Stability, comfort, stood up to extreme abuse...

Reviewed by Davey Crockett from Tennessee on Friday, July 17, 2015
Love. These. Boots. Could not be happier.

I wanted a good year-round hiking/ mountaineering boot that offered just enough stiffness for easier solid ascents, and without being so stiff that rocky gravelly descents would become precarious. These boots are that balance. Exactly what I was looking for.

This past week (July 2015), did some precarious ascents and descents in the Stanislaus National forest near Yosemite on nearly all kinds of terrain. From slick granite and basalt monoliths to every size of loose gravel and glacier-ground rock beds, Wet or dry conditions. I was always comfortable. Never any hot spots. Perfect balance of stiffness and flexibility. Great support underneath, inside, and around the ankles. Waterproof. Pro, easy lacing system.

I would not hesitate to use these boots in spring, summer, or fall on ANY kind of terrain, including the notoriously unstable shale of the Swiss Alps. Dying to try them there.

As far as winter, ice, crampons, et al—I have not tried these (Made in Romania) Asolo Pumori yet. For that, I have a pair of (Made in Italy) Asolo Eigers. That said, I'd still use the Pumori's with crampons in a pinch, without hesitation, and I find no slouching in quality compared to the Italian boots.

Recommended A+.

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