My incredibly awesome wife bought me a new pair of hiking books for our anniversary. We're not real big on gift exchanging, so this was a significant deal. She's pretty dern awesome.
The Asolo Synchro is the equivalent to my Asolos that they're replacing that are about 10 years old. My old ones began to lose their sole this year during winter riding and I needed to find a solution before the snow falls again. Outside of using these for hiking, they make great boots for snowy or wet winter commutes. They have great breathability and insulation.
If you're in the market for boots, I'd recommend Asolo. They make great stuff. And from what I can tell, these will hold up just as long as their predecessors.