Standard Alico Quality

Verified Buyer Reviewed by DigitalEyze from Incline Village, NV on Thursday, June 18, 2009
Alico New Guide boots are the "heavy duty" entry in Alico's product line. Alico's are purpose-built, and if long trips over harsh terrain with a heavy pack are your use, these are the boots for you. This said, if you have lighter duty use in mind, Tahoes or Summits might be a better choice.

The boots are absolute tanks. They are built to provide support and protection. Thick, solid leather with a rugged sole. They are stiff, so plan to use them as everyday boots for a few weeks before taking them out on the trail in order to break them in comfortably. They should also get a coat or two of waterproofing spray (I use Kiwi Camp Dry) to keep them dry.

Like all Alico boots, the New Guides are true to size, so they should be ordered a size large to allow the two pairs of socks a rugged hike requires, and a 3rd party insole as all Alico boots require.

Alico makes great boots. I have Tahoes, Summits, and now New Guides. As if I need a reason, I'm looking forward to hitting the trail to give these the pounding they beg for.
  • Best Uses: Harsh Terrain, Heavy Loads, Long-Distance Hiking
  • Cons: Heavy, Long Break-in
  • Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
  • Pros: Ankle Support, Great Traction, Sturdy/Durable, Warm
  • Sizing: Feels true to size
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