User Review: Asolo Men's Fugitive GTX
Materials: Cordura, gore-tex
Use: dayhikes (6-12 kms)... 5-6 kgs, excursions (20-25 kms/day)...7-8 kgs
Break-in Period: 100 kms
Weight: 7-8 kgs
Price Paid: 250$
When my wife and I were planning to walk the Camino through Spain in 2006 we went shopping for good hiking boots... being avid walkers, we have had, through the years (both born in 1949) boots from different manufacturers. When I spotted the Asolo Fugitive I liked its lightweight and water resistant features.
They took me through the Spanish Camino, roughly 800 kms, with a 7-8 kgs pack with great comfort. Had the heels replaced when we got back home. In 2007 they carried me through 1000 kms, with a 7-8 kgs pack, in France. Had the soles & heels done when we got back home. The shoe repair shop has the Vibram brand sole so it come out good.
Went into town today and left the boots to be reheeled. The shell of the boot is still in good shape. We live in a small community and we almost always walk with our backpacks with about 5-6 kgs, so we're always ready for our next outing. Someone asked me the other day what kind of mileage I got out of the boots I wore... come to think of it, it's about 1000 kms per pair of heels.
I have only one problem with this boot. The fact that I'm getting a few kms on them, I'm looking to get another pair...of 7s... Asolos are hard to find in my neck of the woods... Moncton NB Canada.