User Review: Asolo Men's Fugitive GTX
Break-in Period: 1-2 months
Buy these boots if you want to look like a backpacker. If you really want to use them buy something else!
I bought these boots for a 150 mile hiking trip through the mountains in Greece for all the reasons one would want them. I wore them for about two months off and on to break them in and they were great.
I should mention that one of my mates that was along on the trip also bought the same pair and was having the exact same problems. So I know that it wasn't just my pair.
After the 3rd day on our hike my right foot began to loose feeling, as did my friends the next day. The the tounge on both boots was cutting off the circulation to both feet. I loosened the laces to accommodate. No good, it did not help.
The soles of my feet suffered so much after the 5th day that when we reached our first major town, Tripolis, I tossed these boots in the bottom of my ruck and bought a pair of New Balance trail running sneakers. My feet couldn't have been happier for the remaining few weeks of the trip with the running shoes. I am an avid hiker and have done many similar trips on other boots and never had such a problem.
We hiked on highways (if you call them that in Greece), dirt trails, and traversed the backcountry the entire time. I tried the boots again several times after purchasing the sneakers to see if they would work again, but they failed me terribly.
Don't buy these boots if you are planning an extensive hiking trip!