Asolo Reston WP
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $200
I really want to like this boot.
- Waterproof (taking their word for it)
- Manufacturing defect?
I went out on a limb and ordered these online, since no store within striking distance carried them. On paper they looked great — a full pound lighter than my current Asolos, while still waterproof and supportive.
I tried them out and walked around clean sidewalks. The fit of the boot felt great, just perfect. They hugged my feet and ankles snugly in all the right ways, and felt flexible but still supportive. I was also impressed with their light weight.
Unfortunately, I also noticed immediately that the liner was hanging loosely off of the inside of the boot right over my toes. It caught on my big toe with every step and yanked it upward. Obviously not OK. I have to wonder if this is a manufacturing defect. I can't imagine it was designed this way.
Also, the sole and especially the heel felt tall, narrow and wobbly to me. It felt awkward on a level surface. Maybe this somehow becomes a good thing on the trail, but I doubt it. I would've liked to have tried them in the dirt, but I had to be able to return them and the saggy liner alone was reason enough.
I really wanted these boots to work for me. Like I said the way they fit felt amazing — Asolo seems to be on to something with their "Natural Shape fit." If the liner was properly attached and the sole was more my style (I like more edging) then I would be in love with these boots and I would've kept them.
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Here's what other sites are saying:
Asolo's Reston WP features a new outsole developed with Vibram. The low lateral profile reflects the new Natural Shape fit which offers support and improves foot control on the sides and back. The slots in the medial part provide comfort and smooth rolling. Ideal for light hiking and day trips.
New! Asolo's Reston is designed to mirror the "Natural Shape" of the foot. This waterproof boot offers performance comfort, gradual and controlled flexibility, and a supportive, ergonomic fit that's intended for light hiking.
Hike to your favorite destination in the comfortable and supportive Asolo Reston WP hiking boots. They're a great choice for day hikes and multi-day adventures. Water-resistant suede leather uppers with high-tenacity polyester underlays deliver durable flexibility and support while remaining breathable. Waterproof, breathable membranes keep feet dry; wicking nylon linings absorb and disperse excess moisture for fast drying. Gusseted scree tongues and padded ankle cuffs add protective comfort at ankles; rubber toe bumpers protect against impact and abrasion. Lightweight molded EVA midsoles provide cushioning comfort and shock absorption. Thermoplastic urethane shanks offer torsional rigidity and support. Vibram(R) rubber outsoles are optimized for weight savings without compromising traction for handling mixed terrain.
Free Shipping. Asolo Men's Reston WP Boot DECENT FEATURES of the Asolo Men's Reston Waterproof Boot Upper: Water-resistant suede mm 1,6-1,8 + polyester Lining: Waterproof Anatomic Footbed: Natural Shape Sole: Asolo/Vibram Natural Shape (rubber-eva) Fit: MM Weight: 1/2 pair: 445 grams