High quality, but no squish
Verified Buyer Reviewed by jlc from North Carolina on Friday, April 6, 2018
These are definitely well-built, high quality boots, and they look great. The fit is perfect. I wear a 7.5 for most shoes and an 8 in a running shoe, so I ordered these in a 7.5 and they are perfect. I have normal width feet that are almost wide (I love Birkenstocks and prefer a roomy toe box), and these are a great fit. My right foot is slightly wider than the left, and the side of the boot rubs just a little bit on the ball of my right foot, but not too bad, and I think the boots will stretch out a bit since they are leather and I'm using leather conditioner. My only complaint is that there really is no arch support, as others have mentioned. I've never had to use inserts in my life and I'm thinking about getting arch supports. The footbed is also firm with almost no give. Some hiking boots I tried on in the stores are like pillows, but the Alico's are definitely stiff. I've worn them on hikes varying from 2 to 5 miles, rocky and hilly conditions, and they are OK. My arches hurt after the first hike, which is unusual for me, but either I'm getting used to them with subsequent hikes or they are starting to break in.