EDIT: REVISED: Owner Review--Asolo FSN 95 -- Ted R-D.
- Hi Ted -
Thanks for the review of the Asolo boots - as usual, a fine and
literate job. I did have a few edits, noted below, but am approving
your review for upload with those changes made.
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* Manufacturer's stated weight: 21.7 oz (615 g), for a 1/2
pair size 8 UK(=8.5 US)
***EDIT: consider adding a space between "UK" and "("
* Upper type: water-resistant Suede, 1.6 to 1.8 mm,
***EDIT: add imperial equivalent
The lowest temperature at which I'm comfortable wearing the Asolos is
around 20 F, (7 C), and I've worn them up to about 85 F (29 C).
***EDIT: there appears to be a superfluous comma after "20 F"
There's also a central tape on the tongue,
sewn throough into loops, and it's possible to pass the laces through
this to keep the tongue centered, and I in fact I do this, and it
One of the few serious reservations I have regarding this product
are the soles.
***EDIT: "is the soles" to match number with "One"
I have weighed the various pros and cons, and ultimately I have
decided that there's an overall benefit to the Gore-Tex lining, at
least for me. I recently ordered a replacement pair of these boots on
sale. I have not not yet worn them, but they appear identical except
in color. Sad to say, they are no longer available in 13.5; the sizing
now jumps from 13 to 14, though half sizes are available for less than
size 12, and Asolo, to their credit, offers both regular and wide
widths. Oddly, the 14 appears identical to the 13.5 when I hold the
soles together. A minor annoyance relating to the liners is a small
metal tag worded "Gore-Tex" that's affixed to both boots. It's a bit
ironic, but hardly surprising, given the exposed location of the
label: one of these pulled out, leaving a tiny, neat hole through
which water can seep. I feel this is a silly design mistake that
should have been avoided. No big deal, but...
***EDIT COMMENT: The notes on the new sizing seem incongruously
inserted in the middle of the discussion of the Gore-Tex lining -
[END OF EDITS]
- Thanks for the edit, Steve, One quick query. I deliberately left the
leather thickness without an imperial equivalent. I can't recall
seeing leather thicknesses specified by commercial bootmakers other
than in metric. I think this is one of those rare measurements that
doesn't need converting, but I'll be happy to supply it if you
disagree. Thanks for catching the other errors--for some reason, this
OR proved dificult to get satisfactory.