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Asolo Fugitive Gore-Tex Boot - Men's

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    149 Reviews


    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
    Gore-Tex membrane
    Asolo Syncro
    Claimed Weight
    [size 9, single] 1 lb 9.9
    Recommended Use
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

    Tech Specs

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    all about this boot after researching

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times
    • Fit: Runs large
    • Size Bought: 9
    • Height: 5'9"
    • Weight: 160lbs

    not a soft cushy boot if that's what your looking for. stiff shank. not a lot of padding. very sturdy and still comfortable. seems incredibly well made. tough boot. stiff shank works well for heavy packs and stability/climbing.
    had read where laces do get loose and do that that to be true which is unacceptable for the price. overall I really love however. best looking hiking/climbing boot I know of.

    Best Light/Mid-Weight Boots I've Owned

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I have worn these on backpack trips in the PNW, working lift ops in Colorado, doing light mountaineering in Colorado, and now, in their old age, rolling around town when its snowing out. They are light enough for a low-key day hike yet somehow burly enough for a week long backpacking trip in the alpine. There are no crampon lips so its not specifically a mountaineering boot but they will perform on a pretty high level for what they are. Stiff at first but they break in well. Im on year 7 of heavy use but they have almost been retired to townies. Oh yeah, and they are also about as waterproof as breathable boots get. Thanks Gore-Tex. When I was in The Enchantments up in WA we were in snow with gaiters on for a large portion of the trip, feet were not wet once. I did slip a pretty stiff insole in them for the heavier trips.

    Love these boots

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 12
    • Height: 6'2"
    • Weight: 250lbs

    I've had my eye on this boot for a long time. I finally committed and bought them. I love them! I bought these for an everyday fall/winter boot. They are very comfortable and fit perfectly. They have just the right amount of extra room for a good wool sock. I order the Wool/black color and it looks really nice with everything. I haven't take them hiking yet, but would expect them to be great. The only fault i have found with them so far are the laces. They wore out fairly quickly. I just bought some new laces for them. Great boot!

    Very stiff out of the box

    • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 14
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 200lbs

    This is an early review as I have only worn the shoes once. Compared to the Merrell MOAB and Salomon Quad I have recently bought as well they are stiff and uncomfortable. They are not broken in so I'm hopeful they will loosen up with wear but out of the box, they are not as comfortable as either the Merrell or Salomon.

    Top notch!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size

    I've had these boots for about 8 years and I couldn't recommend anything better. They've been on every hiking, backpacking and canoe trip and never let me down. These things are joke! I FINALLY had to put a bit of shoe-goo on them and they still look good enough to wear out and about. I own 3 other pairs of Asolo's for work and other activities, too. As others have mentioned, they do have a bit longer break-in period, but I can assure you it's worth it. So many miles and memories I'll actually be sad when these die. Then again, I'll just get another pair, hit the trails and be smiling in no time!

    Top notch!

    Super Boot!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 180lbs

    This is my third pair of these beasts! This is the only hiking boot I have ever completely worn the sole out before the upper was destroyed. Very tough boot. However, the break is a touch longer than I like, but once that's done, they are bullit proof!

    Best boot ever!

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 9
    • Height: 5'10"
    • Weight: 180lbs

    Purchased at REI. They are great with finding the right boot and size for you. Highly recommended. I bought mine in 2008 and used them for hiking with the Boy Scouts. Multiple trips to Philmont (65 & 85 mile treks) with 50-lb packs, plus no less than 50 hikes (5-40 miles each) in Southern California and Sierra Nevada several climbing and bouldering trips. Very good traction, extremely long tread life, brutally durable materials, waterproof, comfortable, breathable, stable ankle support in all conditions, great arch support out of the box. No stitching or construction issues that others have reported. I am still using the original laces. You may notice a small slice in the left boot just below the laces...I sliced it on a sharp rock in 2010 and could not repair/patch the slice due to where we were, but it never grew, so I left it alone. Amazing materials and a fantastic boot...I cannot say enough good things about it. I was a bit apprehensive to get these based on the cost, but never looked back after experiencing their value. I included a pic from 2015 up at San Jacinto...the Fugitives are on the right. After 7 years and hundreds of miles, they never let me down. I still have them (10 years old now) and plan to resole them this year. ALSO, I NEVER GOT A BLISTER DURING ALL MY MILES OF HIKING - EVER and I attribute this to this wonderful boot, sock liners, and high quality hiking socks. If you're on the fence regarding this purchase...JUST DO IT! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    Best boot ever!

    "I'm liking the ASOLO boot"...

    • Familiarity: I gave it as a gift but have feedback to share
    • Fit: True to size

    Feedback from another rad customer of mine: "I have about 20 miles on them now, light duty and they are beginning to soften up. They are a bit stiff out of the box by nothing too bad. I’ve not water tested them but have been in several inches of snow and no leaks so far. They also seems a bit warmer than my Salomon quests, not much but warmer."

    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!


    • 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.

    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)

    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! (
    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!) 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:

    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.