there. Plus, no break in time at all - happy feet. I will be buying this boot again if it continues to exist.
Date published: 2013-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent but buyers need to know this.. I am on my 2nd pair in three years. I typically don't write reviews but I noticed comments in other reviews which maybe a little misleading. PROs First, I have found these boots to be excellent heavy load hiking boot. Top of the line traction through water and on rocks. The toe area does take a beating; they have worn look as compared to a boot with a tougher guard in the front. They are leather and very water proof. Great fit for my narrow feet. Excellent ankle support and protection, not the bulky ankle padding you find in other boots. I use superfeet green inserts to add to the support. I typically do 3-4 day tracks with 55lbs+ pack 10-15 miles a day without any problems. The boot has a heel ready for my Hybrid crampon...this was the final selling point on my first pair. Now, here is where I differ with other reviews. They get warm because they are water proof--it's a trade off. They are complete leather. if you are doing a light day hike of 10+miles with little or no river/snow encounters this boot maybe over kill. CON: I love the traction and thought put into "defatigue-reducing technology" but I wish they could have shaved 5 oz off the weight. I believe they top the scale in weight for the type/class of boot they were design for. I don't have a love fest going with the black color--'dark graphite' but i can live with it because these boots fit and function perfectly. Asolo Matic 200 is a very well made boot worth the price tag.
Date published: 2012-05-17
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I wear a women's shoe size 11. I have previously owned this shoe in size 10.5, and they were a little tight. Are men's Asolos similar fitting but otherwise longer? What size would I be? Or do you know of a similar boot that comes in womens 11? Thanks!

Asked by: Mel H
If you tend to be in between sizes (10.5 and 11), you should go with the greater of the two sizes in hiking boots. This boot may run a little narrow for your fit, so you would be best suited with a women's size 11 (EU size 43.6). According to the Asolo sizing chart, this would be equivalent to the men's size 10.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-02-18

What is the difference between the Asolo Powermatic and the Asolo 520?  When would one b recommended over the other?

Asked by: vermeer
The Asolo TPS 520 GV Evo Hiking Boots are heavy-duty and very stable. The Asolo Power Matic 200 Gore-Tex Hiking Boots also provide excellent stability, but they are not quite as heavy-duty and are much lighter weight.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-03-17

How tall are these boots?

Asked by: rcllewis
The boots are 7.5 inches tall.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-04-12

Should I order a half size up to give me enough room?  My street shoe size is 9, and I'm wondering if I should order a 9.5 to give me room in the toe box.  Also do these tend to run narrow, average, or wide?

Asked by: JaimeLB
Most people find that these boots fit true to size. That being said, if you plan to wear thick socks or have custom insoles, you may want to go up a half size.
Answered by: REIservice
Date published: 2017-01-28
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