Asolo Neutron Gore-Tex® Hiking Boots - Waterproof (For Men) in Grey/Gunmetal/Red
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Asolo Neutron Gore-Tex® Hiking Boots - Waterproof (For Men)

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Information about Asolo Neutron Gore-Tex® Hiking Boots - Waterproof (For Men)
Closeouts. Thanks to their Gore-Tex® waterproof breathable membrane and grippy, Vibram® Radiant outsole, Asolo's Neutron hiking boots comfortably and confidently carry you over the most difficult terrain.
  • Gore-Tex® waterproof breathable membrane offers excellent weather protection
  • High-tenacity nylon and suede upper with protective rubber rand resists abrasion
  • Gusseted tongue keeps out dirt and debris
  • Moisture-wicking mesh collar
  • Padded collar and tongue
  • Lite 2 anatomic footbed for superior comfort
  • Asoflex lasting board for support
  • Vibram® Radiant rubber/EVA outsole provides excellent grip and shock absorption
  • Made in Romania
  • Visit our Hiking Footwear Guide
Specs about Asolo Neutron Gore-Tex® Hiking Boots - Waterproof (For Men)
  • Non-Insulated,Waterproof (All),Waterproof (Gore-Tex®)
  • Waterproof materials: Gore-Tex® waterproof breathable membrane
  • Gusseted tongue
  • Upper: Suede and nylon mesh
  • Lining: Textile
  • Midsole: EVA
  • Outsole: Vibram® rubber
  • Height: 6"
  • Heel height: 1-1/2"
  • Weight (pair): 2 lb. 10 oz.
  • Made in Romania
  • Visit our Hiking Footwear Guide

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Reviewed by Connecticut Panda from Connecticut on Tuesday, January 28, 2014
I am worse than my wife when it comes to shoes-my closet is full of Scarpas, Merrels, and Asolos.

I got these to hike in and also to walk to the train and to work here in the NYC area (I wear my ski clothes to work then change into shirt tie at work) and they are totally comfortable of the 4 mile... Read More
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Aldo from California and Alps on Friday, August 22, 2014
    Very comfortable. Third pair I buy year after year. Fit perfect my feet and takes few hike to brake in. Never a blister.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by The Baroness from New York/Massachusetts on Thursday, August 21, 2014
    I got these boots for my son who is going on hikes in the Berkshires. The fit for his wide foot is extremely comfortable; the workmanship and construction of the boot are top-notch. The gore-tex feature is wonderful, because the boot does breathe well, which minimizes blistering and other effects of perspiration. And it's waterproof! The toe reinforcement, so he reports, is great, and the shank just flexible enough for slippery, or gravelly terrain. The raised cuff is very comfortable as well.

    All in all an excellent boot at a fantastic price. Thank you Sierra Trading!
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by my son from colorado mtns on Tuesday, August 19, 2014
    I bought a pair of Garmont boots for my son and he ripped the eyelets hooks out after about 6 days of hardcore use. We have only used these boots 1x and they are far superior. The sole is very hard and stable for rocks, the construction is excellent and they are so light. I have a pair of gtx gore tex, and love them, but this is one step up.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Military hiker from WV on Monday, August 18, 2014
    This will make my third pair of Asolo hiking boots. My previous pairs had an issue with the front toe cup seperating from the leather allowing water to get in . Both were where the boot would bend with my foot. So far these Asoko neutron hiking boots have been the best fitting, most comfortable boots I've had. I haven't worn them into a wet environment to see how water resistant they are. The only annoyance I've had is the laces. No matter how tight I tie them or even double tieing them they work themselves loose. So I have changed to a different boot string. Minor annoyance and simple fix. Over all the boot it awesome, very comfortable and requires very little break in time to go on a hike. I bought these in the Reno Nevada store on a Monday and hiked mount rose on Friday with no issues of rubbing or hot spots. There was still snow on the mountain and the Vibram sole gave me no issues with getting traction. I would definitely recommend buying these boots. The are durable , functional and very good looking for everyday wear.
  • Reviewed by Bruce from Issaquah, WA on Monday, August 18, 2014
    I bought these boots about 2 weeks ago and have about 18 miles into them. First, they are quite roomy in the toe box, beyond that they fit true to size.Second, the insole is weak and low volume, I replaced it with "Super Feet" "Orange" which works the best for my foot shape and the boot now fit perfectly. Third, the boots are quite comfortable and have begun to break in with zero hot spots. I've used them on some very steep terrain in the Pacific Northwest and the have very adequate traction and shock absorption. Fourth, they seem to breath well as i've been using them in hot weather summer hikes. Lastly they look really cool and the lacing system allows me to tighten and make some additional adjustments for descending. I believe the Asolo Neutron Boots are a solidly constructed pair of hiking boots and will give them five stars for coming out of the box this way except for the insoles, which I need to switch out of all my boots.

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    • Answer I have only owned mine for a couple of months, but the Vibram sole was just fine on my week long hike in the Teton's, as well as the training leading up to it.
      Answered on 7/15/2014 8:28:10 PM by Teton Tim from Michigan
    • Answer I know what you mean... These appear to be really good soles.
      I've run up my local hills just about everyday in them for several months now.
      The traction is excellent, there's little sign of wear, no cuts in the rubber, and no separation from the upper..
      My feet aren't easy to please (wide and a bunyon on one foot) and these have been great boots for me..
      Good luck!
      Answered on 7/15/2014 8:31:29 PM by Hill Runner from So.Cal.
    • Answer It looks and feels like it should be a long lasting sturdy sole, but I haven't had it long enough to say that with confidence.
      Answered on 7/15/2014 10:55:16 PM by Mountain Mama from Bozeman, Montana
    • Answer Have perhaps a hundred miles on these and no signs of wear on the soles yet.
      Answered on 7/16/2014 3:38:20 AM by Dog Hiker from Florida
    • Answer I've only put about 40 miles on the sole, most of it in the California high desert. However the soles are holding up fine with plenty of traction. I have to say that they are a lot less slippery than my old Vasques on desert varnished
      Answered on 7/16/2014 6:36:06 AM by Posthead from Rhode island
    • Answer Sole is holding up well. Already been out on a few hikes. Some not so favorable. ( We got really soaked). Brag on my Asolo's to everyone. Thx
      Answered on 7/16/2014 7:11:57 AM by "Bunny" from Tennessee
    • Answer So far so good. Just finished the JMT and had excellent grip throughout the journey.
      Answered on 7/16/2014 10:13:04 AM by gman from Southern CA.
    • Answer I walk two to four miles over rocky terrain almost every day. The soles are tough. They are a little slippery on wet concrete or asphalt, but for hiking on a trail over rough terrain its a good choice. I wear my boots everywhere except to church.
      Answered on 7/16/2014 10:23:00 AM by hiker from Texas from Texas
    • Answer I cannot speak to the long term durability of the soles. They do, as many, seem to have very good grip but this might make the material less durable in the long run. I wear my boots mostly on pavement and the soles are usually the first to go. These show minimal wear so far but I'm sure that given the way I use my boots, the uppers will outlast the soles.
      Answered on 7/16/2014 10:43:33 AM by SJG from NYC
    • Answer I only have the winter season on mine so far, but the soles look great still as new. Seem to be a good sole, I'm much happier with the Vibram sole as opposed to Asolo's sole
      Answered on 7/16/2014 12:18:23 PM by Shortie D. from Nor Cal
    • Answer I can't answer this with authority. My last Asolo boots were FSN95 and after 4 years of heavy use were starting to look pretty worn. The Neutron's seem to have a soft compound but I cannot judge the longevity of the sole yet.
      Answered on 7/16/2014 3:30:03 PM by Thomas from Franklin, TN
    • Answer Can't truthfully say how durable they are. Have only had for a couple of months and hiked about 25-30 miles. No problems so far.
      Answered on 7/16/2014 3:51:37 PM by Fisher Frank from Montana
    • Answer As I have only had the boots for one and a half months, I cannot attest to the longevity of the Vibram sole. However, my training environment consists of sandy trails and lots of sharp rocks the have tendency to rip out large chunks of the sole. I just looked at my soles and they were completly intact. The soles are a bit soft, but that helps to absorb some of the shock, So far, I haven't seen this as a drawback to the sole's durability. Hope it helps and hike safe.
      Answered on 7/17/2014 7:16:41 AM by SMCTFORPCFOD from California
    • Answer I get about 14 months of daily hard use on the job, the sole is usually 1/2 used up then. The grip is good for this model and flex isn't too rigid.
      Answered on 7/17/2014 3:34:22 PM by mudslinger from north carolina
    • Answer I am on my third pair of Asolos. I get two or three years out of a pair, wearing them for daily one-two mile walks on pavement, and hard use doing farm work. Tough Vibrams. Ongoing pair two years old and looking like new.
      Answered on 7/18/2014 5:58:27 PM by Junkman from Pennsylvania
    • Answer I have not owned Powermatic but all three pairs of my Asolos have been true to size; size 10 in my case.
      Answered on 4/28/2014 2:08:15 PM by Junkman from Pennsylvania
    • Answer I found the fit to be the same.
      Answered on 4/28/2014 5:02:50 PM by Ranger from GA
    • Answer My best guess is that you would want a wide Neutron if you wear a wide Powermatic. I think the Neutron would be lighter and cooler because they don't have full leather uppers. Other than that, someone who has actually owned a pair of Powermatics could answer this question much better.
      They are certainly more expensive than the Neutrons.
      Answered on 4/28/2014 8:18:13 PM by hiker from Texas from Texas
    • Answer I find these boots to fit very similar to the 95s. More support though.
      Answered on 4/23/2014 2:11:03 PM by Tahoe Stove Guy from Truckee
    • Answer You'll probably want to go with the wide width again, as these seem to be the same frame as the FSN95 boot, which I've had as well.
      Answered on 4/23/2014 2:16:21 PM by Shortie D. from Nor Cal
    • Answer The width is spot on! Fits like a glove, beautifully. Order the size you normally wear.
      Answered on 4/23/2014 2:31:04 PM by Rebel from Pennsylvania
    • Answer I usually wear mediums and these boots are just fine width wise for me. I would not have wanted them in a wide.
      Answered on 4/23/2014 2:54:14 PM by Teton Tim from Michigan
    • Answer Stick with the wide for the Neutron boots. Mine fit exactly like the FSN95's. Wide is a better fit for medium feet in the Asolo boots.
      Answered on 4/23/2014 3:25:41 PM by hiker from Texas from Texas
    • Answer For me, the Medium width is perfect. These fit great with my medium weight Smart Wool hiking sock. My feet have not felt smashed or had hot spots along the sides. I also buy a medium width in all my other shoes, so these have been no different in terms of width and feel. I'm happy.
      Answered on 4/23/2014 3:55:08 PM by Curt W. from Colorado
    • Answer I wear a EE sometimes EE width. I got Wide and a half size larger and it fits perfectly... So I' guess the medium would probably work for you...
      Answered on 4/23/2014 3:57:57 PM by Hill Runner from Studio City, CA
    • Answer I would say a "true medium" and just a touch wider than the FSN95s. The FSN95s I had fit like a glove but I've noticed a hair more room in the toe box area of the Neutrons. I wear a medium width in all other shoes I own and the Neutron's have broken in and fit like a medium. I would compare them for you but the FSN95s were discarded two weeks ago after a bed bug encounter while traveling on business (at a nice hotel too). I replaced them with the Moran model which have more substantial padding and are a more rugged boot with some upgrades here and there.

      I just saw another Neutron review that says they run big so why not go for the medium?
      Answered on 4/23/2014 4:46:54 PM by Thomas from Franklin, TN
    • Answer I purchased medium width so they are snug I could have gone with wide. I don't really do much hiking so it doesn't concern me too much. I only use them to walk around town. If your a serious hiker who needs wide then get them in wide.
      Answered on 4/23/2014 7:36:50 PM by louie from new york
    • Answer I found these boots to be true to size. I wear a medium as well, and am comfortable in my Asolos.
      Answered on 4/23/2014 7:53:31 PM by Junkman from Pensylvania
    • Answer I normally were medium and got these in the medium and they're fine. Your results may vary. For what it's worth I find them roomier than my prior boots which were North Face but narrower than the Garmont boots I ordered here and had to return because they were too wide.
      Answered on 4/24/2014 4:22:08 AM by SJG from NYC
    • Answer The Neutron's I have are a little wider than the FSN95's I have had. I always ordered the wide size in the FSN95's which fit OK, but there is more room in the Neutrons.
      Answered on 4/24/2014 4:46:56 AM by Thunderbolt Kid from NY
    • Answer I wear a medium, did not buy a wide, and they fit great.
      Answered on 4/24/2014 10:30:49 AM by Fisher Frank from Montana
    • Answer My Asolo's are medium and very comfortable. I do have a somewhat narrow foot however and have never worn anything but mediums.
      Answered on 4/24/2014 5:45:31 PM by Vic from Masss
    • Answer Please forgive my tardiness but I've had a sick pup. I cannot give you a specific answer to your question. However, I'll answer as well as I can. I found both the Asolo shoes and boots I've bought to be a bit wider than other hiking shoes in the medium width. I ordered the medium width in the Asolo Matra GV Approach shoe and found the medium width to be the same as my Asolo Neutron Gore-Tex Hiking Boots. Generally the Asolo length and width were just a bit larger in both directions, a little more than a "C-H" both ways. Compared to the Vasque Rift Approach Shoes they were, as said, a bit larger both in length and width. The Asolo fit me perfectly. As an aside: for years I had worn an 11 "B" in dress shoes. About ten years ago, I found that a 10 "D" worked better for most of my dress shoes, e.g. in Johnston & Murphy lace-ups, loafers, even driving shoes. In my Lucchese ostrich and lizard boots, I wear a 10 1/2 "D" perfectly. Therefore, you really have to try on shoes/boots and check out the instep, width, length, heel slippage, etc. on BOTH feet. Sorry to be long-winded, but this old history prof is a stickler for precision.
      Answered on 5/2/2014 11:56:46 AM by Doc the Dog Walker from Tennessee
  • Question “Are the insoles removable?”
    Asked on 4/12/2014 8:04:04 PM by KA from Wisconsin
    • Answer Yes, insoles are removable
      Answered on 4/12/2014 8:13:09 PM by snowman from Seattle
    • Answer yes.
      Answered on 4/12/2014 9:07:17 PM by lilimo from south dakota
    • Answer No; they are glued in place.
      Answered on 4/13/2014 4:04:28 AM by Junkman from Pennsylvania
    • Answer Yes. I've put gel insoles in my son's boots.
      Answered on 4/13/2014 4:58:17 AM by Sheila from NH
    • Answer Yes, the insoles are removable. These boots are an excellent value for the money. I am as pleased with these, as my previous four pairs of Asolo boots.
      Answered on 4/13/2014 5:05:31 AM by Thunderbolt Kid from NY
    • Answer Yes, they are removable.
      Answered on 4/13/2014 6:56:57 AM by ktmxcw from Ohio
    • Answer Insoles are not removable.
      Answered on 4/13/2014 9:10:50 AM by Mot from Chicago
    • Answer Yes, they are removable. I have super feet insoles in mine.
      Answered on 4/13/2014 10:27:23 AM by Shortie D. from Nor Cal
    • Answer Yes they are removable, but I do not remove them.
      Answered on 4/13/2014 11:54:44 AM by Internet Mom from NC
    • Answer Yes, they are removable. It is easier to remove them by prying on the instep side of the insole. Reach inside the boot, and pry on the right side of the insole of the left boot. To remove the insole from the right boot, pry on the left side of the insole. They are easily removed, and you can replace them with whatever is the most comfortable for your particular foot.
      Answered on 4/13/2014 11:59:53 AM by Hiker from Texas from Texas
    • Answer Yes, they do come out.
      Answered on 4/13/2014 3:48:21 PM by Dog Hiker from Florida
    • Answer Yes, they are removable. I normally use Happy Feet insoles in my shoes, but so far after 3 hikes, I've found these boots with the Asolo insoles are great. Almost no break-in required, at least in my case.
      Answered on 4/13/2014 5:04:54 PM by Fisher Frank from Montana
    • Answer Thanks all! I think I get it now since responses are not 100% in sync. It's not really meant to have a removable insole (not mentioned in description or specs), and may be lightly affixed (or not), but fairly easy to pull out and replace, or keep and add an arch support underneath it.
      Answered on 4/13/2014 5:59:37 PM by KA from Wisconsin
    • Answer yes
      Answered on 4/13/2014 7:48:21 PM by mudslinger from north carolina
    • Answer Sorry for not responding sooner. The answer is yes. The insoles can be removed, similar to a pair of basketball shoes. They appear to be adhering with a glue like sticky substance, but would not take much effort to remove.
      Answered on 4/17/2014 9:54:48 AM by Teton Tim from Michigan
    • Answer no they do not come out
      Answered on 4/19/2014 1:55:49 PM by tonyt from nj
  • Question “Are these made in Romania as indicated or China?”
    Asked on 4/3/2014 5:09:28 PM by Johnny the Hiker2 from New Mexico
    • Answer Both the left and the right boot indicate they are "Made In Romania."
      Answered on 4/3/2014 5:17:01 PM by Curt W. from Colorado
    • Answer My pair says they're made in Romania
      Answered on 4/3/2014 5:25:44 PM by SJG from NYC
    • Answer Yes, Romania...
      Answered on 4/3/2014 6:59:07 PM by Hill Runner from Studio City, CA
    • Answer Label inside boots indicates Romanian manufacture
      Answered on 4/3/2014 7:15:41 PM by snowman from Seattle
    • Answer Interesting, I never thought to check on that. The tag inside definitely says Romania and these are among the most comfortable things I have ever put on my feet.
      Answered on 4/3/2014 7:22:05 PM by Vic from Massachusetts
    • Answer Romania
      Answered on 4/3/2014 7:38:46 PM by Mot from Chicagoland
    • Answer They are made in Romania as indicated. The corporate offices are located in Italy.
      Go to Youtube and look up a five minute video called "How Asolo Boots are made"
      Answered on 4/3/2014 8:48:27 PM by hiker from Texas from Texas
    • Answer They are made in Romania as indicated by the label on the inside of my boots.
      Answered on 4/3/2014 9:16:15 PM by Tahoe stove guy from Tahoe
    • Answer the boots said romania
      Answered on 4/4/2014 4:50:37 AM by tony t from nj
    • Answer The Neutrons that I have were made in Romania. I am pleased with them. The quality seems as good as previous Asolos I have had.
      Answered on 4/4/2014 5:15:03 AM by Thunderbolt Kid from New York
    • Answer They're made in Romania according to the tag in the boot.
      Answered on 4/4/2014 9:31:57 AM by Mattias J. from MKE, WI
    • Answer They are made in Romania.
      Answered on 4/4/2014 6:14:21 PM by Mountain Boy from Colorado
    • Answer The tags in the boots say they are made in Romania.
      Answered on 4/4/2014 10:41:07 PM by Illinois Hiker from Illinois
    • Answer They are made in Romania. Great boots.
      Answered on 4/5/2014 9:37:54 AM by Posthead from RI
    • Answer I bought these in march 2014 and mine are made in Romania ;-)
      Answered on 4/6/2014 5:15:15 PM by lilimo from south dakota
    • Answer My son says his were made in Romania.
      Answered on 4/7/2014 6:28:38 AM by Internet Mom from Taylorsville, NC
    • Answer Romania just like the fsn-95 model, so far no real problems but I only have about 25 hrs in them outside around the home place, no real hike stresses placed on them yet. They supposed to be a step above the fsn-95 model, time will tell. I hope their sole glue isn't like the 95 model which has failed me
      2 times in the past after 1 year of hard use.
      Answered on 4/9/2014 3:18:22 PM by mudslinger from north carolina
  • Question “I have a B width foot. How do these run? Would an M width boot work or be too sloppy?”
    Asked on 2/1/2014 7:41:54 AM by Scotty4991 from Colorado
    • Answer Since you have a narrow foot most Asolo boots fit snug so with a heavy pair of socks they should work for you.
      Answered on 2/10/2014 7:58:45 AM by Product Specialist Marv from Sierra Trading Post
    • Answer My first pair of Asolos were FSN-95's. I wore them for 5 years and still use them but the soles are worn, so mom ordered me these Neutron boots for christmas. These soles seem to grip really good, they are more comfortable than my old pair, but I have not worn them in the woods yet, or hiked miles in them yet. I've just worn them for normal daily wear so far. They were comfortable from the beginning.
      Answered on 1/8/2014 6:22:51 PM by Internet Mom from NC
    • Answer Hi,
      I find the soles stiff enough.
      I recently used the shoe on rocky himalayan trek full of rock, gravel, mud, jungle, snow.

      Never did I feel the sole transferring the shocks inside or the rock edges pressurising my foot.
      I would say the sole is tough.

      Still that would remain a personal choice based on the terrain that I faced.
      I would be better if you walk into a STP shop and try them personally.

      Prashant (Max)
      Answered on 1/12/2014 1:32:52 AM by Prashant from Mumbai,India
  • Question “are these crampon compatible??”
    Asked on 9/21/2013 8:41:05 AM by matt from alabama
    • Answer They are only strap on crampon compatible.
      Answered on 9/23/2013 2:19:48 PM by Prod. Spec. Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
  • Question “What width is W. I wear and 8 1/2 EEE. Often a 9W fits. ?”
    Asked on 7/26/2013 9:28:35 AM by jwb the professor from Birmingham
    • Answer It is an E width.
      Answered on 7/26/2013 10:10:06 AM by Prod. Spec. Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
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