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About Alico New Guide Mountaineering Hiking Boots - Leather (For Men)

Closeouts. For good reason, these classic hiking boots from Alico come recommended by expert mountaineers. Superb heavy-duty hiking boots are crafted to take on rigorous alpine terrain. A beautiful, one-piece leather upper protects feet, and the leather-lined interior is breathable and nearly friction free.

Specs about Alico New Guide Mountaineering Hiking Boots - Leather (For Men)

  • Waterproof (All)
  • Waterproof materials: Waterproof materials and construction
  • Upper: Perwanger leather
  • Lining: Leather
  • Outsole: Vibram® Montagna
  • Height: 6-1/2"
  • Heel height: 1-1/2"
  • Weight (pair): 6 lb.
  • Made in Italy

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4.597938 5 Overall Rating: 4.6 Based on 291 reviews

Most Helpful 5-Star Review

Reviewed by DD from Baltimore on Saturday, December 31, 2011
Toughest and most comfortable boots I've owned in 35 years of heavy duty boot abuse. Bought a pair nearly 9 years ago and they are still going strong. Unfortunately I did not look after them as well they looked after me, and allowed the lining leather to dry out and crack- my fault. Beyond that, not... Read More
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  • Reviewed by cbrandt from Alaska on Monday, July 25, 2016
    Alaska resident, 29 years working in Denali N.P. at Toklat Road Camp. I hike most evenings after work, aided by our very long summer days, covering 6 to 10 miles of trail-less terrain, with weekend day hikes up to 18 miles. Rocky glacial river bottoms, steep talus and scree slopes, soft and hard tundra, generally on every hike, 'cause that's what there is around here. I like the support and protection that these boots offer that i don't feel i get from other styles. I have Lowa's and Vasque's, and i do like them - lighter weight for travels out of state, and comfortable - and they also get used locally. But for support and reliability, i always turn to the New Guide. Just bought a new pair, and looked up the last purchase - 2006. 10 years and hundreds of miles. I am impressed with this boot.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by badee from Southern Illinois on Friday, May 27, 2016
    These boots are great; and they are truly boots, not sneakers that most hiking/backing footwear manufacturers make and call boots!! I typically wear a 9.5 Wide boot, but my experience with Italian boots is that they run small, so ordered a 10 Wide; fit is perfect. I replaced the insole with SuperFeet Greens, which I do with all my hiking/backpacking boots; replaced the boot strings with brown Kevlar thread ones to better match the boots color, (not a fan of boot strings not matching the boot color); and although not needed as usual I sprayed the boots with a silicon boot protector and let cure for 48 hours. I know the boots will require a break in period, but put them on and wore them casually around home and town for 8 hours and had absolutely no feet issues, which I find amazing and unexpected. Looking forward to many years of wear; highly recommend.
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by R.J. from Montana on Monday, May 23, 2016
    I could not be more pleased with this purchase! The boots are one of the best there is for ankle stability. I was delighted to find them at STP. Not only did I get great boots but I also got a fantastic price. The boots were delivered within 48 hours of my order! The fit is perfect
  • Verified Buyer Reviewed by Travis from Wyoming on Thursday, May 5, 2016
    This is first pair of hiking boots I have purchased from Alico. I have had a pair of cross-country ski boots made by Alico for years and have really enjoyed them. The New Guide Mountaineering Boot is great. I like the full leather boot and the height of the boot. I typically wear a size 10 in boots but ordered the 9.5 and was glad, the boot fits great. I've had many friends comment that they would like to get a pair after seeing these. I have been very pleased with my purchased. Sierra Trading Post got them to me fast. I am very happy with these boots, would definitely recommend them to someone who likes a rigid boot that is all leather. I would not recommend these if you are looking for a flexible boot.
  • Reviewed by The Gunny from Pennsylvania on Friday, March 18, 2016
    These boots definitely deserve a 5 Star Rating! Not sure what happened on my last review. Needed to set the record straight.
    These boots are fantastic. Right out of the box, you can't help to notice the craftsmanship that went into making these boots. I've spent over twenty years in boots and I've learned that if you don't take care of your feet, they won't take care of you. These boots are very well made.
    After reading several reviews about "break-in time", I decided to do what I have done for years. After taking them out of the box and admiring them, I applied a nice heavy coat of Obenaufs LP. If you're not familiar with it, give it a try. You won't be disappointed. Not only does it provide an extra water barrier, it protects and restores your leather by replenishing the natural oils It will also help with softening the leather, making "break-in" a lot easier and faster. After the first coat of Obenaufs was applied, I let my New Guides set over night, fighting the urge to put them on and wear them the next day. After twenty four hours, I applied a second coat of Obenaufs. I waited ANOTHER twenty four afters and then came the time that I had been waiting for. After I laced up the boots and walked around the house a little, the first thing I noticed was the comfort. They were very comfortable. The inserts that come with the boots were removed and upgraded. But, the over all feel of the leather liner was great. The boots were a little stiff, but that's to be expected because they are very, very new. Some of the reviews mentioned the weight of the boots. I personally do not think that these boots are heavy at all. I think I actually have boots that are heavier. As mentioned before, the boots felt great. I was very satisfied with the feel, the weight and the appearance.
    After wearing the boots around the house for a day with no "out of whack" rubbing", I decided it was time to take them for a little "stroll". Let me tell you, the boots lived up to all I could've hoped for. They felt great! No unnecessary heel rub with just the right amount of room for my toes in the toe box. The laces held everything in place and remained snugg. I've been wearing these boots now for nearly a week and each day, they feel better and better. Not they they have ever felt bad. They just seem to conform to my feet a little more each and every time I put them on. They're more comfortable now then they were when I first put them on. Did I mention, "I LOVE THESE BOOTS"!
    If you're looking for a well made boot that will provide you the support and outstanding comfort, I highly recommend the Alico New Guides. These boots are amazing. They might be a little pricey but, you definitely get what you pay for. If you take the time, and invest a small amount of time protecting your investment, these boots should last you for several years and hold up to just about anything you throw at them.

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    • Answer I would Haye to steer you wrong,I'm really not sure,but I can tell you that I'm a size 10.5 and that's what I bought in the Alice and for me I have plenty of toe room,hope that helps
      Answered on 3/28/2016 1:34:46 PM by Ronnie from Nc
    • Answer After reading several reviews about "break-in time", When my New Alico Guides arrived, I decided to do what I have done for years. After taking them out of the box and admiring them, I applied a nice heavy coat of Obenaufs LP. If you're not familiar with Obenaufs, give it a try. You won't be disappointed. Its all natural and......not only does it provide an extra water barrier, it protects and restores your leather by replenishing the natural oils and nutrients. It will also help with softening the leather, making "break-in" a lot easier and faster. After the first coat of Obenaufs was applied, I let my New Guides set over night, fighting the urge to put them on and wear them the next day. After twenty four hours, I applied a second coat of Obenaufs and again, let my Alicos set over night, giving them time to soak up the Obenaufs.
      I've been wearing my Alico New guides for two weeks now. They get more comfortable every day. In my opinion, there was little to no "Break-In" time. these boots are OUTSTANDING!
      Answered on 3/24/2016 12:35:10 PM by The Gunny from Pa
    • Answer As I understand the size conversion from a Woman's shoe, ( boot in this case) to a Mans shoe, the difference is two sizes. That's two sizes smaller. For example, if you wear a 10.5 (woman's) then a 8.5 Men's should fit. Or at least be pretty darn close.
      I typically wear a 10R because I have narrow feet. When I wear my Alico New Guides, I typically wear a heavy wool sock and have never noticed any unnecessary heel slipping and I still have plenty of room inside the tow box to wiggle my toes. My Alico New Guides fit "true to Size. I ordered a size 10 and they fit perfectly!
      Good luck with your purchase. I hope this info can be useful. You'll love your Alico New Guides. They look and feel GREAT! You Will NOT be disappointed!
      Answered on 3/24/2016 12:36:42 PM by The Gunny from Pa
  • Question “Hi can you tell me what uk sizes are please to US sizes?

    Regards Gareth ”

    Asked on 3/15/2016 2:12:32 PM by Gary from U.K.
    • Answer UK sizing is generally 1/2 size down from US sizing. (i.e. US 6 = UK 5.5)
      Answered on 3/16/2016 12:43:45 PM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
    • Answer No clue
      Answered on 3/20/2016 9:45:09 AM by Ronnie from great smokie mountains of north carolina
  • Question “You only have those 2 sizes available.
    7.5 and 11?
    Any possibility of getting a 10?”

    Asked on 10/16/2015 1:18:05 AM by kathy from Pismo beach, CA
    • Answer Due to the nature of the closeout business, we often receive items in limited quantities. Therefore, popular sizes and colors can sell out quickly. Occasionally we are able to reorder a product, but closeout items are typically unable to be reordered. We suggest signing up for the My Updates as the best way to monitor incoming products. You will receive email notifications of our newest stock items.
      Answered on 10/26/2015 1:46:44 PM by Product Specialist Greg from Sierra Trading Post
    • Answer best i can do is give you the differential for me, which you can likely translate: i wear a 12.5 nike, a 12.5 adidas, etc in running and most athletic shoes...i wore a 12 in alicos, HOWEVER, i live in Los Angeles which is warm and i wear a thin 'dress' sock with my hiking shoes...if i was to wear a thick hiking sock i would het a 12.5 size...so as long as you don't wear your running shoes tight, but rather with adequate room, i feel they should translate to your alico hiking boot size...but i cannot guarantee this. as a separate note, in most all brands of cowboy and western boots i take a size 11 to 11.5...if that helps. good luck, these are a great, if heavy old style, boot.
      Answered on 3/10/2015 1:49:47 PM by johnnyjohnny from lake balboa, CA
    • Answer I wear a 12 D in almost all my shoes I ordered size 12 in the Alico Mountianeering Boot perfect fit!!!! Awsome boot hard to find full glove leather lining.
      Answered on 3/11/2015 7:17:39 AM by Pete from Seattle Wa
    • Answer According to our fit models this item is running true to size.
      Answered on 3/11/2015 10:06:50 AM by Product Specialist Greg from Company Headquarters
  • Question “Are your Alico New Guide Mountaineering Hiking Boots seconds?”

    Asked on 2/7/2015 12:32:58 PM by Through Hiker from Wisconsin
    • Answer totally not seconds...these were newer than new, nothing of a defect or glitch, with all tags, etc...i got asuper price as i have on other boots at sierra but none of it has ever been a second.
      Answered on 2/7/2015 1:41:01 PM by johnnyjohnny from lake balboa, ca
    • Answer If you are asking, if my Alico boots are my second pair of Alico boots,no they are my first. However, my previous boot boots were of the same kind, hard leather mountaineering boots (Tyrol brand), which are not manufactured anymore. The good part is that my new Alico Mountaineering boots are far more comfortable and didn't need to be broken in. I wore them right away for a three hour hike on a steep partially snow covered trail and, I didn't experience any discomfort or soreness afterwards.
      Best regards!
      Answered on 2/7/2015 9:12:50 PM by Broken Trail Ferni. from Quebec,Canada
    • Answer Nope, bought them brand new.
      Answered on 2/9/2015 8:22:50 AM by superfarmer from Santaquin, UT
    • Answer Thanks, all, but I really want to heat from someone who works at Sierra Trading Post. My understanding is that seconds may be packaged and tagged as new but may have a defect of some kind that may or may not be evident to the customer.
      Answered on 2/9/2015 6:31:58 PM by Through Hiker from Wisconsin
  • Question “Was this boot designed for narrow, normal, or wide feet?”

    Asked on 9/27/2014 1:59:09 PM by Nevada Smith from Reno
    • Answer Narrow to normal. I have wide feet and had to have them stretched to accommodate my big and small toes.
      Answered on 9/27/2014 2:30:04 PM by Bob from Eastern Oregon
  • Question “Was this boot designed for feet with low-, medium-, or high-arches?”

    Asked on 9/27/2014 1:57:47 PM by Nevada Smith from Reno
    • Answer The insoles that comes with these boots are junk. Having high arches (amongst other foot issues) I use custom insoles with these boots and all of my footwear. That being said once these boots break in they fit my feet amazingly.
      Answered on 9/27/2014 2:08:46 PM by squirrler from greater rocky mountain region
    • Answer The boot itself is constructed with virtually no arch. That being said, they provide an insole that has a medium arch. I believe this is the norm, they expect you to tune the fit with aftermarket insoles if the originals don't work. Superfeet make a nice selection, as do several other quality orthotic providers.
      Answered on 9/27/2014 2:28:17 PM by Bob from Eastern Oregon