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Asolo Moran GTX Boot - Men's - 2010 BCS
Kick the great outdoors in the backside when you put on the Asolo Moran GTX Hiking Boot. A water-resistant suede upper and Gore-Tex lining keep the rain and dew out for good, while the Power Lite Asoflex technology is so comfortable that youíll never want to return to the car.
- Power Lite Asoflex with Power Lite midsole and outsole combine light weight with high shock absorption and stability for unparalleled performance on any trail
- Pebax heel reinforcement consists of four rubber Pebax elements that increase stability by structurally uniting the midsole with the outsole at the heel
- Lite 2 anatomic footbed cradles your foot like a baby
- Rubber toe box protects your toes when the mountain kicks back
- Dual-density rubber outsole has extraordinary grip with a self-cleaning design
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Pricey, but worth it!
September 7, 2011
I picked these up on sale and they were about half a size too big (Tip: Size down a half size). I decided to give the larger size a try because the sale ended and I would have to pay another $100 to exchange them (new color). Even a half size too big, they were still the best hiking boots I've worn. I put 14 miles on them right out of the box and didn't get a blister, hot spots or the infamous "black toe." Very comfortable, no break in period and incredibly durable. The ankle support is amazing and the traction is great. In the end, I decided to bite the bullet and exchange for half a size smaller and pay full price. In my opinion, they're worth every penny.
I'm wondering about the traction and durability of the sole
I'm wondering about the traction and durability of the sole on these. How do they compare to Vibram soles, like the ones on the 520 or the Powermatic 200? I'm looking for an all around boot that won't let me down in all sorts of weather and terrain, including rocks (wet or dry), snow/ice, sand, gravel, mud, tile, etc, and I also want the boot to be durable. Thanks!
January 7, 2012
I've used these in granite, snow, mud, you name it and they are very durable and offer solid footing in any condition. I've very confident scrambling in these on granite cliffs in the Sierra's, almost as much as my Vibram 5-fingers. You won't be disappointed.
I've owned a few pairs of Asolo's and I can tell you that the soles have proven to be more durable than the Zamberlin's I've owned. The sole of the Moran seems to be a little more "sticky" to me than the 520's which were made to hold up under considerable weight. The Moran in general is a more versatile boot, performing well in all kinds of terrain. Unless you're strapping 50 pounds and hitting the trail I think the Moran is a really good option.
By: Steve Chapman
April 11, 2012
If I would let them my feet would marry these
December 28, 2010
After a light 4 mile hike I stare at a rushing glacial river fed by Herbert Glacier. No stepping stones bridged this river so I pick a narrow gap between the two sides and take a running leap. The gap is 6 ft wide and drops into fast flowing icy water but I am wearing my brand new Morans. The surprisingly light shoes make the jump easy.
Next up is a chossy scramble traversing a 45 degree slope to the glacier. The ankle support and tight lacing system keeps me up right while the solid sole provides all the traction I could ever need.
After making it to the glacier, I find the source of the river leads under the glacier to a blue ice cave. As I step through the water the treated suede and nylon don't even absorb a drop. After about 8+ long hiking sessions in SE Alaska where it rains constantly and treading through standing water was frequent the suede finally began to take in water slowly but the Gore-tex still kept my feet unbelievably dry even in 5 inches of standing water.
On my way back from the glacier hoping over rugged terrain on the communal trail I feel assured I finally found a pair of hiking boots that not only can keep up with me but help me excel in many conditions.
I normally wear a 41.5 size shoe and love these in a 8.
A word of caution: once you go Asolo you may never want to hike in anything else.
Does the tongue come up high on this boot and tried a pair of
Does the tongue come up high on this boot and tried a pair of Asolo Flames and the tongue was the same hight as the top lace.
December 15, 2011
Yes, the tongue comes up slightly above the top lace.
Asolo Moran GTX / Backcountry.com
July 14, 2013
Wicked boot, Wicked company! Thanks backcountry for being such an awesome store, with unbelievable service! So this boot is more than I expected so far, as long as the soul holds up this will be my best boot so far. I compare to a danner GTX, vasque GTX, keen water hiker, and my last pair of Asolo boots. The body is nice and stiff, the traction has been great in dry and wet, dirt rock and stream, the only thing I would change would be a ankle lace lock so you can adjust the lower foot section separate from the upper ankle section! Thanks Backcountry and Asolo!
I own a pair of Asolo boots which are extremely good, but how
I own a pair of Asolo boots which are extremely good, but how would they compare to the Salomon Cosmos 4D?
November 13, 2011
The Cosmic? Going to be a littler heavier and warmer.
By: Jeremy Stoshick
November 13, 2011
March 20, 2010
These feel great right out of the box. Fit great, great traction. Definitely the best hiking boots i've owned. Just wish they didn't cost so much. But what do you expect when you buy the latest & greatest.
How do they fit on the heel? My heel is a bit narrow, but ave.
How do they fit on the heel? My heel is a bit narrow, but ave. mid foot. Have tied Scarpa and Lowa, did not like Lowa and scarpa was to lose on heel and tight mid foot.
October 19, 2011
I have narrow feet and have found these boots to exceed all my expectations. They fit very well
October 8, 2012
Full disclosure, I'm the rep, but you may want to try the Salewas, they run narrower in the heel and fit most midfoot shapes. The Alp Trainer GTX or Mtn Trainer GTX would be the comparable models.
By: Sandy Brown
October 20, 2011
May 28, 2010
I wear this boot while hiking and backpacking around Santa Barbara, and also wore it for a week out in Yosemite/Hetch Hetchy.
It requires virtually no breaking in and feels more like a shoe than a boot. I can actually run pretty freely in these and they aren't too heavy or clunky at all. I haven't gotten any blisters from it (and I got TONS from my last pair) and it takes quite a few miles before I even feel any hotspots. The grip and stability are both excellent. Waterproofing has held up superbly (streams, rain, and snow so far) and the materials it's made of are super tough. I really do love these boots, could wear them all the time. Yes, they're quite expensive, but when you're doing uphill miles with a 35-40 lb. pack, you won't regret it.
hi i have very wide feet at the toes. most boots are 2 narrow
hi i have very wide feet at the toes. most boots are 2 narrow (46 eur).
sporatvios are wide enough, but scarpas arn't nor are asolo leather.
would these boots suite wide feet? Also are they good for slippery mossie rocks & mud with a 20kg pack for a few days? ta wayne, tassie australia.
August 14, 2011
These are a bit narrow in the foot. Not incredibly so, but very snug with what I would call "average width feet." These would definitely work well for slippery mossie rocks and mud with a heavy pack, but they are by no means a "wide" boot. Definitely worth ordering and trying on. You can always send em back.
By: Mike Merrill
September 7, 2011
Best Boots I've ever owned....
June 26, 2012
I can't seem to really WANT to put these down. I would classify these as winter/temperate weather boots but even when it is warm outside my feet still crave these. They are one of the most comfortable boots U will probably ever find. I won't say they fit like a sneaker because they don't, but they are not meant to! I am always cautious about overtly comfortable footwear that perhaps may fail in the tough/ruggedness department. These however are the exception....I received them as a present in October and being now in June they have shwon minimal wear and tear. Except for maybe the laces, which are re-inforced with 550 type cord "guts" just in case they ever fail....this should tell U the REAL attention to detail and commitment to excellence these guys offer. So I say that because I am a retired Combat Infantryman who ties his boots on entirely too tight and ends up tearing right through the laces....(if anyone can tell me how or where to purchase these laces, please let me know) They are Goretex lined and hence the price point....for those that do not know what Goretex is or why U may need it, I venture to say U haven't had cold/wet frozen foot syndrome. If this is not the case consider yourself lucky....for those of us who have, this may be your solution to prevent that from ever happening again. I love these boots and as with the majority of things I purchase I research it and make sure I am making an informed investment. I don't think I will ever buy any other brand boot for this purpose ever again! The quality and craftsmanship on these is second to none. Stop by a retail dealer and see for yourself....Hope this helps!
How stiff is this boot? stiff enough to hold strap on Black
How stiff is this boot? stiff enough to hold strap on Black Diamond Contact crampons? I will need to use to climb 45 degree snow. Thanks!!!!
By: Ben Koziol
July 22, 2011
You can use a strap on crampon for light duty use - they hold quite well to my pair. These boots do not have welts front or rear welts so they must attach with straps front and back.
They are fine for crossing a little ice / snow but anything that requires much front pointing, you are going to want to go with a stiffer boot meant for mountaineering as others have noted. If you are just after a boot to hike Adirondack / Whites / etc. conditions and use a crampon for the ice encountered on the trail, this will do you fine.
By: Jeremy Stoshick
August 27, 2011
I wouldn't put crampons on these.
You may have better luck looking in the mountaineering boot category: http://www.backcountry.com/store/search.html?mv_session_id=2
I own and LOVE the La Sportiva EVOs.
By: Hunter Lea
July 23, 2011
Loved em', but gave em' back
March 29, 2012
Well, what can I say? I was heartbroken with these... during the break in (only need a few short hikes, nothing too steep up or down), they felt snug, no slippage, solid but not clunky - I was happy, a side from the fact that it seems like the toe box was a bit small. Then I took them out on my first real trek - about 20 miles there and back. On every down hill my toes were crushed. I haven't seen one review where anyone said they ran a little small, in fact quite the opposite. However, in my case, I always wear an 11.5 mens, and that size boot in this model Asolo tore my toes up. I tried everything, but if the boot doesn't fit it doesn't fit, and as we all know not every boot is meant for every foot. I went up a half size, and they were a little big. Oh well, I thought I had found "the one", but in my case, i just couldn't get the sizing right.
Are these good for a heavy pack weight (60lbs+) and long day
Are these good for a heavy pack weight (60lbs+) and long days?
March 28, 2011
These boots would work perfectly for that. I used these on a 4 miler with over 2k feet of elevation change and over 90 lbs of gear and they worked great. I had to carry two packs because a friend underestimated the hike and her ability. The only thing sore was my back.
Yup, these would be great for something like that.
By: Josh Chapman
March 30, 2011
Great Three Season Boot
January 8, 2012
I've had these for about a year. Wore them on 8-10 climbs of +3000 vertical feet over harsh rocky terrain. 3 of which were in fairly harsh winter conditions (around 10 degrees F plus windy). Also backpacked about 12 miles with 70 lbs. on them. I would highly recommend them. They required very little break in time. Excellent waterproofing, warm, and durable soles. My only complaint is that the stock laces are horrible. I bought a replacement pair for $2 at the grocery store that have lasted 3 times as long as the originals. This "feature" requires me to always carry a spare set (probably a good habit anyway). A great 3 season hiking boot with backpacking and winter capabilities as a bonus.
How do these fit? Are they true to size? If I usually wear a
How do these fit? Are they true to size? If I usually wear a size 11 will I be safe ordering a size 11?
November 17, 2010
I think they actually run a bit large, maybe half a size. You'd be better off ordering two pairs (true and half size down) and returning the one you don't want. If BC.com sells out of your size while running a sale (which happened to me), you could get stuck paying a higher price for another color option/boot and have to wait for another pair.
I haven't tried these specifically, but I have worn other Asolo boots and from my experience they do fit true to size.
You will be 100% safe ordering an 11 - Backcountry.com has an unconditional return policy. You could get the 11, go backpacking in them, and if they didn't fit, send them back for another size. The returns are even quite convenient.
hope that was a help
By: Simon Hatfield
November 17, 2010
How does the Moran compare with the Scarpa Kailash in general?
How does the Moran compare with the Scarpa Kailash in general? Specifically, which would be better for a narrow foot?
November 7, 2010
I've got a pair of the Scarpas and they're a little too narrow in the toe for my feet. If the Moran fits like other Asolo boots I've worn I would try the Scarpa first for a narrower foot.
By: Matthew Johnson
February 3, 2011
I can't speak towards the Kailash, as I do not own a pair. However, I have a wide foot (my New Balance running shoes are in 2E, fairly wide) and my feet fit very nicely in the Moran's. They are nice and snug, as a hiking boot should be but they do not cut in on the side of my pinky toes, making them feel too small. In the end it all depends how your foot is shaped and how wide your foot is.
November 10, 2010
August 9, 2011
My unit authorized us to where these along with our normally issued "mountain/hiking" boots. I went back to Alaska for my pre deployment leave and went to an outdoors store that had them on sale. I tried on my normal boot size and noticed they ran a half size big (i normally wear a size 9) unlucky that they had my size I ordered them online. Once I got back to Germany I asked if we were authorized to wear them in garrison. As soon as I put these boots on they felt GREAT, no need to break them in at all. Now I am currently forward deployed to Afghanistan in support of OEF 11-12 and i wear these boots everyday! My feet do not sweat as muck as the BATES I was issued and are way lighter too. I seriously love these boots and would recommend them to anyone
Asolo Moran GTX Boots
By: Miles Callahan
January 21, 2011
Best hiking/backpacking boots I've ever used.
Trip to Grand Canyon/Arizona
July 30, 2011
I'm very happy with the boots. After walking 40+ miles on tough rocky terrain, I can clean them off and they show no abuse. I may have paid a lot, but I'll get my moneys worth with durability. And I must say they are extremely comfortable and light weight.
My Asolo Morans
March 11, 2011
These are bar none the best boots I have ever had, they do run a half size bigger so I had to go down to 9.5, I am assigned to the mountains of Afghanistan and walk up and down mountains on a daily basis. In short awesome boots.
Doesn't get much better
July 5, 2010
After a minimal break in I tried these out on a trail that has always given me at least one blister, not this time. I was carrying a 35 pound pack and overall we hiked 20 miles. My feet never got as hot as my last pair and the support is great while not being to stiff. Great Boot!
worth the money
May 21, 2010
These fit true to size and are really sturdy shoes. Perfect for serious backcountry hiking when you need the support.