Backpacker Magazine – July/August 2013
Tackle rugged peaks, haul mighty loads, and thrash through the backcountry. These seven boots will support and protect you through it all.
by: Dan Larson
I am in total agreement regarding the Asolo 520's. I, too, have never had a blister while putting many miles on them in the Sierra Nevada's and Yosemite areas while carrying a full backpack. The Asolo's are incredibly comfortable and should be included as one of the top boots in this cagegory.
I have always been a fan of Asolo Boots. For me they have a perfect fit and long lasting materials. Right now I am still trying to wear out a pair of Asolo Fugitive GTX, which is a bit light for the category here, but which I have used in the same function as boots from this category--and still they performed!! I agree with Mike from above, Asolo should have been on this list!
I've worn Asolo 520's in this class for many years as has my wife and a good friend. Pretty amazing boots. Never had a blister ... none of us ... they're warm, tough, and my all-time favorite.
Nothing against the boots above but put the 520's on your list if you're looking.
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