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Asolo Poseidon

rated 4.0 of 5 stars

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I had a pair of La Sportiva Makalu's which I loved but grew out of. The Posidens are better for hiking since they have better rocker and a bit more flex. Also the cut is not as high, though they still provide excellent ankle support. I would only use these for general snow and glacier work with hinged crampons at the most, since the sole flexes a moderate amount. I don't know the long term durability with the synthetic lining and the stitches around the lace area. find them to be a comfortable, supportive, reasonably water-resistent, and versatile boot. The Posiden's are more versatile than the Makalu's since I can day-hike in them. If you're looking for a boot that covers a broad spectrum of usage, I recommend you look at the Asolo Posiden. They look cool, too.

Materials: Leather
Use: Off Trail/light mountaineering
Break-in Period: 20 miles
Weight: 1.8 lbs. ea.
Price Paid: $200

I bought these boots 1/2 sive big to allow for growth and more socks, BIG mistake. I'm not sure why but these things just hurt my feet. I get huge blisters every time I wear them. One catalog said that these boots flex in just the right places, I disagree. If I kneel down the bend in the front of the boot pinches down on top of my toes. The other reviews seem to like them but I don't. Maybe its just me, try 'em on for yourself.

Materials: Leather
Use: Heavy duty hiking
Break-in Period: A long time
Weight: About 3.5 lbs.
Price Paid: $200

These boots were very comfortable after a short break-in period. They perform well with flexible crampons. Unfortunately, the seams blow out with hard use. I had to return my Poseidons after about 18 months. If it weren't for the blown-out seams, I'd still be happily wearing them. They are an excellent boot for general mountaineering, where you need to edge on snow and wear crampons, but are not facing constant snow and ice (so plastic boots would be overkill).

Materials: Leather
Use: Off-trail, light mountaineering
Break-in Period: Short -- 25 miles
Weight: 3 pounds plus
Price Paid: $200

I purchase a pair of these from REI, oh must have been 7-10 years ago, and they were stolen a couple of months ago. I CRIED !!!! These boots were the sturdiest boots I have ever worn. After wearing them quite a few years, the footbed was just a sturdy and comfortable as the day I took them out of the box. I am looking for a pair, size 8 1/2.

Materials: Leather
Use: Hiking, Hunting
Break-in Period: Couple of months
Weight: Nice and Heavy
Price Paid: $200 +

These boots are the absolute best pair that I have ever owned in my life. The break in period seems long, but that is just to allow plenty of time for your feet to get used to the boot. Once they are broken in and your feet are not developing blisters, then you will agree that these boots are worth the investment!

Materials: leather
Use: heavy off/on trail backpacking
Break-in Period: Around three months(worth the wait)
Weight: 3.2 lbs.
Price Paid: $200

I love these boots. They are a little stiff for light hiking, but they're supposed to be. Once 50lbs. is on your back, they support even better. I wish they had more tread, although they grip well, it's not very deep. I don't know if they make these boots anymore, no one seems to carry them.

Materials: full grain (non one piece)
Use: general hiking/ heavy pack
Break-in Period: 2 months of light hiking
Weight: 3.5 lbs. or more
Price Paid: $235

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