Asolo 530


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Posted by Dave Kroman on March 04, 1998:

Boot Type: Midweight Backpacking Boots
Make and Model: Asolo 530
Approximate Weight: 2 lbs. 12oz?
Review: When I decided to take up day hiking seriously, I tried out
many hiking boots: Raichle, Vasque, Danner, etc. But none
felt as good as the Asolo 530's I bought. These were
the only pair of hiking boots that I have ever owned that
were comfortable right out of the box -- I didn't need to
break them in. The same observation was later made by
one of Backpacker Magazines testers in a review article on boots.
While they aren't Gore-Tex, they are full-grain leather and very
waterproof. Nikwax will further enhance it. Alas,
this model has been discontinued since I bought it; however, it
has been replaced by the non-Gore-Tex Asolo 535, and the
Gore-Tex model Asolo 520GTX. If these two models are anything
like the 530, they're a great deal. And the price is right:
About $175 new, I found a pair at the North Face Outlet for $60.00 new.




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