Took these boots up Kilimanjaro and I couldn't be happier. They held up through the mud, rocks, and ice with no problem. Thought they would take weeks or months to break in, but they were the most comfortable boots I've ever worn after only a few miles of wear around town. Keep in mind people's feet differ greatly and I would suggest trying them on first if possible. These boots do come with a pretty much non-existent wafer-thin insole that is easily replaced and would suggest doing so as soon as you get them. The "dual-density rubber" sole is right in the middle for stiffness compared to similar hiking boots, providing rigidity and support to feel secure and enough flex to remain comfortable miles down the trail. These boots provide heavy duty footwear in a lightweight package (1 pound 8 ounces per boot). So far I love these boots and only time will tell if these boots hold up down the line but a mountain and a few months so far is pretty good.
I had high hopes for these boots, and went to my local Moosejaw to try them on. Unfortunately they don't carry boots smaller than a 10 (usually). I ordered them blind and need to return them. There is plenty of room in the toe box and a little slippage in the heal, but they are too tight to the point my right foot started to go numb. Nice looking boot, just doesn't fit my foot.
Got these for a great price on Steep and Cheap, while breaking them in to get ready for hiking i was walking down my street hit a patch of ice and fell. I would normally winter hike with my micro spikes however this was just a patch of ice on an otherwise down to the hot top dry level street. I have never felt any shoe or boot sole that slippery on ice. I have read a couple of other reviews that these are slick on wet roots and rocks as well. I think the construction and comfort of the boot is great, and they look so good, but I feel there may be a defect with the sole on these boots that makes them slick. Buyer Beware.
Great comfortable boot. Caution: when encountering wet rocks or roots these boot are very slippery. Proceed with slowly. I read some reviews about these boots being slippery when wet and bought them anyhow. I did not think it would be a big deal. These are dangerous on steep rocky wet trails. I really like the boots but will only use them in flat areas. I am in the process of getting a new pair of boots that grip in the wet.
Great comfortable boot. Caution: when encountering wet rocks or roots these boot are very slippery. Proceed with slowly. I read some reviews about these boots being slippery when wet and bought them any how. I did not think it would be a big deal. These are dangerous on steep rocky wet trails. I really like the boots but will only use them in flat areas. I am in the process of getting a new pair of boots that grip in the wet.
I purchased this boot because of the reviews. I am so glad I did! I got mine from MooseJaw and the staff was professional and curtious. After I got them I took them on a short 3 mile hike and have never had a new pair of boots feel this good this fast.Dont wait another minute go get yours today!!!
"Lightweight, but not lacking in support!"
I recently took these on a 20 day trip on the Benton Mackaye and loved them! They stayed dry and light the whole trip! I have a history of blisters and never even had to pull out the moleskin! They even cleaned up well afterwards!
My husband swears by this boot. He loves his so much that he got me a pair of pink Asolo. I do have to say that I love them!!! They are so light on my feet. They are also water prove. So they keep your feet dry and warm at the same time.....
When I or my husband hears Asolo we both know we are going to get what we pay for. My husband order three pairs for himself tonite. My husband and I have been married almost 5 years. I have never known of him buying any other kind of boot. He wears them all summer long...
I wore these over a variety of different terrain types including vast km of loose rocks of every size immaginable! They seem no worse for wear - the soles are hard and tough, and the out fabric looks untouched. The front toe rand is awesome, lacing system good, grip good and they look pretty damn fine.In terms of comfort, they are between a hard leather and soft day walking shoe. There is plently of room in the foorefoot but lave up well. I am yet to have any blisters ever, they took a little to break in for maximum comfort, but were comfortable out of the box.These are really solid, well made boots - In summary, these are probably the best and most verstiile boots I've ever owned.