I usually use hiking boots for all my activities, work, home shores, vacation - outdoors- and when I ride my motorcycle. I was looking for a leather boot so that would provide a cleaner look for work. I have long narrow feet with weak ankles, so I prefer to use high top shoes
and I am very particular with the shoes
I buy. I have always worn Asolo
FSN 95 and FSN 85) and they are great boots. They are very comfortable, durable and they protect my feet very good keeping them warm and dry even when I ride in the cold rain. I considered the Asolo
TPS520 GV, but they are expensive, so decided to give the Vasque
Sundowner GTX a try. I was concerned about some of the comments regarding the book being made in China; this should not be a concern. I ordered my Vasque
boots from Zappos on December 23 and received on the 25 as promised and with free shipping. Great service, I did not believe I would receive them for Christmas - already gift wrapped with a painted bow on the box and I did not have to wait long lines at the mall - great! The Vasque
boot felt very good right out of the box. It provided a good snug comfortable fit and they look great. Even though my wife does not agree, I feel I can even use them with a coat and tie. They look like a well constructed shoe and a think they will be as good as the Asolos.