• I have a similar size foot - used to wear 13s but now they are often too small. I got these in 14 and they have been great, definitely not too big. I got them this summer and have backpacked and done peaks in them and they have been comfortable.
    Answered on 10/23/2014 9:47:11 AM by Tony from Colorado
  • Hi Markdouglas, I feel that these are true to size. I actually tried the Asolo brand on at a local store to get the right fit. You don't want too much room in the toe if you are doing serious hiking. Too much = banged up toes on the downslope. I found that superfeet inserts made a WORLD of difference and a perfect fit. If I was to guess I would say to go with a 14 with inserts to snug it up. Hope this helps.
    Answered on 10/23/2014 9:53:32 AM by chef ian from Holland Michigan
  • I wear a size 11 M in 90% + of the shoes I wear, including Merrill and NB. I originally purchased a size 11 in these boots. Wore around house and felt fine. Wore on 2 hikes of a couple of hours each, still fine. Then wore on a 25 mile 2 day hike which involved a large elevation changes (Tetons). I developed terrible blisters on both heals from slippage. Returned (thanks STP for fantastic service) and replaced with 10 1/2. These fit snug so I am hoping they solve the blistering problem but have not had an opportunity to verify yet.
    Others have commented on narrow width so be carful if wide foot. Based on my experience I would not go longer than normal shoe.
    Hope this helps.
    Answered on 10/23/2014 9:54:18 AM by Ed from CA
  • I usually wear an 8 1/2 medium, but because others said they thought these ran narrow, I ordered the wide and the fit for me was great, both length and width. Have hiked 10 over 4000 footers the past few weeks with zero fit or foot problems and ordered a second pair for backup. Make your best guess and give them a try. Sierra makes returns for exchange or credit super easy.
    Answered on 10/23/2014 10:11:54 AM by LorenzoJ from Massachusetts
  • Likely your best bet is to buy them and return if they don't fit well enough. I would not say they are significantly wider in the toe box than other hikers. I find that many Italian boots, including my Asolos (even if made elsewhere) seems to have a narrower heel hold which is why they may be considered as having a relative wider toe box. In general I really like all my Asolo's; they fit my foot - also a narrower shape - quite well. I don't recall if these comes in different widths.
    Answered on 10/23/2014 10:39:50 AM by Fisher dad from NJ
  • I wear a 12 EEE Asolo Neutron and LOVE them. I wear a 13 EEE NewBalance MO900 hiking boot, the 12.5 EEE was too small.
    I bought the 13 EEE first--too big--sent them back new pair arrived in 2 weeks
    I love the stiffer plastic shank that these boots have below the foot bed, less flex for scrambling but way less foot pain and fatigue on long walks. I usually hike 5 to 15 miles a day in the Neutron and will not wear anything else.

    Buy the Asolo Neutron, Sierra Trading Post sends you a return form and a return shipping label.
    Answered on 10/23/2014 11:54:41 AM by W from Atlanta
  • I would say the neutron in a 13 may work for you. I haven't worn vasque in years but I wear the same size in the neutron as most other shoes. I have a narrow heel/ankle and broader forefoot and these fit quite well. These seem slightly roomier than my last asolos.
    Answered on 10/23/2014 1:02:45 PM by Jerome from CO
  • I can squeeze my foot into a 13 with toe touching inside of toe box in most brands so I size up. My recent purchase of Asolo Nuetrons had great line up with the arch and the width across ball was perfect. I had replaced a pair of 95's which were sized a bit smaller and required extended break in. so far very happy with the choice of size 14
    Answered on 10/23/2014 2:03:33 PM by mrbull from central colorado
  • Buying boots without trying them on is always a gamble. However, my boots were right sized out of the box. I'd recommend sizing up to allow for heavier hiking socks, more room in the toe box, and foot swelling during hiking. Fortunately, Sierra Trading Post is very good about exchanges if they don't fit.
    Answered on 10/23/2014 2:20:44 PM by EGC from Missouri Ozarks
  • Hi there Mark - I got the size 12 neutron in the wide fitting but found them about what I think would be half a size small. I usually take 46 euro but these are 46 2/3 but still too short. The width is great but I brought the wide fitting and I have wide feet so get away with the length ok if only doing short hikes but wouldn't use them on overnight trips would want the next size up. The wide fitting is almost too wide for me and if I had the next side up would be likely to get the standard width given I believe they would be slightly too long and with the narrower fitting would probably give me a better fit. With that all said I wonder if the 14 would be a similar issue for you Mark given your fitting with the Vasque sounds same as fitting for the neutron.
    Hope my long winded theory helps you out... Cheers Moff
    Answered on 10/23/2014 2:57:52 PM by Moff from Christchurch NZ
  • I got my pair of ASOLO Neutrons this spring used them all summer. Im a retired 20+ year firefighter with the U.S. Forest Service. I still hike every chance I get. These Asolo have LOTS of toe room I have had NO problems with the comfort with them. I highly recommend them.
    Hope this helps.
    Answered on 10/23/2014 3:58:52 PM by smosier from Colorado
  • I wear a dress shoe in a size 12. I have a fuller foot so in boots I buy a 13. in a hiking b/work boot the last thing you need is your toes to hit the end. get the 14.
    if they are a little big, use a smartwool sock to tighten them up. or get a pr of superfeet insoles to tighten them up.
    Answered on 10/23/2014 5:05:19 PM by geo. from michigan
  • The boots do run a bit on the narrow side from toe to heel and about half a size small. You might want to consider ordering a couple of different sizes and just return the one you don't keep. Sure, you'll pay a few bucks for returning shipping but you'll have the right sized boots. Once you get the right boot, you should be very happy.
    Answered on 10/24/2014 8:10:21 PM by SMCTFORPCFOD from California
  • Feet are the one thing on a hiking/hunting trip you have to take care of. For me personally, the Asolo Neutrons fits my foot better than any other that I have tried on or worn. The toe box is snug on my foot. I want it that way for descents on trails. The Asolos also have the heel-to-ankle synching laces that support not only the ankle, but helps hold the boot in place on your foot. As far as the one size bigger, that would be a personal preference. I buy my work boots one size bigger one size narrower, but I am not walking on much of ascent/descent surfaces. It is flat and lots of steps. For the trails, I fit it snug, both length and width. Hope this helped. Happy Hiking!
    Answered on 10/25/2014 6:17:50 AM by Mountain Man from West Virginia
  • I found the boot to be true to size, therefore I stuck to my normal shoe size. I did however, find that the boot was quite roomy in the toe box, i then added a pair of "Superfeet " insoles in place of the standard insoles and the boots fit like a glove. These boots were very comfortable right out of the box. I tried on a pair of Asolo Drifters which are very similar to these boots and made my size/fit decision based on the way that boot fit. My suggestion for you is to try on a pair of Drifters and make your sizing/fit decision the same way I did. Bruce
    Answered on 10/29/2014 1:47:34 PM by Bruce Bailey from Seattle, WA
  • "I have a somewhat narrow foot but wider at the toes." then the Asolo Neutron will speak to you

    A few things to be aware of:
    - Merrell offers both standard & wide widths
    - New Balance offers footwear in multiple widths ranging from narrow (2A) to extra-extra-wide (6E)
    - Timberland & Vasque offer boots including both medium (M) & wide (W)

    In your case, the Asolo Neutron has a roomy toe box and a snug heal & can be bought Wide. I agree with the half size up ..... so 14 appears to be a good fit for you.

    Good Luck & Happy Trails
    Answered on 11/4/2014 6:07:57 PM by Brian McElrone from Stanley, ID