Asolo Neutron Gore-Tex® Hiking Boots - Waterproof (For Men)

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Information about Asolo Neutron Gore-Tex® Hiking Boots - Waterproof (For Men)

Specs about Asolo Neutron Gore-Tex® Hiking Boots - Waterproof (For Men)

  • Waterproof (Gore-Tex®),Waterproof (All),Non-Insulated
  • 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. 13 oz.
  • All specs based on size 10
  • Made in Romania
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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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  • Reviewed by Theguy from Midwest on Tuesday, November 24, 2015
    I haven't had them long enough for a review to include durability. But have played several rounds of disc golf in them in uneven rocky elevation and snow and they preformed great.

    True to size, waterproof and comfortable. The first day I had them they were slightly uncomfortable and thought they would take some time to pack in. The next day they felt great. These replaced my salomon comets which took about an entire week until they packed in. Knowing the soles are vibram they will last long. My salomon started to show wear fairly quick, like all Salomon's do.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Dances with mosquitos from Anaheim ca on Thursday, November 19, 2015
    I liked these boots so much I bought another pair for my son. Very comfortable and very lightweight as well as waterproof.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by ERCaptain from Iowa on Friday, November 13, 2015
    We were in all kinds of weather in the week after we got these boots. We usually hiked 10 to 17 miles a day over various terrain and through all kinds of weather. The boot sole was stiff enough to comfortably handle miles of rocks and uneven ground. They also stayed dry and warm in snow conditions. We are very thankful we bought these boots.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Tjh3155 from Peoples Republic of Oregon on Thursday, November 12, 2015
    Very well made, as is the standard for Asolo boots, however,..these seem to run small and I had to return them. Too bad, I love the quality and durability of Asolo!! and as always, Sierra Trading Post was excellent to deal with!!
  • Reviewed by Firsttimeasolobuyer from md on Monday, November 9, 2015
    Nice boots but they are very narrow, especially in the toe box. I wear 12 EE and tried these boots in 12 wide. Not even close.

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    • Answer I can't give an exact measurement but I have the "wide fit" and there is still some wiggle room.
      Answered on 4/7/2015 11:29:35 AM by robthetreeman from Greeneville TN
    • Answer With me, a Dw is a Dw. No experience with anything else..
      Answered on 4/7/2015 1:33:41 PM by dog walker from Hayward
    • Answer I wear a EEE width and got a pair of 10W that are comfortable. They seemed tight initially but have gotten more and more comfortable over time. I like them enough I got a 2nd pair because I have a hard time finding wide enough boots that are as durable and comfortable as these things are.
      Answered on 4/7/2015 1:46:24 PM by Ken from California
    • Answer Its like a E.
      Answered on 4/7/2015 4:58:32 PM by Hi-Ken from Adirondacks
    • Answer These boots will fit you like a glove. I also have HUGE feet when it comes to width. The most comfortable boot I have purchased in a LONG time!!
      Answered on 4/7/2015 5:04:46 PM by Grady from Berkshire Mountains
    • Answer I have 2 pair of Size 11 - Wide Asolo Boots. These are a bit wider than normal Asolo's but not a great deal, or not like another Brands. They will stretch but if your foot is very wide it may be an issue. Hard to say.
      Answered on 4/7/2015 5:48:24 PM by SA from Maryland
    • Answer The wide is exceptional For a wide foot. you may want to go with the next size up. It can Help alot. if not hey' return the item. It's worth trying.
      try your regular size. and the next size up. then whatever works ?keep one .return the other pair.the reason is"
      it's worth the try it's an excellent Boot.p.s.go for it.
      Answered on 4/7/2015 7:49:23 PM by u.p.s Mike from the jersey shore.
    • Answer I wear an 8 1/2 wide in the Neutron. My normal shoe width is a D or E. The Neutron fits tighter than other Asolo boots I own. All of them are comfortable for me, but may be a bit tight on a triple E.
      Answered on 4/8/2015 5:51:58 PM by Robthe blather from Montana, Wyoming
    • Answer I have wide feet and often wear a 2E but the standard width in the Neutrons are fine for me.
      I would guess that a wide width in these would be fine but have not ordered them in wide.
      Answered on 4/12/2015 7:05:07 AM by TAB from Michigan
    • Answer I wear a wide. A 3E would be tight in a Asolo, please note the toe cap is narrow. I would get a 1/2 size larger or better
      Answered on 4/13/2015 7:42:25 AM by Charles the cyclist from Georgia
    • Answer hasn't been a problem for me.
      Answered on 4/4/2015 3:34:50 PM by Tom from walking
    • Answer I am a tree climber and wear them all day in the tree with no problems. The metal is not exposed on the inside and are very comfortable. They are even good after a day of wearing spikes. I would suggest that you go for the purchase. I have two pair.
      Answered on 4/4/2015 3:48:47 PM by Keith the climber from new hampshire
    • Answer Nope, the inside is padded and covered with the same material throughout. I don't feel the grommets through the material, either.
      Answered on 4/4/2015 3:53:45 PM by JLo in the Mts from New Hampshire
    • Answer No, the grommets/hooks do not show metal on the inside. The grommets on the top of the ankle are padded from the inside.
      Answered on 4/4/2015 3:56:45 PM by Mildred from California
    • Answer Only the top 2 and the 1st 2 are metal, with the others being some kind of fabric strip. And no the metal ones are covered inside by the padded layer of fabric. Should not be a problem for you. Be sure to check your email for a discount coupon, I got my boots for $99 plus shipping and tax which added about $25. Still a good deal. Boots felt great right out of the box and no break in time needed.
      Answered on 4/4/2015 4:38:35 PM by robthetreeman from Greeneville TN
    • Answer I own 2 different Style Asolo Boots, none of them show any type of metal backing on the inside of the boot.
      Answered on 4/4/2015 4:54:05 PM by SA from Maryland
    • Answer No. They don't show on the inside and can't rub your ankle.
      Answered on 4/4/2015 5:00:30 PM by gaf from west Virginia
    • Answer Yes my ankle bone and Achilles tendon was sore for weeks after a few miles of a relatively easy hike. Shoe lace grommets are not an issue for me.
      Answered on 4/4/2015 5:22:22 PM by Ron from Florida
    • Answer No. They don't . Very comfortable.
      Answered on 4/4/2015 6:01:47 PM by R.O.F from Mississippi
    • Answer no they do not show metal on the inside.
      your foot is completely's an excellent boot I own several pairs
      Answered on 4/4/2015 6:13:45 PM by u.p.s Mike from the jersey shore.
    • Answer No metal at all in side the boot . there's protection padding.
      It's an Excellent Boot.
      Answered on 4/4/2015 6:44:56 PM by u.p.s Mike from the jersey shore.
    • Answer no they do not go all the way through. the padding around the ankles is nice and smooth.
      Answered on 4/4/2015 7:27:47 PM by geo. from michigan
    • Answer No, they don't go through the waterproof lining. They don't go through on Asolo's other boots either.
      Answered on 4/4/2015 8:47:11 PM by Ken from California
    • Answer No, actually have padding in that area and whole inside of boot is lined
      Answered on 4/4/2015 9:52:21 PM by mrbull from central colorado
    • Answer The inside of the boot is completely covered by the goretex lining.
      Answered on 4/5/2015 8:37:49 AM by Jerome from CO
    • Answer Hello, sorry for the delay on answering... no, the lacing hooks are not exposed on the inside of the shoe at all. there is an inner layer of thin foam and fabric so no issue there. so of the lacing loops are actually web loops sewn to the outside of the shoe no rivets at all there.
      Answered on 4/8/2015 5:51:05 PM by Danish Gas from Northern New York
    • Answer Grommets and hooks are covered and padded on the inside of these Aslo boots.
      I have used Aslo boots for many years for mountaineering and hiking and these are of very good quailty.
      Light weight and great structructural support.
      Answered on 4/12/2015 7:02:10 AM by TAB from Michigan
  • Question “Is the 6" height of this boot from the ground or the bottom of the foot?”
    Asked on 3/27/2015 5:33:34 PM by Gary from California
    • Answer The 6" is measured from the ground, or the sol of the boot
      Answered on 3/27/2015 5:44:55 PM by SA from Maryland
    • Answer bottom of the foot
      Answered on 3/27/2015 6:07:27 PM by floridajoe from florida
    • Answer Gary,
      The boot is 6.5" from the bottom of the foot bed of the boot to the top rim.
      It is about 8" from the bottom of the sole to the boot top rim
      This is for a size 12 boot.
      Answered on 3/27/2015 6:12:06 PM by TAB from Michigan
    • Answer Highest point is 8" from floor, 6" from top of sole.R.
      Answered on 3/27/2015 6:14:34 PM by R.O.F from Mississippi
    • Answer Bottom of the foot - inside of boot to highest part of boot at side of your ankle. Ground to same point is 8". Also, back of boot is 5" inside and 7" to the ground
      Answered on 3/27/2015 7:36:11 PM by cozyoldman from Jersey Shore
    • Answer The six inch height is from the bottom base of the foot..Eight inches from the ground. [ note ] I don't know your hiking ability or your size you wear. So as for myself I get up to 4 to 9 altitude hikes and sometimes with snow and Ice. And ordered a wide in my size due to climate change to compensate for thick socks. A med size boot does wear in a good snug fit (I experienced a no break in period) and doesn't leave much for thick socks. Just thought I mention this for I have both size neutron boots in different colors.
      These are excellent wearing boots' just know your type of usage.
      Answered on 3/27/2015 7:58:09 PM by Raven from Washington
    • Answer Bottom of my foot in size 14
      Answered on 3/27/2015 8:00:40 PM by mrbull from central colorado
    • Answer It seems to be 6" from the foot bed. It's pretty standard GTX style boot.
      Answered on 3/28/2015 5:44:15 AM by Derek Charles from Great Lakes
    • Answer On my size 8.5 men's, it is from the bottom of the foot. Add another full inch to the ground.
      Answered on 3/28/2015 9:14:06 AM by Robthe blather from Montana
    • Answer From the out side ' back of the boot
      Ground 6". Side's of boot is 2"1/2.higher.
      Keep in mind. it's a very"well supported boot.
      Answered on 3/28/2015 9:34:58 AM by u.p.s Mike from New Jersey
    • Answer Bottom of the foot, it's 7" from the bottom of the boot heel (ground) to the top of the boot.
      Answered on 3/28/2015 3:04:01 PM by Ken from California
    • Answer I only own the Neutron but I read the Synchro outsole is better for downhill traction. They look very similar.
      Answered on 3/15/2015 8:03:03 PM by floridajoe from FL
    • Answer The only difference I can see is the Synchro has a cordura nylon upper and the Neutron has a nylon mesh upper. The Synchro says it has a rubber outsole and the Neutron says it has a vibram rubber outsole. The Neutron info on the web site doesn't say it has a removeable insole but I have a pair of Neutrons and the insole comes out. The weight is the same for both of them. If you are interested in reducing weight look at the Horizon boots. They are 8 ounces lighter per pair and the only difference I can see is the heel is 1 1/4" high vs. 1 1/2" high on the Neutron and Synchro. If you are hiking each ounce on your feet is equivalent to 6 ounces in your pack. So that half pound off your feet is the same as taking 3 pounds off your back.
      Answered on 3/15/2015 8:45:00 PM by Ken from California
    • Answer The Difference is style. No matter witch one you choose? You'll still come out
      In style. The more color under the sole' and more style' the more we may pay.I own several pairs.
      P.S. There the Best Bang for the Buck. You can't go wrong. Good luck. Cheers.
      Answered on 3/15/2015 9:21:45 PM by u.p.s Mike from New Jersey
    • Answer Very similar, and fit is nearly identical. The Neutron may be just a tiny bit narrower. I order an 8.5 wide. Lacing system is a little different. The Synchro has a third hook, which locks the lace in place farther down the boot, a feature I use a lot. The out sole on the Neutron is different, and may be new. I like it. I've used them on wet, mud covered ice, and they hold as well or better than anything I've used before, and that is probably a hundred of pairs of boots. All the Asolo boots I've used seem to last at least a year of hard use. The soles have worn down in about that time, though the uppers are like new. This is fine with me because I then use them when working on shingled roofs. The smoother sole does almost no damage to warm shingles. They also work pretty well for technical approaches to rock climbs. I've never had an eye or hook pull on any Asolo product. During the week I alternate between the different pairs. Neither required any break-in time. Both are really comfortable on my feet, and I've never experienced "hot spots" that I do on some boots. I've used both for kicking steps in spring and summer snow, and with gaiters, my feet have stayed dry. I use good socks with them when hiking, back packing, and easy climbing. They've never let me down when used the way they were intended... and much more. I've been using this type of Asolo boots for about ten years now, in a number of renditions. I've bought them all from Sierra Trading Post, the first pair in store, the others by mail. All have fit well.
      Answered on 3/28/2015 9:31:47 AM by Robthe blather from Montana
    • Answer Hello yokel,
      These boots are a home run as far as waterproof ability and comfort. I had a older pair that I used last year up in Vermont and they held up VERY well with crampons!! These boots feel very light by the way!
      David Grady Madigan
      Answered on 2/17/2015 6:02:25 PM by Grady from Berkshire mountains
    • Answer I have used my crampons on the Aslo Neutrons, they are similar to the Grivel G10 in design and worked well with the boots.
      These boots are fine for general crampon use on flat to sloped ground but are not stiff enough for ice climbing on steep sections etc. but this would also necessitate different crampons than the G10.
      I have a pair of Aslo mountaineering boots I use for more significant crampon applications such as ice cliimbing.
      Overall these boots are excellent for most uses, light weight, with great structural support, sole traction and warmth when coupled with a good sock.
      I recomment putting a 1/8" foam insert under the foot bed liner for better cushioning, the bed linear in the boot is good for wicking moisture, circulation and structure support but not cushioned.

      Best Regards,

      Answered on 2/17/2015 6:04:30 PM by TAB from Michigan
    • Answer Only a guess...A solo are great boots, but most of today's lighter weight boots do not hold up well to the stress of crampon .
      Answered on 2/18/2015 7:42:17 AM by Warrior from colorado
    • Answer They're not designed for use with crampons and will not hold a step-in crampon. That said, I have used similar Asolo boots with strap-ons with no ill effects... tho not extensively, mostly to cross low angle snow fields that have iced over. I don't think they would do too well kicking steps but they were fine with a strictly downward motion on the foot. Mine showed absolutely no sign of wear after 30 to 40 hours of this type of use. I tried the same thing with a couple of other brands only to have them delaminate in the toe, and the stitching come apart in the uppers. I weigh about 200 pounds, and have been doing this stuff for over 50 years.
      Answered on 2/18/2015 10:08:31 AM by Robthe blather from North Dakota, Montana, Wyoming
  • Question “I have the Asolo Cactus boots in a 10.5. How do these compare in size?”
    Asked on 1/27/2015 7:51:37 PM by Wilderness Willow from KCMO
    • Answer these are my second pair of Asolo boots . I wear a 13 in both . the sizes are consistent. the boots are great right out of the box.
      Answered on 1/27/2015 8:28:57 PM by geo. from michigan
    • Answer Wendy,
      I'm not sure what you mean by size. If your referring to size overall and not the boots foot sizing then yes it's a bigger and little heavier overall boot. I've worn several approach boots while deployed. They are lighter and give you a better range of motion and ability to articulate the foot and feel terrain under your feet. The neutrons are a beefier boot. I wear mine two to three times a week for periods of 8-9 hours just doing normal walking on hilly terrain or on the range. I just recently wore them in a very muddy back country area of WV for a period of 5 days of off road training . They were comfortable for long periods of time. They kept my feet dry even after stepping in and out of a creek a few times, but not over the top of the boot. They cleaned up great after two days of use in the mud. Three days after I got them in NV I did a seven mile hike up mt rose to break them in and not one warm spot or blister. If your a ultra lite back packer or hiker the cactus is good , but for me I like the ankle support and comfort of the neutron while carrying gear on un even terrain or working at night. I would replace the laces with a flat lace though. The ones that come with the boot come untied a lot if you don't double tie them.
      Answered on 1/27/2015 9:39:15 PM by Military hiker from Ft. Bragg , NC
    • Answer Sorry, I can't answer that question as I do not have the Cactus boots. All I can say is that these Neutron boots are true to size for my spouse in comparison with other brands.
      Answered on 1/27/2015 10:09:38 PM by Mildred from California
      Answered on 1/27/2015 10:34:01 PM by Raven from WASHINGTON
    • Answer I do NOT have the Asolo Cactus, but several other types of Asolo boots and have found they are pretty consistent is size between models. Hope this helps.
      Answered on 1/28/2015 4:59:43 AM by XC skier from North East US from NJ
    • Answer I am not sure how they compare ... I do know that Asolo will run slightly narrow and always order a half size above your shoe size with hikers. What I do is go to a retail store and try on a pair if you can find them... I have never seen Neutron's in the store so try on a "similar" Asolo for reference. The Cactus seems more like a shoe than a hiker... the Neutron is a hiking boot.. good support and as hikers go... not really stiff... but definitely comes up above the ankle.
      Answered on 1/28/2015 6:12:27 AM by Tim Scout from Illinois
    • Answer Not sure about womens. Men's run slightly small if you wear boot socks
      Answered on 1/28/2015 7:20:46 AM by Warrior from Colorado
    • Answer While I don't have the Cactus, I have bought 3 pair of Neutron boots, 2 in size 13 for teenage boys and size 12 for me. They have all been true to size. I prefer a little extra room in toe box to accommodate wool socks? Have been very pleased with the fit and comfort. I haven't been able to catch the Cactus in my size and color (I am a little old for orange color) they look like great boots.
      Answered on 1/28/2015 8:10:24 AM by Andy from Arkansas
    • Answer They are close to size, but I order a 1/2 larger to ensure room and accommodate thick socks
      Answered on 1/28/2015 9:42:34 AM by Charles the cyclist from Georgia
    • Answer Sizes are similar, I do think the Neutron has a wider toe box, more padding around the ankle and is heavier than the Cactus boot. The Neutron is very comfortable and is my go to boot for anything that involves alot of hiking or standing (long lines at concerts ect.)
      Answered on 1/28/2015 10:16:03 AM by W from Atlanta
    • Answer I find that Asolo boots run the same size as any sports shoe I wear, no matter what the brand. I have also measured my foot with a device that measures feet and Asolo hits it every time. I am not sure of the Cactus boots you are referring to, but I would say they have the same standards.
      Answered on 1/28/2015 3:47:38 PM by Mountain Man from West Virginia
    • Answer I ware a 10.5 shoe normally, but I tried a 10.5 boot and it was to tight. So I returned them for an 11 and they were perfect, as I tend to ware a med. to heavy cushion sock. Asolo boots, are truly the best made boot for the money, in my opinion.
      Answered on 1/29/2015 6:53:42 PM by captaindon313 from Tampa, Fl.
    • Answer I use spenco green 3/4 length inserts in my neutrons. Try to find the all foam ones as opposed to the hard plastic version. They raise the heel at first yet will "break in" and the heel and forfoot will sink a bit. Love my spencos for my very high arches. Good luck!
      Answered on 11/19/2014 12:57:36 PM by jottoh12 from utah
    • Answer I am pretty flat footed these days too. When you say arch support... usually a shoe with too high of an arch because of the insert hurts my feet which are flatter than most. So if heal and toe are good for you, it sounds like there is to high of an arch in the insole. There is a number of insoles out there but the ones that our crew has liked is a gel insert or an insert that you microwave and then stand on it in the shoe. That would give you a little less arch and may help your arches.. which are flat. Local stores like Bass Pro or Sports Authority have kiosk's that will fit you properly.

      The fit of a boot can be changed with the way it is laced as well. Try different patters with your laces and see if they conform to your foot better. Try this...

      Answered on 11/19/2014 1:14:09 PM by Tim Scout from Illinois
    • Answer My reason for insert was to achieve a more comfortable/insulated footbed, have tried the cork footbed from my filson boots to get the comfort I was looking for. Still need to order cork footbed
      Answered on 11/19/2014 3:37:31 PM by mrbull from central colorado
    • Answer I purchased a size 11 which is my normal size the arch worked fine for a while and then kind of broke down I replaced it with a better arch same size no problem whatsoever
      Answered on 11/19/2014 5:06:50 PM by Tom from ne ohio
    • Answer I Liked the first pair so much I bought a second pair. I too am pretty flat footed. To remedy the arch support issue I took out the original insole and replaced it with "SuperFeet" foot support. SuperFeet products are expensive, ca $35 but worth every dime. Good luck
      Answered on 11/19/2014 8:11:59 PM by Dirtworm from Great Falls, VA
    • Answer To whom it may concern. You did the right thing. Getting a bigger size. As for the inserts, if you can stop by
      an Eastern Mountain store .They have a great selection of inserts to fit your boots sir. If not than try online.
      They are a great Boot.and the the best part is , if you can find the best interest you'll love them even better. I own six pairs.Good
      Answered on 11/19/2014 10:34:05 PM by u.p.s Mike from New Jersey
    • Answer Markdouglas here - I stopped at a big box sports store and tried the different colors of Superfeet. I liked the black which gives a bit more arch support than the boot. I needed to get over $100 for free shipping on an STP order so I added the black Superfeet and should have them in a week or so. I'll follow up after my next hike with the inserts.
      Thanks for all the quick responses on the boots and the inserts, STP rocks!
      Answered on 11/20/2014 8:35:41 AM by markdouglas from Upstate NY
    • Answer Sorry I can't give you more specific advice on arch supports, but I'm wondering if you have the same problem with all your shoes (street shoes, running shoes, etc.). If that's the case, you might want to consult a podiatrist about custom orthotics. Just a thought for what it's worth.
      Answered on 11/21/2014 7:05:57 AM by EGC from Missouri Ozarks
    • Answer 6 years In the Army, all in the Infantry, carrying a heavy rucksack. I have hiked Moab, Arches, Kolob Canyon, The Wave, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Smokey mountains, Bryce Canyon, and all over Colorado and upstate New York. As a Combat Medic in the 10th Mountain Division I treated more foot & knee problems than anything else. Often having to treat my own foot problems.
      The best insole is "Tuli's Energy Tracks" full length insole, 2nd choice is the 3/4 length Tuli's carbon fiber "Gaitor" insole. After Tuli's Brand insoles my next choice is "Sorbothane" but theses are better for shock absorption and the arch support is only marginally better than the Asolo insole.

      Get some Smartwool 20 to 30 mm Hg compression socks!!! These alone will reduce foot fatigue and pain by increasing circulation. I have bought several from STP and exclusively wear Smartwool Compression Socks every day. If your feet aren't happy you aren't happy.
      Answered on 11/24/2014 7:32:52 AM by W from Atlanta
    • Answer I use the boots just as is and really like them. I purchase my regular size and I am very happy.
      Answered on 11/26/2014 11:29:06 AM by Wahoo from Nevada
    • Answer Superfeet Insert made a WORLD of difference. It was a last minute decision before I left for Iceland and it was the best decision I could have made.
      Answered on 11/26/2014 12:34:47 PM by chef ian from Holland, Michigan
    • Answer I have not. The support in these boots fit me well. I would recommend finding a good support or you may try wearing a sock with the layered material which might give you the support you need.
      Answered on 11/27/2014 8:36:43 AM by Mountain Man from West Virginia
    • Answer I have a similar size foot - used to wear 13s but now they are often too small. I got these in 14 and they have been great, definitely not too big. I got them this summer and have backpacked and done peaks in them and they have been comfortable.
      Answered on 10/23/2014 9:47:11 AM by Tony from Colorado
    • Answer Hi Markdouglas, I feel that these are true to size. I actually tried the Asolo brand on at a local store to get the right fit. You don't want too much room in the toe if you are doing serious hiking. Too much = banged up toes on the downslope. I found that superfeet inserts made a WORLD of difference and a perfect fit. If I was to guess I would say to go with a 14 with inserts to snug it up. Hope this helps.
      Answered on 10/23/2014 9:53:32 AM by chef ian from Holland Michigan
    • Answer I wear a size 11 M in 90% + of the shoes I wear, including Merrill and NB. I originally purchased a size 11 in these boots. Wore around house and felt fine. Wore on 2 hikes of a couple of hours each, still fine. Then wore on a 25 mile 2 day hike which involved a large elevation changes (Tetons). I developed terrible blisters on both heals from slippage. Returned (thanks STP for fantastic service) and replaced with 10 1/2. These fit snug so I am hoping they solve the blistering problem but have not had an opportunity to verify yet.
      Others have commented on narrow width so be carful if wide foot. Based on my experience I would not go longer than normal shoe.
      Hope this helps.
      Answered on 10/23/2014 9:54:18 AM by Ed from CA
    • Answer I usually wear an 8 1/2 medium, but because others said they thought these ran narrow, I ordered the wide and the fit for me was great, both length and width. Have hiked 10 over 4000 footers the past few weeks with zero fit or foot problems and ordered a second pair for backup. Make your best guess and give them a try. Sierra makes returns for exchange or credit super easy.
      Answered on 10/23/2014 10:11:54 AM by LorenzoJ from Massachusetts
    • Answer Likely your best bet is to buy them and return if they don't fit well enough. I would not say they are significantly wider in the toe box than other hikers. I find that many Italian boots, including my Asolos (even if made elsewhere) seems to have a narrower heel hold which is why they may be considered as having a relative wider toe box. In general I really like all my Asolo's; they fit my foot - also a narrower shape - quite well. I don't recall if these comes in different widths.
      Answered on 10/23/2014 10:39:50 AM by XC skier from North East US from NJ
    • Answer I wear a 12 EEE Asolo Neutron and LOVE them. I wear a 13 EEE NewBalance MO900 hiking boot, the 12.5 EEE was too small.
      I bought the 13 EEE first--too big--sent them back new pair arrived in 2 weeks
      I love the stiffer plastic shank that these boots have below the foot bed, less flex for scrambling but way less foot pain and fatigue on long walks. I usually hike 5 to 15 miles a day in the Neutron and will not wear anything else.

      Buy the Asolo Neutron, Sierra Trading Post sends you a return form and a return shipping label.
      Answered on 10/23/2014 11:54:41 AM by W from Atlanta
    • Answer I would say the neutron in a 13 may work for you. I haven't worn vasque in years but I wear the same size in the neutron as most other shoes. I have a narrow heel/ankle and broader forefoot and these fit quite well. These seem slightly roomier than my last asolos.
      Answered on 10/23/2014 1:02:45 PM by Jerome from CO
    • Answer I can squeeze my foot into a 13 with toe touching inside of toe box in most brands so I size up. My recent purchase of Asolo Nuetrons had great line up with the arch and the width across ball was perfect. I had replaced a pair of 95's which were sized a bit smaller and required extended break in. so far very happy with the choice of size 14
      Answered on 10/23/2014 2:03:33 PM by mrbull from central colorado
    • Answer Buying boots without trying them on is always a gamble. However, my boots were right sized out of the box. I'd recommend sizing up to allow for heavier hiking socks, more room in the toe box, and foot swelling during hiking. Fortunately, Sierra Trading Post is very good about exchanges if they don't fit.
      Answered on 10/23/2014 2:20:44 PM by EGC from Missouri Ozarks
    • Answer Hi there Mark - I got the size 12 neutron in the wide fitting but found them about what I think would be half a size small. I usually take 46 euro but these are 46 2/3 but still too short. The width is great but I brought the wide fitting and I have wide feet so get away with the length ok if only doing short hikes but wouldn't use them on overnight trips would want the next size up. The wide fitting is almost too wide for me and if I had the next side up would be likely to get the standard width given I believe they would be slightly too long and with the narrower fitting would probably give me a better fit. With that all said I wonder if the 14 would be a similar issue for you Mark given your fitting with the Vasque sounds same as fitting for the neutron.
      Hope my long winded theory helps you out... Cheers Moff
      Answered on 10/23/2014 2:57:52 PM by Moff from Christchurch NZ
    • Answer I got my pair of ASOLO Neutrons this spring used them all summer. Im a retired 20+ year firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service. I still hike every chance I get. These Asolo have LOTS of toe room I have had NO problems with the comfort with them. I highly recommend them.
      Hope this helps.
      Answered on 10/23/2014 3:58:52 PM by smosier from Colorado
    • Answer I wear a dress shoe in a size 12. I have a fuller foot so in boots I buy a 13. in a hiking b/work boot the last thing you need is your toes to hit the end. get the 14.
      if they are a little big, use a smartwool sock to tighten them up. or get a pr of superfeet insoles to tighten them up.
      Answered on 10/23/2014 5:05:19 PM by geo. from michigan
    • Answer The boots do run a bit on the narrow side from toe to heel and about half a size small. You might want to consider ordering a couple of different sizes and just return the one you don't keep. Sure, you'll pay a few bucks for returning shipping but you'll have the right sized boots. Once you get the right boot, you should be very happy.
      Answered on 10/24/2014 8:10:21 PM by SMCTFORPCFOD from California
    • Answer Feet are the one thing on a hiking/hunting trip you have to take care of. For me personally, the Asolo Neutrons fits my foot better than any other that I have tried on or worn. The toe box is snug on my foot. I want it that way for descents on trails. The Asolos also have the heel-to-ankle synching laces that support not only the ankle, but helps hold the boot in place on your foot. As far as the one size bigger, that would be a personal preference. I buy my work boots one size bigger one size narrower, but I am not walking on much of ascent/descent surfaces. It is flat and lots of steps. For the trails, I fit it snug, both length and width. Hope this helped. Happy Hiking!
      Answered on 10/25/2014 6:17:50 AM by Mountain Man from West Virginia
    • Answer I found the boot to be true to size, therefore I stuck to my normal shoe size. I did however, find that the boot was quite roomy in the toe box, i then added a pair of "Superfeet " insoles in place of the standard insoles and the boots fit like a glove. These boots were very comfortable right out of the box. I tried on a pair of Asolo Drifters which are very similar to these boots and made my size/fit decision based on the way that boot fit. My suggestion for you is to try on a pair of Drifters and make your sizing/fit decision the same way I did. Bruce
      Answered on 10/29/2014 1:47:34 PM by Bruce Bailey from Seattle, WA
    • Answer "I have a somewhat narrow foot but wider at the toes." then the Asolo Neutron will speak to you

      A few things to be aware of:
      - Merrell offers both standard & wide widths
      - New Balance offers footwear in multiple widths ranging from narrow (2A) to extra-extra-wide (6E)
      - Timberland & Vasque offer boots including both medium (M) & wide (W)

      In your case, the Asolo Neutron has a roomy toe box and a snug heal & can be bought Wide. I agree with the half size up ..... so 14 appears to be a good fit for you.

      Good Luck & Happy Trails
      Answered on 11/4/2014 6:07:57 PM by Brian McElrone from Stanley, ID
  • Question “Height = 6" - is that from the floor, or above sole?”
    Asked on 8/30/2014 1:15:31 PM by alamopokeymom from CA
    • Answer My pair is 7.5 inches from the floor, 6 inches above the sole.
      Answered on 8/30/2014 1:21:30 PM by Jim from Colorado
    • Answer 7 1/2" from the floor
      Answered on 8/30/2014 1:27:50 PM by LorenzoJ from Norwood, MA
    • Answer It depends on where you measure. From the bottom of the sole at the heel to the highest point on the ankle is approximately 7.5 inches. The Vibram sole at the point is about 0 .75 inches thick. Measured at the back, from the bottom of the Vibram sole to the top of the ankle, is 6.25 inches, and the sole is 0.5 inches thick. Those are the measurements on my boots. There may be some variation, but I wouldn't expect too much difference. Hope that helps.
      Answered on 8/30/2014 1:51:38 PM by EGC from Missouri Ozarks
    • Answer Darn, I'm out of town and unsure. I would guess from the floor... I'm 5'6" and they're not too high if that's your concern.

      I'm recently back from 4 days backpacking (38lbs) in the Western Sierras with my son. The boots were perfect!
      Great ankle support, not too heavy, really sticky on day hike days with bouldering and scrambling.. No rubbing, blisters or bruises..

      And I run up local hills in them every day.

      Really comfortable for a hiking / packing shoe...
      Answered on 8/30/2014 2:28:59 PM by Run /Packk from So.Cal.
    • Answer That would be above the sole.
      Answered on 8/30/2014 3:06:46 PM by smosier from Colorado
    • Answer From the floor.
      Answered on 8/30/2014 4:56:17 PM by Jim from Vancouver
    • Answer My Asolo boots are between 7 and 8 inches from the floor to the top of the boot, and 6 inches above the sole to the top of the boot.
      Answered on 8/30/2014 7:29:41 PM by Wahoo from Nevada
    • Answer If you measure from the very back of the boot it is 6" from the floor. If you measure it from the side of the boot it is 6" from the top of the sole.
      Answered on 8/30/2014 8:57:43 PM by tmac from Kabul
    • Answer The boot is six inches high from the top of the sole and also if measured from the inside base of the boot to the highest part of the boot
      Answered on 8/30/2014 11:15:15 PM by Paul from California
    • Answer The boot is six inches high from the top of the sole and also if measured from the inside base of the boot to the highest part of the boot
      Answered on 8/30/2014 11:16:27 PM by Paul from California
    • Answer Hi there. They measure 6" above the sole and 8" from the floor. They are a great pair of boots. Hope this helps!
      Answered on 8/31/2014 6:25:15 AM by Ben from Oklahoma
    • Answer From floor to highest point on boot is 7 1\2 inches. From sole to top of boot is 6 ". Hope this helps.
      Answered on 8/31/2014 7:03:17 AM by "Bunny" from Smokies
    • Answer Sorry for the delay in responding. It is 6" from the ground to the top of the boot.
      Answered on 8/31/2014 8:56:12 AM by Dirtworm from Great Falls
    • Answer It is from the sole, measured towards the very back of the heel area.
      Answered on 8/31/2014 9:41:55 AM by XC skier from North East US from NJ
    • Answer 6 inches of boot above the insole--7+ inches from the floor up.
      Very comfortable boot out of the box. I've been thinking about buying another pair.
      Answered on 8/31/2014 4:23:08 PM by W from Atlanta
    • Answer I should mention that the height is 6 inches from the foot bed to the collar for the Size 12 that I have. 7+ inches total height.
      Answered on 9/1/2014 11:37:56 AM by W from Atlanta
    • Answer I just measured mine (Men's size 10) and it's about 6.5" from the ground to the lowest point of the cuff (at the back of the boot). Hope that helps.
      Answered on 9/1/2014 6:14:15 PM by SJG from NYC
    • Answer It's measured from the sole.
      Answered on 9/2/2014 10:31:15 PM by Supa Conducta from Southern Louisiana
    • Answer 6" from the floor to the BACK of the collar. The front of the collar/tongue rises another 1 1/2".
      Answered on 9/9/2014 6:59:42 AM by Thomas from Franklin, TN
    • 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 Run /Packk 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 MT 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 TampaRich 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 They are holding up better than most other vibrams, and I haven't had any traction issues.
      Answered on 8/26/2014 1:55:15 PM by Supa Conducta from Louisiana