Reviewed by Sean the Environmentalist from Maryland on Wednesday, May 22, 2013
I had the waterproof shoes for over 3 years. Hiked, camped, and everyday use in the field as an environmentalist and I just found that it was time for another pair. I went with the waterproof hiking boots for more versatility. I am glad I did. I purchased and put Asolo to the ultimate test, and they earned my loyalty. I received my boots and comfort immediately out of the box. Did I mention they are sharp looking too. Stood in shallow streams and no roblems with wet feet. I have even run in them. Outstanding! The workmanship and quality are impeccable and I will keep buying this brand, and I have recommended to everyone I know! The size was exact. I have had my feet REALLY measured and ordered that size and they could not fit better. You simply cannot lose purchasing this brand. I am thinkingof investing in the company. That is how much I believe they are the greatest!
Reviewed by ERIC G from Southern Cal on Wednesday, May 22, 2013
This is my third pair. The FSN 95 is the best three season boot I have ever owned. I have even pushed the envelope and done some winter mountaineering in them with extra layers. I am actually still using pair number two but bought these because I fear they will soon be out of stock in my size and don't want to pay out the nose when I need a new pair. I am an avid hiker and mountaineer from extreme desert scrambling to high alpine peaks. To be honest I am a LUM-OX very and heavy footed and would be the perfect test dummy for any gear, if it lasts more than a day on me it's got to be good! I have gotten about 2 1/2 years of use on each pair with thousands of trail and off trail miles, I eventually wore down the sole's and wanted some new tread. ( I believe that I wound have gotten even more tread life if I hadn't done so much extreme desert scrambling, those rocks are like coarse sandpaper.) The gortex has never failed nor the construction of the boot. I am still using pair number one as a ranch work boot on muddy wet days when I feed the horses. My Plan is to eventually have these resoled when they are no longer in stock. They have have a stiff shank and provide amazing stability over varied terrain. ORDER ONE SIZE UP.
Reviewed by gearjam1 from carbondale, Illinois on Monday, May 20, 2013
Can't say enough good-things about this boot! I purchased a pair for myself, and my son. The same night, my Father ordered a pair. Excellent support, construction, grip, and fit! This is our first dedicated hiking boot, and we hope to get in some extended hikes this summer.
Reviewed by R. Wheeler from Lake Tahoe Ca on Monday, May 20, 2013
I have purchase seveal Boots over my Back Packing career. paying $85.00 - $300.00. YES I have a pair of $300 Zamberlan's that are my favorite do to the comfort, support, durability and most of all the Vibram aggresive sole patern. ASOLO FSN 95'S GORETEX are the best boot for the money. I have used these boots with a 40-50 Lb. Pack for numerous Pack Trips at 12,000 Feet. Light weight, durable, breathable, and no break in period. Asolo has different widths. I have a narrow foot and they fit my foot perfect. Having past and current Ankle Problems I have use these Boots for every Day Use. I have owned half a dozen of these boots and have always been Happy. The sole will last 12- 16 months with everday use. If you do week- end hikes and 2-4 weeks of packing a year, the soles will last 20-26 mo.'s. When the sole wears out they feel like slippers, I then use them around the house for Painting ect. If any one has ever had a pair of Old School Raichle SKY WALKERS, these Boots are very simular. Very well Made in Romania. The soles will wear out before the Top. Hope this rating was helpful. Happy Trails for all!
The gussets come almost to the top of the tongue.
Answered on 12/6/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
“Can these boots be resoled?||One of my main concerns is durability, and as such I would like to know how the sole wears.||If the sole wear is quick, should I invest a little bit more and but a vibram soled boot that can be resoled?||Thanks”
Asked on 11/27/2012 12:00:00 AM by Mike the Frugal from The boonies, Somewhere
I have a pair that I week almost every weekend for the last 2 years. I hike an average of 10 to 12 miles sometime more a weekend. The soles are still in pretty good shape.|They can be resoled. there are a couple of places in the US that can resole them. However the cost is high enough that for not much more you can replace them. The links below are to blog articles I wrote. One is on hiking boots the boots in the photo at the end are the pair I have been wearing since 2010. The other blog is about resoling this type of boot.|http://hub.sierratradingpost.com/blogs/stp-gear-doctor_kevin/gear-guide-choosing-right-hiking-boots-3093/|http://hub.sierratradingpost.com/blogs/stp-gear-doctor_kevin/gear-guide-resoling-molded-soled-hiking-boots-3608/
Answered on 12/5/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
“Hello,|If these were to be purchased- and found to be incorrectly sized once received- what is your exchange policy on this model? Does its designation as a close out change any return policies? Thanks!”
Asked on 11/19/2012 12:00:00 AM by Shotty from Eastern pennsylvania
At Sierra we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee so if you are not happy with your purchase for any reason, please return it to us as soon as possible. Products purchased within 6 months of the order date will receive a refund by the original payment method. For returns on purchases over 6 months old, a gift card will be issued. If you feel we have made a mistake in filling your order, we will gladly refund your shipping charges as well.
Answered on 11/29/2012 12:00:00 AM by Anonymous from Unknown
“when were these boots made?|the Gore-tex material have a life, if it was made 2 or 3 years ago, it's not as good as before.”
Asked on 10/29/2012 12:00:00 AM by BH.W from Houston,TX