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Asolo Fugitive GTX Review

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Don Johnson from KY, 1/20/08 User Rating: 
"Don't know why people are complaining about the break-in period...I went on an extensive hike for 3 days in Red River Gorge (Eastern KY) the day I purchased my Asolos and within a couple of hours it felt as if I had owned and used the boots for 5 years...Awesome boots especially when carrying 40+ pounds on your back...Will always have a pair of Asolos in my closet from now on...I also agree with one of the previous post...Thank God they are not made in China...Another fine Italian product...How could you go wrong with a product made by the same people that make Ferrari and Lamborghini???"


Mark Cancemi, 0/0/00 User Rating: 
"Took a couple of weeks of heavy wearing and a few blisters to break these in, but thereafter I had minimal discomfort and only 1 blister (small) while hiking 20 miles (about 10 miles each way and gaining >4 k ft) with around 45 lbs on my back. I added the New Balance Arch Support insoles. I do not understand how some people can wear "shoes" and carry that much weight that long without having stability problems. I was happy to have my boots.

A little warm in Texas this summer, and a little warm at times on the hike in Colorado, but overall a good boot and fit at a good price. I only had a little water contact, and it was no problem at all."


Bill, 0/0/00 User Rating: 
"I wore these in Glacier Nat'l Park in Auguest 2005. Very important to break in beforehand. I did about 45 miles in 5 days. Very comfortable and stable with my 38 lb pack. Great traction and the gore-tex waterproofness worked great.
I never even got a blister. I key is to wear liners under a good pair or wool socks (Smartwool)
Very happy with my purchase!"


brad, 0/0/00 User Rating: 
"I've worn these boots for a total of 114 miles, in three seasons and 13 different trails. positives- excellent water protection and durability, keeps my nasty foot odor to a minimum as well. excellent stability, saved my ankles more than a few times while bearing heavy loads. negatives- heavy, boots wear on shins after awhile. mediocre traction on slick rocks, excellent in mud though. Long drying time when fully submerged. Long break in time, but then bliss."


Drew, 0/0/00 User Rating: 
"I liked my old Vasque Sundowners, but they took forever to break in. The Asolo Fugitive is a completely different story. I've been wearing these for a year now; I've never had another pair of boots that were so comfortable from the moment I put them on. I'm a convert."


G. Packard Willoughby, 0/0/00 User Rating: 
"I was searching for a boot to replace some inexpensive hiking boot that just weren't standing up to the AT.

The sole is stiffer than what I had been wearing but they became comfortable very quickly.

I'm looking forward to many miles in these boots.

The really good thing is that they weren't made in China."


Jason, 0/0/00 User Rating: 
"Unlike others,these boots offered me comfort out of the box. I have wide forefeet and despite Asolos' typicaly narrow fit, the toe box is quite roomy. For me, this results in a snug but comfortable fit along the sides that translates into excellent support and stability that carries upward to the ankle while carrying moderate loads. Coming from leather boots, I find them light aswell. my only concerne is the cemented sole (but time will tell), and the laces need a double knot to stay secure(a pain to undo with cold hands and filled with ice/snow at the end of a day))but fixable of course.
All in all, a super friend to my feet."


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