Excellent quality but a liitle heavy and wear-in time is long

Reviewed by Yosemite Hiker from Yosemite on Monday, March 10, 2014
When I opened the box I congratulated myself on making an excellent choice in hiking boots. The Asolo Power Matic 100 is well made and excellent quality. I took the advice of other reviewers and ordered a half size larger than my normal size and they fitted perfectly. This hiking boot is certainly not light weight and I would not consider them to be a good choice for summer or dry conditions, but as I had purchased them for winter hikes in Yosemite, the extra weight was not a great concern.

The reason that I have not rated the product higher is due to the time it takes to wear-in the boots. After only a short time I experienced discomfort and pain around my ankle bones and where the boots lace at the top. It is now 5 weeks since I first wore the boots and after a dozen or so very short hikes the boots cannot be worn for long hikes without a great deal of discomfort. I am hoping that eventually I can wear the boots for multi-day hikes, but I have little confidence at present.
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