User Review: Asolo Men's TPS 520 GV
Use: treeplanting, rough trail w/heavy pack, short day hikes, wet trails, early winter day hikes, school
Break-in Period: it was love at first step
Price Paid: $230
My boots just broke down this summer and I am holding off buying new ones until I can get this same make and brand again.
First off, I am a tree planter and so these boots were put through some of the worst abuse possible. The average life of planting boots is in my experience is less than a full season. I got two out of these boots.
They were always incredibly comfortable, took almost no time to break in at all. They suited my hiking during the rest of the season and I even began wearing them to work and school at any opportunity because they were simply that much more comfortable and provided so much excellent support for my feet.
After the two years of hard abuse, I ripped the toe very badly and the inside fabric around the heal area became worn and ripped.
I also had a friend with the same boots and he too noticed that the inside material began to tear around the heal area at about the year mark (also a tree planter).