User Review: Asolo Titan GV
Use: mountaineering-cascade volcanoes
Break-in Period: minimal
Price Paid: $211
Having read the earlier reviews about the Titan falling apart I bought them at REI to ensure I could take them back but was initially pretty pleased with them. Had used them for about 10 mountain days (longer than some listed below), mostly on snow, and they held up well.
However, one week into guiding with them, using them everyday and often step-kicking into scree, snow and ice a quarter-sized hole opened up in the rubber toe, exposing the yellow nylon fabric underneath. Repair hasn't stemmed the widening hole and although they are still waterproof and the nylon has held up so far, I can't imagine it will hold for much longer.
Unfortunate that they couldn't stand up to normal mountain environments for more than a couple weeks of use because I really liked them. Maybe Asolo will beef up the toe on future boots.