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  • ASOLO Men's Fugitive GTX Hiking Boots, Wool/Black

    Who says hiking boots can't look sharp and stylin'? The Asolo Fugitive GTX Boots are good-looking, waterproof high-tops designed for aggressive day hikes and light backpacking trips.

    Features/Benefits:

    • Suede leather and Cordura nylon upper is treated with Teflon
    • Gore-Tex membrane repels rain while preventing interior moisture buildup
    • High-cut construction for good support around the ankle
    • Rubber toe rand protects the boot's front from abrasions
    • Anatomic footbed adds cushion and support
    • Duo Asoflex midsole: 2 materials for proper support and shock absorption
    • Asolo Syncro rubber outsole

    Country of Origin: Imported

  • ASOLO Men's Fugitive GTX Hiking Boots, Wool/Black

    Outsole Rubber
    Shank TPU
    Upper Suede leather & Cordura nylon
    Midsole Duo Asoflex
    Waterproof Yes
    Avg. Weight (pair) 3 lb. 1 oz.

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SmartwoolASOLO Men's Fugitive GTX Hiking Boots, Wool/Black
 
3.9

(based on 80 reviews)

75%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Great traction (61)
  • Comfortable (57)
  • Durable (43)
  • Good size/fit (34)
  • Lightweight (31)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (6)
  • Poor traction (5)
  • Sole wears out quickly (5)
  • Wears out quickly (4)
  • Wears easily (3)

Best Uses

  • Everyday (22)
  • Hiking (20)
  • Day hikes (17)
  • Backcountry (13)
  • Climbing (12)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      98% 

      (53 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      89% 

      (41 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Comfort:
    • Breathable (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid adventurer (32), Casual/ recreational (23), Environmentalist (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24), Yes (3)

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(10 of 10 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Excited at first...then disappointed

By Tony H

from Monson, MA

About Me Recreational to Adventure

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Great Traction
  • Lightweight

Cons

  • Cant stand heavy use
  • Lack of support
  • Uncomfortable
  • Wears Out Quickly

Best Uses

  • Light Hiking

Comments about Smartwool ASOLO Men's Fugitive GTX Hiking Boots, Wool/Black:

I was really excited to get these. I didn't know they had a wide version but if i did i would have gotten a set at the time. That aside i went against my friends suggestion of the Asolo TPS520s because i figured Id be okay with hiking boots.
At first they were a bit tight but they did get more comfortable especially with good socks. The boots have good treads and waterproof-ness.

Now to my gripes. These boots never seemed able to get tight back to secure my ablee back. This made it so my foot would slide forward on decent which the gets annoying...and you can't fix it by just tightening the laces.

Now to my main gripe... they don't last long without needing repair. I've only hiked with these about a dozen times with only two of these hikes being over 5 miles. Now the rubber in front of the toes is coming apart from the boot...on both boots. This is very disappointing because I had such high expectations.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Width:
  • Feels too narrow
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

I love these boots

By Don't have one

from NJ

About Me Avid hikerbackpacker

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Dries Quickly
  • Durable
  • Easy On/Off
  • Great Traction
  • Multi-Use
  • Secure Fit

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Backpacking
    • Day Hiking

    Comments about Smartwool ASOLO Men's Fugitive GTX Hiking Boots, Wool/Black:

    The first day I wore these boots I risked a 10 mile hike on a NJ section of the AT. Even I thought that this would be risky, however, my feet were great at the end of the hike, no hot spots or blisters. I was concerned about the possibility of sole separation since I had heard about this from other reviewers, however, after almost 2 years of hard use this never happened. My one complaint is that they were never satisfactorily waterproof. EMS changed them out for me despite their well used condition. I can't overstate how important a good fit is. What is good for one may not be good for another. I just hiked 9 miles on Bearfort Ridge. Rocky, difficult, scrambling. No problem on the first time using the new pair.

    (4 of 15 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Try keeping them tied

    By Woody

    from New Hampshire

    About Me Casual/Recreational

    Pros

    • Dries Quickly
    • Great Traction
    • Secure Fit

    Cons

    • Can't keep the laces tied

    Best Uses

    • Climbing

    Comments about Smartwool ASOLO Men's Fugitive GTX Hiking Boots, Wool/Black:

    Nice boot. Minimal break in period, comfortable and look great. I get a lot of comments on them. My only grip is that the laces come untied all the time. And not under heavy use, just walking around in them. They are a great boot but your stopping every 15 min. to tie them. I'm told its because of the round laces and other people have told me they have the same problem with other boots with round laces. It does help to double knot them but for [$] they should stay tied.

    (3 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    1.0

    Boot definetely not for me

    By Spindragger

    from Athol, MA

    About Me White Mt Day hiker

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Mountain Hiking

    Cons

    • Hard on feet
    • Premature wear
    • Tough Break in

    Best Uses

    • Ankle support
    • Grips to rocks well

    Comments about Smartwool ASOLO Men's Fugitive GTX Hiking Boots, Wool/Black:

    Very tough break in. After boots broken in, I limped after every hike, without fail. My hiking buddy swears by these boots, just not for me. Maybe a pair of insoles would help. Would never purchase again.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    " I live in boots"

    By Yaz

    from Clarksburg,West Virginia

    About Me Environmentalist, Professional

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy On/Off
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Wears Easily

    Best Uses

    • Everyday/Practical Use

    Comments about Smartwool ASOLO Men's Fugitive GTX Hiking Boots, Wool/Black:

    I am a Professional Land Surveyor who works outside every day and lives in boots. The Asolos are light, comfy and warm. The fabric portion of the boot is NOT very durable. After only one short hike in the woods, a found two holes in the fabric. Ive had other fabric/leather boots with Cordura fabric that have held up for years.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    I have bought this product again & again

    By John Bob

    from Amherst, NH

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Pros

    • Ankle Support
    • Comfortable
    • Dries Quickly
    • Durable
    • Great Traction
    • Lightweight
    • Secure Fit

    Cons

    • NA

    Best Uses

    • Climbing
    • Everyday Use

    Comments about Smartwool ASOLO Men's Fugitive GTX Hiking Boots, Wool/Black:

    Best BooT In The World!

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Worst hiking boot ever owned

    By Spindragger

    from North Central Mass

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Great Traction
    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • Climbing

    Comments about Smartwool ASOLO Men's Fugitive GTX Hiking Boots, Wool/Black:

    I was looking for a stiff backpacking 3 season boot. They are that and more. The break in period was horrific. I am very used to hiking in leather boots and thought these would break easier. I have owned these for 6 months now and always the next hike would be better as I may have to get used to them. After a day of climbing in them I am left limping. Hate these boots. My hiking buddy owns a pair and swears by them though. I thought about using some some superfeet insoles but with winter approaching, I need to find a good pair of leathers. Hope to find a better pair of 3 season boots in the spring.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (2 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    Not so good for me

    By Hiking Jim

    from Boston, MA

    Pros

    • Lightweight

    Cons

    • Poor Traction
    • Uncomfortable

    Best Uses

    • Easy hiking

    Comments about Smartwool ASOLO Men's Fugitive GTX Hiking Boots, Wool/Black:

    I got these shoes on Saturday, did a moderate 6 mile hike on Sunday, and returned them on Monday. They are comfortable are first but didn't fit well at all while on the trail. Far too much wiggle room in the toe area leads to discomfort and blisters. They lacked the grip that good Virbram soles have. At least they come on and off easy.

    This would be a fine boot for those staying on flat, dry land. But these ain't serious hiking boots. To EMS's credit, the store was helpful and took them back without question.

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Awesome boots

    By J.A.R.

    from White Mountains, NH

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Dries Quickly
    • Durable
    • Great Traction
    • Secure Fit

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Hiking

      Comments about Smartwool ASOLO Men's Fugitive GTX Hiking Boots, Wool/Black:

      My older bro bought me these for my 16th birthday. He is an awesome hiker and he owns a pair of Asolo TP520GV. I have gone hiking, backpacking and camping with him many times here in the White Mountains and these boots have never given me any problems. We have done many 4000 footers in these boots. They have always fit well and comfortable on the trail and even good to wear in camp at night. When we have had to cross rivers they don't get any water in them.I also wear these boots when not on trail on normal days. We are doing an 8 day backpacking trip next summer here in the Whites and know that these boots will do great. I have had these for almost 2 years now and they still look and feel as good as when I first got them. Love these boots. Very recomended boot.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Solid Performer

      By BigBlock

      from Upstate NY

      About Me Casual/Recreational

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Great Traction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backpacking
        • Hiking

        Comments about Smartwool ASOLO Men's Fugitive GTX Hiking Boots, Wool/Black:

        I've owned these shoes for about 5 years. I probably average about 50 miles a year on these, mainly from hiking and walking around the neighborhood with my daughter in the backpack carrier. I also use these for short treks through the snow in winter and hunting in the fall. I've had no issues at all with these boots. They are a slightly stiffer in the sole than other boots I've owned, however I learned to appreciate this during a backpacking trip in the Adirondacks. There had been a good amount of rain and the trails turned into flowing streams that forced us to do a lot of rock hopping. The solid foundation on these boots distributed the point loads from the rocks, took the abuse for multiple days with 35lbs on my back, and amazingly kept my feet dry. These really shine on rockier terrain in terms of grip and support.
        As other reviewers have mentioned, the fit is key. These shoes did take a bit of break in, but fit me great. I've had other hiking boots that really impacted my achilles and put me out of commission for a couple weeks. I have not have any issues like that with the Asolo's.
        Only downside I've found was the laces do untie easily, but I'm due up to replace them so that annoyance will be gone.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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