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Asolo Fugitive GTX Hiking Boot Review

The Asolo Fugitive GTX hiking boot is one of the toughest and most comfortable. I've used them in all conditions, from desert, to mud, to snow, and they are bomb-proof. Here's why you should get a pair.

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STOP LOOKING! By far best boot made. – Amazon Reviewer

Getting Started With the Asolo Fugitive GTX

The Asolo Fugitive GTX has a great feel on your feet. The boot has a roomy interior with a big toe box – no blisters! I’ve worn thin and thick socks without any problem. That makes them good for cold and and hot conditions.

Unlike some leather hiking boots I’ve had, I didn’t need to break these boots in. They just work out of the box. Just a heads up though, the footbed in this hiking boot is totally flat. If you like something molded to your foot, use an insole. There’s plenty of room in the boot for an insole.

The tread on the Asolo Fugitive GTX was a little slippery at first. After a few hours of wear, whatever was causing the problem wore off and it was all good.

Expect to get some compliments on the trail as well, people seem to dig them.

asolo fugitive gtx for men
They have a distinctive look that feels modern and unique.

Asolo Fugitive GTX on the Trail

I’ve hiked all over the world in the Asolo Fugitive GTX, from desert, to rocky cliff trails, to thick, thick, annoying rain forest mud. You can pretty much bomb through anything like a tank with these hiking boots. They have Gore-Tex to keep your feet dry. The toe is reinforced as well.

asolo fugitive gtx lounging on cliff
Walking over sharp rocks is never fun. These boots make it easy – you don’t feel the rocks. These are my feet resting after a long, rocky hike on the coast of Wales.

Because this boot is so bomb-proof, you loose the feel of the trail. When the conditions are bad, this is a good thing. Otherwise I hike with a boot that’s more agile.

I’ve been in the militay for almost 13 years now, and I’m currently in Afghanistan for the third time. I have no idea how I have made it this long without a pair of boots like these. – Amazon Reviewer

I’ve had good traction in wet and slippery conditions. When I first got these hiking boots, they were a bit slippery on wet rocks, etc, but this went away after the first hike or two. Hiking with the Asolo meant I could forget about my feet and traction, and focus on other things.

They have just enough ankle support without feeling constricting. I’ve used them with heavy packs on multi-day trips without a problem. No rolled ankles.

solo fugitive gtx for women
The women’s version is the Asolo Fission GV.

An Update on My Hiking Boots

My first pair of these hiking boots finally died after 8 years of use, thousands of miles, and probably a good dose of neglect by be. The sole started coming off of the toe. The tread had some wear, but was still usable. They were still as comfortable as the day I got them.

sole wear on Asolo fugitive GTX
The sole started coming unglued from the shoe after 8 years.
tread wear on Asolo fugitive GTX
The tread is worn but still respectable after 8 years.

8 years is pretty good in my book. I bought another pair.

I’ve been buying Asolo’s since 2000. I strayed to a different brand (Vasques-they were on sale) once and ended up with a bad sprained ankle that had me on crutches for a month. I’ve been true to Asolo ever since. – Amazon Reviewer

Tips on Buying the Asolo Fugitive GTX

I recommend buying gear like hiking boots from REI. You can order online, and if they don’t fit, you can send them back or bring them back to any store.

Get an REI Membership to knock 10% off the price (which also makes REI the cheapest option for these boots).

Read the reviews for the WOMENS version
Read the reviews for the MENS version

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