Reviewed by hotrodguy from Los Angeles on Thursday, April 18, 2013
I bought these as a compliment to my older Fugitive's but in wide width which my Fugitive's are not. Living in So Cal, there isn't much of a need for waterproof boots so these are a perfect match and fit. Asolo builds another high quality hiking boot, strong, stiff, comfortable and reliable. I love my Fugitive's and will continue to use them for the conditions that require them and the medium width of them is not a hinderance. But for all other hikes and backpacking adventures, I'll be using these new Echo's because they're that much more comfortable in the wide width for me. If you love Asolo boots, these make for a great pair.
Reviewed by Senderismo from Baja on Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Supportive, super stiff at first but you'll break them in. Eventually. Might get some heel blisters in the process! I'd recommend wearing sock liners. Was hiking up rocky ridge lines in Baja, and scurrying up and down loose scree and they held up like champs. Very protective.
Reviewed by joe the plumber from dingus, PA on Monday, April 01, 2013
These boots are fairly durable and provide OK support for hiking. UNfortunately, they are difficult to lace up because only the top two sets of eyes are open hooks. This means that it's more difficult to tighten the middle and toe of the boot snugly. Also, these boots are not waterproof but still have the awkward extra flaps of material attached to the tongue which make the boot less comfortable. It's not a bad boot, but you can get other boots (even Asolo boots) for the same price which are better.
“How does these boots fit compared to the FSN 95? (I wear 13W).
I wore a pair of FSN 95s in 13W for years, and they were a perfect fit. I'm curious how these compare. I don't need the Gore-tex, and especially now that STP's coupons exclude Gore-tex products, these have me curious. Thanks!”
Asked on 4/22/2013 10:19:34 AM by O'Shaughnessy from Yosemite
You would also want to get a 10W in the Asolos also. The Asolo may feel a bit snugger compared to the Merrell.
Answered on 4/4/2013 10:49:22 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
“I got these boots at a great price, but I did not realize they were not gore-tex. If I use a waterproofing, such as what has been recommended, will I get similar results to what I would get if I had bought a gore-tex boot? Thank you.”
Asked on 1/7/2013 12:00:00 AM by Brent from Upstate, NY
Answered on 12/27/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
“Hi. I am interested in purchasing a pair of Asolo Echo Hiking Boots (For Men), but I am not quite sure what size I should get. My feet are 26cm long, from toe to heel, and 10cm wide, which should be a C on the Brannock device.|The shoe I wear is US 9.5, UK 8.5, or EU 43 in size. So in your opinion, should I get 9 or 9.5?”
Asked on 12/12/2012 12:00:00 AM by Jack from Unknown
You would want to order the 9.5 since it is a EU 43 (1/3) and the 9 is only a EU 42.5.
Answered on 12/14/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod Spec Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
“does anyone know it these boots have a high arch? i have a low arch so buying boots with high arches would be most uncomfortable. if they do, do any of the other aslo boots have a regular or low arches?|thanks for your help!”
Asked on 9/18/2012 12:00:00 AM by PastryGuy from Old Town, Maine
Asolo boots come in a medium(M) and wide(W) width.
Answered on 11/18/2011 12:00:00 AM by STPGearPro-Ryan from Sierra Trading Post
David, I tried on different pairs Asolo (Gortex and Non-Gortex), in both M and W widths, and everytime the W fit better. They run narrow, compared to Merrils, Lowa's, etc. So if you are in doubt or borderline, go with the W.
Answered on 12/29/2011 12:00:00 AM by Scout1970 from Tacoma, WA
“Can these boots be treated with waterproofing?”
Asked on 2/10/2011 12:00:00 AM by deb from Swansea, SC