I bought this boot a few years ago for a strong, waterproof, backpacking boot that, I hoped, would last me for years. But no.
Felt great in store, best fitting for my feet out of all I tried on. After breaking them in on casual walks and at work over a week or two I started hiking with loads on steeper trails. After a short but steep training hike with weight I ended up with massive blisters on both heels which took weeks to heal.
Stopped wearing the boots for sometime, switched for a more cushioned sock and tried again on the short Portal Overlook trail in Moab. Same result. Horrible hot spots on the heels that led to big blisters and I noticed a very slight up-down slippage in my heel that was causing the problem.
Asked sales reps for advice, changed up socks again, added expensive insoles and tried different lacing techniques all to no avail.
While Asolo has a 100% satisfaction guarantee, they require me to return the shoes through the retailer I bought them from which, after months, (maybe a year of attempting to make them work), I'd feel pretty guilty doing. Now these expensive, would-be backpacking boots have been allocated as winter work boots for snowy street wear and nothing more.
I have a size 13 with a pretty wide forefoot and narrow heel. Might just be my foot but still, "straight up sucks."