This boot has weathered 5 years of adventures and the goretex lining is still completely waterproof. These babies have kept my feet cozy on snowshoe treks and desert excursions. The durable exterior can withstand High Sierra granite scrambles. I'm eminently satisfied and just purchased a 2nd pair.
"Comfort right out of the box, good workmanship, works as advertised"
Beautiful fit and finish, zero break-in time. Used on mixed surface trails, granite chips, clay found in equatorial rainforest. Either with no luggage or an 18 kilo back pack. These puppies were perfectly fit out of the box and tuned into foot/limb articulation with no hot spots, binding pressure spots and zero blisters.They're so comfy that i'm using them in the office. A definite keeper.
These boots were recommended to me by an experienced mountaineer as "the best boots in the world." Naturally, I was interested...and skeptical. But they actually are the most comfortable and durable boot on the market. I expect to get 10 years of casual hiking in the Smoky Mountains out of these.
"I can't believe that I have these feelings for a boot."
Just received my TPS 520's (on time, product in great condition, Big up's Moosejaw). Tried them on to see if I'd get the same feeling I did when trying them on in the store. I didn't want to take them off then, and I don't want to take them off now. The fit is true, and the support is unbelievable. Makes me stand taller and erect (Keep clean thoughts, LOL!). Can't Wait till my first hike.
If you want a boot that keeps the rocks and roots from bruising your feet, this is a good one. The price is a bit high but they are built to last; these are an investment. I've had mine for a few years now and they still function like new.
These boots are great. They will last as long as you take care of them and replace the soles as needed.A nice dark brown leather, waterproof, great ankle support and a solid name behind them. You'll enjoy them. I recommend trying them on if possible (or returning them via Moosejaw's awesome return/exchange program) to make sure they are the correct fit for you. I'd make this recommendation for any boot though.
My first outing in these boots was in rugged Tasmania a couple of weeks ago and boy was I impressed! Was told to wear them in before the 80km hike but only managed a few short walks. They fit like a glove from day 1, no hotspots whatsoever. I didn't think I had worn them in enough as they were always comfortable, I was sure I would be in a world of pain after the first day. Well after 7hrs of uphill, rocky terrain my feet felt great. Very stable across all surfaces and great support. Best of all was seeing others awkwardly side stepping mud and puddles (and still getting wet feet) but I just walked straight through with perfectly dry feet...damn these boots are awesome!
"Built like a tank, feels like a mink coat"
If there is only one piece of gear I could save from a fire, it would be by Asolo boots. I have hiked hundreds of miles in these boots, and they are built to last. They have stood up to an entire summer doing survey work on Mt. St. Helens with sharp volcanic rocks everywhere. They are also completely water proof, and keep my feet dry in situations where my friends' feet have been soaked. They fit very comfortably, and I rarely even get warm spots when I wear them, let alone blisters. They provide a lot of support and protection, and are especially sturdy around the ankles. They are a little expensive, but this is one investment that is worth making.