One. Sturdy. Boot

Reviewed by Forester/wildland firefighter from Missouri Ozarks on Thursday, February 25, 2010
I'm a professional forester and wildland firefighter. I'm in the woods, off trail, everyday. I've been looking for a boot that I can wear everyday in the woods and can be used on wildfires, which means 8" high (from the ground), and all leather. These fit the bill, and then some. They are superbly constructed and look great. They are extrememly sturdy and will take some time to break in. Some reviews have called these boots heavy, but they are probably not using them for the right purpose. I don't notice the weight at all. I wanted a sturdy boot that could withstand the rocks, sticks, roots, and other stuff on ground that can tear your boots up. Great ankle support for going side hill and rocky slopes. I can't believe these boots are only offered on Sierra Trading Post. Good for them for carrying this product. All the other outfitters (and countless happy Alico customers)are missing out on this gem. I would have given 5 stars but the sizing was a bit narrow for me, and I've never worn a wide before. Length was perfect though. Maybe a European construction thing. If you have a question you might try the wide and just wear two pair of socks if they are a bit loose.
  • Best Uses: Harsh Terrain, Heavy Loads, Long-Distance Hiking, Wet Conditions
  • Cons: Long Break-in
  • Describe Yourself: Professional/Guide
  • Pros: Ankle Support, Comfortable, Good Arch Support, Great Traction, Sturdy/Durable, Water Resistant
  • Sizing: Feels half size too small
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