User Review: Asolo Men's FSN 95 GTX
Price Paid: $75 on E-bay (stole them!)
I'm actually giving these a 4 1/2 star rating. They are very comfortable, really no break-in was needed. They are lightweight and they grip like velcro when I'm on smooth rock.
So, what's the 1/2 star ding for? Well, they don't seem to work as well in loose rock and ground as did my beloved Columbia GTX's. Maybe that's an unfair comparison. But, after reading some other reviews, I can understand the concern about sole life. I had well over 1000 miles on my Columbias and I could probably squeeze a few hundred more out of them if need be.
The Asolo's sole doesn't look like it's as rugged, but time will tell. I've worn these now for 4 hikes up 10 miles and really have no qualms. We'll see how the tread life is.