Quality & Bang For-The-Buck
Reviewed by OnthemoveinAZ from Arizona on Monday, March 18, 2013
This is the third pair of ASOLO boots I have purchased (all were on sale). The last two pair were the FUGETIVE model. Both pair were purchased at almost the same time. One pair was used for hiking and outdoors, the other as almost an every-other-day casual shoe, then put into service when the other pairs sole became thin. In short I have had excellent experience with all of them. I recently bought these as I wanted something a little lighter now that summer is almost here in Tucson, it's been 90+ already for 2 days. So far they are true to size, a bit roomier in the toe box since their not waterproof or insulated, and I happen to like that. The construction and quality seems as good as the FUGETIVES, and they are comfortable. The laceing system is the same except for one more "hoop" lace instead of a "hook" at the ankle. Not sure if it matters at this point. In short the last pair I bought lasted 5+ years of almost every kind of hiking from the desert to the mountains here in Az. and even wet stuff in Ark. Everything from high country backpacking and camping @ 0 degrees, to long hot desert hikes and the FUGETIVES were always waterproof as claimed. I will say the few negatives is that the soles does seem to wear out a little quick, but didn't come apart or fall off. They could have a little more cushion, and maybe a better insole.?. They were on sale and I think a great deal all things considered. All 3 of the pair I bought have been "made in Romania", and I don't know if that makes a difference compared to the ones made in China, but I'm sticking with them and will be buying anothe pair soon. Don't hesitate to try em' out, these have been great performers for me.
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