User Review: Asolo Men's FSN 95 GTX
Materials: leather, fabric and Gore Tex.
Use: dayhikes, rough trails and backpacking for 2 or 3 days.
Break-in Period: 4-5 months with 2-3 times a week use.
Price Paid: $99
This is a very popular boot. It seems I see them everywhere. On the trails, in the park, at the library. Very versatile and comfortable.
I have had them for 3 years and have hiked numerous times, distances of 5-8 miles of rough trails and have backpacked with them three times. Once I broke them in (they do need a few miles to get those eyelets molded onto a comfortable place on your foot), I felt like they were custom made for me. There were times that my feet felt much better with the boots on than without them.
I love the stiff soles and relatively stiff uppers that provide plenty of stability and comfort. No wet feet for me. The Gore Tex has maintained its waterproofness and does not seem to restrict the air flow, like many other Gore Tex boots I have.
The one negative comment I have about these boots is that they are a horrible color. Yellow stripes and two tone beige/brown is not what I want in footwear and these boots have more of that than I care to see. People do notice your feet. Once they get dirty, they do fade a bit but I would rather have the same boot with brown, black or grey.