User Review: Asolo Globaline Latitude
Materials: leather, plastic, rubber
Use: varied terrain, moderate time usage, moderate pack
Break-in Period: short
Price Paid: $160
After much arduous shopping, I found the boot that would finally fit my wide feet. They seem huge and clunky, but performed so well on the trail, every trip I recognized how much I love my boots. They are spacious and comfortable, and extremely supportive, even on harsh terrain.
My Latitude boots lasted 10 years, but then at the turnaround for an out and back hike, I noticed the sole coming off the right boot. It only took a few more steps before it came off completely :( I had to finish the hike with no outsole, but the material left was still stiff and durable enough I could still walk with confidence, having only to be cautious of traction/ friction areas. My foot/leg was extra tired at the end, but my boot still got me home even without the sole.
I think 10 years is a respectable stretch for a boot, but I'm sad to see them go.