Reviewed by Valerie from Singapore on Monday, June 30, 2014
I bought these boots for a multi-day backpacking trip this summer especially since my trusty Vasque Mantra trail shoes are wearing out from several seasons of hiking on rocky slopes. These boots have a nice construction and are very solid. The toe box is roomy and looks like it can take a lot of abuse. I wore them straight out of the box for a 5 mile hike and had no blisters whatsoever.
There is however, a slipperiness problem that was highlighted by previous reviewers. It's very likely due to a layer of wax/varnish at the bottom of the shoe - further confirmed when I ran my fingers over it and felt a white, dusty layer. I rubbed the bottom of the shoe on gravel for a bit and it didn't feel as slippery anymore. Lightly sandpapering the bottom should solve the problem.
DO NOT take this pairs of boots to anywhere with ice on the ground or loose rocks before treating the bottom first!
Reviewed by JoJo Grandma from Grand Haven, Michigan on Monday, May 19, 2014
I just received these boots and wore them once. Are very comfortable with lots of toe room. I have a hammer toe and did not have any discomfort in these. They are top quality. I plan to hike the Grand Canyon in them in the fall .They are true to size. I wear a size 10 and they are right on.
Reviewed by Ana from California on Saturday, May 17, 2014
I bought these boots with intentions of some heavy duty hiking (Mt. Whitney and training hikes) and they don't disappoint! They are very comfortable right out of the box, but I broke them in within the first short hike. No blisters, rubbing, or sore spots! They really are waterproof (fell into a stream), comfy goretex inside lining, lightweight, and sturdy. I have a narrow foot, and these fit well and run true to size. Once I wear them out I will definitely want another pair! ASOLO ROCKS!
Reviewed by JoAnne the field biologist from Argentina on Friday, May 16, 2014
I couldn't be happier with the fit. Same as my normal shoe size, giving me room for a medium weight hiking sock and ample space for my toes to move, a plus on the mountain descents. Meanwhile the fit in the heel is perfectly snug, where other shoes slide up and down enough to cause blisters. I doubt these shoes will require breaking in. Main objective in buying these is to avoid wet feet in southern Patagonia during field work. Up to now all my leather, waterproof hiking boots have leaked after a few hours in the pouring rain, even after greasing them religiously before each use. We'll see how these Asolo's hold out to heavy precipitation and for how long the Gortex quality lasts. For now, I'm a happy hiker to be.
Reviewed by Sherry from PA on Thursday, May 08, 2014
This is the first pair of Asolo boots I have ever owned. It seemed like they are sized a half size large, but I had read that on other reviews. I needed the extra room for heavier socks. Wearing them the first time, I had a slight rubbing on my right Achilles area, but it never blistered, and the bot itself was very comfortable. Hope to have many more adventures in these boots which are well worth the money I paid for them.
We do not currently have this item in a wide width.
Answered on 5/28/2014 12:05:23 PM by Product Specialist Greg from Company Headquarters
Hard question to answer
My Asolo hiking boots are the most comfortable I've ever owned right out of the box.
I normally wear an 8 or 8.5 US. My boots are UK7 or 8.5US. I never had a reason to measure my feet together at the widest point--they are 8 - 81/4 inches depending on how you hold the tape.
Good luck finding boots
Answered on 5/28/2014 12:21:35 PM by Earthstar from MA.
I bought a size 10 which is my normal size, I actually measure a 9 but I have a very wide foot as I get older so I buy a 10 in dress shoes, tennis shoes, boots etc. This hiking boot fit perfectly. Lots of toe box room in front, lots of ankle support and great control when hiking. I have a hammer toe and this does not rub my foot so I would say it would be fine for you.
Answered on 5/28/2014 12:37:26 PM by JoJo Grandma from Michigan
I think these will serve you well in most aspects except the flexibility part. Asolo's have a moderately stiff sole, but it will loosen up after time and use. I think Asolo is the way to go far your needs and wants. Allow for a break in process before you take them right in to the field.
Answered on 1/4/2012 12:00:00 AM by STPGearPro-Ryan from Sierra Trading Post
These have a nice wide toe box. I usually wear two pair of socks a thin under liner and then my hiking socks.I could wear them all day. I am 65 and have never worn such a good shoe for walking. It took me this long to realize I cannot do everything in my New Balance sneakers.
Answered on 1/5/2013 12:00:00 AM by Janie & "The Girls" from Greeneville, TN
Due to the nature of the closeout business, we often receive items in limited quantities. Therefore, popular sizes and colors can sell out quickly. Occasionally we are able to reorder a product, but closeout items are typically unable to be reordered.|Unfortunately we are currently out of this item, but we suggest signing up for the My Updates as the best way to monitor incoming products. You will receive email notifications of our newest stock items. You can also access the "New Items" section of our website at anytime. New Items are all products that have arrived within the last 21 days. |http://ww2.sierratradingpost.com/newproducts~21/|http://ww2.sierratradingpost.com/myupdates/myupdatessignup/
Answered on 8/15/2011 12:00:00 AM by Customer Care from Sierra Trading Post
The Sand color is currently available in a size 8.5; however, the red is still unavailable in that particular size at this time.
Answered on 8/16/2011 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from none