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Asolo Fusion 95 GTX

7 reviews
5-star:   4
4-star:   0
3-star:   1
2-star:   2
1-star:   0
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These boots are definately "Light Hiker" boots. Too…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Materials: Gore-tex
Use: PCT Cascades/Grand Canyon/Heavy Pack
Break-in Period: Stretched by cobbler
Weight: 275
Price Paid: $150

These boots are definately "Light Hiker" boots. Too start off, my feet are wide. After buying these boots, I had them stretched to fit my foot. Asolo does not recommend this as it compromises the Gore-tex lining. They also mentioned that this boot was not designed for wide feet. After the stretching the boots fit.

After one 50-mile trek on the Pacific Crest Trail in the Oregon Cascades my feet were sore and my toes went numb for several weeks. The toe box pinched my toes. I attempted a 70-mile trek down the Kanab Creek drainage to the Grand Canyon with these boots and suffered greatly.

The PCT is a well defined trail. The Kanab Creek Canyon trail is a dry/wet river bed with huge boulders to navigate. The condition of the trail really defines where these boots can be used. I suggest these boots be used for light hiking only (10 miles/day for 1 to 3 days) where the trail is in good condition. These boots should not be used for "Wilderness" expeditions.

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Bought these boots after reading how great they were…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Materials: leather/synthetic
Use: bushwhacking with moderate pack
Break-in Period: minimal
Weight: 2 lbs 12 oz
Price Paid: $140

Bought these boots after reading how great they were in Backpacker: light as trail shoes, full-on backpacking support. I have narrow heels and wide forefeet, making all boots, as I read elsewhere, nothing but "blister machines," but the 95'ers are great! Walked 6-7 miles out of the box through vicious terrain in the Oswegatchie River wilderness and ended up without blisters ... few hot spots in my heels, but nothing.

Slapped in some Superfeet greens and was on my way over grass mattocks, up and down cliffs, crashing through killer mega-brush - nothing but great support and protection. Gore-Tex worked too, after I stepped in a hidden beaver channel. Asolo calls these "rough trail" boots, but I can see them doing some serious backpacking. With the added footbeds and thicker socks, these boots have been a blessing for my sensitive tootsies - great price, too!

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I just returned from five nights in the Bridger/Popo…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Materials: Suede/Cordura
Use: Backpacking...moderate trail with heavy pack
Break-in Period: 5 days
Weight: light
Price Paid: $149

I just returned from five nights in the Bridger/Popo Agie Wilderness Areas in the Wind River Range, Wyoming. These boots were everything I had hoped for. I am 6'0"/180lbs., size 11.5US feet. I was carrying approx. 45lb. pack about 8-11 miles/day. The boots provided plenty of support and no blisters.

They are marketed as a light hiking boot, but I disagree. My feet were tired at the end of each day, but I did not have the blisters the rest of the group had. I did not have the opportunity to test their water resistance because it was so dry out there.

Great Boot!

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The boots were light, comfortable, and I had a great…

Rating: rated 2 of 5 stars
Materials: gore-tex
Use: day hiking and backpacking
Break-in Period: nil
Weight: 3 lbs.
Price Paid: $150

The boots were light, comfortable, and I had a great fit right out of the box. But, after about 28 miles on rocky Sierra Nevada trails, the soles (Asolo rubber not Vibram) looked like I had been using them to stop a motorcycle on rough asphalt. I thought that another 28 miles might result in holes in my soles,so I returned with great regret. Too bad, because their fit and light weight were the best I've ever had in a hiking boot. If Asolo would add a Vibram sole, I would buy them again.

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I looked at many different boots trying to find a…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Materials: gore-tex
Use: rough trail & some scrambling w/ day pack
Break-in Period: none
Weight: 155 lbs.
Price Paid: $140

I looked at many different boots trying to find a lightweight, waterproof boot that was easy on the feet. I have been very happy with these boots, which have given my narrow foot no blisters at all. I have used them on six day hikes in the Southern California mountains. The boots have been solid and have worn well. Contrary to some other reports that they wear out quickly, that has not been my experience.

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Thirty minutes after I bought these boots, I went…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Materials: Suede/Nubuck & Gore-Tex
Use: Medium Pack, Rough Trail
Break-in Period: none
Price Paid: $140 USD

Thirty minutes after I bought these boots, I went and tested them. I was walking on slippery rocks, crossing creeks and hiking some tough trails. The boots are the most comfortable pair of shoes I own, and would recommend them to anyone. The best boot for the price on the market.

These boots are everything I expected them to be. I dropped blue superfeet in them and made them just that much better.

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Had an opportunity to use these boots on rocky/medium-rough…

Rating: rated 3 of 5 stars

Had an opportunity to use these boots on rocky/medium-rough terrain. In 10 days the soles were so worn through that they developed nice thumb-sized holes.

Otherwise these boots were very comfortable and durable - I guess that the upper would last a decade... if only soles would give them a chance.

Think before buying.

rated 4.00 of 5 stars All Fusion 95 GTX versions

In addition to the 7 men's reviews above, there are 3 reviews for other versions of the Fusion 95 GTX. Read all reviews »

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Asolo Men's Fusion 95 GTX

Discontinued

The Men's Fusion 95 GTX has been discontinued.

reviewers paid:
$140.00 - $150.00

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