“Do these boots have a steel or composite shank?”

Asked by Jason from California on 4/22/2016 9:05:13 PM
  • I suspect steel due to traveling with many over the years, but am not absolutely sure.
    Answered on 4/22/2016 9:27:30 PM by Capt Bob from Medina, OH
  • I remember seeing somewhere that these have a nylon shank I believe. I will say based on the weight I don't think it is steele.

    In any regard with the Vibram outsole and EVA mid sole these boots feel plenty sturdy on any terrain and comfortable once quickly packed in. Did a few days in the Linville Gorge Wilderness with plenty rocks and they performed well.

    I do suggest starting with the wide though, they run narrow. STP exchange policy is top notch, so no worries there.

    In my opinion excellent boot at an excellent price.
    Answered on 4/23/2016 5:17:25 AM by R Perry from Asheville, NC
  • I am not sure but you can go to asolo.com/en to learn about the boots from the manufacturer websit.
    Answered on 4/23/2016 7:39:37 AM by LMaya from plantation
  • No but the toe is hard. I use these for my winter construction boots, and I love them.
    Answered on 4/23/2016 8:04:09 AM by Waski from Colorado
  • No
    Answered on 4/23/2016 8:56:28 AM by Joel from Michigan
  • No, this item is made with Asoflex lasting board.
    Answered on 4/23/2016 12:06:27 PM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
  • A complete built in anti-torsion, anti-pronation, anti-supination plus other support and comfort designs built in to the lasting board, it doesn't have just a single "shank" mid-support, that area of the sole is stout with new technology layered lasts designed for specific duties like the light weight hikers to the mountaineering boots have a specific range of stiffness with support built in.
    Answered on 4/23/2016 8:39:02 PM by Tony B from out in the desert
  • What I wrote previously, or check out their website, you should be happier when you find out, plus the original cost, and what you can get these for right here.
    Answered on 4/23/2016 8:40:55 PM by Tony B from out in the desert
  • The have composite thank, I did not have broken in, the are comfortable out of the box.
    Answered on 4/24/2016 10:09:00 AM by Ricky from Afghanistan
  • Composite i believe
    Answered on 4/25/2016 6:31:18 AM by Jokerzjeep from Upstate NY
  • the consensus is they are not steel, however the vibram soles are very stiff and not as comfortable or easy to break in
    as the good ole mainstay FSN 95/85's. if you havent worn asolo boots before, the Horizen seams to be the closest to the
    FSN's. i returned my second pair of Neutron's to exchange for Horizens. Unless you have a very narrow foot, get the wide
    width and wear a medium cushion sock and you should be able to wear them right out of the box.
    Answered on 4/25/2016 7:43:32 PM by Flatcoat Smith from NW