My Asolo Stynger boots are the best pair of hiking boots I’ve ever owned, and by far the most comfortable.
I’ve worn them on rugged terrain: in snow, rain, sand, and mud, and they’re still going strong! Because the upper of the boot is constructed of a mix of synthetic materials and leather, they are lighter than most backpacking boots that are full leather. Plus, the shank is less stiff than some other boots, which is perfect for moderate hikes and backpacking trips.
The toe and heel are reinforced with rubber, which I have found to be helpful when hiking in rocky areas.
Plus, the Gore-Tex keeps my feet dry (and I’ve crossed many streams, and been caught in more rain than I would have liked). On extremely hot summer days they can get warm, so I wear wicking wool or synthetic socks to avoid blisters.
I have worn mine to the top of Mt. Whitney (the highest peak in the continental 48 states!), on numerous backpacking trips, scrambling over rocks in Joshua Tree National Park, exploring Catalina Island, you name it!