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Asolo Synchro GTX

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
photo: Asolo Synchro GTX backpacking boot

My pet peeve is reading someone's negative review of a product only to find out that they didn't buy the correct product to begin with. This is not a winter boot, although if you buy it 1/2 size bigger and wear winter socks with liners and stay reasonably active these boots will get you through some cold days. 

This is my 5th pair of Asolo boots. After 40+ years of owning various brands of backpacking boots by nearly every manufacturer. I now stick with Asolo. The quality is unsurpassed and the fit is always consistent. 

The problem for Asolo, though, is that their boots typicallly last a long time and I just bought this pair because I just wanted a new pair of hiking boots. My FSN 99 GTX's are sill going strong after 7 years!  I've worn out a pair of Merrill's in less than 1 year.

Price Paid: $175

A very good boot. A bit wider than most boots.


  • Comfortable
  • Good support


  • Lack of Vibram sole

A three-season boot. The nylon upper proves that; it's expected to breathe. Leather bottom expected to provide support and extra protection from rocks, branches, etc.

Can take the snow and cold if combined with a gaiter, but not made for it. My feet have been warm in it in dry conditions at around 10 degrees with a superlite Adidas sock under a wool mid-weight Eddie Bauer wool hiking sock .

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $120

Very comfortable light boot for high and dry conditions. The GTX will not save you from cold, wet feet in Sierra snow. The outside rand started to blow fairly early. Not impressed, which is too bad because I like Asolo, or did.

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Price MSRP: $225.00
Historic Range: $89.21-$235.00
Reviewers Paid: $120.00-$175.00
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