User Review: Asolo Men's FSN 95 GTX
Use: Day hikes, everyday wear
Break-in Period: A couple decent hikes.
Price Paid: $179
These boots felt smooth as butter when I first put them on. I had already tried on about 8 pairs of boots. These felt great right out of the box. My only worry was a small pinch point at the top of the tongue on both feet. Also the laces are incredibly long. Wearing some good quality hiking socks, a poly undersock and some creative lacing eliminated the pinch point. I went on a 5 mile snowshoe hike the next day.
Very comfortable and warm. They don't have a good groove for the heel strap on the snowshoes. They do need some break in to eliminate stiffness, so I am wearing them everywhere for a while. They still have some pinch points on the tongue, mostly under the top eyelet where the uppers and tongue are the thickest.
I have no issues with the footbed, toe-cap or heel, like some others have posted. I can only guess that the heel issues or hot spots are due to socks and improper sizing. I went a half size up over my normal shoe size. (I had to go 1 1/2 sizes up on Vasque boots to get a proper fit).