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Asolo TPS 520 GV Reviews

94 reviews
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Overall Rating:

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Customer Fit Survey:

60% "Felt a half size larger than marked"

85% "Felt true to width"

78% "Moderate arch support"

91 are "Favorable"

Most Helpful Favorable Review

Posted 2/5/11
Overall Rated:5 stars!
Comfort Rated:4 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

This has been a bad winter and I'm glad I purchased these boots. So far so good. They're warm, comfortable, waterproof and look great. What more can you ask for?

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3 are "Critical"

Most Helpful Critical Review

Posted 2/8/05
Overall Rated:1 stars!
Comfort Rated:1 stars!
Style Rated:5 stars!

These are the worst hiking boots I have ever owned. The laces on the left boot have pressured a nerve in my foot to the point my left big toe is numb and after 1/2 worth of hiking they consistently hurt my right ankle. Maybe I got a bad pair, but I think they are awful.

Additional 74 TPS 520 GV Asolo Reviews

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 29, 2011

Anonymous

from Seattle

I've owned my pair for two years and they are great. The break in with leather takes a little longer. On the way back from a hike, I waded knee deep in the Pacific then walked about a half mile back to the car. That seemed to speed things up (just a suggestion). They're tough and comfortable. Yes, I'd recommend them to a friend.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 16, 2011

Matt M

from JeffCo, CO

These are the best boots I've ever worn. I bought them before Zappos was born, but their outstanding service will only make the buying experience better. I bought a pair of these locally as I was getting ready for a 110-mile, 11-day pack hike through Philmont Scout Ranch in NE New Mexico. After a couple of break-in hikes these boots fit like a natural extension of my feet. They may be a little heavy, but that's because they're built for years of use and abuse. Now, 10 happy years into ownership, these boots have all the markings of a sturdy old work hand. They're exceedingly comfortable, especially with heavier wool socks (which you'll be wearing anyway if you're using the boots for their intended purpose). The sole and insoles are still holding up beautifully, and I'm even still on my first pair of laces. I apply a couple of coats of Camp Dry every other year or so to keep the waterproofing for the leather upper, but I don't know if that's even needed. Although they're pricey, they're the best boots I think your money will buy. I compared these to Vasque boots and Montrail boots in comparable price points and these boots felt superior in every way. I believe they have superior craftsmanship, superior materials, and superior construction. These boots are worth every penny, and should give you many years of faithful, hard working service.

Brands I'd also recommend: There is no comparison to Asolo. These are the best!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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May 19, 2011

Bill

from California

3 years and I have many miles and memories with them. They have held up better than any other shoe I have ever owned. The sole is finally wearing through but after... how many hundreds of miles? Many dozens of backpacking trips? These boots are amazing. The people at Asolo are great too! Friendly people! After owning a pair of these boots you will never buy anything but Asolo again!

Brands I'd also recommend: Chaccos for wet days, Keens for "office" days.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 18, 2011

Chip M

from San Antonio, Texas

As a person of size, I need good shoes. I wear these for 12-18 months with only minimal wear. This is my 3rd pair, I only have great things to say. The pedometer said I had 950 miles on my first pair (on and off road walking). I wear these daily and have no complaints or criticisms at all.

Brands I'd also recommend: None. They are the best.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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Felt a full size larger than marked

 

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February 6, 2011

Ben O

from Hong Kong but working in Afghanistan

Great boots. Immediately felt comfortable the first time I put them on. Great support walking over rough gravelly roads. Also, kept my feet dry when going through muddy puddles.

Brands I'd also recommend: Danner boots

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 29, 2011

Marc B

from Bucks County, PA

These are hands down the best hiking boot I have ever worn. I thought they would be uncomfortable and require extensive break in. I took them out of the box put them on and they were super comfortable. I wear them every day just for knocking around.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 5, 2011

Dakota W

from Orlando, FL

After reading many reviews on many websites, I ordered these for my husband and another for myself. We're training for a trek to Machu Picchu in May and have already begun wearing them. One word: perfect!

Brands I'd also recommend: Danner

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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October 18, 2010

Dan B

from Bellevue, WA

Good, comfortable and stable shoe with about 35lb backpack (and without it). I took it for a test drive on different North West trails and it worked will in each and every scenario. It's worth noting that this shoe felt good out of the box and didn't require any sort of break-in. I just put them on, tested them on a wet 5 mile hike and it was perfect with no worries. I like the fact that these shoes kept my feet warm but not hot. I went hiking in upper 30's weather and I was surprised at the comfort level and lack of cold/hot variations. It was just comfortable. It worked well on rough terrain, slippery mud and stony trails. Long and short hikes offered the same level of comfort. It gripped the ground well and supported my feet and ankles. It kept water out but let heat and moisture out, to maintain a nice dry interior. I could feel heat coming out of the shoe, by laying my hand on it, so it works as advertised in this area too. When I got back to the car, I switched shirts because the base layer and shirt were wet, but the shoes were still comfy. After driving for a while, I realized that I didn't feel the shoes--it felt as if I were driving with socks and that was a great bonus. Finally, the hard soles aren't suitable for daily wear, but given the 'out-of-box' fit, they are ready to go 'as is'. These are expensive but in my mind well worth the investment. They are well built and I expect them to last for years. Last but not least--I looked for a 5 start shoes and thanks to the great Zappos feedback system, I was able to find it on my initial order. I'm very pleased with the Zappos service and fast shipping. If you buy here you can expect a superior product and fast shipping.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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Felt a half size larger than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

October 6, 2010

Mark H

from Indianapolis

Looks, comfort, and support are critical for my uses. I am very impressed with the stability while walking over uneven terrain. With cheaper shoes I experienced minor calcium accretion on my heel, perhaps related to my more advanced age. I also noted a substantial improvement in knee and hip aches after a day of walking in my Asolo boots. I would prefer slightly more heel cushion but not enough to drop my rating as additional cushion would decrease ankle roll resistance. In summary, I am extremely pleased with my purchase of the Asolo TPS 520 GV.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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September 27, 2010

Kyle F

from Reno, NV

This boot has great support and broke in much quicker than I expected. As usual Zappos had it to me earlier than expected for my hiking trip.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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August 19, 2010

Anonymous

from Maine

I normally wear shoes in a women\'s size 7.5 or 8 EE width. I had trouble finding a women\'s hiking boot that was wide enough in the toe but not too large overall. The wide women\'s Asolos were not wide enough - nor were boots in several other brands. The men\'s Asolo in a 7D - considered Medium for men - was the perfect solution. It\'s comfortably wide in the toe area and fits well overall. I broke these in for a few 1 mile walks, then went on a 4 mile steep hike with no problems at all. These boots offer great comfort and support.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 2, 2010

Bob

from Manchester, NH

Great Boots. Awesome ankle support, very breathable. Fast shipment from Zappos. Thanks!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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April 28, 2010

Patrick J

from Gainesville, FL

By far the most comfortable hiking boot I have ever owned. Even straight out of the box there was absolutely no problem with blisters or pain. After break-in they are fabulous; the footbed has molded nicely and the leather is ideal. I have taken these boots to The Tetons, the Alps in Germany and the Inca Trail in Peru and I would not think of going on an outdoor vacation without them. The sole is lasting pretty well, only minor wear after 1 year. The leather cleans up very nicely, after hiking through the Andes for a week, I had them cleaned and shined at the airport and then worn them to dinner looking like new. A great purchase!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

January 18, 2010

Bobbie L

from Asheville, NC

Quality is remembered long after price is forgotten. I purchased these boots for my husband after a great deal of research. He is a volunteer and helps maintain the Appalachian and the Mountain to Sea Trails. He gives these boots a great deal of rugged trail work climbing up and over granite boulders, downed trees, knee deep mud, water, snow and ice. He often uses orthotics however these boots provide tremendous support, so much so, that their use is not necessary. Please feel confident that you have just purchased the best boots for any heavy duty work you are planning. You will find these boots to be as comfortable as they are durable.

Brands I'd also recommend: None

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

December 25, 2009

Kscarter1825

from Charles Town, WV

After wearing these boots for a couple of days, I have to say that I have not had a more comfortable boot from the get go. I have had very little soreness in the foot and they provide a very stable base to walk from. I have a semi-low arch and narrower than normal foot. The boots fit tightly around the ankle and lower leg and they leave ample room for the toes. So far I am extremely happy with the purchase!

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

Style Rated:5 stars!

 

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December 11, 2009

John M

from Goldendale, WA

I bought my boots in July and after several days of local walking I did 20 days of trekking in October in the Himalayas (primarily the Everest Circuit). I could not be more pleased with the results: my feet stayed warm and dry, but never hot; I walked on wet steps and wet rocks and rarely slipped, never falling; no blisters or discomfort of any kind. I did buy and wear a boot a half size larger than I normally wear, and it was perfect. I also have a very narrow foot, but could lace the boot snugly. I did add a good quality insert with a special arch pad. Now I am back home and I wear them every day. My wife even says they look nice.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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Felt a half size smaller than marked

 

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2 people found this review helpful  

November 17, 2009

Anonymous

from Arkansas

My son has worn this brand for over 12 years. Price is good for the number of years the boot lasts. After 4 pairs, the quality is consistent and boot can be resoled.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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2 people found this review helpful  

August 12, 2009

John M

from Washington State

I love my Asolo boots. I have 100% positive comments after wearing them for a month. The first day they were very comfortable and then last week I joined several others on a mountain trek. I did not slip or lose contact with where I put my foot one single time. I plan to wear on a 18 day Himalaya Trek in two months. I have complete confidence they are the boot for me.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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July 24, 2009

Patrick

from Louisa, Virginia

I'm sold - In the past, I've been a devotee of Vasque, then of Skarpa, but decided to give this boot a try based on the reviews. I'm a firm lover of traditional, heavy strong hiking boots, and I really like these boots. The only comment I would make is that the ankle support seems a bit strong; I'm accustomed to more "rock" in the ankle than these give me. I'll probably end up lacing these upside down to get a bit more wiggle room in the ankle. Finally, I've got to say something about Zappos. I ordered this boot last night at 10 PM, and got it today at 1:00 PM, with free shipping. How they do it, I don't know, but I hope they never stop! As someone with wide feet, I've spent years suffering from not being able to find shoes. Now I shop nowhere but Zappos.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 13, 2009

Jane H

from Missouri

I bought these boots for my husband, he owns two other pairs of the Asolo TPS 520, but wanted another pair for work. He has hip problems and these boots are not only comfortable for him to wear all day working, they make a huge difference in his back and hip health. I have the same pair for hiking and this was my second pair. I just hope they continue to make this boot. They are amazingly comfortable and fit well. They last for years even with hard wear.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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June 1, 2009

Richard A

from Shepherdstown, WV

I have a wide and flat foot. This boot fits nicely. Zappos makes the search for boots and shoes thanks to an easy return policy. I tried sizes at home. I chose the middle-of-the-range fit with a thinner sock than usual (for ease of travel packing). I would prefer a little more space just above the ankle but the foot bed fits great and does not irritate my flat feet. The soles, to date, seem a little slick but the only use so far was on slippery seaside rocks, perhaps negating that assessment.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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May 25, 2009

Anonymous

from Dillon, Montana

Awesome boot. I have worn them almost every day for 3 years for ranch work, hiking, casual wear, working buffalo, etc. Tough, good looking, comfy, come in wide, still waterproof. I just broke a chunk out of the sole from the foot peg on an ATV, so will be getting them resoled soon, and I will miss them while they are gone. I am thinking of getting another pair to keep nice. My wife got a pair too and loves them. Can't say enough good things about them.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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April 8, 2009

Anonymous

from Florida

Hiker - Comfort right out of the box. This is the third boot in wide fit I tried and it fits the best. It’s a very good looking boot and the traction is a little more aggressive than the picture shows. Zappos is awesome love there shipping and the crew there.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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January 31, 2009

K. B

from Rhode Island

Winter, Spring, Summer of Fall - From day one, These boots are like wearing a Comfy pair of Slippers. I bought one pair the day before a long weekend Mountain climbing trip, with no break-in period. I suffered not one Blister!!!! I like these boots so much I wear them to work every day!!! I get two years usage out of Every pair I have owned! (Remember... I wear them 5 to 7 days a week.) I have owned 6 Pair over the Years, and, as long as ASOLO makes them I'll keep buying them!

Brands I'd also recommend: Only these...

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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November 4, 2008

Frank J

from Oak Lawn IL.

Wear the best, don't mess with the rest - I have been wearing the Asolo TPS 520 model for boot eight years. In which time I have had three pair of boots. I wear them almost every day. They keep my feet dry, and comfortable, this the only boot that I have bought and been able to take out of the box, on the feet and to the trail, and not have a problem with foot injuries. I do recommend this boot to everyone.

Overall Rated:5 stars!

Comfort Rated:5 stars!

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