Closeouts. Asolo Xena multi-sport shoes go from trail to town, and just about everywhere in between. Should the weather be less than perfect, these versatile shoes also feature a waterproof breathable Gore-Tex® membrane to keep your feet dry.
Reviewed by D. from Brisbane, Australia on Sunday, May 30, 2010
Bought these shoes 4 months ago for a hiking trip and they have been getting lots of wear since. One of the most comfortable shoes I've ever owned, no blisters, lightweight, molded around feet in a week, perfect fit. However, they have a couple of cons: - the sole is quite flexible and springy, so if you need good arch support, you will need to change insoles. The ones that come with shoes are good, but I have problematic feet and have to use orthotics anyway. - the shoes are water resistant, but not 100% waterproof. Don't go wading in rivers in them, expecting to come out with dry feet. In strong rain they last a couple of hours until your feet feel a bit damp. - the sole is very slippery in wet weather, especially on wet rocks. If you are a serious hiker, consider different boots. - Worst of all, the external layer on the sole is very thin (2mm or so) and it's simply glued to the middle layer of the sole. It ripped off cleanly after 2 weeks of solid hiking, the other sole lasted another month of wearing the shoes around town and then came off too. It cost me $20 to repair the heels, a bit disappointing, considering that these shoes are excellent in every other respect.
Best Uses: Climbing, Walking
Cons: Not Waterproof, Poor Traction, Wears Out Quickly
Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
Pros: Comfortable, Dries Quickly, Lightweight, Secure Fit
Reviewed by Athenos from Anaheim, CA on Thursday, May 20, 2010
I am hard to fit which will color my review of the shoe. A bare bones shoe in a dark brown color. No cushioning at all. Not sure of sizing, I ordered 7 and 7.5. Neither fit well or felt good. For very casual wear, this might be a good shoe for someone. I would not recommend this shoe for walking for any length of time. I returned the shoes.
Reviewed by Frankiev from Twin Cities, MN on Tuesday, March 2, 2010
I have been waiting for this shoe. It's Goretex, but cute and light, not a heavy, clunky boot. I wore it all through Italy with minimal breakin and they were comfortable. It rained a lot and my feet stayed dry and I still looked reasonably fashionable. The only improvement that could be made is to have the tongue attached to the shoe, so water can't seep in. I love them, though; they're my new favorite shoe.
Best Uses: Day hikes, Everyday, Wet Weather
Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Great Traction, No Break-in, Water Resistant