User Review: Asolo Globaline Latitude
Materials: leather, plastic, lots of rubber
Use: hiking, landscaping
Break-in Period: none
Weight: 2 lbs
Price Paid: $190
I've had my Latitudes for seven years and they're off getting resoled right now. I worked as a string trimmer on a landscaping crew for two seasons and put 15-20 miles a day on these boots. Never once, even from the beginning, have my feet been sore, too cold, too hot or too wet. I'm a big guy (220 lbs) and the skiboot-like build of the boot provided rock-solid support over every imaginable kind of terrain and satisfying comfort in every conceivable weather. I've fished in them up to my knees in cold water and trimmed grass in blazing summer heat and am simply dumbfounded at the Latitudes' ability to regulate temperature.
I drive a bunch of computers for my job now, but last week took over for my old boss on the landscaping crew for a day so he could tend to some personal business. I string trimmed all day like I'd never left. I didn't have any pain in my feet or legs in the subsequent days and once again marveled at the Latitudes' ability to take repeated swipes from fully accelerated .080 string with no scratches on the boots. The pulleys are the coolest and a good coating of grass makes them look even better.