Bought a Second Pair
I had a pair of these 10 years ago. Wore them into the ground in scree fields in the Himilayas. They lasted three trips, each of which were about 3 months as well as daily use when stateside. When I no longer was looking at that type of extreme use I bought a few other brands and had nothing but problems. I bought three pair of Asolo GTX in the last 10 years as well as a pair of Solomons. I was on the verge of going to an orthapedic surgeon due to re-occuring ankle pain. It wasn't from rubbing or anything like that. Turned out it was the Asolo's lack of stability causing horizontal tremmors as I walked. I've never had ankle problems. Looking back, it coincided with the purchase of the Asolo's. I had been blaming it on a posthole through a glacier I did on Ranier with a full pack possibly causing a compression issue. Figured out it was the boots while wearing flat driving shoes this summer. No more pain.
Bottom line: these are fantastic boots. You will not be disappointed.