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TPS 535 V
TPS 535 V Posted: 4/14/15
Reviewer: Ellen Utley, MD from Ridgefield, CT
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great fit, great support, sturdy and comfortable - takes a while to break in, but once you have worn them for a couple months, they are the best boot I've worn.

Power Matic 200 GV
Power Matic 200 GV Posted: 4/2/15
Reviewer: James Failing from Ms. Delta
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Vasque no longer makes the model I ordered for my previous six pairs. I was not looking forward to a change. These boots are stiffer and heavier though after break in I have to say they are solid preforming boots. The lacing system is exceptional, and so far the waterproofing is working.

Outlaw GV ML
Outlaw GV ML Posted: 4/1/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I love these shoes. The Asolo last fits me perfectly, with a narrow heel cup (so important to avoid heel slippage) and yet a roomy toe box. These shoes seem very well made, and are lightweight despite the Gore-Tex liner. The soles are nicely grippy, with good technical features, and the tongue is gusseted, which is key to keeping ticks out of your shoes (I wish the description mentioned this!). I, too, wish Zappos carried more of the colors, but the Wool color is more attractive in person than in the photos, and personally, because I wear hikers exclusively on the trail, I don't care that much how they look as long as they fit and function. That said, these are good looking enough to walk in in an urban environment as well. I also considered the Asolo Ember (which is an excellent pair of shoes if you don't need waterproofing and a gusseted tongue, light, supportive and nimble feeling); the Salomon Ellipse GTX (quality shoe with good lacing system but gave me heel slippage and felt too clunky overall); and the Merrell Moab Waterproof (bit too squishy for serious hiking, but would make a great beating around shoe). Zappos, no one beats your selection and service! Muchas gracias!!

Ember ML
Ember ML Posted: 4/1/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I really love these shoes! They are lightweight, and they fit like a dream. I am prone to heel slip, and these just locked right in. At first I thought they were a half size too large, especially since the Asolo design causes the toes to look a bit turned up; but my regular size turned out to be the correct one, after I tried a half size smaller (thanks, Zappos!). They are low cut, and while they have a nice supportive stiffness, they make you feel nimble, with, to my mind, perfect ground feel. Why didn't I keep them, then? Because they are not waterproof (though they look quick drying), and the tongue isn't gusseted. It has decent overlap, but I believe in a gusseted tongue to keep ticks out of my shoes. So I went with the Asolo Outlaw instead :-) If I need a second pair of hikers for a warm, dry climate, these would definitely be keepers.

TPS 535 V
TPS 535 V Posted: 3/19/15
Reviewer: Suzanne G from Mammoth Lakes, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

My husband and son bought the men's version of these boots and loved them. They wear them for both construction work and for hiking. I was very hesitant to buy shoes online without trying them on first. My son said, "Just get them. This is the best pair of boots you will ever own." So I went ahead and took a chance. My feet have high arches, not a big deal, otherwise are very average feet. The boots are a true size 8, which I wear in every type of shoe. Rugged hiking, boulder hopping, you don't feel the sharp edges of rocks. Boots are comfortable and worth every penny. My son was right; I'm seriously thinking of buying a second pair while I can. Just be sure to break in the tongue in position you desire at the start.

Piuma
Piuma Posted: 3/18/15
Reviewer: Dusty Herring from Shreveport, LA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great boot, no break in time was needed. This was my first pair of Asolo's and I was very impressed. I am used to wearing North Face and Merrill. I am on my feet outside a lot and these are great for southern climate.

Fugitive GTX®
Fugitive GTX® Posted: 3/11/15
Reviewer: from Alaska
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I just got these boots and my initial reaction is they look amazing, they are light, solid construction, and good lacing design. The fit: I am a mens 10 with normal width. The boot in a 10 has a solid heel, snug around the forefoot, and plenty of room in the toe. With a high quality insole the extra room fills in and I think the forefoot will break in and be comfortable. The 10 1/2 was loose in the heel, felt good up front, but would likely break in and be too big.

Stynger GTX®
Stynger GTX® Posted: 3/9/15
Reviewer: Jeanne Quillen from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Bought these for a hike on Anapurna Circuit. They are just enough support without being to stiff. I have a narrow foot with fairly high arch. They fit great! Very well made.

Agent GV MM
Agent GV MM Posted: 3/6/15
Reviewer: Kesher from Seattle
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

PROS: Good design. Not bulky. Comfortable out of box. Waterproof. Long-lace design makes for a good custom fit to your foot shape. CONS: Little arch support. Shoe flexes in the middle of the shoe rather than at ball of foot. Shoe makes "popping" sound with each step; discovered it was the Goretex lining flexing in/out beneath the insole. Slightly tight in the toe box.

Trinity
Trinity Posted: 3/1/15
Reviewer: Carolyn Elliott from San Luis Obispo
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes were instantly comfortable and even after my first 6 mile hike in them, still felt wonderful. These are the best replacement to my discontinued Patagonia hikers.

TPS 520 GV
TPS 520 GV Posted: 2/28/15
Reviewer: Lute from Oakland, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I've bought five or six pairs of this boot over the last two+ decades, and I will never buy another boot as long as Asolo keeps making this model. They fit my foot perfectly, and I never have discomfort even when they are brand new. I love that they are waterproof and warm, but I wear them straight through summer as well. What really made them 'my' boot, however, is that when they are laced up they hold your foot like battle armor, but when you want them off you simply unlace the top few hooks and the tongue folds forward, then you can doff them like slippers. I always have worn boots, but I have never liked boots that require major effort to get on and off. These boots are comfortable, bulletproof, and easier than a pair of sneakers to get in and out of. I am a very average slightly small size 10.

TPS 520 GV
TPS 520 GV Posted: 2/25/15
Reviewer: Trish R. from Boston, MA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is my second pair of Asolos. I had exactly the same style before--just wore them out, which isn't easy to do! I have narrowish feet and these work well for me. I normally have friction issues in the heels of any shoes I walk in, as my heel slides around. Not so much with these. First pair of hikers I ever put on and loved. As far as quality? Wow. They're permanently waterproof. I've walked in puddles that slurped up to the laces, I've trudged through snow piled high, and I've walked thousands of miles in my Asolos in the two years I've had them. I literally walked off the Vibram soles through to the under layer, but the uppers were still very much intact and even the laces held out in good shape. The pair I just purchased ran a little narrower than the last pair, but they're still better than any brand I've ever tried. Sure, they're not very girly, but when you wear these hikers, (mostly) men who know quality will occasionally stop you and compliment you on your hikers. Just a funny thing. The only downside to the style is the treads, as there are times when you don't have enough traction on wet leaves or ice or loose snow pack, but there aren't many others that fare better. I'd recommend these to anyone who wants to get super quality for her money--but they do run narrow, so they're not for the girls with wide feet. I add high quality insoles to the hikers, namely ProFeet, every two months.The insoles that come with the hikers aren't really spectacular, they're just basic. I wear out insoles like crazy with all my walking, so I have to replace them frequently. I had zero break-in time with these hikers, but they fit me like a glove out of the box. I would recommend tooling around the house and yard or staying local before you hike in these. Get used to them! One last note: they are heavy hikers. You'll need some time to adjust to the weight, and going up hills or stairs will be a new experience. However, once you're accustomed to them, you'll feel like you have no support when you wear other footwear. I can fly up hills with these hikers on, but put me in sneakers, and it feels like I'm waddling upwards. This is really the first pair of shoes that can keep up with me. I wear everything out, including breaking the last on hikers like Patagonias.

Fugitive GTX®
Fugitive GTX® Posted: 2/6/15
Reviewer: John L. from San Diego, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great boot! Extremely comfortable! And they look great. I bought these to replace a similar pair that my feet outgrew. Love them and recommend them highly.

Stynger GTX®
Stynger GTX® Posted: 1/28/15
Reviewer: Mary Pratt from United States
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These boots are fantastic. They are comfortable, they hug your feet and ankles in a great way, they keep your feet warm and in cold and wet weather and last but not least, they are great for hiking. I just bought a replacement pair after wearing my original ones A LOT. They are well built and last for a long time. I highly recommend them.

TPS 535 V
TPS 535 V Posted: 1/25/15
Reviewer: Lee Franklin from Leroy pa
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Thanks to Zappos I have finally found my boot! I had a pair of Merrell Mattertals that blew apart in 4 months. Zappos had me return them fully refunded for a pair of Lowa Renegades. They were nice but hurt my back in 3 days of wearing them. They refunded me again and I had 4 more different hiking boots delivered to me. None of them felt right so I returned them for a pair of these Asolo boots. These are the bomb so far hiking mountains in NE PA through the snow. My feet are comfortable warm and dry. I thank Zappos for being so patient and I will always do business with them now buying many pairs of Asolos!

Power Matic 200 GV
Power Matic 200 GV Posted: 1/22/15
Reviewer: from Falls Church, Virginia
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

The best hiking boot, period. Right out of the box, no break-in period (for me), great support, great warmth, great design, not too heavy, very streamline. I had previously owned Vasque but they were clunky and the leather upper didn't hold up past three years (I expect more durability when buying boots in this price range). The pulley system on these Asolos is great too! Very stable when walking, either in the woods, through snow, or on uneven rocky surfaces. Thanks to the other reviewers for your input...it helped me buy these boots. Love them.

TPS 520 GV
TPS 520 GV Posted: 1/21/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

If like myself, you use to buy the Vasque sundowners when they said made in Italy, and had the one piece leather uppers, then this is a really close alternative. I refer to the Vasque sundowner only because it is all I have ever really worn up until they started being made in China. I am on my second pair. These are my everyday go to shoe and slipper. I machine parts and weld in these at work all day, vacation in Disneyland in these, deer hunt in Wyoming, hike Mount Diablo's fire roads, walk the paved suburb trails in these. I use them for mountain biking and also jogging too. There is one more eyelet than the sundowners, which means the boot comes up a little bit taller than the sundowner, but I got used to it pretty quickly. It takes me exactly two weeks of wearing these all day, every day to rid them of any hot spots (blister points). My last pair are still waterproof. These boots are great in the snow, but wear your warmies as they are not insulated.

Power Matic 200 GV
Power Matic 200 GV Posted: 1/16/15
Reviewer: Rich from Vesper, Wisconsin
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I spent several days looking at various brands & models of boots, and made my final decision on the Asolo 200 GV based on user reviews. I found these boots to be comfortable right out of the box - they did not need to be broken in. Very comfortable, and light weight; feet feel fine after a day of walking in the Asolo Power Matic 200 GV. I would purchase again.

Agent GV MM
Agent GV MM Posted: 1/6/15
Reviewer: Bob Nolan from North Carolina
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Every thing about this shoe is almost perfect: the tongue and final lace was too close to my ankle which made the fit irritating to my feet. One less eyelet for the laces would have made the shoe comfortable.

TPS 520 GV
TPS 520 GV Posted: 1/1/15
Reviewer: cindy rogers from colorado mountains
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great boots but they do require some break in time. They keep my feet nice and warm even in deeper snow. I originally bought a half size larger due to all the reviews but sent them back. Even with thick hiking socks my regular size is just fine.

TPS 520 GV
TPS 520 GV Posted: 12/30/14
Reviewer: Ross Morgan from Eagle County, CO
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I'm on my third pair of these boots. I hike a lot, and these boots have stood the test of time each outing. Great tracking, wonderfully warm and very much waterproof. I have stopped wearing them as every day shoes, and my current pair is now going on 6 years. Again, fantastic boots and I would highly recommended them.

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