User Review: Asolo Men's Fugitive GTX
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $180
I love these boots but have had bad experiences with blisters. I'm not a guy that gets blisters and have had three major blisters from these boots.
- Stability under a big load
- My foot moves and blisters happen
I love these boots but have had bad experiences with blisters. I'm not a guy that gets blisters and have had three major blisters from these boots. Up to the point when the blisters happen I am super happy with the support, traction and stability these boots provide. I just wish the blisters didn't show up.
I'm a flatlander that likes climbing 14'ers whenever I can. I am six feet tall and around 235 lbs (bigger than an average sixth grader).
I am normally a size 13 but went to size 14 for these because of the narrow fit. When I lock my foot in while lacing I still feel my heel moving even though everything else feels snug. Forward of the heel it is right for my feet and supports very well.
Break-in time seems to be longer than any other boot I've had. They are waterproof and the top of the boot seals to keep crap out. The heel seems large, in comparison to the forefoot, and my only real issue is with the heel.
Under a load these boots are very solid and supportive. I have carried 40+ lbs packs for multiple days without a support issue.
The quality is top notch with zero visible popped seams of tearing after 3 years of use. Other than the heel these boots have done what I've needed without complaint.
Summary: Solid boot but ensure the boot fits well from heel to toe and give yourself enough time to break them in properly.