User Review: Asolo Men's Fugitive GTX
Materials: Gore Tex
Use: Backpacking High Sierras, Long day hikes
Break-in Period: none needed but then gets floppy later on
Price Paid: $180
Initially I loved this boot, no break in time at all and immediately went on a 20 mile trip in the Sierras with no problem. The problems came about later on as the boot began to loosen up from use.
It would no longer hold my foot back in the heal and no amount of tightening would correct this. It was well constructed but the material it is made of gets too loose and floppy in fairly short order and the more I used them the worse they got, ended up with black toes from my foot sliding forward and that was it for me.
They were just so damn comfortable generally but no good for me in actual use. Thank god for REI and their awesome staff in helping me find another solution to this.