Now, this is a boot, a real boot (actually, two real boots)
Reviewed by Steve from Olympic Mountains on Wednesday, September 18, 2013
This is my fourth or fifth pair of Alico Summits. The last pair I wore nearly daily for two years of construction, gardening, and hiking. That translates to about 10 years of hiking, probably. These boots will last longer if you care for them, I messed up on the last pair and let the leather crack - my fault.
Breaking them in I've never had a problem with blisters, they just feel heavy and awkward at first until they contour to your feet. After that, it's like having two maneuverable tanks on your feet: They're bombproof and go anywhere.