TPS 520 GV Evo Backpacking Boot
Serious backpacking trips call for serious footwear. Luckily for you, the Asolo Men's TPS 520 GV Evo Backpacking Boot takes on long distances and heavy loads with ease. If the weather turns nasty, you can count on the waterproof, breathable Gore-Tex insert to keep your foot dry every step of the way. A durable, full-grain leather upper ensures maximum durability. The Asolo/Vibram rubber outsole offers highly technical performance by incorporating three shock absorbers that correspond with the areas of the foot that receive the highest impact during activity. The balance of the outsole has self-cleaning lugs designed for optimum performance and traction on varying terrain.
- Backpacking boot that offers superior performance on technical terrain
- Full-grain leather upper offers durability for long use
- Gore-Tex membrane ensures your feet will stay dry
- Triple Power Structure Evo Asolo/Vibram rubber outsole
- Lace closure provides a personalized, secure fit
- Item #ASO001V
What do you think about this product?
February 2, 2020
Warranty is a Joke
My liner is coming apart and I don't even use these boots to hike. They boast how great there warranty is while your reading the letter they sent you denying your claim........oh btw everything is a result of Normal Wear and Tear! Don't waste you time and money they don't care!!! https://www.bbb.org/us/nh/lebanon/profile/sporting-goods-retail/asolo-usa-inc-0051-92033916/complaints
January 18, 2020
I gave those boots one star just because I can not give them less than that and be able to write it. I do agree with others that those boots are comfortable. ..but ... Asolo used some type of crap for the mid-sole. According to Asolo it is perfectly normal that boots will fall apart just with time. I used my just a few times. Those are not sneakers we use every day. They were kept in carton in the closed and look what is left of them. They just fall apart. the whole sole disintegrated. Asolo sent me information about people who can repair them but it is not worth it. I would have to pay FROM $75 UP. Basically i was left with a peace of shit. I will just put them in the garbage and never, ever buy anything from Asolo again. I also wander why Backcountry.comm still sell those boots if there is more people like me, who paid a lot of money and have nothing.
November 17, 2019
For my first Asolos I paid $125 and they lasted me 15 years. Loved them. Finally the soles cracked so I bought this pair for $225. After two years, coming down from Mt Marcy in NY State, the soles started coming off. I was shocked! I got home, used some strong glue and short sheet rock screws. Yes, sheet rock screws to keep the soles on. Lasted another two years and now the middle rubber between the soles and the leather has rotted off. Nothing to glue the sole to now. I will NEVER buy Asolo again. I see the price might have gone down now, but two years ago the price for these was $300 at EMS. What a let down...
September 21, 2019
Asolo 520 sole delamination
Total delamination in the high country! Trip over!
May 18, 2019
Still best ever...
This is my sixth pair of Asolo boots. I maintain hiking trails so they see regular very rugged service in largely volcanic rock and soils. I have never ever had tread / sole / lamination or rot issues. I am a true size 8 1/2 and have never had fit issues, the boots do not run small (maybe some feet run large?). No or very little break in is necessary. Highly recommended. Steve email@example.com
March 16, 2019
Worst quality boots I ever owned
Do not buy these boots. I bought these boots a year ago and the sole rotted off. I don't wear them that often, only on weekends. When I reached out to the company they were very unhelpful and told me that the boots soles only have a 5 year life. This is the email: Thank you for contacting Asolo-USA. It’s tough to be certain without seeing images, but it sounds like the polyurethane midsoles may have started to dry rot on your boots. Sole Units will degrade if your footwear is used only occasionally and is stored for long periods of time. Sole units degrade faster than if the footwear is worn regularly. Footwear that is stored, and not used, either by a consumer or retailer, will tend to shorten the life of the product. Hydrolysis is a normal material aging process that occurs in all footwear with a cushioned PU midsole independent of the manufacturer. The process also occurs in automobile tires, ski boots, helmets and does not represent lower quality or even a quality issue in materials or workmanship. The natural decomposition of polyurethane is not specific to Asolo and will affect any modern-era hiking boots where PU is used in the construction of the mid-sole. Product duration varies according to the type of boot, the methods of use/care and maintenance. It is not possible to give a precise expiry date. However, it is recommended to resole or replace boots that are stored under normal conditions (temperature, relative humidity) after five years from the date of manufacture.
August 29, 2018
I work as a field forester and am currently on my second pair of these boots. The first pair was purchased in 2012 and I bought the second pair in 2016. The first pair is still in use ( albeit with not much sole left and seams coming undone) and the second pair is nicely broken in and earning their keep. These boots are plenty supportive while being flexible and comfortable once properly broken in. Water resistance is awesome, even in my worn out 520's I have no leaks if I am working in the rain or shallow water crossings. In both pairs are Superfeet insoles- these are the best I have used. From my experience, the key to survival of any leather product is proper care. I use Obenauf's Heavy Duty LP and it works great. Aside from my White's, these are easily the best pair of boots I have had. We shall see how the "Evo" version of this boot holds up, but the original version has held up great. You cant go wrong with the TPS 520.
July 13, 2018
Worst boots ever! Horrible quality!
These are the worst hiking boots Iâve ever had. I bought them 6 months ago and have put less than 100 miles on them (which is nothing in my line of work). The soles have already completely delaminated and rotted away to the point where I can fit my entire hand between the sole and the boot. After contacting Asolo, they told me that the boots were no longer under warranty (which is a 2 year warranty) and that the soles were delaminating âdue to their age.â In addition, they would do a one-time repair at my expense, plus shipping AND a cleaning fee. I will never buy Asolo boots again. They are terrible quality, they do NOT stand behind their products, and they do NOT value about their customers or their service.
December 20, 2018
This seems to be an ongoing problem with Asolo's. I had a pair back in the late 90's a loved them. Switched to Vasque for a few years. But in Oct 2019 I bought a pair of Asolo's from my local store. They lasted one 7 mile hike. The mid sole of both boots started to fail near the toe. I'm very disappointed and reading other reviews, this is not uncommon across all models. The uppers are just as comfortable as I remember, but the mid soles have problems. It's really sad for the brand.
December 29, 2018
Can confirm what Brandon S. is saying. I have a pair of Fugitive GTX that just aren't that old but the midsole near the toes is rotting away. I miss the Asolo of old. Last pair lasted 16 years of regular use and still had life in them. I only got rid of them because there was a perma-stink I could not eradicate. I now have a pair of Zamberlins that have been very sturdy and I believe will hold up quite well. Time will tell, but they may become my new go-to brand for outdoor footwear.
March 10, 2019
I have the same boots. Had the same problem.
May 12, 2019
Rachel B the boots in your photo have a different sole than BC's official photo above. I'm wondering if your boots were made before Asolo redesigned the sole
March 18, 2018
Tough, Supportive, and Comfortable
I've had my boots for two years now and have put quite a few miles on them, from dirt and mud to loose gravel and shale and large rocks. They took a few weeks to break-in, and I changed out the insoles, but I love them now. They seem bomb-proof and will handle anything you throw at them. Easy to put on and take off. I particularly lovr the ankle support, which has saved me from rolling an ankle many times. I have a bum ankle from an old injury, but feel very safe in these. I'm usually a size 12 in shoes and boots and that's what I bought in these. I have a wider foot, but the regular width are fine. I wear them with a Darn Tough wool socks, and they are snug, but very comfortable. The Goretex liner keeps them waterproof but not hot in dry, hot weather. I live in LA and have never had a problem with hot feet, and I generally sweat a lot. I think they look amazing, too. I maintain them with Nikwax cleaner and conditioner and they look almost new, even with some scuffs on the toes. I have had to replace the laces, but that was due to having a kitten in the house. One issue you will read about is sole delamination. These are the newer Evo model, which have resigned soles. From what I've read, Asolo has greatly improved the delamination issue, which is good because these are not cheap! I would still be careful about not storing them in a hot trunk, and stay away from leather conditioners like Obenafs, etc. Nikwax is the way to go. I've read that the delam problem is a lot better now, but I guess nothing is perfect and it could still happen. I'm not worried. After two years, I'm very happy with the boots and would buy another pair when and if I wear these out. Great boots!
May 21, 2017
Are you expecting to get a size 10.5 Medium Men's Asolo TPS 520 GV EVO?