User Review: Asolo Men's Fugitive GTX
Materials: leather, balistic nylon, gore-tex, rubber
Use: long day hikes on rockytrails,and back packing
Break-in Period: 1 month
Weight: 1.25 per foot
Price Paid: $180
I have really narrow feet and my feet always slide to the front of the boot. This is an issue with any shoes I have ever owned.
I like them with this issue because they are a narrow boot to start and have a smallish toe box. They are really comfortable and have great support around my ankles and no rocks protrude up into the bottoms of the foot beds, they also have great arch support.
I used to hike 2-4 milers in running shoes and my toes were beat at the end. Now the Fugitives have allowed me to day hike 8-15 miles and see things that are beyond my back yard.
My complaints are they really stretch out after they break in. The tops are a tough nylon, and the sides and bottoms are leather. They are not as waterproof as I would have liked for a $180 boot. The Gore-tex does not really breath well, they are also really HOT to wear. I now have to use some odd lacing patterns to keep my feet from really sliding to the front.
The one big thing is the soles are really slippery. They are not bad on dry rocks and dirt/stones. But if it rains watch out. You'll skate from the top of hills to the bottom and you'll have to really watch your step.
They are great boots to learn in. They are my second pair of boots since I was a kid. I will probably look for a different pair of boots the next time. They are a pretty good boot.