Asolo Pumori

Reviewed by Colin from RI on Monday, January 6, 2014
These are my first pair of mountaineering boots, and seeing as I have owned Asolo backpacking/hiking boots, I figured they would fit my feet well.
I put them to the test recently over 2.5 days in the White mountains, NH and they held up great. I was on a combination of icy trail covered with snow, up a paved road and into a good amount of scrambling on rock. Since they are not insulated, I would not recommend using them for temps below 15 degress F. I wore a midweight Smartwool Phd sock and feet were fine until I got above treeline where it was windy and the temperature was below about 15 degrees. Little numbness but I could feel the toes. Again, I had on a midweight sock and might have fared better had I wore a heavyweight sock or a liner combination. If they were insulated, I would have given them 4 stars.

FIT= I usually wear an 11.5/12 in sneakers and shoes but I wear an 11.5 in Asolo boots. I have a high arch and med/ wide forefoot. I ordered a size 12 in these boots to account for some flexibility in sock combinations. They are a perfect fit with a medium weight sock and feel good with a heavyweight as well. The cuff and ankle are extremely comfortable and are actually a better fit than my Asolo Sasslong boots. For a mountaineering boot, they are a great introductory boot and don't feel clunky although they have good stiffness.
I use the BD contact clip crampons and they are a great fit with these. I wore my crampons all 2.5 days and my feet were never sore or achy.
Again, great boot but just make sure you get the fit right and for the price I got them for, they are perfect.
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