High Quality

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Anonymous from PA on Tuesday, May 19, 2015
I have owned many pairs of Norwegian welt hiking boots over the years that I wear for working outdoors.

The sizing of the Alico Guide runs the same as the old Raichle line.

I have always required a size 9m in Italian made boots like the formerly available Dunham, Kinney and Thom McAn line of mountaineering boots.

I had to return the first pair in size 9m and go a half size larger.
The issue with the 9m was the opening of boots were a little small and the back of my foot was rubbing the rear of the boot fairly hard when taking the boots on and off.
I knew this would cause the leather to wear out prematurely.
The 9.5m fit much better but there is a little play in the heal unless I wear thick socks.

The Perwanger leather does appear to be of the same quality as the 3mm thick Gallusser leather used with the Raichle Ravines.

The height of the boot is a bit higher then I prefer.

I wish the Alico Summit boots were available with the 3mm thick Perwanger leather used in the Gudie model.

From my experience with these types of boots the thicker leather does hold up much better compared to those with thinner leathers.
This why I purchased the Gude and not the Summit model.

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