Best boot I've ever had, really comfortable and I've…
Materials: Gore-Tex inner, cordura uppers, nubuck trims
Use: day, week and heavy pack
Break-in Period: couple of weeks
Weight: fairly lightweight
Price Paid: £90
Best boot I've ever had, really comfortable and I've had mine for a couple of years now. I've not had the heavy wear on the soles like the other two reviewers have had but most of my walking has been on Dartmoor where it's quite soft underfoot where they've never let me down yet when it comes to keeping my feet dry. They also proved really good on the Breacon Beacons which is quite hard on the feet and ankles especially going over "the fan" and Corn Du. Excellent boot all round and no complaints so far.
The other reviewer has been using these boots as work…
Materials: suede and fabric with Gore-tex
Use: extended backpacking with some rough trail
Break-in Period: a few days
Weight: relatively lightweight
Price Paid: $135
The other reviewer has been using these boots as work boots, which I think may not be the best use for them. As a backpacking boot they perform quite well for medium loads on week-long trips. They offer good support and a somewhat stiff sole for good protection against rough, sharp, off-trail granite hopping.
I am concerned, as was the other reviewer, about how quickly the soles are wearing down. Perhaps in Asolo's attempt to lighten weight they sacraficed some durability. Since I don't wear them as an everyday boot, they have lasted a couple of years now, but I don't know if I'll get as many years as I would hope out of them.
I am sorely disappointed in these boots. I have worn…
Use: Work boot- a lot of walking but carrying no load
Break-in Period: 2 weeks
Price Paid: $119.99
I am sorely disappointed in these boots. I have worn them 9 months and the sole is coming off of one and the sole on the other is seperating. Both soles are slick. I know I have not subjected these boots to the wear that a hiker would, and these were sold to me as a good hiking boot. The only bright spot has been waterproofness (and that is due to the Gore-Tex). For $120 though, I expect a lot more than just waterproof. These would be good for a pair of Sunday shoes but if you are planning to actually use them for their intended purpose your money would be better spent elsewhere.