Asolo Broad Peak GV
Price Paid: $175 Sierra Trading Post
Blisters yes. These boots are the right length and seam to fit, but my heels get blisters.
I use them for ice climbing. Now I hike with other boots and carry them in my pack. I really only use them for vertical climbs. I am thinking about selling them on ebay since they are like new.
I am going for the Kaylands next since my Kayland hiking boots are so awesome. Sorry for the bum review.
Materials: Leather and Gore-Tex
Use: rought rail with 40 lbs pack
Break-in Period: 25 miles
Price Paid: $280 @ REI
I have a mid volume foot, size 9 and medium width. This is the 4th pair of Asolo boots I've had. FSN 95, Fugitive and Distance. Asolo boots have fit my foot better than anything else. I climbed the Grand Teton in my FSN 95's. Love their fit.
I bought the Broad Peaks to wear when I go climb Rainier this July. I bought them for the fit that has been great, they look like they could take a beating and I've just had plain great luck out of Asolo boots.
I've got about 25 miles on these boots now. I hiked up Mt Sterling in GSMNP this past weekend. I have not had a hike where I didn't end up with at least 2 blisters on my feet. I currently have 5. I don't understand what is going on. I've used liner socks, custom footbeds, moleskin... these boots are chewing my feet up every time I wear them!
I'm really disappointed with the fit. Now I'm going to have to get new boots or rent. $280 down the drain.
Materials: Leather & Gore-tex
Break-in Period: Minimal
Price Paid: $335
I read the previous review and I don't think it's fair to rate a boot poorly simply because it doesn't fit you well. I've had these boots over a year, have put well over 250 miles on them, used them on snow, ice, rock, and dirt.
They're fine on trails (a little stiff though), excel on class 3 or 4 terrain, and have been fantastic on steep snow (couloir) climbs here in Colorado. I've used these boots for just about everything and have really tested them on some tough terrain and have not a single complaint, not to mention I've never even gotten a hot spot let alone a blister.
Fit is different than performance, this boot performs very well in a variety of conditions, and has proven to be durable, with a nice sticky sole, great ankle support, and great crampon compatibility. I love this boot.
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Match the harsh conditions of the Gasherbrum massif while you're hiking on the China-Kashmir border with Asolo's Broad Peak GV mountaineering boot. With high-resistance polyamide fabric uppers and dual-density rubber soles, it matches the rough weather and rocky terrain of its namesake while keeping you ready to climb. Tri Fusion technology maximizes support with a marked heel, a smooth front area for climbing, and an insert for attaching crampons.
- Mountain Gear refers to the men's version
On Sale. Free Shipping. Asolo Men's Broad Peak GV Boot (Spring 2010) SPECIFICATIONS of the Men's Broad Peak GV Boot by Asolo Upper: High resistance polyamide fabric + microfiber Lining: Gore-Tex Performance comfort footwear Lasting Board: New Ascent Anatomic Footbed: Lite 3 Sole: Asolo/Vibram Everest dual-density rubber; triple density Tpu attachments for automatic crampons Fit: MM Weight: 870 grams (1/2 pair size 8 UK)
- Moosejaw refers to the men's version
Broad Peak GV UPPER High resistance polyamide fabric + microfiber LINING Gore-Tex Performance comfort footwear LASTING BOARD New Ascent ANATOMIC FOOTBED Lite 3 SOLE Asolo/Vibram Everest dual-density rubber; triple density Tpu attachments for automatic crampons FIT MM WEIGHT Gr 870 (1/2 pair size 8 UK)
- River Sports Outfitters refers to the men's version
Asolo's Broad Peak Gore-Tex alpine boots know mountain limits, but never accepts them. Made to withstand obstacles, they meet the challenge with a rugged upper, GTX membrane, Vibram sole, and crampon compatibility. Triple-density TPU attachments for auto
- EMS refers to the men's version