Today, I ordered replacements for my trusty boots.
The Asolo FSN 95 GTX boot is the best boot in the entire universe. I wore my first pair from 2001 through 2007, and now the second pair has been beaten to death in a mere 3 years. I am hard on my footwear.
My statement from when I bought the current instance stands:
I think, perhaps, that I will give these boots a warriors funeral. They deserve better than to be tossed in the trash and buried in a landfill.
These second iteration of the boots have been to India, Honduras, Canada, Haiti, and tons of places in between. As before, they are well suited for slogging to and from the T in snow – and also for flat out sprinting (for whatever reason).
I have only a few brand loyalties – and they are all based on functionality. I am more loyal to my Asolo boots than to the Apple computers that I use every day. Make of that what you will.