- Familiarity: I've used it several times
- Fit: True to size
- Size Bought: 11.5
Just summited Mt. Hood in these bad boys. I was kicking up the ice in Black Diamond Crampons on the way up, and plunge-stepping down the slursh on the way down. These worked fantastically and my feet stayed dry and comfortable the whole day.
I wear an 11.5 in the Asolo Fugitives, and the 11.5 in the Alta Via is slightly roomier to account for a thicker sock and kicking crampons. After a 10 hour climb and 5500 vertical feet on volcanic rock/ice/snow, these things still look brand new you can't even tell I wore them.
It was hard finding a detailed review on these, but the guys at the shop I went to said that was probably because Asolo has a heavy European market. The shop guys preferred these boots over the La Sportiva Nepals or the Scarpa Mont Blancs. I would get em again. If Asolo fits your foot, grab a pair of these babies.
I picked up a pair of these for the Whites (NH) and have worn them for about 20 miles of up & down mountains so far, and have to agree on the comfort. Even wearing them in the summer and soaking 2 pairs of socks in 6 miles never got uncomfortable. It’ll be time to start wearing them for real soon, I have an NH4K (Mt Moosilauke) planned Dec 22 and will wear these. Time to get crampons soon!
Love the pic, BTW.
I hike in Asolo but opted for LaSport Nepal Cubes because I had more feedback about using them in the cold (got them for Mt Shasta in March). a long day, much of it in 15-20 degrees and I was ok in the Cubes but if it got much colder and had I been in the dark longer and I would have been too cold. What were the temps and duration of those temps that you have experienced in these boots, and do you run hot/cold/neutral?