User Review: Asolo Men's AFX 530
Materials: crumbling plastic, and now useless leather uppers.
Use: almost none.
Break-in Period: none
Weight: dont know. 2lbs
Price Paid: $160-170
I bought this pair of boots as a backup to my regular boots several years ago. They have been stored in a climate controlled environment, and received very little use (10-20 miles of walking). I had previously been a big Asolo fan, as their fit for my feet was great. No More.
I took them out last weekend to do some hiking, and discovered the soles are completely disintegrating. I contacted Asolo, and the most they will do for me is a 20% off coupon for a new pair of Asolos. They are claiming the disintegration is normal in an old boot, whether I have used it or not. The strange thing is that I have several other boots stored exactly the same way I have kept the Asolo 530s. These boots, many of which are older, and some of which are other Asolo models, seem fine on inspection. No disintegration. No dry rot.
I think something bad happened in the manufacturing process of my particular batch. This would be no big deal to me if Asolo would stand firmly behind their product, but they have not. Therefore, I will never buy another product associated with Asolo, coupon or not. good luck to you, Asolo, in the current world wide recession. You've lost my business forever.