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Asolo Globaline Longitude

rated 2.0 of 5 stars

The Globaline Longitude has been discontinued. If you're looking for something new, check out the best backpacking boots for 2023.

lots of padding but very little flexibility. as if you have placed your foot in an oversized ski boot lined with a pillow. these boots are very wide and clunky. you will be kicking many exposed roots and rocks. water repellance after treating with tectron spray was poor due to seams in tongue area. for $60 are they worth it? not if you are serious about backpacking. mind you, reg. price is $180.

Materials: leather
Break-in Period: none
Weight: 3lbs, 4oz
Price Paid: $60 clearance sale

One of the best fitting boots i have ever had. I have a low volume foot, narrow size 12.

This boot is not at all waterproof.

In two summers, a 70-year-old, hiking and climbing once a week, the soles are entirely worn out. For the price this is the poorest boot performance I have experienced in 40 years of hiking and climbing. I think they should be replaced.

Materials: Leather
Use: Day Hikes
Break-in Period: Couple hikes
Price Paid: $185

i bought these boots as an all purpose boot; hiking, snowshoeing, getting to work, shoveling the drive, etc. this past weekend i competed in my first snowshoe event. it was a 10K race which included twice ascending a local wisconsin ski mountain.

although i road race in the warmer months, i did not anticipate anything other than completion of this event. therefore, i opted to wear the asolo boots rather than running shoes. they gave me unbelievable control! my competitors were twisting and complaining of soaked feet. the weight of the asolos wasn't even a factor. on the descent of the hill the wrap-around ankle support was key. normally i run in nike air max, and i was very comfortable in these. additionally, my feet remained bone dry thanks to the gore-tex. so far i'm very happy with them.

Materials: leather/plastic
Use: rough trail and snowshoe
Break-in Period: none
Weight: 3 lbs. (?)
Price Paid: $109

Having very narrow feet, I have few options when it comes to heavy-duty backpacking boots. The Globaline Longitude is made for narrow feet (there are two other Globaline models for medium and wide feet), and fit me quite well. Having read good things about these boots, I purchased a pair. After one weekend trip, I had to return them. The seam around the ankle that stitches the ankle padding became undone on one of the boots.

Other annoyances, which made me kind of glad that the boots started falling apart (which gave me a valid reason to return them): they are about as waterproof as a sponge (I did apply ultra seal prior to using them, but there are so many seams on the boots that that did not suffice); and the plastic gizmo that surrounds your ankle and "wraps around your foot," while providing decent ankle support, became irritating for my ankle. It has a fairly sharp edge to it, and it obviously does not "break in" with time.

Materials: leather/fabric w/plastic ankle support
Use: trail w/medium-heavy pack
Break-in Period: none
Weight: ? (a little over 3 lb.)
Price Paid: $180

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