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Stynger GTX®
Stynger GTX® Posted: 2/10/16
Reviewer: from San Francisco
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I've owned this particular pair of Asolos for two years now and they are the best hiking boots I've ever had. I own several other Asolo boots for hiking, but I find these to have the best support, perfect medium stiffness, and they are super rugged. Also, the color just can't be beat. I highly recommend these boots, and the other Asolo hiking boots as well.

Power Matic 200 GV
Power Matic 200 GV Posted: 2/6/16
Reviewer: from So Cal Desert
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is a heavy duty boot that's super comfortable even if you're not wearing a pack. I upgraded to these from my last pair of Asolos that lasted 9 seasons before the sole began to fail.

Fugitive GTX®
Fugitive GTX® Posted: 2/2/16
Reviewer: Lauren from Alabama
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I've had my Fugitives for 10 years. They've only recently given out on me. They have been by far the best boots I've ever owned. Period. Hands down. As soon as I'm finished writing this review, I'm going to buy myself another pair! The day after I bought them, I took them out for 13 mile day hike in the Appalachians. Looking back, that wasn't the smartest decision I've ever made, but I came back without so so much as a blister. They've NEVER given me issues of any sort. I've put about 650 miles of trail on them plus I've worn them a ton when working outdoors etc. The fugitives offer great support. They've saved me from turning an ankle countless times. And, having had ankle issues in the past, I need something that supports the ankles. My feet have VERY high arches, so I did replace the insole with some SuperFeet insoles, and that adjustment has worked out very well. I found that the insoles that came with the boots did not support my feet enough given my high arches. The tred on these boots has held up very well. Granted it's getting a little worn now. I've had no issues with slipping surfaces (rocks etc). The waterproofing has held up over the years. I've slugged through many creeks and puddles in these without my feet getting wet at all. Bottom line... I highly recommend these boots. They are light enough so that you don't feel like you have on a heavy duty boot, which makes them great for day hiking, yet they offer plenty of support so when you're on the trail for a week with a big pack, your feet are well supported. Also I should mention, that my Fugitives are still very wearable. They have finally developed a horizontal slit along the heel of one of the boots, so I can no longer take them on the trail. However, they'll still get lots of wear as work boots.

TPS 535 V
TPS 535 V Posted: 1/29/16
Reviewer: Glenn from Missouri
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Just ordering my 4th pair in 12 years. Unfortunately they get used mostly for work instead of backpacking. They hold up well. lots of concrete and mud. 1 pair I had resoled with good results. If you want a dry do anything heavy duty boot, this works for me.

Power Matic 200 GV
Power Matic 200 GV Posted: 1/21/16
Reviewer: Heinz Gadient from Virgina/Switzerland
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great boots if they fit perfectly. I got wide and they fit well... may turn out to be my best ever boots. These boots will break you before you break them. Great support but the fit is what you get out of the box... There will be no forgiveness.

Fugitive GTX®
Fugitive GTX® Posted: 1/19/16
Reviewer: Pit 825 from
Overall: Rated:2 stars! Comfort: Rated:2 stars! Style: Rated:2 stars!

I wanted these shoes so much, that after I bought nice Mammut shoes I decided to spend the extra money once I found these Asolos in a store After trip to Patagonia I am very disappointed with Asolo. Before a trip I hike at least 100 kilometer in our local mountains to make sure they will fit my feet better. But I have to say - for me they are not comfortable and i felt a lot of pain in my feet My wife has similar Asolo shoes, and in our last day of "W" trekking in Torres del Paine they get broken after only three years of very little use (three trips and really not too much distance covered ) We will not buy Asolo again.

Agent GV MM
Agent GV MM Posted: 1/16/16
Reviewer: Mike from Japan
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

Good shoe, but took a lot of break in time. They're pretty inflexible and until they were broken in, they dug into the top of my foot at the bottom of the laces. And I have tough feet. Otherwise, very nice; watertight, pretty lightweight, true to size, and extremely durable. Just don't buy them and expect to put them on and hit the trail for a long hike unless you like a little pain.

TPS 535 V
TPS 535 V Posted: 1/10/16
Reviewer: John schenk from Sun Valley, Idaho
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

This is the best boot made by man period! Comfortable right out of the box, no long break in time frame. A full leather boot provides you protection that you just don't get from other lightweight pots. I wear these boots over 200 days a year, hiking, hunting and everyday winter use. This is my third pair with each getting me 3+ years of service. I would highly recommend this boot to anyone serious about their footwear.

TPS 520 GV
TPS 520 GV Posted: 1/10/16
Reviewer: Bert from Florida
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

I loved these boots because of the fit and comfort. I like solid leather boots that give my feet support. I do not wear them all the time, mostly I wear them on weekends. I do some hiking but mostly they are just general wear. So boots tend to last a long time for me. The sole separated from the boot although there is a lot of tread left. At this price point, I would have expected the boots to hold up better. I wore my old Vasque Sundowners until the tread was gone. If the price point was about half of what it is, I would get another pair.

TPS 520 GV
TPS 520 GV Posted: 1/8/16
Reviewer: Jeff Vaughn from North Carolina
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I had a pair of Vasque hikers that lasted over 17 years. This was the closest thing I could find to those. Debated on buying this boot for just over a year but knew when I tried them on at my local REI I wanted them. Debate was over the very high price tag. I bite the bullet and bought them about two weeks before Christmas 2015 and have worn them everyday since the purchase. They are well worth the money and by far the most comfortable boots that I have owned. They fit like a glove a nice well made glove to be sure. These boots should last forever, they are very well made with lots of attention to detail. Quality leather and sole. You can tell right off that a ton of R&D went into the design of these boots. The Vasques that I had were not even close to these right out of the box. They took a while to break in but these are great from day one. My feet never get tired or hurt and I wear them most days 12-16 hours. Just a great boot that fits true to size and is extremely comfortable right out of the box. The boots just feels like they are a part of you. These get five stars because that is all they allow you to give. These are excellent boots!

Quadrant MM
Quadrant MM Posted: 1/7/16
Reviewer: t geis from florida
Overall: Rated:3 stars! Comfort: Rated:3 stars! Style: Rated:3 stars!

These are good looking, but a little too flimsy in the sole. They felt like the Nike Free of hikers, if you get the comparison. I ordered these and the Keen Koven together and wore them around the house. Not even close, as far as support is concerned. I need something to wear trekking around Rome, and have crummy arches. I do not think that these will do. If you have got good feet, and can get by with a less-firm last, then these will be good. They are not for me, though.

Ember ML
Ember ML Posted: 1/7/16
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:4 stars! Comfort: Rated:4 stars! Style: Rated:4 stars!

I am normally a barefoot/minimalist runner, but I have found I need something with a tougher sole for hiking on rocks (ouchy on my soles!) These are great! nice wide toebox, and the soles seem wider too. I cannot help it but like the purple on them! I am looking forward to wearing them out!

Agent GV MM
Agent GV MM Posted: 12/15/15
Reviewer: Jeff R. from Berkeley, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I work as a rodeo clown for the local high school, thus I am on my feet for most of my day. Foot work and body awareness are pinnacle, and these shoes provide the grip and ruggedness I prefer. The toe box is slightly large, and you do have to lace up the shoe to get them tight, but otherwise I am happy with them thus far.

Drifter GV
Drifter GV Posted: 12/7/15
Reviewer: Rachel from Austria
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are dream boots. I wear a size 11, though I find some 11s run a little small (which presents a big challenge, since 11 is often the largest size made for any given shoes). These boots fit me absolutely perfectly, allowing me to wear winter weight wool socks. They provide outstanding arch and ankle support and are extremely cute and flattering even on my big feet, and are such a great feminine color. It is definitely worth spending a bit more on these boots. I absolutely love them and they have stood up in mountain hiking and slush and still look brand new.

TPS 520 GV
TPS 520 GV Posted: 12/6/15
Reviewer: from Frozen Tundra
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I purchased these for my fiance. I personally wear these everyday and I now am on my sixth pair in the men's version. No other boot compares to these.

Ember ML
Ember ML Posted: 11/25/15
Reviewer: from
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

I purchased a pair of these over two years ago. They have been the most comfortable and durable shoes I have ever bought. I wear them 4-5 days a week. They are breathable and true to size. I have custom orthodontics for both of my feet, and they fit into the shoe great. One of my legs is 1/3" shorter, so this insole is higher than the other. Even with the higher insole my foot does not slip out of the shoe. The soles over the time I have owned them do not show wear to this day. Invest in these shows and you will not regret it.

TPS 535 V
TPS 535 V Posted: 11/16/15
Reviewer: Matt Reed from Branford CT
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These are the most comfortable and overall best hiking boots that I have used in over 50 years of outdoor activity. I have climbed (and descended!) Mt. Washington's Tuckerman Ravine trail in both August and April in my Asolos and they were great. Lots of ankle support yet always very comfortable. I also use them when I am out cutting wood with my chain saw: the support they give helps keep a secure stance - critical for safety. I occasionally treat them snow seal or mink oil to keep them waterproof and to keep the leather outer from drying. I get from 5-10 years of great service out of a pair of these Osolos, depending on how hard I use them and how diligent I am at waterproofing the leather. Eventually the boot begins to separate from the sole and its time for a new pair. That is disappointing, true, but it is wonderful that the quality has held one pair to the next, decade after decade. I am always worried that they will no longer be available and was recently relieved to find they are still excellently manufactured and easily ordered from Zappos!

Jumla
Jumla Posted: 11/16/15
Reviewer: Eddie Gracia from Lubbock, TX
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

These shoes fit great, very light great support. I do not hike much, but they are great as casual shoes. They look great with jeans and khaki pants.

Power Matic 200 GV
Power Matic 200 GV Posted: 11/4/15
Reviewer: from Knoxville, TN
Overall: Rated:1 stars! Comfort: Rated:1 stars! Style: Rated:1 stars!

It seems no one has reviewed this boot since 2011, and apparently the quality has severely changed for the worse. First let me say, I love the way this boot looks, and it feels solid with well made materials, from the brass roller lacing system to full grain leather upper and gortex lining. But, the horribly weak spot is the sole, or more specifically, the polyethylene foam and glue that holds them to the boot. After less than 2 years of light use (160lb 5'11") with only about 50 miles of backpacking, with~45lb pack, both soles began to separate. I contacted Asolo, but was told the warranty on these boots was only 1 year but they could possibly have them resoled but with a GENERIC vibram sole through a secondary resoling outfit!! At this price point, I expected more from the Asolo than a bandaid for what was clearly a manufacturing defect. However, as I read other reviews on this boot, it seems to be a recurring theme, which makes me wonder why Asolo isn't taking care of these defects head on and replacing the soles with ORIGINAL vibram soles when this occurs. I guess they figure it'll just go away and they'll write off those customers who got burned, but I believe I owe it to my fellow hikers to let everyone know these severe quality issues. Crazy that I am having to find a replacement boot now, so soon after buying these Power Matic 200 GVs which I thought would last 10 years like my last boots, which consequently were not Asolo boots.

Revert GV MM
Revert GV MM Posted: 11/3/15
Reviewer: from AZ
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Great boot for every day walking, I use them every where!

Trinity
Trinity Posted: 10/31/15
Reviewer: Carolyn Elliott from San Luis Obispo, CA
Overall: Rated:5 stars! Comfort: Rated:5 stars! Style: Rated:5 stars!

Though these boots are very comfortable for the get go, for any long distance and strenuous hiking, I continually am finding that I'm getting hot spots under my large toes and under the balls of my feet. Even switched out the inserts for a cushioned one with more stable arch support. For the amount of distance that I do, the new inserts did not clear up my issue. I find these boots are fine for short distance on flatter terrain, but not idea for the type of hiking I'm doing. :-( Darn. I liked the reviews on them. The uppers are built like a tank, but the soles do seem to be wearing quickly.

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