Information about Asolo FSN 85 Hiking Boots (For Men)
Closeouts. Ultra-durable and water-resistant, Asolo's FSN 85 hiking boots can handle almost any trail on your topo map. Experience why Asolo's FSN collection received Backpacker's magazine "Best Backpacking Boot" award!
Reviewed by Mael from Idaho on Friday, May 9, 2014
Very stiff boots. I like Merrell boots better. Will be interesting to see how long they last. I spend a lot of time outside and wear out boots pretty fast. I'm pretty happy with these boots only that they are very stiff and a little like walking with ski boots on.
Reviewed by bowhunter gary from az. on Friday, May 2, 2014
Like others I agree they are very stiff out of the box.Longer break in period , but far and away the most durable hiking boot I've ever had. I've had my first pair 22 months and the boot is still supportive , the sole is worn down to nothing, but I've never had a boot last a year. I've had 6 pair of vasque, 4 danners,keen, merrils,timberland and just amazed how durable they are. I,m very hard on everything and already ordered my second pair. I,m 6'2 and 215 lbs.,so they do take a beating. Buy gel insoles and you'll be fine.
Reviewed by Always Outdoors from Northeast Pa on Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Like other reviews, I agree they are stiff out of the box. I have worn them twice to work to break them in a little and I feel them giving a little. I think a few more days to work and they will be one of my favorites.
Reviewed by Johnny Boy from Connecticut on Monday, March 31, 2014
I've ordered these for about 5 or so years and have never been disappointed. I wear these boots everyday as my everyday shoe and they fit comfortably from day one. It's an extremely comfortable, firm boot that lasts. I get about a year's worth of use wearing them everyday, for not only hiking but for working around my property. I'm on my feet 16 hours a day and the Asolo FSN 85 holds up. I hope this model is never discontinued.
Reviewed by Dan Higgins from Big Sur on Wednesday, March 19, 2014
After about two hours of wearing these the bottoms of my feet became very tender and started hurting. I took a boot off and pulled out the sole and do you know what I found? Just under the sole is an extremely hard piece of plastic that covers the entire area just underneath the sole. Who in the world wants that? Extremely hard and uncomfortable.
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Answered on 2/13/2013 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
The first hook is made to be a snug fit for the lace to make it easier to get your laces snug. The laces should "pop" in and out of the hook. You want to adjust your laces snug and then pop them in the first hook then continue lacing up the boot.
Answered on 4/23/2012 12:00:00 AM by The Dog Walker from Show Low, Az.
My last pair lasted three plus years and I beat the sh out of them!!!
Answered on 11/18/2010 12:00:00 AM by bergie from Gardiner Mt.
I would not regard this model of Asolos as a true backpacking boots. These are high quality hikers but not heavy enough for 80 pound loads on a consistent basis. You'll need a heavy leather boot with a wide stable platform. Probably something with a Norweigian welt type of sole. At one tinme Reichle made a beautiful mountaineering boot, but I think they're pretty much out of business now. The old adage, "the heavier the load, the heavier the boot" has been true since the time of the Roman legions.
Answered on 3/21/2011 12:00:00 AM by Nikkor from Scottsdale, Arizona
It would be my opinion that they would do fine provided you replace the stock insoles. Any boot will likely have some issues after a year consistently under that sort of load. I work outdoors all day in mine and they have seemingly held up pretty well particularly for the price. 170# and carrying 40 ish all day.
Answered on 5/30/2011 12:00:00 AM by Bubba from Memphis, TN
carrying a heavy load like 80lbs for extended periods would be most beneficial to wear a heavier backpacking boot,which has a little stiffer sole.these boots are a 'hiking boot' designed for shorter trips and light loads.look into a boot that is specifically made for backpacking which will be much more comfortable for a heavy load on extended trips.
Answered on 7/25/2011 12:00:00 AM by mawknwachel from seattle wa
After one year, if not sooner, and 230lbs on a regular basis you will want to buy a new pair.
Answered on 9/4/2011 12:00:00 AM by pattymack from LI, NY