I recently bought these boots mainly because my dad literally wore a pair out after 6 years and loved them. I think I'm going to do the same. Major problems with blisters made me leery about buying a boot online (and getting the right size) but these don't rub me at all and fit like a dream. Like another reviewer said, they don't really need broken in; they feel like you've been wearing them all your life, an old friend for your feet.As expected from Asolo, the construction is well done, the leather great quality. Even the shoe laces are nice.A great boot that I'm extremely happy with.
The best boots I have owned! (And I've had a few!) They were so comfortable on purchase that I broke them in on a 3-day hike without a problem and have never had blisters from them. They have excellent ankle support and are trustworthy on slippery surfaces.They are maybe a little narrow, for someone with a wide foot - although I avoided problems by wearing thinner socks until they were thoroughly broken in. The only fault with mine are that, after several thousand - faultless - kilometres, the sole is now separating from the boot. However, since they are without doubt the best boots I've ever had, I'm out to buy a second pair. Maybe even two.
Bought a pair of these for the girl friend. She loved 'em so much I bought a pair in MENS for myself when my trusty old Timberlands finally ran out of gas they don't make 'em like they used to. I'm a fan of seamless leather boots... these fit the bill nicely. Skip the GORE-TEX version - do you know what teflon does to your body?
"Best full-leather women's boot out there!"
Boots are absolutely one thing you DO NOT want to scrimp on. These boots are BY FAR the best hiking footwear I have ever owned. Comfortable from day one and only got blisters once after pulling a 17 mi in the rain with a 65 lb maintainer pack. AMAZING support and superb quality.