Alico Tahoe Hiking Boots

Verified Buyer Reviewed by John S. from OR on Saturday, December 9, 2017
I have been wearing these boots as everyday footwear for three months now. I chose them because of their traditional construction and Vibram soles, which can be replaced at some point if needed.

Out of the box, they were quite stiff. Because of their construction, breaking in took some time, it was probably two weeks before they were really flexible at the toes and ankles. I used Danner boot dressing as part of the break-in process; this helped considerably. I also deliberately bought them larger and wider than I'd normally need to accommodate my widening feet and the use of insoles for my bad arches. (Note, the arch support is good as is, but my feet really need the extra support.)

I rate these boots very highly. They are extremely well constructed and I suspect they'll last for quite a long time. If the welts outlast the soles, then any good shoe repair shop should be able to resole them. If there is anything negative, it is that they tend to be noisy when wearing them around the house. I no longer hike and so am unable to give an opinion of how these boots would work on the trail, under the load of a pack. But for my purposes, they are what I want and need.
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