Reviewed by ExtremeBennyL from washington on Sunday, July 7, 2013
I was searching all over the internet and local outfitters for the best, most durable boots on the market. Of course all the usual companies were out there like Asolo, Merrel, and other high speed, high tech mountaineering companies, but I wasn't satisfied with what was being offered. If you are looking for a true mountaineering boot that stands up to snow, ice mud and rock, while also being constructed of classic leather, then the Alico new guides are for you. I was a little apprehensive about buying them because of other review saying how long it took to break them in, but if you are a true outdoor enthusiast who tackles the rough stuff, then they will break in in just a few trips. at first they were stiff but after putting some weight on my back and trekking up hills, the padded inside molded perfectly to my wide feet and the soles and leather became pliable but still beefy enough to protect me. the ankle support is second to none and I was not affected by standing in water up to my ankles. The Alico boots show up at the door in all their classic mountaineering splendor, complete with Alps style red laces. You know if this boot is for you! These boots are not for the street, they are made for serious trekking. I heard that these boots are not being made anymore so I had to grab these classics as soon as I could. I could not be happier about these boots. Crampons work perfectly with these boots too. I found them on Sierra Trading Post for half what they are worth. What a steal! I have a feeling they will last a lifetime!
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