True Asolo quality

Reviewed by Geoscientist from Southern California on Thursday, November 21, 2013
My last pair of Asolo (Tierra xcr) impresses me with its workmanship of Romania (from hiking trails to washing cars, it has kept my feet dry for many years). So I am trusting Asolo for another pair. This pair of fire red Mantra feels very much of the same quality, also made in Romania. The heel has a little bounce to it, and the outsole has grip. Fit is true to size; it has a slim look but does not feel narrow. It has the look of a pair of rock-climbing shoes while it is more a pair of pretty city shoes that can go off-pavement.

A couple of details: The insole does NOT separate from the shoes, and the Gore-Tex lining covers majority of the inside but NOT the full length of the tongue. You see in the image where the shoelace holes are metal rivets -- the Gore-Tex stops there. On a rainy day, it would go better with a pair of long pants covering the top of the shoes.
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