Asolo's Fugitive GTX waterproof boot balances durability and weight and is a good option for aggressive day hikes and backpacking trips.
Ideal for day hikes or extended backpacking trips, the Asolo Fugitive GTX backpacking boot offers support and protection on varied types of terrain. Leather construction and a full GORE-TEX bootie provide reliable waterproof/breathable performance while high tenacity nylon offers a comfortable fit with an easy break-in period.
Weighing roughly 3 pounds per pair, the Fugitive GTX is suitable for day hikes or longer trips with a pack weight of up to 30 pounds. The top of the boot is stiff yet pliable enough to snug the Fugitive GTX tight around your ankle. A rubber toe rand helps to defend against stubbed toes and extends the life of the boot.
Under foot you'll find a Duo Asoflex men's lasting board to protect the bottom of your foot from the impact of roots and rocks as well as a Polyurethane midsole to help cushion your foot on long hikes. The outsole of the Fugitive GTX is an exclusive Asolo Syncro bi-density rubber which features an Asobrake heel design for better traction on steep descents. A speed lacing system at the ankle of the Fugitive GTX allows for quick lacing and fit adjustments. Durable, metal hardware is a cut above what you'll find on many competitors' boots.
Sold in pairs, the Asolo Fugitive GTX backpacking boot is available in men's full and half sizes. To keep the leather on this boot in good shape and to prevent water absorption in the upper for the life of the boot, you should apply a fabric and leather conditioner and waterproofing treatment (both sold separately).
- Water resistant 1,6-1,8 mm upper + high tenacity nylon
- GORE-TEX performance comfort footwear lining
- Duo Asoflex men's lasting board
- Lite 2 footbed
- Asolo Syncro rubber-PU sole
Best Use Backpacking, Hiking Warranty One-Year Upper Material 1.6mm, 1.8mm Seude/High Tenacity Nylon/Full GORE-TEX bootie Type Hiking Boot Toe Protection Rubber toe cap Outsole Asolo Syncro Rubber-PU Other Removable Footbeds Number of Eyelets 7 full metal Midsole PU Item Weight 3 lbs 0 oz Fit Best for medium width feet
- Fit Like A Glove
Likes: Having worn the asolo fusion for many years i was quite aware of the amazing feel of asolo boots. They are sturdy and supportive as well as extremely rugged. I have countless miles on my fusions, hiking the rugged adirondack mountains. Once in the right size these boots feel fantastic, like you never want to take them off. If the fugitives prove as rugged as the fusions then i will be a happy camper.
Dislikes: Like so many boots made today the fugitive tends to run narrow. I have wide feet so sizing is a challenge. I ended up in a full size larger in the wide model to get the toe room needed for comfort. Backcountry edge made it easy to get the right size with their free exchange policy.