User Review: Asolo Yukon
Price Paid: $225
I bought the Asolos about 15 years ago. I've got wide feet and they were sooo stiff that I wore them less than an hour at first. An unanticipated hike in NH Whites back then was so painful I was barely able to manage the final half-mile to the van--these shoes were stronger than my feet.
I stopped leading hikes about a decade ago and have used the Yukons only occasionally since then. But they're beginning to feel like gloves, except for the heels, which are still a bit too stiff.
With the exception of one stainless steel rivet on a lace-guide that came loose as I tightening the laces, these Yukons seem nearly indestructible. Excellent ankle support, not overly heavy, slow to break in, they provide excellent stability on steep slopes.
If I didn't have them, I'd look for a used pair.