Excellent Shoes

Reviewed by Jim T Mule from Rock Island on Monday, October 21, 2013
This is the second pair of Asolos that I've owned. I also own the Sasslong boots, which are great, but they were narrow (a common complaint with Asolo footwear) so I had to exchange them for a larger size to accommodate heavy socks and such. They were also a challenge to break in and made my feet ache from doing so, and I had to put aftermarket insoles in them to make the footbed a little more comfortable. All that said, they're great boots now that they're broken in and they'll probably last me a lifetime. I experienced none of these issues with these shoes. They were super comfortable out of the box, they are plenty wide with a nice, roomy toe box, they took no time to break in, and they look great. These shoes, unlike some of the other Asolo models, are made in Romania, which is a plus for me - any time I can get a product that's made in the same country that the company is in, I opt for it. I believe most, if not all, of Asolo's famed hiking boots are also made in Romania, so that tells you something about the build quality of the Mantra shoes. I absolutely love these shoes and would recommend them to anyone - if they came in other colors I'd probably buy another pair just to have them around in case they discontinue the model.
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