Ryanwrote a review of Asolo Power Matic 200 GV Backpacking Boot - Wide - Men's on July 16, 2017
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!