Reviewed by Will hike for per diem from UT, WY, OR, NV on Friday, September 06, 2013
Asolo builds a good boot, light and fairly stiff. It's neither a high running shoe nor a full-leather, double-welted heavy duty boot, but a moderately stiff-soled hiking boot suitable for scree slopes and difficult, backcountry terrain, with a 20-50 lb pack. Some people find Asolos a bit narrow. I have wider than average feet, but they fit me OK with medium-weight wool socks. I'm in the field continually for work and wear out a lot of boots in the process. Asolos last as long as any boot with a glued sole, and better than most. The lining of the boot sometimes develops holes from wear toward the end of its life, but I've never found this to be a problem. The fabric and leather upper remains functional, and I've never had an eyelet pull out, or a rip develop in the boot upper.