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I was looking through boots on ebay today and I found two pairs I'm contemplating purchasing. They are both being sold in "excellent pre-owned condition." Other than a scuff or two neither look like they've been worn. The Asolo's are only $35 plus shipping and the Salomon's are $30 plus shipping.
The Asolo boots have Vibram soles, Goretex and mostly leather with a little mesh on the side. The Salomon's are all leather and have the Contragrip sole. The seller's don't know the model of either and I've looked all over and can't figure it out. I'm just wondering if one brand is usually more comfortable and better quality than the other. I've also never had boots with the Contragrip before, just the Vibram. The Salomon's aren't waterproof with Goretex like the Asolo's, but if I were to buy them I'd use the Nikwax Leather Waterproofing Cream. I've also never owned a pair of either brand. Both are roughly 3 lbs as a pair, so I guess they're considered light hikers. They're both also mid height, just over the ankle.
I usually wear my leather Danner's in the summer/fall and a pair of Merrell's in winter/early spring. I have somewhat narrow feet, average arch, minimal pronation, and next to never have a problem with getting blisters.
Anyway I thought the price was decent and I'd pick up a pair and give them a try. Any input appreciated.