I went for these boots because I was looking for a boot with a full rubber rand, high shaft (to protect mainly from water entering over the top but also for ankle support), and sturdy, simple construction for hiking on rough terrain. Unfortunately, I sent the boots back.
The Good: Light weight for this kind of boot, good materials, good design. I like that the last quick loop on the lacing is really tight so you can get your foot lacing tension figured out and then adjust the ankle without the foot changing. Smart. I also appreciated that the Gore-Tex sign on these boots is a cloth tab and not a metal stud imbedded in the leather. The metal studs always get bent or pulled out, in my experience.
The Not-So-Good: Some minor things I didn't like were that the rubber and is actually two pieces meeting together on the sides. If that seem rubs on rocks and stuff while hiking I'd be money it'd start to separate there. This would of course be easily fixable with some shoe-goo, but it's just one point of a general lack of quality in the build. I compared these to my Zamberlan 1006's, and for being in the same price range, the build quality of the Asolo's was noticeably less. When you put your foot into the Zamberlan, it feels like a tub of butter that's been formed to your foot. Not so with the Asolo's. Now, everyone's foot is different, but I'm talking more in terms of a quality of construction and internal materials that amounts to the boot feeling less comfortable and cheap. The killer for me though was the tongue. When you lace the tongue down, the (hard) sides of it end up much farther back along the sides of the ankle than other boots I've seen. This might be ok for some people, but for me I had raw ankles and feet after walking in them for a day. There was also a lot of extra material in the tongue gusset, which makes for a rather sloppy closure around the laces that doesn't measure up to the quality these should.
I generally hate it when people write reviews about boots without having used them for a long time (long past break-in), but in the case of these I think it's worth noting even without fully breaking them in that if you're looking for a heavy duty, high-shaft backpacking boot in the ~$300 price range that there are far better options out there.
Just as one minor addition as well, I was kind of annoyed to see that the back of the top of the shaft swoops down in a rather steep U shape, making the lowest point on the shaft to be not much higher than a standard mid-height hiker (for consideration of water pouring in if it's too high). These definitely provide intense ankle support, but their height wouldn't provide much wading benefit.
The moral of the story: If you're ok spending $260 (on sale) for boots, you'd probably be best investing in another boot. If Asolo just happens to be the brand of boot that fits you best out of any others and you want to go as light weight as possible for a boot of this kind, knock yourself out.