Information about Alico Tahoe Hiking Boots (For Men)
Closeouts These beautiful Alico Tahoe hiking boots are true classics. These boots are made of top quality, full-grain leather and are crafted by a small factory of artisans located in the Italian Dolomites.
Reviewed by hikermike from lagrange ga on Tuesday, July 03, 2012
I now own and have used all three alico boots offered at sierra - Summit, Tahoe and Guide. I have hiked at least 200 miles in each style from steep to flat, soft to rocky, wet and dry. These boots were clearly made by very experienced professionals and the workmanship of these Italian cobblers is si...
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Reviewed by mark from pa on Thursday, July 17, 2014
These are really nice boots I had to return because Alico has the lacing design all messed up on these. 5 d-ring rows that don't glide well followed by 2 hook rows at the very top make this new unbrolen boot a real bear to lace up
Reviewed by Rob from Pacific NW on Sunday, July 06, 2014
I've had the Tahoe's big brother, the Summit, for quite some time; the Summits are super boots, but a bit more heavy-duty than I need since relocating. These Tahoes are lighter, yet nearly as substantial. I can think of no conditions where these won't suffice, and the noticeably lighter weight is a boon on longer hikes -- no "pendulum effect" on the legs! Great fit, too. Only demerit is that one boot is slightly darker than the other; I'm pretty sure no one but me will notice, so 5 stars it is!
Reviewed by Ryan from Boston on Friday, June 27, 2014
Quality seems excellent on these boots.
I was sized for 11D in Allen Edmonds dress shoes and I ordered an 11 of these at first. I have a pair of LLBean Katahdin boots in 10.5 which fit great. The 11 felt good but after walking downhill I realized it was a little snug in the toes, and was concerned about toe problems during long hikes. I sized up to 11.5. I thought it was perfect at first but after hiking in them and climbing on boulders I realized there was way too much volume. I got high volume superfeet insoles but that only takes up volume around the heel.
I just hope it will get better as they break in but I'm disappointed that a half size up felt so much wider and cavernous.
Not quite sure what you mean as I have never discerned a noticeable difference.
What I will say is that I have a rather wide foot and a high arch; these are the most
comfortable new boots I can ever remember finding. The fit is excellent and the
craftsmanship stellar. The only catch is that the 'break-in' is serious but that's easily
remedied with a few good long hikes or several days just wearing them. Worth the
effort and the price is incredible for handmade Italian hiking boots.
Go for it!!!
Answered on 4/1/2014 8:03:23 AM by Pteryldactyl from Mendocino, Northern California
Like a work boot! The Alico Tahoe has quite a lot of interior volume. I tried a smaller size when I noticed the boot's volume, but chose the larger size for the length that I needed. To take up some volume, I purchased a pair of high quality insoles ("Sole" brand) and new medium thickness Smartwool hiking socks. The boots then benefit from a break-in period of a few day hikes. Also, check out the boot lacing pattern alternatives on this Sierra site. After break-in, I headed out backpacking overnight, with a good load of camera gear, traveling in very rugged Rocky Mountain terrain. The Alicos were in their element on this trip, and performed wonderfully -- supportive, comfortable, no hot spots, and good protection. Athletic shoe? No, although with the volume taken up as I described, these boots will have good overall contact as they continue to soften and mold to your feet. Athletic shoe? No. The Alicos are built with Norwegian welt outsole construction. A Salomon light hiker would be the athletic shoe comparable.
Answered on 4/1/2014 9:07:33 AM by Hugh from Montana
If you are intending to wear heavy socks then you would order 1/2 size larger.
Answered on 4/29/2013 2:02:47 PM by Prod. Spec. Kevin from Sierra Trading Post
My feet measure 12 medium (D). I normally have to wear 13 shoes and in some cases 14 because my feet spread out under heavy load or after walking all day. I ordered the Alico Suimmit and the 12 Wide are good but just a touch too large with one pair of thick socks and with Superfeet Green insoles replacing the original Alico insoles. So from my perpective get your feet measured and just order that size, I think you should be OK with thick socks.
Answered on 5/27/2013 11:30:30 PM by AZ Hiker from Phoenix AZ