User Review: Asolo Men's Fugitive GTX
Price Paid: $170
I have owned about 5 pairs of these guys over the last 6 years and love them to death. They are an ATV for my foot.
I am a certified arborist and have climbed all over the country in all types of conditions from the southeast to the pacific northwest. I put these boots through the test every day on average of climbing 10 trees a day around 100 ft each.
When i'm not in the trees i'm hiking all over! My loads range from light day hiking to 80liter 60lb packs with many miles put on the boots. The bark on the douglas firs and spruce trees are relentless and sap covered.
The only issue that i have had is the gore sock breaking down right where the boot creases as you step forward over extended use. but that should be expected with the amount of work these boots get. the tread stands up very well as i am on all surfaces including a good deal of cement and black top.
I have a narrow foot and these seem to be the best boots I have found. Everyone's feet are different, get to an outdoor store and try them all on.. walk around the store for a bit and test a few out.
Also to shorten break-in time wet your socks and feet with hot water and crank your new boots tight and go do some yard work for a few hours... they will mold to your feet like a glove.. cheers and happy gear hunting!