User Review: Asolo 520 GTX
Use: Day hikes and/or moderate backpacking
Break-in Period: Absolutely none
Weight: < 3 lbs.
Price Paid: $150 (year old model)
These are great boots! Among other duty, these boots just returned from two weeks in the Canadian Rockies where it even snowed on July 3 (50-60cm), along with plenty of rain. Many of the trails were still snow-covered and most were very wet and/or muddy -- my feet stayed bone-dry.
The traction is very good on all but the most slick surfaces. Support and comfort is great as well. They needed absolutely no break-in period -- I never got a single hot spot or blister.
The only gripe I have with this boot is that there is no toe guard -- they get very scuffed up around the toe area (maybe I just can't walk properly).
I highly recommend these boots for any hiking and/or moderate backpacking.