Gear Review



Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: FUGITIVE GTX

Manufacturer: ASOLO

Your Opinion: 
 - 3 Votes


Page By: Dow Williams

Created/Edited: May 25, 2005 / May 25, 2005

Object ID: 10014

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An ideal choice for light hikers and trekkers who demand lightweight and comfort. This line is available in both men's and women's styles. These shoes have a particular look and a snappy design.

They are structured with our innovative footbed - Duo Asoflex. Every single component and material has been carefully evaluated and tested as part of our continued search for something new in terms of quality, reliability and innovation.

Upper mm 1,6-1,8 water resistant suede + Cordura

Inner lining GORE-TEX®

Sole Asolo Syncro rubber-PU

Fit MM - ML

Size Men (6-13,5 UK) Women (3,5-9,5 UK)

Weight gr. 690 (1/2 pair size 8)


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Dow WilliamsUntitled Review

Voted 5/5

Outstanding Boot. I wear hiking boots on many Alpine and trad objectives. My average summit includes over 4000' daily gain. I wore Salmon ADV series for many years, but they changed the format, thus, I was in search of a new boot and tried the Asolo FSN 95 and they are decent for smaller days, but these Fugitives are for the real work. Narrow form is good for edging, gives good sensation on rock (not contragrip, but good rubber), it's rand and ankle structure take the beating I give them on descent., have a well defined snug lace system, not locking, but works as good. I was surprised how much more waterproof out of the box these appear to be vs the Salomon I used for so long. The tongue fits close and tight keeping debris out. I will be checking out Asolo from now on for mountaineering boots as well. Cheers!
Posted May 25, 2005 10:05 pm

calijetfxrUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

Excellent boot with minor hardwear problem. The break in period on this boot is mearly the few minutes that you wear them around in the store as you try them on. I have worn these boots wit ha load of up to 60 lbs on a 16 day trek across Tibet with terrain ranging from loose scree to thigh deep snow. They remained waterproof and I didn't experience even the slightest of hotspots. The hardwear problem I mentioned is with the lace hardwear. The metal eyelets tend to rub on the laces causing them to break. This has happened to me three times over the last six months I have owned these boots. Keep an eye on the laces and you will have many comfortable climbs in these boots.
Posted Oct 30, 2005 2:27 am

Mike NUntitled Review

Voted 4/5

Phenomenal boot. Light relative to other similar boots. You stay dry crossing streams and the sturdy toe box keeps you from banging your toes into roots and rocks. I can even climb 5.6 slab in these boots with their great sole.

On the down side, like all Goretex shoes your feet will sweat. Also, if you have narrow feet they seem to fit a little loose. Adding an insole definitely helps.
Posted Nov 16, 2005 1:34 pm

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