User Review: Asolo Globaline Longitude
Materials: leather/fabric w/plastic ankle support
Use: trail w/medium-heavy pack
Break-in Period: none
Weight: ? (a little over 3 lb.)
Price Paid: $180
Having very narrow feet, I have few options when it comes to heavy-duty backpacking boots. The Globaline Longitude is made for narrow feet (there are two other Globaline models for medium and wide feet), and fit me quite well. Having read good things about these boots, I purchased a pair. After one weekend trip, I had to return them. The seam around the ankle that stitches the ankle padding became undone on one of the boots.
Other annoyances, which made me kind of glad that the boots started falling apart (which gave me a valid reason to return them): they are about as waterproof as a sponge (I did apply ultra seal prior to using them, but there are so many seams on the boots that that did not suffice); and the plastic gizmo that surrounds your ankle and "wraps around your foot," while providing decent ankle support, became irritating for my ankle. It has a fairly sharp edge to it, and it obviously does not "break in" with time.