User Review: Asolo AFX 530
Use: light backpacking weekend hikes, everyday use
Break-in Period: my entire trip in Austalia
Weight: 3 lbs?
Price Paid: $140
I had the worst time trying to break these boots in. I can remember trying to loosten up the leather by jumping in a fountain while hiking downtown Sydney, Australia. They seemed like a good fit in the store! As soon as I hiked an ample amount while carrying a lightweight pack, they started to cut off the toe space and give me blisters galore!
I've really worn these boots alot now that I think they finally broke in. There is a seam rip in the top of the right boot. I put several coats of Biwell on them before spending time in the rain forest. The soles are starting to peel away from the leather now. It might be time for a trip back to the boot store and I don't think I'll be checking out the Asolo section. Sorry Asolo. :-(