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All I know about hiking boots is that you need to check the condition of all of the rubber components if they're fairly old. My Vasque Clarion boots were only ten years old when this happened:
Does anyone use Asolo 520 boots, and if so what do you think about them. Pros and cons. Thanks.
Quote from: Drifter on November 14, 2007, 06:36:01 AMI was asking about the boots not options on lacing techniques.I know, but Homero's got this thing about lacing, apparently.All I know about hiking boots is that you need to check the condition of all of the rubber components if they're fairly old. My Vasque Clarion boots were only ten years old when this happened:As far as the Asolos go, they're way out of my price range. Also, I usually need a lot more ventilation than they have. But of course, the most important question is how they fit your feet and needs. You can probably Google up a few reviews.
I was asking about the boots not options on lacing techniques.
Quote from: Drifter on November 13, 2007, 06:40:51 PMDoes anyone use Asolo 520 boots, and if so what do you think about them. Pros and cons. Thanks.I have the Asolo 520's. I love them. Pros - they are very comfortable, very waterproof, I have worn them to BIBE, Colorado, in streams, across the desert, Climbing, etc... had them about 3 or 4 years now and they are basically still in almost new condition. They are more or less one piece construction so there are really no leak points. Cons - the only real downfall to them is that they get really scuffed up if you do a lot of climbing in BB, not that big of a deal to me cause I really don't care what the look like. I noticed that Vasque now has a pair just like the 520's, but has a bit of rubber on the toe, which I think is a good idea. The other thing to note is that like others have said, they are kind of narrow - and they are kind of tall too, e.g., seems like I am about 1/2" taller than when wearing my Vasque's - took a little getting used to at first. I definatley would buy another pair - if these ever wear out...
OTOH, I owned a pair of Lowa scouts, which only lasted for 6 months before the stitching started to come out. Not replaced by Lowa either. $215 leather boots / 6 mos.... yeah. No more Lowas. I trash mouth those things every chance I get !
I have been thinking to go boot shopping myself. All I have now is my Keens and work boots (Dr Martens slip on boots). My gore-tex military boots are lost someplace in a closet, and those were never the most comfortable, but they were dry. I'll be looking at Asolos this time around.
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