User Review: Asolo Men's Fugitive GTX
Use: Heavy treks, snow, heavy loads.
Break-in Period: short
Price Paid: $200
I weigh 240 lbs and am 6'0" tall. I wear a size 11 Wide.
We go hiking once a month and on a normal hike, we will trek between 10 and 20 miles with a 20 to 30lb sack. I tell you this because I have read a lot about people on here who are smaller or have narrow feet and I wanted to represent the other end of the spectrum properly.
I bought these shoes 2 winters ago and they have been the best shoes I have ever owned. In the winter, I never leave home without these boots. I live in the DC area and during our blizzards last year, I wore these out every day and I can say they are 100% waterproof.
I was worried that the salt, snow, and chemicals would degrade the glue as I have also read that the soles come away over time. I will say that this is not the case at all. I inspected them before my recent trek up Old Rag Mt and they still look brand new, same as the soles.
I also wore these on a hike through the Atlas Mountains in Northern Africa that we took in the spring. Again, these shoes held up spectacularly.
I know that Asolo had a bad batch of glue 3 years ago but they made good on exchanging them for people. To be honest, I have had one problem though. I need new laces now and I can't find any to match the original red ones.