Asolo Power Matic 100 Gore-Tex® Hiking Boots - Waterproof (For Men)

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About Asolo Power Matic 100 Gore-Tex® Hiking Boots - Waterproof (For Men)

Closeouts. Asolo's Power Matic 100 GV hiking boots infuse your backcountry adventures with the optimized climate control and wet-weather protection of Gore-Tex®. The triple-density polyurethane midsole combined with the Vibram® Power Matic rubber outsole provide support, cushioning and grip.

Specs about Asolo Power Matic 100 Gore-Tex® Hiking Boots - Waterproof (For Men)

  • Lace-Up
  • Waterproof (Gore-Tex®),Non-Insulated,Waterproof (All)
  • Waterproof materials: Gore-Tex waterproof breathable membrane
  • Gusseted tongue
  • Upper: Nubuck
  • Lining: Textile
  • Removable insole
  • Midsole: Polyurethane
  • Outsole: Vibram® rubber
  • Height: 6"
  • Heel height: 1-1/2"
  • Weight (pair): 3 lb. 8 oz.
  • Made in Romania
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Reviewed by Daniel J from Alabama on Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Just received the Asolo Powermatic 100's and WOW! I got these after returning the Alico Guide Mountaineering boots which killed my feet. The Powermatics are comfortable right out of the box. I did get a wide and it's a perfect fit. THESE BOOTS RUN VERY NARROW. I wear a regular in all other boots... Read More
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  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Dizzle from Colorado on Tuesday, May 17, 2016
    This is my 3rd pair of Asolo's, I never buy a different brand.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Ted from Ohio on Monday, April 25, 2016
    Great boot so far. Very comfortable, fits well. Sized just like my other pairs of Asolo. Very good materials and workmanship. Haven't hiked in them yet, so final assessment not possible, but they feel great wearing them around daily routines.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Road rocket from Idaho on Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    Awesome boot, I love then. There is a long break in period which is to be expected for this sort of boot, but we'll worth the wait.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Ben Out There from Western & Upstate NY on Wednesday, April 6, 2016
    Having put Asolo to the test over the past two decades, covering all types of terrain, from the Asolo 520 & 535 backpackers to the Asolo Cliff and AFS 103 mountaineering boots the Power Matic 100 bridge the backcountry to alpine crevasse. Leather Upper, Gore-Tex, Vibram, Pulley Lacing, along with being made in Wide, and the Romanian quality cobbler construction make the Asolo Power Matic 100 the best boot at an unbeatable price. Asolo and STP do it again!
  • Reviewed by Mark from Idaho on Sunday, March 20, 2016
    I bought these boots for wildland firefighting. The day after i bought them i was called out. I was a little worried because i didnt break them in yet. They do require a little breaking in as far as being stiff but I didn't get any blisters. I was on my feet for 2 days with very ltitle down time. They are very comfortable boots, they don't let my feet get burned and they are extremely durable. I am writing this review 3 years after having the same pair. I just happen to come across them while looking at another pair of asolo for casual wear.

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  • Question “Is it in us sizing??”

    Asked on 6/17/2015 3:48:22 AM by TN from Nz
    • Answer Yes
      Answered on 6/17/2015 6:24:08 AM by 12teachscience from Wyoming/Louisiana
    • Answer Yes. Full and half sizes. Use the sizing chart for any conversions.
      Answered on 6/17/2015 10:02:36 AM by Jimmy2Trails from Monterey, CA
    • Answer Yes, and they run pretty true to size.

      This is my second pair. It's a great boot in my opinion. They're a little heavy but easy to break in and have great traction and ankle support. Water resistance is excellent right out of the box.
      Answered on 6/17/2015 11:57:30 AM by David from Greensboro, NC
    • Answer It is U.S. sizing from what I can tell. Sizing seems to be true but sizes are limited. I wear a 12.5 4E which is hard to find so I ordered a 12 2E (wide) which is all that was offered. I can only wear them with one pair of very light socks and they fit OK. Thicker socks or two pair like I wear with my winter boots don't work with these boots, but again, I bought them a little small knowing they would probably be snug because I use them for landscaping work on the side of steep slopes and I can't have loose fitting boots.
      Answered on 6/17/2015 1:42:08 PM by Uncle Jessie from NC
    • Answer Sure is :)
      Answered on 6/21/2015 1:33:26 AM by Jeremy from Indy
    • Answer All sizing on our website is in US sizes unless otherwise indicated on the specific product page.
      Answered on 6/30/2015 4:13:44 PM by Product Specialist Greg from Company Headquarters
    • Answer All sizing on our website is in US sizes unless otherwise indicated on the specific product page.
      Answered on 6/30/2015 4:13:47 PM by Product Specialist Greg from Company Headquarters
    • Answer All sizing on our website is in US sizes unless otherwise indicated on the specific product page.
      Answered on 6/30/2015 4:13:50 PM by Product Specialist Greg from Company Headquarters
    • Answer They are good to go out of the box.
      Answered on 3/5/2015 7:54:15 PM by 12teachscience from Wyoming
    • Answer Mine were good to go right out of the box! I've had mine a few months and still have not treated them yet. I have the same pair you do, I also own the Moran boot as well. I used Nikwax on the Moran's and it worked well, you won't be disappointed with them.
      Answered on 3/5/2015 8:00:30 PM by John, Asolo believer from Maryland
    • Answer No need. The water just falls off the leather. Been using them at work all winter in Colorado at work.
      Answered on 3/5/2015 8:03:39 PM by Bob from Colorado Springs, Co.
    • Answer I used kg-streamed by boot guard. Two coats and the boots feel great.
      Answered on 3/5/2015 8:30:07 PM by Dillon outdoors. from Dillon, CO
    • Answer Leather conditioner is a personal preference based on what you use your boots for. If you plan to trudge through rain, snow, mud and sludge then a good heavy duty treatment of mink oil is a good recommendation for them. If you are in a dry rocky climate and plan to just hike through rocks and trails, you may want to just condition the leather so they can be easily cleaned for the next hike. The leather on these boots provide great protection for the Gore-Tex underneath and I personally like to condition my leather outer wear with Angelus Brand liquid mink oil compound. Mink oil will darken lighter leathers, but it will protect your leather products and easily triple their lifespan!
      Answered on 3/5/2015 8:30:54 PM by The Great Outdoors from Lower 48
    • Answer Use them right out of the box. Asolo and Goretex did a great job already. I got mine in December and they still look great and are water proof as advertised after over 20 river crossings of varying depths and widths and pretty harsh conditions. Clean them up with a bristle brush when dirty and depending on use, once or twice a year you can fortify with a fresh spray-on waterproofer. As for conditioners and such, I don't know what that is for. I don't know if that would deplete the effect of the Gortex initially but could be a good treatment for much later. Hope this helps.
      Answered on 3/5/2015 11:20:56 PM by Jimmy2Trails from Monterey, CA
    • Answer These boots are great. The boots are Gore-Tex so you don't have to worry about dwr treatment and they should be good to go right out of the box in that sense without any special care or maintenance. It didn't take me very long to get them broke in and ready for real abuse out in the back country with rain to down pours, mud, rocks and whatever the mountain terrain can throw at you. They have held up great with no leaks or rips. When I do use a treatment for the leather it's usually Huberd's Shoe Grease (work the grease in with a tooth brush) or Obenauf's Leather Oil. These also help to shed water, but the boots are Gore-Tex. Either one works good and they both contain natural oils( No animal fats, synthetic or petroleum, which will eventually break down thread and leather fibers) and wax. For just a standard conditioner I use Bee Natural( the Only oil I use on my horse saddles). I've used Bee Natural on my power matic's just to help get the leather a little more flexible and soft, since this oil really soaks in and penetrates the leather fibers. Hope this helps you out and gives you some options to make your own choice.
      Answered on 3/6/2015 12:29:41 AM by CacklerWacker81 from Nor-CA/So-OR
    • Answer Normally all materials of Goretex shoe has proper w/p or w/r treatment when it is sold. So you dont need to any treatment at break in stage. Simply clean shoe after use it.

      After 10 times use if leather become partially absorb water during use it, do w/p spray on leather & dry it under shadow.

      Per every 1 year use conditioner on leather after w/p spray treatment.
      Answered on 3/6/2015 3:16:38 AM by kiddary from korea
    • Answer I'm just wearing mine (2nd pair) and they've been wet a few times already. Mine have adequate waterproofing on the upper out of the box.

      You may want to use something like Nikwax when they start to show some absorption later on but I wouldn't worry about it while they're new.
      Answered on 3/6/2015 7:45:26 AM by David from Greensboro, NC
    • Answer To be honest I have not used them but bought them because they were almost identical to my previous two pairs which were of the same material. I never bothered conditioning them before but just cleaned them of the inside debris from small rocks, washed the insert sole cushion and with water and brush scrubbed the outside lightly to keep them clean for my next hike...I would say they are maintenance free really...
      Answered on 3/6/2015 8:09:02 AM by neal from ca.
    • Answer So I will give you two recommendations. I would definitely treat the boots before they start getting dirty. My understanding is that if you hit them before you use them, future treatments won't lock in the soaked in filth.
      I may not be the best person for recommending treatments, because I am pretty hard core and don't care how they look so much as how they function. So I treated with full blown waterproofing. I used Biwelt, the Austrian beeswax concoction. I read from a boot authority that treating the leather to make it waterproof would keep the leather from soaking with water even though the Gortex liner is keeping them waterproof for your feet. As a result, the boots are dryer and breath better. It made sense to me. The downside of the full blown waterproofing is that the nubuck look is lost and the leather darkens. For me, the boots actually look better and more rugged, but I realize they look awfully nice out of the box. I figure that after serious hiking the nubuck will smooth out anyway, so I went with more protection. You can always get some Nikwax made for suede and nubuck to keep the look, and it will give most of the benefits of the more durable treatment.
      My feet are well suited to Asolo boots, but just the same I was amazed at how comfortable such a stiff and sturdy boot could be. No significant breaking in issues. Good luck!
      Answered on 3/6/2015 2:57:09 PM by VT Hiker from Vermont
    • Answer Hi. They are good to go out of the box. Wear them to work or at much as you can before you take them out on a backpacking trip. Great purchase!
      Answered on 3/9/2015 9:55:13 PM by Fermin from Oakland CA
    • Answer I have not worn my Power Matic 100s over the summer yet so I can't say for certain they are not hot. However, I can say I own seven pairs of Asolos and none of them have ever been too hot. Please note that I wear nothing but merino wool socks year round and feel this helps with moisure and temperature regulation as well as the breathabilty of the boot.
      Answered on 2/25/2015 4:05:03 PM by Wild Bill Hiccup from Oregon
    • Answer Hi Sharon,
      I think you are right in saying the Neutrons might be slightly better in the hot weather and maybe slightly lighter but the power matic in my opinion are a better heavy duty boot. They will handle most conditions where I think the Neutron will fall apart in the wet muddy conditions. I was like you and couldnt decide between a full leather boot and a composite boot like the Neutron so I brought both and the full leather boot lasted twice as long. I live in my boots pretty much every day of the year and I love the goretex so the only time your feet get wet is if the water goes over the top of your boot. We are in our summer now and it is 30 degrees Celsius and my feet dont sweet in the boots not like the old fashion leather boots. I hope that helps
      Answered on 2/25/2015 4:20:34 PM by Kiwi Farmer from New Zealand
    • Answer Both shoe has no big difference in breathabilty of whole boot. Fabric shows less durable waterproof function than all leather. (method of waterproof treatment between fabric & leather are different.)
      Additionally mud can be more easily removed on leather than fabric.
      So I would like to recommend to choose Power matic.

      For your reference.
      I worked Goretex footwear tect team for 12years as an product support. Per my experience, warmth of shoe is mostly decided by rooms of inside shoe. So please choose boot having enough inside room. Go shop. - Wear winter sock. - Try target boot. - Stand on slope & check weather touch toe end to inside shoe - Choose not touch boot.
      This size will guarantee enough room of boot. Use thin sock when actual use Under hot weather.
      Also clean boot after use, &do waterproof treat after 20 ttimes use. Hope this help your choice. Have good day always.
      Answered on 2/25/2015 4:44:23 PM by kiddary from korea
    • Answer I live near in San Francisco and hike the Bay Area hills. They are fine boots for rain and mud. For heat I think it depends on how hot...I get some heat rash when it is real warm but I am used to lower temperatures. I don't know about the Neutrons but think most things are trade offs. Overall these boots are good for every weather and very sturdy.
      Answered on 2/25/2015 5:25:04 PM by neal from ca.
    • Answer They're good in wet and mud at keeping my feet dry. The sole is great on rocky terrain. I haven't had them long enough to wear in hot weather but they sure are comfortable. I don't know anything about the Neutrons.
      Answered on 2/25/2015 5:34:56 PM by Old Timer from Idaho
    • Answer I purchased two pair of the Asolo Power Matic boots. I was surprised to find that my feet did not get sweaty in them like they did in other "Waterproof" boots. I use them for hunting and wearing to work on snowy days. They did not get wet in the very muddy conditions in the Texas panhandle goose hunt. They did build up mud like a mud magnet! So did my rubber bottomed paks, for that matter.
      Answered on 2/25/2015 5:37:57 PM by Gary from Colorado
    • Answer Constructions that use quite a bit of fabric simply cannot compare with full leather construction when it comes to water proofing capability. Full leather construction, however, cannot compare with fabric construction when it comes to breatheability. Relatively speaking, there's no such a thing as super water proofing capability with very good breatheability. It really depends on your priority and your environment. Leather is much easier to clean and a lot more durable also. Is this particular boot going to be hot to wear in the summer? I've no doubt it's going to be hot! That's why I don't wear this boot everyday. But I will wear it on a hike, even in the summer.
      Answered on 2/25/2015 6:00:47 PM by OdinWiski from Arizona
    • Answer While I am in Wyoming right now I spend about 5 months a year in Louisiana. I have owned both these and Asolo Neutrons. Both are great and will remain waterproof. Of course the more mud and water you are in the more damage you do. I ran a very extensive irrigation system wearing the Neutrons a couple of summers ago that required me to be in water daily for 5 months. The Neutrons only lasted the Summer. This was extremely Harsh! I don't believe anything but rubber boots would have held up longer. I preferred the comfort. The Neutrons would probably be cooler and I would prefer them in Louisiana.
      Answered on 2/25/2015 6:34:00 PM by 12teachscience from Wyoming
    • Answer I've got a pair of both the Asolo Power Matic 100 and the Neutron. The Power Matic is a heavy mountain boot and is great. However, based on your described usage I would go with the Neutron's. They are much lighter, more breathable and very impervious to very wet conditions. The Neutrons also dry much faster than a totally soaked Power Matic. Good luck.
      Answered on 2/25/2015 7:29:20 PM by Dirtworm from Great Falls
    • Answer Any of the asolo products will be good for rainy/muddy conditions. The Power Matics are taller than the Neutrons. They are also a heavier boot. Some of the Neutrons are goretex lined like the Powermatic, and some are not. The non-goretex neutrons would have significant issues in the wet conditions you describe.

      I have worn many different goretex asolo boots in the field on research projects and I have yet to have any issues with the cordura fabrics having issues with wet conditions over the leather. In some ways they are superior because they dry faster than the leather versions. A good pair of wool socks with either should do fine. If you are in seriously rugged rocky terrain then perhaps the Power Matics are the best choice. if not and especially in warmer weather the goretex Neutrons may breath better. If you choose the Neutrons just make sure they are the goretex versions. Hope that helps.
      Answered on 2/25/2015 7:48:21 PM by HikeTeach from Missouri
    • Answer I have found with the Power Matic boots that wet weather, mud, snow and slush do nothing to slow these fabulous boots down. Since the exterior is leather over the Gore-Tex, it is my opinion that treating the leather with mink oil will significantly improve the life of the boots. There are many leather treatment options out there, but mink oil gives leathers at least double their normal life in the roughest of conditions. I decided on the Power Matics over the Nuetrons and couldn't be happier!
      Answered on 2/25/2015 9:45:52 PM by The Great Outdoors from Lower 48
    • Answer I love my Asolo's as they breathe nicely and, being 70 with fussy feet, are easy to take on and office and lace tightly. I would certainly buy them again. I have NOT tried the Power Matic's in warm, rainy/muddy conditions. When the weather is not icy, I wear the Power Matic's. When it is cold and icy I wear my leather Asolo's. I don't think you can go wrong what the Power Matics, especially at Sierra prices.
      Answered on 2/26/2015 6:55:09 AM by kwendeln from Indiana
    • Answer I think you need to observe the old saying "A muddy day is better met by those that don't mind getting wet"!

      There is going to be good and bad either ought to pick one and experiment w/ it. Over time you'll develop a routine and preference.

      Nubuck and Fabric are both going to give you issues with staining in mud. Muddy boots don't breath well, no matter what they are constructed of.

      If you do choose the powermatics, seal them frequently with your choice of conditioner/sealer. I used Obenauf's LP even though some said it's not meant for nubuck. I'm very happy with the result and stains from mud seem easier to release. This is because the leather is now less nappy so mud doesn't stick to it and absorb in as readily. The color did darken up, which is great (see pic).

      Mud is tough on all boots. It requires a vigilant owner though to cancel out the ill effects.
      Answered on 2/27/2015 10:59:55 AM by Sam from Georgia
    • Answer Powermatic is a great boot. It runs hot. They are heavy, stable and supportive for rough terrain. Waterproofing is excellent. If the weight is too much, they have other models with Goretex waterproofing...Spyre, Synchro and Symbio...they are lighter weight but still great boots.
      Answered on 2/27/2015 10:54:18 PM by Jimmy2Trails from Monterey, CA
    • Answer I love my Asolo 100's. Before I bought them I also compared them to the 200's. Not much difference at all is what I found. Same movement in the sole, same quality and I saved more than 100 dollars. I have used them for the last three months volunteering on the AT rebuilding trail and hiking. My feet never got wet and I never obtained one blister, not one, and they were brand new when I started. I think it is an excellent boot. Before I bought them I compared them to Lowa, Solomon and a couple of others. Most of the others said they were water proof but the reviews said they were not, also the other boots did not have the flexibility of the Asolo. I am 57, done a lot of hiking and I'm afraid I have to say this but they really are the best boot I have ever worn. Hope that helps.
      Answered on 9/14/2014 4:48:41 PM by Tim from Roanoke, VA recentlty of the AT
    • Answer The price. 200 is a newer model.
      Answered on 9/14/2014 6:29:35 PM by Noodles from Afghanistan
  • Question “are they sized in US sizing??

    Asked on 9/4/2014 12:35:49 AM by pandasport from New Zealand
    • Answer Yes. The sizes are US sizes.
      Answered on 9/4/2014 6:04:57 AM by Rich from Ohio
    • Answer Yes the sizes are US measures. And they are true to size.
      Answered on 9/4/2014 6:34:50 AM by Martin the volcano climber from Guatemala
    • Answer Good question. Yes, sizes are US standard shoe/boot sizes. Sierra's website has a UK and EU conversion table on their website, if applicable.
      I'veve too made the mistake of ordering a US size only to discover it was a EU size.
      Answered on 9/4/2014 7:54:29 AM by Dirtworm from Great Falls, VA
    • Answer Yes, the sizes shown are US sizing. Great boots.
      Answered on 9/4/2014 9:50:51 AM by Mountain hiker from South Carolina
    • Answer I find them true to size on length but a little narrow in width.

      If your foot tends to be wide but you can usually get by with a D/M width, you should probably use an EE/W in this boot.
      Answered on 3/6/2015 7:52:05 AM by David from Greensboro, NC