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Alico Summit

These are rugged Italian made boots that can be resoled. Required little break in period. Unlike other Italian boots, these were actually a little BIG in my standard size. Do NOT flex much and are HEAVY!
Alico Summit
Asolo FSN 95 Hiking Boots

Fast becoming my favorite shoe. Seems more waterproof with better support.
Asolo FSN 95 Hiking Boots
Asolo Fugitive

Lighter weight but supportive hiking boot with "sticky" soles. One pair leaked but was immediately replaced. Adding Superfeet insoles helps increase support and improve fit.
Asolo Fugitive
Asolo Powermatic 200 GV

A great boot for light to medium loads. Cushioned with pulley lacing system.
Asolo Powermatic  200 GV
Asolo Sassalong Boot

More supportive than some Asolo boots. Fit somewhere between Fugitives and 520's. Typical Asolo out-of-the-box and ready to go!
Asolo Sassalong Boot
Asolo Stynger

Women's version of the Fugitive. Light but supportive boot. Durable and "sticky" Vibram sole.
Asolo Stynger
Asolo Synchro Hiking Boots

Out-of-the-box comfort with a Gore-Tex membrane. Soles are "sticky". Support is stiff.
Asolo Synchro Hiking Boots
Asolo Tasman

A low hiking shoe from Asolo with average fit and support. Asolo boots are better.
Asolo Tasman
Asolo TPS 520

All leather boot that looks great and is COMPLETELY waterproof. Heavy but with lots of support it is the " go to" boot for anywhere water may be an issue.
Asolo TPS 520
Danner Mountain Light II

Can have the sole replaced. Made in America. Seem to slip in the back despite lacing tightly.
Danner Mountain Light II
Kayland Zephyr

Nice light hiking boot with superior cushioning. Why don't Italians make WIDE boots?
Kayland Zephyr
Merrell Chameleon II Stretch

One of the MOST comfortable shoes for light hiking. An XCR model exists.
Merrell Chameleon II Stretch
Merrell Chameleon II Ventilator

More supportive than low shows but with more freedom of movement than a full boot.
Merrell Chameleon II Ventilator
Merrell Chameleon II XCR

The Chameleon with a Gore-tex membrane.
Merrell Chameleon II XCR
Merrell Chameleon Warp Mid
Merrell Chameleon Warp Mid
Merrell Perimeter

PERFECT fit right out of the box. First pair showed some delamination of rubber from leather. Replaced immediately. Regular width fits my feet almost like a wide.
Merrell Perimeter
Merrell Pulse II

A basic low shoe that gets lost in a sea of models that are much the same.
Merrell Pulse II
Merrell Winterra

Older model that was waterproof full leather and thinsulate insulation.
Merrell Winterra
New Balance 1500 Hiking Boots

New Balance knows how to make shoes that fit. These are waterproof and comfortable right out of the box.
New Balance 1500 Hiking Boots
Salomon B52 Boots

Great pair of insulated and water proof winter boots. "Innovative" lacing system.
Salomon B52 Boots
Salomon Nytro

Great warmer boot for winter hiking or snowshoeing
Salomon Nytro
Salomon Quest 4D GTX

Nice lightweight boot with good support but a narrow toebox.
Salomon Quest 4D GTX
Salomon Wings Sky GTX

Built on a trail running shoe last but with more support. Medium width is narrower than most.
Salomon Wings Sky GTX
Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra

Good trail running shoe with support. Has GoreTex and a Quick LAce system.
Salomon XA Pro 3D Ultra
Scarpa SL3 Hiking Boots

Classic Italian craftsmanship make a waterproof leather boot without the need for the Gore-Tex liner!
Scarpa SL3 Hiking Boots
Treksta Evolution Mid GTX

Feel snug but not tight. Light but supportive. Odd shape in the back may cause chafing.
Treksta Evolution Mid GTX
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