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Asolo Power Matic 200 GV Backpacking Boot - Wide - Men's

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    The power you need for hard trips.

    Take on longer trails, rugged terrain, and wet trips with the Men's Wide Power Matic 200 GV Backpacking Boot by Asolo. Gore-Tex Performance Comfort tunes Gore-Tex's guaranteed waterproof breathable protection to the highly active hiker in moderate conditions, and the classic full-grain leather upper ensures long-lasting durability. Asolo's Lite 2 footbed gives your foot a cushy landing at each step. The Power Matic midsole combines three different PU densities to maximize stability, reduce shock, and decrease fatigue. Vibram's rubber sole ensures reliable traction on a variety of surfaces.

    • Gore-Tex Performance Comfort membrane
    • Full-Grain leather upper
    • Lite 2 footbed
    • Power Matic midsole
    • Vibram sole
    • Item #ASO000O

    Tech Specs

    Upper Material
    full-grain leather
    Waterproofing
    Gore-Tex Performance Comfort
    Closure
    lace
    Last
    Asoflex 00 MR
    Footbed
    Lite 2
    Midsole
    Power Matic
    Sole
    Vibram
    Claimed Weight
    [single, 8.5] 1 lb 11.7 oz
    Recommended Use
    backpacking
    Manufacturer Warranty
    2 years

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    Great boot for all of the mountain

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
    • Fit: True to size
    • Size Bought: 12 wide
    • Height: 6'1"
    • Weight: 225lbs

    Love these boots. Over the years I've been through every kind of boot they make, multiple synthetic and natural leather boots from all the major brands. These Asolo Power Matics have been the best in comfort, stability and ruggedness.



    For context, I am a wildlife biologist and have spent most of my career (nearly 20 years at this point) in the US and Canadian Rockies and for the past 6 years throughout mountain chains of China and Central Asia. My work on snow leopards has me in some of the most remote, rugged and harshest mountain landscapes I've ever seen. A typical day in the field means ascending and descending 1000s of ft. of elevation through scree fields, rocky slopes and scrambling up and over boulders and barren cliffs. Depending on the season, getting from point A to B may also include kick-stepping up steep snowy slopes, traversing glacial ice and crossing frozen rivers. Most recently, in May of 2017 I led a 2 month expedition in far northern Myanmar. There, in the eastern edge of the Himalayan range, dense vegetation amidst constant rain and sleet made for treacherous ascents.



    Through it all, for the past 3 years, my Asolo Power Matics have been amazing. They've held up against everything I've put them through. Secure and stable. Easy to attach crampons. They're versatile. You need to recondition with waterproofing wax from time to time (depending on how much you're busting through rocks, gravel and abrasive terrain), but if you give them a modest amount of love, they'll give it back many times over.



    I'm 6'1, 225 lbs and I brutalize my boots, but these have not brutalized me in return. When I first received them I did about a half dozen 1-2 hour hikes up and down some decent slopes around my home town (Missoula, MT). There were definitely some hot spots around the upper heel for those first several hikes, but after this modest amount of breaking in, I have had no blister issues in the field.



    After three years of carrying me through my work adventures (and hiking, hunting, backpacking through Montana), the last journey in Myanmar was their swan song. The body of the boot is still in great shape, with the stitching and glued seams all appearing fully functional and tight. Instead, the tread itself has worn to the point that, for my uses, it's time to replace. I'm hoping to find a good deal and get another pair of Power Matics because after 20 years of trying everything, I have no desire, and no need, to try anything else!

    Great boot for all of the mountain

    Pretty Awesome Boot... One Reservation..

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

    These boots are pretty sweet. I bought them prior to the start of a season with the Forest Service, and so far, they've met some brutal challenges. I've probably put ~100+ miles on them so far. Not a ton, but those have been some tough miles. Lots of labor throughout, and lots of non-hiking related abuse on the boots.

    Comfortability wise, I love these boots. Great support. I love the lace system with those little rollers. I've never had a boot with a more snug fit, equally distributed across all of the lace loops.

    The waterproofing on these boots is also unreal. I've buried these babies in mud and water and haven't felt a drop. Sure, gaters have helped on some of the most wet days, but the boots have done great with or without.

    My one complaint... One reservation... The sole is coming away at the toe the slightest little bit. In fact, I noticed a tiny gap forming after just two weeks of wear. I filled the gap with superglue and continued on. Now, though, after ~1.5 months of continued daily use, the little gap is returning. Sole adhesion issues are pretty dang damning for a boot.. Hoping that a bit more TLC will hold them together. Considering contacting Asolo, though, just to make them aware of the issue and seek out a bit of advice.

    Overall, sweet boot! Just watch out for premature sole gaps!

    Great boots

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

    Just retired the pair after 4 years. I work in the woods 500 hours per year and these boots tackled torrential rain, heavy logging slash, long dirt road walks, 100 degree temperatures and 100% slopes perfectly. The leather uppers are still in their infancy but the soles are worn flat. I broke an eylet last year and had a new one punched. I'm buying a new pair right now.

    Grey EVA/PU crumbled in Sole

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

    Ok so I have stomped in mine for 8 years since 06. Blistered a few times due to super long miles and heavy (skis/boots and overnight gear) so the leather was well worn. I am chaffed that the PU Grey midsole foam has turned to a dry rot. like powder, while the treds have a 100 miles and the leather uppers have 100's of miles to go. I wanted to get more out of them. I had the wide version and did not buy them at backcountry.





    If I had known the gimmicky grey PU or EVA midsole would turn to crumbly powder and cause my sole to delam hiking (or in my backyard) I would have went with another boot. Wish more boots were resoleable. Unfortunately my midsoles rotted apart and delamed the treads several hundred meters above Zermatt in August. Bad timing.



    Probably expecting too much of value these days when most things are built to fail. But with a full grain leather upper that still has lots of life and tread that still bite and stick, I am disappointed with what is a material failure of the gimmicky Grey foam PU or EVA midsole that you can see as little grey wedges when looking at the tread from the side. If the sole hadn't rotted out from the inside, they would still be my go to heavy backpacker hiker despite the occasional loss of flesh.



    They probably were never heavy duty enough so maybe it is a blessing.



    I always end up with heavy packs so maybe a heavier duty backpack or summer weight mountaineering boot will suit my short legged heavy footed 210 lbs better.

    Unanswered Question

    How wide is wide and when will you be getting size 9.5 in the Asolo Power Matic 200 GV?