I recently bought these because of the give-away price offered by Cotswold Outdoor. Asolo are a footwear manufacturer with a long heritage, plus there's a vibram sole so you know it's going to be well built. The boot tends towards the "barefoot" approach in it's last i.e. it's foot shaped with a low rise to the heel. Previous reviews have said it's a wide fit - but I think it just allows your foot to spread naturally (I wouldn't say my feet are particularly wide). The fit in the heel suits my foot and I usually wear La Sportiva rather than say Scarpa, so I'd say it's towards the narrow end of the spectrum. This boot is not at all stiff and I'd class it as 'a trainer with ankle support' rather than any kind of mountain boot. With it's part mesh upper it's well ventilated but not at all water resistant so perfect for lowland/woodland walks in hotter climbs. For me it'll be my everyday boot for field and woodland walks in the South of France and trundling around town or along the coast in the summer in the UK. It's not particularly useful for wetter/damper conditions. Lightweight boots for dry conditions are thin on the ground these days, and these certainly fill a niche which hasn't been filled since those Merrel fabric boots from the mid 90's. If you prefer to strut around in boots at all times of the year, these are your perfect day to day summer wear - go on pick up a bargain!