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If you're looking for a boot for your next trek - be it a quick training hike, a trip to Everest Base Camp, or to the top of Kilimanjaro - the Fugitive will get you there.
These boots are an ideal choice for light hikers and trekkers who demand performance and comfort. With Water-Resistant Suede + Cordura Uppers and GORE-TEX® performance comfort footwear lining the Fugitive will keep out the elements. The Duo Asoflex Last is the synthesis of Asolo’s research; two elements are melted together to improve comfort and performance. The first element, constructed of a stiff material benefits anti- pronation, anti-supination and anti-torsion.read less
If you're looking for a boot for your next trek - be it a quick training hike, a trip to Everest Base Camp, or to the top of Kilimanjaro - the Fugitive will get you there. These boots are an ideal…read more
These boots run true to size. When ordering, order your normal shoe size.
Im headed to the Alps in June to climb Mont Blanc, Gran Paradiso and bought these boots for my approach. I am normally a size 42,43 in any street shoe, I ordered these in 43.5W to compensate for my PHD Smartwool socks and I have to say the fit is incredible. I would highly recommend these boots for anyone who hikes, climbs, or just for everyday use. Once I destroy these I will def order another pair. May take years though as the construction is far superior to any pair of hiking boots I have ever had.
Use Situation: Approach, Daily Use
Literally took this out of the box for the first time at the trail. Put them on, laced them up, and tore off up the trail. No hot spots and no problems with traction, even though it was raining the entire hike. Fantastic boots!
Great boot! Climbed and hiked the Chugach Mountains, Alaska with them for a year and as I am nearing 15 years old... they don't fit anymore and I got a bigger, but same boot today. Does anyone know if you can actually put crampons on them and expect them to work? Thanks.
As everyone has said, right out of the box ...my little digits where warm and comfy. No hot spots, and great support. Love 'em. Get free shipping, wear them around the house, up and down stairs, and then send 'em back if you don't feel the same way we do!
I think that I read every review on the internet before buying these as my new training/approach boot. They arrived two days ago and I took them out of the box at the trailhead and put 10 miles on them yesterday. I turned around and did another 10 today. All of the "comfortable out of the box" talk is spot on. I use a liner and mid weight sock and they felt great. I am a 10.5 D and ordered my size. Oddly enough they look kind of narrow but feel nothing but custom on my feet. The toe box is perfect and the construction looks and feels bulletproof. You'll be the second to know if they fall apart but for now I say believe the hype. BTW, the best price I found was here. Thanks.
I have climbed with these boots for 2 years now. Exceptional fit, comfort, support and weight. Worked well on the Tour Du MT Blanc, Inca Trail, and numerous climbs in the rockies over 14,000'. Any boot should have a break-in period, but they are usable right out of the box. I do use a light liner and good wool sox for climbing/trekking for a full day of hiking. Toe box is very good with the right amount of room without being sloppy, which is also important to me.
They fit perfect right out of the box. Put nine miles on them the first day. No problems. They're warm and look great. I've been wearing them off trail too.
I used the Asolo Fugative on Mt St Helens two weeks ago and love the fit and support they provide -- when you slip your foot in -you just want to say Ahhh --as it wraps around and cradles your foot (better than any of my other shoes/boots. The boulder section at St Helens was under rain / wind / cloud conditions and I never once had traction / slipping problems the entire climb. They gripped and never slipped. I could not ask for a better boot.
I purchased the Asolo Fugitive to train in and use as an approach boot on my July Rainier trip. They were great right out of the box. No "break in" needed. Excellent ankle support with a lacing system that holds firm. The soles offer the needed strength and protection when walking on pointed rocks. The best feature for these boots are their firm grip on wet rocks. With my other name brand boots, I had a problem with slippery soles on wet rocks. In fact it became dangerous and I feared an leg injury. You have to admit also, they are a great looking boot too!
I purchased a pair of these to wear on a climb this fall. They are comfortable right out of the box. I have been climbing the local stadium steps for two weeks now and not a hint of a hot spot.They seem a little narrow for my EE size foot, but not bad with light weight merino wool socks.