User Review: Asolo Flame GTX
Materials: leather, gore-tex
Use: Hiking, Hunting w/ heavy pack
Price Paid: $210
I recently purchased these boots for a Colorado elk hunt and am extremely pleased with my purchase. Out of the box, these boots look and feel like an extremely well made product. I went on 2 gear "shake down" hikes of a couple miles each prior to heading west, and the boots required little break-in for my feet.
In Colorado my hunting partner and I averaged 10 to 12 miles daily for about 5 days for a total of about 54 miles in rough terrain ranging from 8900 ft. to about 10,200 ft. Some of this hiking was on the Continental Divide Trail, but the majority was in the back country climbing and following ridge lines, and walking through large drainages. We covered some rough ground, and these boots performed flawlessly.
They had great shock absorption which meant my feet were not killing me at the end of the day, they had just the right level of stiffness for crawling over and up the large rocky ridges and outcroppings, they kept my feet dry while walking through the multitude of seeps and springs on the mountain sides, and they were overall very comfortable.
I love the lace system on these boot which allows me to really tighten down the laces on top of my foot, while leaving a little slack at the top of my ankle. The lace system does not allow the strings to slip, and keeps the tension however you adjust it - which is a BIG plus in my book, and a deficiency in most typical hunting boots.
I have also put a few more miles on them since returning home scouting the woods here back east, and bowhunting. While the terrain is not as severe, and may not call for a boot this robust, I would get them again in a heartbeat.
I would not hesitate for a second to recommend these boots to anyone looking for an incredible pair of boots to use for hiking, hunting, or trekking.