unbeatable deal

Reviewed by alwayslost from Minnesota on Friday, May 30, 2008
Boots like these are unsurpassed on every level in my opinion. The big hurdle you have to get over is breaking these things in. Once accomplished, you have custom fitted footwear that pretty much eliminates foot fatigue and injury. I have been using a similarly constructed pair of Asolo Yukons for the past 10 years for medium to heavy duty hiking in all seasons and conditions, as well as all kinds of outdoor work. They remain in excellent condition, without any kind of preventive care at all. I just got these Alicos, which expect will be the same, if not better. The fit is definitely better in toebox room and tongue construction, at least for my feet. In order to accelerate break in, I was told by some "old timers" to hike through a rainstorm until the boots were completely soaked, and then keep walking until they dried on my feet. Not a pleasant experience, but seemed to be effective. The whole process took about 2 months of intense use. I don't recommend these if you don't put on very many miles. If you do, once you break these in and get yourself warmed up, the best simile I can think of is that it's like a rocking chair for your feet.
  • Best Uses: Backcountry, Cold weather, Day hikes, Everyday, Wet Weather
  • Cons: Heavy
  • Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
  • Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Great Traction, Non-slip sole, Stable, Water Resistant
  • Sizing: Feels true to size
  • Width: Feels true to width
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