Review by: suilenroc, 2008-07-12
ADD: The rubber soles on these boots is getting really annoying. Slightest bit of moisture on rocky surfaces and put these puppies away!
I work at a Gear Shop that sells primarily Asolo footwear. I checked these boots out after a recommendation by the GM at the time. Initially i was impressed by how fast they broke in. The lacing is most excellent, i have never had a boot that laced up the way these do. I have climbed a couple easy routes in them and find them to edge well and smear. I would highly recommend someone interested in making sure they get a great fit. If these boots were too small or too big they would not perform that well. The negatives, the rubber seems to lack on moist rock. I love vibram soles mainly because they grip even when the rock is wet. Another downfall and a blessing at the sametime is the rubber toe box. This is great in rocky terrain, but sitting next to the campfire WATCH OUT, it will heat up with out you knowing it and the next thing you will know you will have a delaminating shoe (customers that have had problems). Overall, i would say that these boots are great for approaches, light backpacking, winter travel, and super soggy spring days. The price is not the most appealing, but hey, when you work at a Gear Shop the Price really doesn't matter!