User Review: Asolo Men's TPS 535
Price Paid: $200
Docking half a star only because I've had them for less than a year, which I don't think is long enough to call this a perfect boot. But so far — they're perfect.
Chose to not get the Gore-tex 520 as I do a lot of hiking in the summer when the added heat is the last thing I want. But, as I live in Seattle, why on earth would I ever get a non-GT boot? Because the leather is bomber, and all you need to do is treat it with Nikwax and you're good to go. I've snowshoed, postholed, hiked in the rain, mud, and streams. It's good, we're all good here.
If you know you want Gore-tex, then of course, get the Gore-tex. If you're not sure you need Gore-tex... then you likely don't with these boots, they rock.