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Asolo Fugitive Gore-Tex Boot - Men's

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    Travel light and go far.

    Travel further on your next backpacking trip thanks to the comfort and versatility of the Asolo Fugitive GTX Men's Light Hiking Boots. Though they weigh only 3lb (size 8.5), these Asolo boots provide excellent support and traction with their burly Syncro outsole, and have an ultra-secure lacing system, which reduces heel lift. The Fugitive Boots' Gore-Tex lining keeps your feet bone dry on soaking-wet days, while their low-profile design makes the hike so comfortable you'll think you're strolling through the park in your sneakers. Once you take a trip in these sporty hiking boots, your old clodhoppers are doomed to gather dust in the closet.

    • Lightweight hiking boots with support for tough trails
    • Gore-Tex membrane is waterproof and breathable
    • Aggressive tread pattern for reliable traction
    • Secure lacing system ensures a snug and comfortable fit
    • Item #ASO0013

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    suede, Cordura
    Waterproofing
    Gore-Tex membrane
    Closure
    lace
    Sole
    Asolo Syncro
    Claimed Weight
    [size 9, single] 1 lb 9.9
    Recommended Use
    backpacking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

    Tech Specs

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    15 out of 10

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    I've had them for two months now and I wear them for work on a job site 5 days a week. Its been wet, muddy and I have to say these boots have great grip and ankle support. I have had them in the rain and my feet stayed dry and the lace system keeps them snug all day long. I highly recommend these boots to anyone that needs some work horses!

    Solid!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 12 1/2
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 215lbs

    I've had these boots for a couple years now, putting 10-15 miles a day on them as an archaeologist for the Forest Service and the BLM. They've handled off-trail terrain in the Sierras, rough lava of the Cascades, and Great Basin High desert.
    They breathe well and stay put. The lace-up system is pretty fast and snug with good ankle support. I feel pretty secure with heavy packs on the rough and loose. Not too much movement in the heel but the toe box is a little narrow for my feet. My feet aren't exceptionally wide but they run pretty narrow in general so if you might want to get these in wide if you fall somewhere in-between.
    As far as durability, I did experience some slight stitching failure on the upper after a while, but it was most likely a result of bombing through thick brush and lava jumble. I definitely need to send them in for a re-sole as my tread is shot after so many miles. Pretty aggressive tread for a long time but not so much that I felt a lot of foot fatigue.
    If you are looking for a backpacking boot and sticking to trails, you can't go wrong. I you're slamming through the woods they've got you covered too.

    Great Boot!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 13
    • Height: 6'4"
    • Weight: 215lbs

    I’m so confused as to why people aren’t happy with a boot lasting more than 2-3 years. I see some people saying “I’ve owned these boots for 3 years and they fell apart. Will never buy Asolo again”. I work outside as a Land Surveyor and walk an average of 25 miles a week. I’ve used Vasques for my last several pairs of boots for work. I’ve gotten an average of 8 months of wear and then they really start to fall apart. On the Vasques, the midsole starts to delaminate and for some reason the waterproofing starts to go out. For the Asolo’s, they are awesome and hitting the 1 year mark. My only complaint is the outsole is wearing a bit but that is completely normal. One of, if not, the best boots out there. Also, you CAN resole these boots. You just have to send them to Asolo so they can send them to their own Cobbler.

    Well made boot

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 11
    • Height: 6'
    • Weight: 220lbs

    I received these boots a year ago and have put them through the paces. Having put at least 100 miles on them, I was pleased with the production and materials. One thing to note about these boots though. The toe box is small and in my opinion, the shoe is narrow. I had to purchase a shoe stretcher and make some room.

    8 years and 2 war zones later

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 11
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 205lbs

    These are my go to boots for every type of weather other than the most extreme cold. I wore these on tours to both Iraq and Afghanistan and they're still pounding the miles. Most recent summits include Mt. Whitney (May 2nd) and a backpacking trip in the Wind River Range via High Traverse. They work well with universal crampons, run true to size, have remained waterproof with little effort, and look awesome. I'm tempted to buy another pair just in case Asolo stops making them. No plans on switching boots. Ever.

    Bomber Boots

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 12
    • Height: 6'2"
    • Weight: 175lbs

    I really Liked these boots. They are definitely not the lightest but they are burly. I specifically bought these boots to work a summer in The Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness area as a part of a trail crew. I spent 3 months hiking at least 10 miles a day while also cutting wood, kicking rocks and digging tread all under the weight of 65lbs. All I can say is that these things did not break even though I put them through hell and back. They even lasted me another year after I got home.

    That being said if you do not take care of these things they will break down! You have to clean and treat your leather!
    The only downside to this boot is the small stitch on top of the toes near the toe bumper. After all the beatings that I gave this boot eventually it was the stitching on the top of the toe that failed before the tread could flatten or the soles could delaminate.

    I loved these boots and would definitely buy another pair. Watch yourself though they are on the narrow side for you all with wide feet!

    Asolo Fugitive

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10
    • Height: 6'0"
    • Weight: 187lbs

    I bought these boots for a trip into the Grand Canyon at Havasupai. The were comfortable and performed well on the trip and a couple of others, but nothing really too tough. I have a bunch of boots and didn't use these for a couple of years. When I went back to them, both soles separated from the upper boot on the same day, making the hike out tedious.

    So far so good

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 195lbs

    A weekend in the desert was my test run. I did several shirt hikes and these boots felt good right out of the box. I look forward to testing them on longer hikes.

    worth it

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10
    • Height: 6'
    • Weight: 230lbs

    i have owned several pair of these boots. they last me about three years. remember no boot last forever. I'm happy to pay for a boot that performs. i use them everyday as a tree climber. forget the lifetime warranty thing tho its easily thrown out because they determine normal wear. even tho this is the case the boot is worth it to me.

    Best light boots I ever had.

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 9
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 152lbs

    I bought the Asolo Fugitive GTX around 12 years ago. I wore them for countless trips (to the summit of Kilimanjaro, through countless mountains in the Dolomites (Piz Boe, Tre Cime, etc.), the Austrian Alps, on climbing (Via Ferrata) tours, hikes through rivers and for literally thousands of miles). They are pierce-proof, water-proof and have proven to give me the grip, stability, and control I need while providing comfort - I wore them for weeks at a time. Sadly, the soles are now completely worn down (but not torn off!) and it is apparently not possible to re-sole them. I will buy another pair. Runs ever so slightly small. I am always between 8.5 and 9. Here, a 9 fit perfectly (i.e. with room for liners and thick socks).

    Boots Literally Fell off my feet!

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: wide
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 165lbs

    I am writing this review to inform my fellow hikers of a little uncommon piece of knowledge that I wish I had known before buying the ASOLIO Fugitive boots. You must realize that the boots are designed to fail within about 5 years. By fail I mean delaminate. Let me explain. Last week I was two miles from my car near Sedona when the soles of both shoes my ASOLO boots began to disconnect. I toppled head first when a sole caught a rock on the trail. I landed on my hands and scraped my right palm. This is when I noticed the soles were coming apart! After about a quarter of a mile the right sole became so detached that I was force to remove it and walk in my sock. After another half mile the other left foot sole became too loose to walk on. At this point I was forced to hobble in my socks back to my car. The pain of this ordeal was quite intense. I had these boots about four years and had used them about 10 times for hiking. This should not have happened and I feel it is unacceptable. I requested a refund or replacement but was told that this often happens and to go find a cobbler by their phone contact at 1-877-888-8533)? This is common! I can€™t believe a pair of boots so highly recommended is doomed to failure. The only companies I found that provide an acceptable guarantee were Cabelas and LLBean (both these companies claim to guarantees their boots for life under normal wear and tear). Having your boots fall off your feet is NOT normal.

    Boots Literally Fell off my feet!

    Great Boot, comfy out of the box

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: Runs small
    • Size Bought: 11
    • Height: 6'2"
    • Weight: 200lbs

    I bought these last year to replace my backpacking boots, I took them on a short hike to break them in and was surprised at how comfortable they were out of the box. I used them on a week long backpacking trip in the Uinta's They were warm, fairly comfortable, dry, stable, and yet flexible. Problem for me was that about the 3rd day they really started to bother me. I wear inserts for flat feet to support my arches and with the inserts there just wasn't enough extra room. I should have bought a half size up to accommodate as these fit a little narrower in the toe box. If only I had bought a bit larger I'd probably be wearing them frequently, unfortunately they are a bit too small only comfortable for shorter hikes for me. I was past the 30 day return policy so I've been stuck with them, but will probably sell them off to a friend at a nice discount and either purchase a larger size or find something that fits my foot a little better.

    One boot for everything

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: Medium
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 150lbs

    I've had this boot atop of 14,000 peaks, crampons on, snow shoes and hiking/backpacking from 14,000 to -282 FT in Death Valley. In 10 years I have only had to replace this boot once, these things stand up to anything you can think of.

    BEST boot I have ever worn! Some issues!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 10.5
    • Height: 5'11"
    • Weight: 169lbs

    Every time I wear these boots - I am amazed all over again!
    Major difference over other boots?
    -Lug soles are more narrow than foot chamber
    Result:
    -KNOW EXACTLY where your foot is in relation to the terrain!
    -Dramatically more security & confidence on tricky footing!
    -No other mfgr does this - (as far as I know)?
    LOVE these things!!!
    The bootmakers in Romania - really know their stuff!
    The light weight is excellent and Gore-Tex is waterPROOF
    Feel a joy & boost when walking - due to right amount of "rocking" shape to sole.
    Bummers:
    1. Not a VIBRAM lug, so a bit slippery on some wet surfaces, but getting better w/ use.
    2. Warning: DO NOT buy directly from Italy!!!
    -Draconian return policy (they sent wrong size).
    - I came out OK thanks to PayPal who paid half ($25) of $50 return shipping & prevented them from auto-shipping replacement - so only lost $25.
    -ZERO CS policy from warehouse in Italy!

    Are these boots crampon compatible? I'm looking to do some summer snow climbing (no steep ice) that requires moderate use of crampon/ice axe. Thanks

    Do they come in 12 wide!

    Do they come in 12 wide!

    Anybody have experience w/ the wide version...

    Anybody have experience w/ the wide version of these or the Flames? Either of these seem to fit very well for me in size 12 aside from the outside edge of the toebox bumping against the next toe in from the pinky of my left foot when pushing off on it or descending. Would the Wide version primarily add to the fore foot or does it also add a lot of volume to the instep/ankle/heel?

    I'm a little gun shy at this point as I'm now stuck w/ a pair of 11.5 Fugitives that felt fine in the store and in the 2 days I wore them around the house before hitting the trail but became pretty painful in this area when carrying load for more than a mile or so. I paid for a pair of 12 Flames tonight and did around 1.5 miles of laps inside my house w/ a ~30# pack and was noticing a slight interaction of the same problem toe w/ the toebox. Any suggestions for other boots w/ similar fit/function w/ a bit larger toebox?

    Best Answer

    Some brands are just not a good fit for certain feet and maybe Asolo are just not for you. However, if you are just having one issue with one toe on one side you may have trouble with many brands and styles. Have you considered upgraded inserts (like green Superfeet) which can help support your arch and draw the foot back into the heel. Another thought is to try to "punch-out" the toe box a little in that one spot by stretching the boot (with help from a shop, which can also help you with the correct size inserts)
    HTH

    Thanks for the reply.

    I tried Superfeet green, orange, and black in the 11.5 and 12s of the Fugitive (and Flame) but all of them seemed to feel like they were pushing me to supinate and didn't really seem to be doing much for my toebox issue. Went back to the store last night and wound up walking out w/ a pair of Power Matics paired w/ a set of Sole footbeds which seem more neutral, provide a slightly more cushy feel, and give my sort of high arches a bit more support. Got in about 2 miles on my friend's treadmill in them, and while it's obvious they need a good deal of breaking in, the fit in a 12 seems absolutely spot on and the uppers seem positively buttery considering they're brand new. Gonna hit up the treadmill for at least a few miles a day over the weekend to make sure there are no issues before getting them dirty though.

    Still loving these boots, after many miles...

    Still loving these boots, after many miles I replaced the laces and insoles but the outsoles are just about wasted, does anyone know where I may check into a (Vibram) re-sole?

    UPDATE: I decided to try to resole so I dropped them off at (rhymes with Ari Eye) to see what I would get. After I dropped them I heard that Dave Page in Seattle is THE source for this and I was delighted to see that is exactly the vendor they use! (http://www.yelp.com/biz/dave-page-cobbler-seattle)
    I got them back last night and I am pleased that they used Vibram soles, I am also impressed with the craftsmanship of the repair and it seems to have been done with much care.
    I am curious about their choice of sole as it seems more like a heavy hiking sole (similar to my Koflac winter boots!) whereas the original seemed a little lighter / technical.
    My problem was price, I don't know what Dave charges directly, but I was told by (you know who) "$30-60 ish" and when I picked up they said $85! They did lower it to $60 when I complained that I was not called to approve the additional charges.
    To resole or not to resole?
    Still a tough call. I could have got a brand new pair for $235 (or $180 at backcountry.com!) but they would not be broken in and my old ones would hit the landfill.

    How does the Fugitive Compare to the Salewa...

    How does the Fugitive Compare to the Salewa Alp Trainer?
    After much searching I've narrowed my choice for a next pair of boots to the Alp Trainer and the Fugitive: the way I see it the Fugitive is more solid, better suited for high-elevation hikes and heavier loads. The Alp Trainer seems snugger, better for more technical routes, and for hiking off-trail, or for river trekking. Has anyone had the chance to compare the two in action and point out any pros/cons of either shoe? Thanks!

    Best Answer

    I have never worn the fugitives, but I own the alp trainers and I can say I'd rather have the alp trainers based solely on the fact that they have vibram soles. The treads wear so slowly and the rubber is so durable. Also, the Salewas are mush more warm than I expected, especially with winter socks. As a bonus, I went on a 10 mile hike the second I got them out of the box and no blisters or raw spots on the foot. Go with the Salewas, especially if you aren't planning on carrying 50 pounds of gear everywhere you go.

    Whats gonna b a more sturdy boot this or...

    Whats gonna b a more sturdy boot this or the flame

    The flame has more impact absorbing technology than the fugitive - both are solid choices with differences in the technology of how the boot is built. Take a look at the Asolo website to understand what each technology means so you can choose a boot for what type of foot you have.

    I also have a pair of the Alp Trainers - imho they are in line with the asolo however lack the different types footbeds that Asolo offers to accommodate different foot types. I also noticed that the Asolo has a little more room in the toe box which comes in handy especially if you will be using during colder weather as it gives a little more room for your sock to do its job (insulate).

    I've been wearing these boots for about a...

    I've been wearing these boots for about a week now and I love almost everything about them. I wore them hiking a bit and mostly around the city breaking them in. The only issue I'm having is some uncomfortable rubbing on the right side of my left ankle right where the gusseted tongue meets the rest of the boot. It is a little better than when I first started, but it makes me nervous that it will never go away. Has anyone experienced the same thing and should I expect this to go away at some point? I have a big hike coming up and I don't want to get stuck half way up Mt Whitney and not be able to make it due to ankle pain. My right foot could not feel better, which is good none the less. Thanks for the thoughts!

    I know it's an obvious answer but have you tried shifting the tongue/fabric around? I had a similar problem on the top of my foot where the laces kept it tight to my foot. By playing with it for a bit the problem disappeared immediately.

    How are these shoes for everyday use? I...

    How are these shoes for everyday use? I wanted something more substantial to walk around with everyday. I take my dog out a few times a day and we always wind up going through muddy fields and of course it rains here a lot! I am worried about the weight and how hard they are on your feet. What do you think?

    I have had these boots for about 1 year and have put in probably 100-200 miles of hiking and backpacking with them. I've hiked on all kinds of terrain and had 0 pain problems with these boots and no blisters. They fit great! Most people will bring a pair of camp shoes when the backpack so they can take their boots off around camp at night, I don't need to with these boots becuase they are so comfortable. They are heavy but they support, comfort, and protection is worth the extra weight.

    I literally wear these 8 months out of the year straight-that means every day these get laced up. I live in the mountain town of Boone, NC, and with the wet weather, uneven terrain, and snow randomly...these are a must. I put a different insole in them because of my extremely flat feet, but other than that these are extremely comfortable for daily wear and provide good support and protection. Be sure to open them all the way up at night to avoid odor issues, but you should be good to go with these. Not too heavy for daily wear and are pretty easy to break in...if you could even call it breaking them in...very comfortable boot.

    I wear mine daily most of the year. The Gore-Tex lining makes them perfect for any conditions and they're not too heavy or warm. Paired with a nice pair of socks they're excellent in the snow, I use them for snowshoeing all the time.

    Hello, I use the following size in Adidas:...

    Hello, I use the following size in Adidas: US 11; UK 10 1/2; FR 45 1/3; JP 290; I normally use 44 EUR; I Would know what is the similar size in Asolo boots, I think it would be 45 eur but I´m not sure. Could you help me please? Thank you.

    How do these boots(Asolo Fugitive) compare...

    How do these boots(Asolo Fugitive) compare to the Asolo FSN 95 ?

    The fugitive need to geev you more suport for they highyer...but ther is not more then that. As I look at it.
    If you need aGOOD boots. thake the "Mammut Mt. Peak LTH Boot" thay strong and last longer

    The shank is a little stiffer and they are a slightly heavier boot due to the way the sole is constructed. Really depends on foot type - check out the Asolo website to better understand the different technologies and how they support different foot types.

    What waterproofing agent is best? I know...

    What waterproofing agent is best? I know the boots have the gor tex lining but above and beyond that any recommendations?

    What waterproofing agent is best? I know...

    I second the Nikwax. You can expect that the Gore Tex won't last all that long. I think I started noticing that my feet would get wet after ~150-200 miles in them. Nikwax is good, but after the Gore Tex tears, you'll never get that kind of waterproofing back into the boot.

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    How do these compare to the Asolo...

    How do these compare to the Asolo Flames?

    Few Questions: 1) What is the shank on...

    Few Questions:

    1) What is the shank on this shoe made of? Is it a crappy nylon/plastic shank, or metal?
    2) The asolo website makes some fuss about its "duo asoflex" insole "technology". Is there any reason to believe that the insole is not worthless?
    3) to those who live in NYC: I'd like to purchase these for daily stompers in NYC. Is the gore-tex lining going to make them unbearable in NYC heat? Not having to care about nasty puddles of suspicious fluids is a plus, in my opinion, though.

    Best Answer

    The shank is polyurethane. Walking around NYC in steel shanked boots not only is overkill but would likely be unconfortable as the boot won't be able to flex at all with your gait.
    A steel shank is more useful for walking on snow/ice or endless talus.

    I believe the "duo asoflex" thing is talking about the construction between the insole and the rubber outer sole.
    No stock insole is going to be terribly fancy or it wouldn't fit the majority of peoples' feet. If you find it helps you can add a superfoot or similar insole.

    To your last question I never find that you overheat with a non-insulated boot, gore-tex or otherwise, as long as you aren't wearing super heavy socks. The boot will probably insulate you a bit more from really hot pavement than a thin tennis shoe would.

    I would like to add to AC's comments, the basic insole is worthless, it never made it out of the store. Also the heat isn't an issue, I wore these every day during an internship for a construction company. The project was on a sand covered army base where the temperature was 90 daily and humidity was 90%. They did great, the key is wearing wicking socks.

    Over a year later, this still blows my mind. Steel shank boots for casual wear in NYC? If it's important you display an Asolo logo, they make some light hikers and trail runners which would be more appropriate for daily urban use.

    Has anyone worn these in sub-zero temps?...

    Has anyone worn these in sub-zero temps? Like snowshoeing in 10 degrees F? Are they warm enough for everyday wear in a cold winter mountain town where there's ice/snow on the ground for the next 4-5 months?

    I have worn them in sub-freezing, but not sub-zero temperatures. As long as you have a pair of heavy socks and keep moving you should be fine. They are not insulated as Ben said, so you might be better off with a boot with more insulation. Try something like this: http://www.backcountry.com/outdoorgear/The-North-Face-Slot-GTX-Winter-Boot-Mens/TNF3311M.html

    I did Madison in -10 F and Adams in 3 F(2 separate occasions), lots of windchill both times, and they did fine. I did wear gaiters and do generally have warm feet, so your experience may vary. If you plan on hiking in those temps regularly, get a real pair of insulated mountaineering boots, as my feet do get cold summiting.

    i have really wide feet would you recommend...

    i have really wide feet would you recommend these

    I have pretty wide feet too, and I own these boots. They are super light and break in nice too, I have put them through some pretty harsh territory and so far they have held up better than any other boot I have owned. I have had them for about a year and have worn them everyday, but by looking at them you would be able to tell. Great boot for the money

    my foot measured 27. cm that size should...

    my foot measured 27. cm that size should I buy?

    Best Answer

    I would go into a store and try on a few different pairs and different sizes. Go at the end of the day because your feet will tend to swell during the day if you are walking (or hiking/backpacking). Try to get it out of your head that you have to have a certain pair of boots because every pair will fit differently. This boot may fit your feet horribly and be completely wrong for you, while another boot you would have never considered may fit like a dream. A good salesman won't let you leave the store with a pair of boots that fits you incorrectly.