User Review: Asolo Men's TPS 520 GV
Materials: leather + gore-tex
Use: dayhikes, rough trails, multi-days trips, medium weight pack
Break-in Period: medium
Price Paid: EUR 170
Since I rely a lot on web reviews for choosing a product, I felt I have to give my 2 cents to the community.
These boots fitted my needs for my hiking and backpacking. Very sure-footed, good shock absorbtion. For some folks weight might be an issue, but I like them this way. Combined with CoolMax socks, they are even better in warm and mild weather.
The break-in period was not the shortest, for me, because I bought the same measure as for my street shoes (could not find the next measure at that moment).
Even on rocky terrain they get away with little scratches.
I treated them from new, and now at the beginning of each season with NikWax waterproofing and leather maintenance cream.
All in all, they get 5 stars on my scale!