The Men's Flame GTX Hiking Boot by Asolo uses a blend of water-resistant suede and high-tenacity nylon to withstand all the abuses of a season in the backcountry. If any moisture manages to get through the tough exterior, it's stopped cold by the waterproof breathable Gore-Tex insert. Asolo used a Matrix sole with Active Heel Support to make the Flame GTX Hiking Boot a solid choice when you have to carry a lot of gear or travel on rough terrain.
Ideal for longer day hikes or extended backpacking trips, the Asolo Flame GTX backpacking boot offers support and protection on varied terrain. Leather construction and a full GORE-TEX bootie provide reliable waterproof/breathable performance while high tenacity nylon offers a comfortable fit with an easier break-in period.
The men's Asolo Flame GTX Boot is a lightweight, backpacking/hiking boot which offers support, comfort and amazing grip. Grab these gems for your next 3 season hike.
The Asolo Flame GTX Men's Boot is a GoreTex Boot designed for comfort and durability capable of diverse terrain and climates. The GoreTex liner makes this boot durably waterproof, and breathable for people who need moderate insulation from the elements.
These lightweight, three-season Asolo Flame GTX hiking boots offer support, shock absorption and grip so you can focus on the beautiful scenery and not on your feet.
|Anatomic Footbed:||Lite 2|
|Average footwear weight (pair):||2 lbs. 13 oz.|
|Circumference:||13 1⁄2 in|
|Country Of Origin:||Eastern Europe|
|Fit:||Best for Medium Width Feet|
|Insole:||Lite 2 Anatomic Footbed|
|Item Weight:||2 lbs 14 oz; 1280 g (per pair)|
|Last:||Asoflex 400 gold|
|Lasting Board:||Asoflex 400 gold|
|Liner:||Gore-Tex Performance comfort footwear|
|Lining:||Gore-Tex performance comfort footwear|
|Material:||Water-resistant suede, Gore-Tex|
|Midsole:||EVA Rubber with Asoflex 400 Gold Lasting Board|
|Number of Eyelets:||Seven - Full Metal|
|Outsole:||Matrix with Active Heel Support|
|Shaft:||6 1⁄2 in|
|Sole:||Matrix (rubber-eva) + Active Heel Support|
|Toe Protection:||Rubber Rand|
|Type:||Waterproof Midweight Backpacking Boot|
|Upper:||Water resistant suede 1,6-1,8 mm + high tenacity nylon|
|Upper Material:||Water Resistant Suede 1.6-1.8mm and High tenacity Nylon/GORE-TEX|
|Weight:||1 lb 7 oz / 640 g (Single Boot)|
|Asolo Flame GTX MW||$235.00|
It turns out Coromandel Peak is a real thing, not just a random ledge, in the sense that Kiwi's from all over New Zealand hike Mt. Roy in the summer to take wedding photos on the peak. Google image search it. It is breathtaking.
That said, many generally advise against visiting the actual peak in the winter, as snow piles onto it and the ledge walking out is SLIM. My buddies and I knew none of this.
I strapped on these Asolo boots in the morning and we blazed a trail up, hitting Coromandel Peak midday without realizing it was anything special. It looked like a promising spot for photography so we ambled out. These boots have FANTASTIC tread and the GORE-TEX inserts kept out snowmelt from about 2 ft. of snow we slogged through. The toe-box was reinforced enough that kicking through high drifts wasn't an issue at all. I walked out to the peak without the slightest difficulty, with toasty warm, grippy, comfortable feet. It was only afterwards, comparing our photos to those online, that we realized where we had stumbled onto! How many times do you get to hike up to one of the best wedding-photo spots in the world, without realizing it?!
I'm not one for really high boots, and thought the cut of this one, coming above the ankle but not digging into my upper shin, was perfect. The sole kept me from noticing the rocky terrain below, and was surprisingly well-padded. The GORE-TEX insert kept my feet both dry, and comfortably warm, throughout the hike up. The final peak is only a little over 5,000ft (1,578m) up, but in the winter, this can get snowy, iced, and COLD. These boots were great - I never slid, never grew cold, and felt comfortable and stable throughout. Thanks Asolo, thanks Gore.
The boots fit true to size, I am a fairly average slightly-below-size 9 mens, and the 9's fit comfortably with a medium-thick sock.
I was previously in the military, and was always on the search for the best boots available because of the copious amount of time I spent on my feet. I opted to but Asolo boots because they are so incredibly popular among the military (those of us who could wear non regulation boots). I used these boots for the better part of a 12 month deployment in Afghanistan. I love everything about these boots. They had a very short break in period, if any break in period at all. Two years later the boots feel like an extension of my feet. They can be slightly warm when walking around in the middle of the desert. The sole has worn down significantly. Of course I can't imagine how many miles I have logged in them. I would recommend these boots to anyone who needs a boot that offers great support, and durability, with minimal break in time.
I bought these for a lighter hiking boot and having been in 3 pairs of 520's they had some "Big shoes to fill". Lightweight they certainly are but I hardly believed they were gore tex as I got soaked my 3rd trip out in them. They could be improved with a Vibram sole because after one season, the sole is Gone! I have had 520's go 5 years before they look like my flames do after one. I will certainly look into a Vibram resole. As for the gore tex leaking I didn't get far in trying to warranty them :(
I got these to replace my ten year old Vasques that were cracked and leaky. These lasted about five years of moderate use; the soles are worn nearly flat, the lace eyes are pulling out in a couple places, and the toe rubber has fallen off of both boots. On the up-side, there was minimal break-in, and they stayed laced tight through stiff downhills with heavy loads. I won't be replacing these with another pair; partly because I expected better life-span from a boot in this price range, but mostly because they just weren't quite right for my feet.