Alico Guide Mountaineering Boot

Reviewed by Steveb from Central Florida on Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I am now working on my 2nd pair of these boots and have a 3rd pair still in the box at home. I work in Central Florida in the land management department of a government agency and my days can take me from dry upland pine forrest to wetland marsh to open grazing land (sorry no mountains in Florida). The Alico Guides, which I wear every day, have consistantly outperformed all the other bootsI have owned from almost all the other major manufacturers. Yes they are big and heavy but to me that just says sturdy and reliable and its is something you quickly get accustomed to. As far as quality goes, nothing else I have owned even comes close to the superb craftsmanship of the Alico Guides, you can see it as soon as you open the box. Sizing is just about spot on and it has been my experience that these boots are good to go right out of the box with little or no break in. A good set of aftermarket insoles and a good pair of marino wool hiking sox keep my feet comfortable all day and periodic application of silicone based waterproofing keep them dry in most conditions. I can not give these boots a higher recommendation and the same goes for their price at Sierra. Just get ready for the " Red Shoelaces" comments, they have become my "trademark" at work and I have actually found a supplier of exact replacements for them.
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