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AFS 8000 Mountaineering Boot

1 out of 5 stars
2 Reviews


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AFS 8000 Mountaineering Boot

Asolo designed its Men's AFS 8000 Mountaineering Boot for technical mountaineering, boasting a low weight that belies its high level of performance. The Pebax shell keeps the boot very stiff and strong, and yet the shell-cuff-tongue structure ensures the sensitivity you need to hike and climb comfortably. Asolo wrapped the Pebax shell with a high-density Pebax Asoframe for long-lasting durability. The removable inner boot features smooth velveteen lining and Thinsulate insulation that keeps your foot warm in subzero temperatures. Both the shell and lining have separate lace closures to provide a customizable and completely snug fit.

Asolo built the Asoframe midsole with injected carbon fiber to offer stability and support without the weight; an added heel insert made of microporous rubber brings the comfort you need to stay on your feet all day. The Vibram nilgiri dual-color sole simultaneously gives you an excellent grip on all sorts of terrain and enhances your comfort with its dual-density platform. The AFS 8000 is compatible with step-in crampons.


  • Extreme weather boot built for ice scrambling 5000m peaks
  • Pebax shell maintains stiffness suitable steep terrain
  • Removable liner features Thinsulate insulation lined in velveteen
  • Carbon grants the Asoframe midsole proper stiffness at a low weight
  • Vibram rubber sole with step-in crampon compatibility
  • Item #ASO000H
Upper Material
Removable Liner
velveteen [insulation] Thinsulate
lace [liner] hook-and-loop strap, lace
double boot
Crampon Compatibility
Claimed Weight
2lb 2oz
Manufacturer Warranty
2 years

Overall Rating

1 based on 2 ratings

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1 out of 5 stars

July 26, 2023

Hard Pass on these

I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Size Bought:

I've used Koflach and Scarpa plastic climbing boots. I've also uses half a dozen different Asolo model boots, with great success. I like Asolo boots. But not this model. Based on earlier satisfaction with a solo boots of different models, I bought a pair of these for my daughter. They actually cracked apart, practically disintegrated, ON THE FIRST CLIMB. It was a low-key disaster. Fortunately, it was a test climb on a peak where the boots were overkill. But still....they BROKE APART. I've owned the same pair of Koflach for 15 years and my son has used a pair of plastic Scarpa for 8 years. No issues. I also have Asolo "soft" alpine boots that are still going strong after 10-12 years. If you want plastic climbing boots, go for the scarface. If you want a solo climbing boots, don't select their plastic models.

car2830318 c
1 out of 5 stars

January 10, 2023

Boots Disintegrated

I've put it through the wringer
Size Bought:
6' 4"

There are two major issues with these boots (and many other boots which use blown or molded polyurethane). The first issue is that these boots have a very small toe box which is not trivial when the weather is blow zero (fahrenheit). The other issue which is very serious is that the polyurethane ages with time, i.e. it hydrolyzes. In short, the polyurethane upper par of my double plastic boots disintegrated. Asolo has a three year warranty which is a joke. How many expeditions are you going to do in three years? Asolo does no support their products. Don't buy their products.

Jay S