User Review: Asolo Men's TPS 520 GV
Use: Bushwhacking, Farm Work, Scree Slopes
Price Paid: $34
My review might be a bit skewed, as I did not purchase these boots new, but was lucky to find a pair at an REI scratch and dent sale in my size.
That being said, these boots were simply amazing. They lasted for a little over 2 years of what I would call severe duty hiking and farm work. The weak spot seems to be the sole, as I have a friend who has these same boots and his soles blew out as mine did. I am now looking into getting them resoled as the uppers are still in excellent shape.
I have owned several pairs of hiking boots, including many lighter ones, but my problem with the lighter ones is that they lose grip after a couple months of wear. This is very important to me as I do lots of bushwhacking and scree running. These boots maintained a comfort inspiring amount of grip even until the bitter end when the toes blew out on the soles.
I have always been a stickler for "you get what you pay for" so I was not surprised to learn how much these boots cost brand new, they are worth every penny. I will be buying another pair if my current ones cannot be resoled.