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Give long lasting power to your stride with Asolo's Power Matic 200 GV Backpacking Boot.

The Asolo Men's Power Matic 200 GV Backpacking Boot has a waterproof Gore-Tex lining and fatigue-reducing technology to keep you moving for your hardcore winter hikes. The Power Matic sole's front density gives you maximum support, and a heel density that reduces shock and fatigue. Cylinders throughout the outsole and midsole absorb jarring from your steps, so you can take on the trail and have more energy for the long haul. The waterproof Gore-Tex lining protects your feet from those soggy spring days, and provides high breathability for the long haul. A wide fit gives your feet more comfort without sacrificing support—less squashed toes and more stability.

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5 5

Amazing Boot

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I have owned these boots for 5 years. I am in the market for a new pair of boots and I keep coming back to these. They are totally waterproof. I find them to be plenty warm in the winter, as long as your socks are not too bulky - then you may lose some circulation. They are comfortable to wear all day without a problem. They breathe well enough that sweating is almost a non-issue. Worth every penny. I am taking up snowshoeing this year because I can't ride/ski anymore due to an injury. If anyone has any experience wearing these with shoes - I would love to hear how they fared!!

5 5


  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

I wore my pair out! I had owned them since 2008 and put numerous miles on them between Tennessee, North Carolina and Colorado. Fit great, easy break in and I couldn't have asked for a more comfortable fit. Also, spent two winters/falls working construction in them with nothing to complain about. Killed them a little faster than I would have liked, but worth it to have comfy feet.

Took the step down to the Asolo TPS 535 for my new next boot when my soles finally wore out...mistake! I miss my Powermatics and just waiting for the moment when I pull the trigger for my second pair!

5 5

Asolo Powermatics

Very well designed all around hiking boot. If they fit; buy them. My right foot didn't fit so I was unable to wear them but if my right foot did fit I'd be wearing them. Solid boot. Very well done.

Ive been wearing the Zamberlan Skill GT boot now for a few months. This boot is also on a pedestal of its own. Very agile boot. These boots work for me & love them!

The Powermatics are taller and offer better water protection and support.

P.S. I bought two different pair of thee Powermatics to be sure and put 40 miles on one of the pair because I wanted them to work so bad... Worth every penny of the $300 bucks

Hey ass chap294597, did you not read the post? Nothing wrong with the boots; they just didn't fit my right foot.
40 miles on one of the pair.

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I appreciate the review, especially the comparrison to the Zamberlan Skill GT's.

5 5

2nd Pair

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size

This is a great boot. My first pair saw numerous trail miles all over Idaho and Oregon. Great fit, easy break in, great traction on rocky or muddy trails. If you are looking for an all leather boot that will go the extra miles with you this is it.

5 5

So Far, So Good!!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Tried these boots for the first time on a rough gravel road for 4 miles. The boots felt fantastic! They were much lighter than I expected. I am also glad I ordered 1/2 size larger to accomidate my slightly wide feet. My feet felt perfectly comfortable and the boots gave my ankels the support I will need when I backpack with 40 pounds. I also will be putting the waterproofing to the tesy on my planned hike. I also need the breathability due to I prespire allot. I am very happy with this purchase!

5 5

Great ASolo boots

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Just perfect, confortable, great for hikking, protect my feet, happy to deal with

How should I measure my foot to be sure I...

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How should I measure my foot to be sure I get the right size? I wear a size 10 shoe with normal dress socks. Should I go to a 10.5 for this boot to allow for thicker socks? Also, my foot is wider than a normal foot and I have a high arch. Whic h size should I order?

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Hi Dean,

Don't get me wrong, the Power Matic is a fantastic boot, but with a wide foot, it might not be the right one for you. It would be a real disservice to not tell you that you would probably be better off if you could at least get to a local outdooor store and try on several boots from different manufacturers, in a couple of different sizes. The right boot is an incredibly subjective and personal thing...the wrong boot and nothing else really matters. You might also have to do the buy and return thing a few times before you hit on a winner. Trust me, the time and effort will be well worth it.

So, basic advice and caveats out of the way- Your size 10 is a good starting point, but a dress sock is about as thin as the liner I usually wear under my heavier sock. You'll want to at least go with a 10.5 and maybe an 11. You also need to choose the socks you want to wear, and if you're fitted locally, have them on when you try out sizes and models. A good mid-heavy weight Merino wool hiking sock is a wonderful thing. Your high arch is easy- plan on adding an aftermarket foot bed like the green Superfeet or something similar to whatever boot you end up with. You'll not only get better arch support, your whole foot, legs, and even your entire mucsuloskeletal structure will benefit.

Bottom line: If you go ahead and order the Power Matics, start with the 10.5 and know that it might take a few tries to get it right. Backcountry will make the process as easy and painless as possible, and they'll dance with you as many times as it takes...even if you wear the boots you choose for as long as you need to and decide that, after all, they're just not working out. In the end, you will be happy and find the perfect boot.

Good luck! Hope this helps.

5 5

Owned since Jan. 15, 2012

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Love these hikers! I'm a scout leader and these have seen at least 15 weekend campouts with all kinds of activities, a week of mid-summer backpacking the Porkies, and countless times being the winter boots. I tossed the insole that came with the boots as recommended by another reviewer after the first campout and noticed a big difference. The boots are warm for summer, but I have found that wearing sock liners only during the summer helps a lot.

5 5

Best Boot Ever!!!!!!

These are the bees knees of hiking boots. I use them for hiking with family and for hunting in the rugged outdoors of Alaska. Hands down worth every penny. One added item I bought that was recommended was a $20 cushion in-soul that makes the boot the best!

Power Matic Lacing

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Cool close-up video of the Power Matic lacing

5 5

Best pair of boots i've owned

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

While backpacking, your feet are one of the most important things to keep healthy and comfortable. These boots do both. I've put countless miles behind me with these boots, including summiting Olympus and Rainier (as well as many other peaks in the Wasatch and Northwest, and have zero complaints.

I've never had a blister, never had a bruised toebed, nothing. They've kept me completely dry and warm. When these boots finally give out, i'll be purchasing another pair.

good boots, but not good enough

good boots, but not good enough

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Good boots for cold weather/water. But they are heavy and still caused blisters. Also the tread was not as aggressive as I would have liked.

5 5

These Boots ROCK!!!

When I first bought these boots my mentality was, "If I'm spending this much money on a pair of boots they had better last FOREVER and go ANYWHERE!" And the latter is definitely true! I've only had these boots a couple of months, so I cannot yet comment on how long they last. However, they are waterproof, and they do go anywhere.

I did a two-night hike which included going over Roan Mountain, TN; descending into Hughes Gap; and descending into Iron Mountain Gap where I put these boots through snow, ice, mud, leaves, pine needles, roots (both wet and dry), rocks (both wet and dry), dirt, gravel, grass, and every combination above--and I do mean EVERY combination. To top it off, I did all this with my dog tied to the hip belt of my pack and pulling me up the climbs and down the descents. These boots held their own! They didn't slip on anything. Even on slick, wet, rugged descents when my dog yanked the leash right as I took a step, these boots kept great traction.

If you face the same dilemma I went through where you can find the TPS in stores, but you can't find a store with the Power Matic in stock anywhere, this is my advice to you: The TPS is the same sizing as the Power Matic. So, go into a brick-and-mortar store and try on the TPS. Once you know what size fits you in the TPS then order the same size in the Power Matic. The Power Matic is definitely worth it!

Another thing to note about this boot, the arch support is noticeably more prominent in the Power Matic than in the TPS. This being said, the way the arch support is constructed in the Power Matic will force your feet into a proper gait and stride--especially with YOUR TOES POINTED FORWARD! If you walk with your toes pointed inward (pigeon-toed) or if you walk like I used to with your toes pointed outward (duck-footed), then your feet will throw a fit. Once you point your toes forward and assume a proper gait and stride then these boots will be one of the most comfortable boots you'll ever wear.

The micro-pulley system is great for keeping even pressure around the foot, and it does wonders in helping you get your foot in and out of the boot on cold mornings when the leather is stiff.

These boots do take some time to break-in, but all boots do. If you need to treat them at all, use Sno-Seal.

Last but not least, before I bought these boots I read many reviews talking about how the toes scuff easily. The scuff marks don't change the functionality of the boot. If you are the kind of person who does not like to get your hiking boots dirty, these are not the boots for you.

These Boots ROCK!!!
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If you don't want your pretty boots dirty then stay home.

Which boot is heavier duty the Asolo 200...

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Which boot is heavier duty the Asolo 200 or the 520?

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They are actually similar in construction. Both use the same thickness leather (2.6 - 2.8mm thick). Both are lined with Gore-Tex. Both use the same lasting board. The difference is in the sole. The 520 uses the TPS (triple power structure) which uses shock absorbers in the areas of the foot that receive the most impact. The sole of the 200 uses 3 different densities of PU that are strategically located for different things: stability, comfort and shock absorption. The 200 has pulleys in the lacing system, and are a bit lighter in weight than the 520s. Lastly, the 520s have a deeper lugged sole. I would give a slight nod to the 520 as being a bit heavier duty.

4 5

A bit too narrow

I don't like reviewing boots when I haven't worn them much, but I have to put out there, for my fellow wide toed hikers out there, but these boots might not work for you. I special ordered a pair in 15W and although the quality of the boot is very apparent, my two smallest toes smash up something fierce against the side. I've walked a few very unobtrusive miles in them, not enough to show any signs of wear(enough to accidentally step in dog poo tho), but the narrowness of the toe box is too much of an issue to keep them. It's to bad too because they really are a handsome boot.

4 5

Nice but Not Again

Love the fit, hate the grip. That's the short version.

I bought these (exact same model) back in July of 2006 and they've been begging to be replaced for a couple of years now. The boots I wore extensively before these were the Italian made Vasque Sundowner but when production of the Sundowner moved to China that boot never fit me as well so I moved on.

I was happy to find another GoreTex, full-grain leather boot that fit well in the Asolo Power Matic 200 but within the first few months of use I was missing the grip of the Sundowner and from there the grip of the Asolos slowly went down hill.

I put a lot of miles on my hiking boots and the Power Matic 200s haven't held up as well as the boots they replaced. Just over 5 years, with a few years of me slipping and sliding is not going to let me consider these again. I give them 4 stars rather than 3 because they are very comfortable and a more fair weather hiker on dry trails will have little or nothing to complain about.

I will move onto Zaberlan, Scarpa, etc.

Nice but Not Again

How long should the sole on these boots...

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How long should the sole on these boots last? I bought mine 14 months ago and have already worn a hole in the sole.

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It depends on how many miles you put on them and what terrain you are on but that is pretty fast. I have had mine for 2 years now and I still has ok tread, definately some worn spots but no holes.

5 5

Worth it

Very nice boots.. just replaced my GTX's that were 10 years old and this was a great upgrade. Fit great right out of the box. The full leather means fully waterproof.. a nice 4-season boot if you don't get too gnarly with the mountaineering. Compatible with universal crampons, although wouldn't use them on ice. Great for everything from snowmobiling, hiking, whatever. Used them for roughly a year and although the leather toe area shows signs of wear, that is expected with 120+ days on the trail. The sole is in great shape still and I'm confident these boots will outlast the previous pair!

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