User Review: Asolo Men's TPS 520 GV
Use: Generally rough terrain, light to moderatly heavy packs.
Break-in Period: A few weeks of on-and-off wearing.
Weight: Heavyish but reasonable for a boot this solid.
Price Paid: 250$
I've owned these boots for about a year now, and I've used them for everything from winter snowshoeing trips to summer ascents of Mt. Washington. They've proved to be durable, comfortable, and all around just good boots. They provide plenty of support, very good traction, and an excellent ability to repel water.
My only issue was with the lacing. Early on, I used all of the eyelets on the front of the boot. The last set of eyelets on the front/bottom of the boot (the D-ring shaped ones) pulled in the leather around my narrow foot, and created a spot where the leather kinked inwards and irritated my foot. I resolved this by propping the kink outwards with a small stick and soaking the boots in a tub of water (partially submerged only). This softened up the leather and formed it back into a comfy shape. Then I tied a square knot to isolate those last two eyelets.
Other than that, these are excellent boots, and that is the only negative I can find about them. Since this is really just a personal fit issue, I would recommend them to a friend.
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