Reviewed by John H from Portland, OR on Thursday, May 09, 2013
I am an avid hiker w/ a wide foot. This boot is very comfortable and durable. I hike mostly in the Columbia Gorge - steep trails, and in the Cascades near Portland, OR. Once I find a great boot like this one, I buy another and put it on the shelf. Hiking every week I go though a pair in a couple years.
Reviewed by MC=3 from Flagstaff, Arizona on Wednesday, May 08, 2013
This is the 3rd pair of Asolo Boots that I have bought. They last at least 3 years of hard core hiking/backpacking. They are comfortable right out of the box. Not much break in period, I just got them 3 weeks ago and have been on 3-6 to 10 mile hikes. I would recomend them to anyone who wants a great durable boot. I have a friend at work that just ordered a pair after seeing my boots, go Asolo...
Reviewed by 12teachscience from Louisiana on Monday, April 29, 2013
I have had several surgeries on my right foot to remove ganglion cysts. I require a boot that has a stiff sole to prevent my foot from flexing too much. This boot does that. While it is stiff it has a rocker that makes it easy to walk. I went on a fairly short hike this weekend (4 miles) and did not notice the stiffness of the sole. Boots are still new but were comfortable right out of the box.
“I have had a pair of Asolos for 4 years that are comparable to these. They are worn out from many, many miles and ascents. I'm unsure of the exact model, but I believe they are a GTX Mountaineering (similar to Asolo Titan GTX). One thing that is critical for me is a 3/4 shank and crampon compatibility. Can you tell me about the stiffness of these soles and if they are compatible with an articulated, mountaineering crampon?”
Asked on 4/24/2013 11:45:37 AM by GrizJohnson from Maine
The soles are pretty stiff they have very little flex. They would be only compatible with strap on crampon, they have no heel or toe rands for step in or mixed crampons.
Answered on 4/24/2013 12:34:05 PM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
“I just received a pair of Asolo Sasslong Gore-Tex(R) Backpacking Boots and tried them on. In terms of width and length (Wide, 10 1/2) they fit fine, but they are awfully stiff, to the extent that walking in them has me having to rock up on the sole to finish a step. I guess there's just no bend in the middle.|Will they break in in time? Or should I send them back and choose something more pliable?|Thanks”
Asked on 1/25/2013 12:00:00 AM by Frank from Hoboken, NJ
They are waterproof. They have a Gore-TexÂ® waterproof/breathable membrane.
Answered on 12/13/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
“Hi, I'm looking at an Asolo Sasslong, but am stuck on sizing. My foot is around 275-277 mm long and 100-105 mm wide. I was looking at a 10us, but unsure if if a Med or Wide fit would be the best option? They will be used for a general all round Tramping / Hunting boot in Nz. Thanks, Mike.”
Asked on 12/9/2012 12:00:00 AM by Mike from New Zealand
I think you will want to go with a wide. It may not be wide enough, to insole of the 10W|measured only 97 mm at the forefoot.
Answered on 12/11/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
“Hi, I'd like to order Asolo Sasslong Boots, but I'm not sure about size. I wear other hiking shoes, Garmont size US 11.5 and Hi-Tech size US 11 and both are fit for me. What size do you recommend for me in this case?||Thanks a lot, |Peter”
Asked on 12/3/2012 12:00:00 AM by Peter from Alberta, Canada
I have FSN 95s and the Fugitives in size 11 my normal size, but my the Sasssongs i have are 11.5s they were too tight with hiking sock in the size 11. I think you would be better served getting a 11.5.
Answered on 12/7/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
“Hello, My foot is 300mm. What size is OK for me?”
Asked on 11/23/2012 12:00:00 AM by Alex from Unknown
Size 11.5 is what the Asolo size conversion chart indicates.
Answered on 11/30/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
“My husband has an old pair of Asolo boots he has used for 15 years hunting. The sole has separated from the shoe. They are the most comfortable boots he's ever owned. The size was 9 1/2 I'd like to purchase a new pair but was wondering if the "new" 9 1/2 was the same size or if I need to get a "W".”
Asked on 11/11/2012 12:00:00 AM by judi from Unknown
I believe the fit should be similar to the pair he had in the past.
Answered on 11/19/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
“Do these boots fit similarly to the Asolo Fugitive GTX? I tried on a pair of the Fugitive GTX and I wore a 12 Wide, as they were tight along my instep; this is unusual as I typically wear a size 12M.|Thank you.”
Asked on 10/30/2012 12:00:00 AM by JREmmons from INDIANA
Until recently it was not possible to resole boots with molded soles. You had to own a boot with had to have a boot with welt sole. However recently new technology has appeared which allows molded soled boot to be resoled. There at this lime a few companies that have the equipment to resole these boots. Asolo as you have mentioned recommends using www.davepagecobbler.com or 1-800-252-1229, which specializes in hiking boot repairs. The cobbler will let you know if your specific model can be repaired. After further research also in Colorado there is a company in Salida Rocky Mountain Resole that specializes in resoling molded soled boots. This is a link to their website. http://www.rmresole.com/hiking.html Thanks for bringing this new information to our attention.
Answered on 10/19/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post