User Review: Asolo Sasslong GV
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $229
Great boot, if super stiff and narrow is your thing.
- Very well made
- Vibram sole
- Narrow forefoot
- Excessively stiff
I have quite a bit of mileage on my Sasslongs. I really like these boots, but to me they do have their downfalls.
Since converting to a minimalist shoe for my trail running my forefoot has gotten quite a bit wider. These boots are really narrow in the forefoot, and my toes feel pretty cramped in them now. They are also ridiculously stiff, which is great if I'm wearing crampons. Some people like a really stiff boot, but I'm 180 lbs and wore these for about 9 months almost every day, plus numerous backpacking trips, and it still takes almost everything I have to flex these things under the ball of my foot.
I find them to be too clunky on the trail for my liking, and I actually find myself needing the ankle support because I can't feel the trail under my feet, leading to stepping on things I would normally be able to adjust my posture for and recover, but instead stumbling over them because I simply can't feel the ground under my feet at all.
The Vibram sole wears well and grips equally as well. These are a very well made boot, but keep in mind they are STIFF.