Alico Summit Hiking Boots - Leather (For Men)
About Alico Summit Hiking Boots - Leather (For Men)
Closeouts. Nestled within the Alps, the Dolomites are known for jagged peaks and deep crevasses that have challenged the climber's craft for centuries. Alico's Summit hiking boots are handcrafted by artisans in this awe-inspiring region and built for exploring rugged landscapes. The oil-tanned leather upper is water-resistant, and the leather lining and moisture-wicking insole reduce friction and blisters.
Specs about Alico Summit Hiking Boots - Leather (For Men)
- Waterproof (All)
- Waterproof materials: Seam-sealed leather
- Upper: 2.6mm one-piece oil-tanned waterproof full-grain leather
- Lining: Brushed Leather
- Removable insole
- Midsole: Leather and Nylon
- Outsole: Vibram® Montagna
- Height: 6"
- Heel height: 1-1/2"
- Weight (pair): 4 lb. 6 oz.
- Made in Italy
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Most Helpful 5-Star Review
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Reviewed by Eric in Tucson from Arizona on Sunday, April 15, 2018I bought my current pair 9/2016 and I love them. They were a long break in (6mo for me wearing them on the weekends, but not a lot of hiking) before they got really comfy. The leather tightened up in all the right spots and stretched where it needed to. They were a bit ill fitting when they showed up out of the box so I would not buy them, strap them on, and do any kind of serious hiking, they need a good break in. However, now I wear them all the time and they are a very solid boot, too bad I have been wearing them MX riding, tore a hole in the side of the right hand boot on the foot brake. Inserts are not the best, I got some after market ones and that added support and comfort. But for what I paid, they are a great deal, you can spend $100 more for the same boot but you don't have to.
Reviewed by Mateo from New Mexico on Monday, April 9, 2018Far and away superior to the best fabric and suede boots I have ever owned. Mesquite and cholla don’t slip right through, and they don’t wet out in under five minutes. My Summits offer a degree of foot and ankle support not encountered (at least by me) with fabric and suede boots.
Weak sauce in comparison to my Alico New Guides. Nowhere near as supportive for my feet nor my ankles, though they didn’t take 2+ months to break in, either. And not even close to being as water repellant—it takes hours some combination of rain/snow/mud before my New Guides begin to wet through, but the same takes place in an hour or less with my Summits (and I do keep them clean and I treat them weekly with Huberd’s).
They seen a decent pair of boots for the desert, though I can’t comment on durability as I have only had mine for about three months now. The leather has held strong so far, though a mesquite thorn almost punched through on the side of one toe box.
The tongue is gusseted, but the gusseting involves a thinner leather than that used for the upper. Nothing has poked or punched through there as of yet. I do often wear them with gaiters, though, especially when I expect to be in and out of the mesquital all day. This has just as much to do with the height and closing off the top as it does about the thickness of the gusseting.
NB: The tongue padding on one of my boots is off-center. This hasn’t proven to be anything but an aesthetic issue, though it does make me wonder if Sierra Trading Post is helping Alico get rid of their seconds.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Opuseti from Vancouver on Wednesday, April 4, 2018I waited a while before entering this review. I wanted to put these boots through their paces. I should probably start with a bit of context. I am 6'4" and weigh in at almost 300 lbs. I am tough on my equipment and expect it to keep up with me. I am also a sucker for sticking with what works. For me, all leather boots are the way to go. Over the years I have worn through the all leather (no goretex) offerings from a variety of companies including Scarpa and Zamberlan. I also have a pair of Alico New Guides that have proven themselves to be excellent, but very heavy oldschool boots.
So, onto a review of these summit's. Out of the box and onto the feet and they feel like slippers. The leather is VERY soft and the toe box is very roomy. It is quite evident that the last used in these summits is different from the new guides. These are wider in the forefoot and toe box and less aggressive in the positioning they put you in when walking. The summits are comfy to wear around and the break in is minimal to non-existent. In this sense they were a dream compared to my New Guides which almost broke my spirit during the break in period. With the Summits I was able to do a longer hike (15 miles) after only wearing them for a couple of short day hikes. I wore a 30 lb pack for the longer hike and the softness of the boot (leather and sole) really became apparent. First thing I noticed was the flexing in the sole. Compared to the New Guide's with their 3/4 steel shank, these summits provide much more feel under your feet. Much easier to navigate across rocks in a stream and over and along fallen trees. As a con, feeling the trail can fatigue your feet. There also is no "rocker" in the soles. Some higher end backpacking boots have this feature so that your toes are slightly angled up and the sole allows you to have a natural rolling gait that reduces fatigue. These are simple flat soles. The softness of the leather was also apparent and in the one case where I ended up losing traction and sliding, my foot didn't feel as secure as I would have liked with the give of the leather.
Ankle support is good and the tread offers decent traction. It's an old tried and trued lug pattern that I have found better on the up hill than down and only moderate in thick mud. The self cleaning of this tread pattern is okay but newer patterns are better. The leather is scuffing easily but that just adds character. The insoles are garbage but that is the case with most boots these days. I swapped it out almost immediately.
Overall I have to admit that I'm disappointed. There are plenty of reviews hear on STP claiming these to be awesome boots. They just aren't. Yes you can resole them, yes they are all leather inside and out, but what about performance? It just isn't there. These are light hikers and not backpacking boots. They are okay for a walk in the woods but certainly not in the same class as the leading backpacking boots out there and I would not depend on them for any technical backpacking or scrambling. I will also write a review for my New Guides as they, on the other hand, have exceeded my expectations..
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Gary the Skier from Idaho on Monday, April 2, 2018I did have the alico hiking boots but when they wore out I upgraded to the alico summit hiking boots. Well worth the extra money. This boot didn't fit right out of the box but after a day of wearing them around the house I realized that they do. The extra height took a while to get used to. All in all it looks like this will be an outstanding boot.
Reviewed by StriperGuy from MA on Saturday, March 31, 2018Who knew they still made products of this quality any more. Compable boots from other companies cost in the neighborhood of $300. It'll probably take me 6 months to break them in but that's a small price to pay for boots that'll last 10 years.
Gorgeous boots at a great price. Grab a pair, you won't be disappointed.
Question & Answer
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“What's the best way to treat these boots? I was thinking of using Obenauf's or Mink oil. Which should I use, and should I use anything else? ”
I am from a 'snowy' state (Idaho) and so I use a product called snow seal. This also helps the boots waterproofness.
Yes. These boots are heavy duty. The leather is thick and sturdy. Beefy old school vibram soles that can be resoled by any competent cobbler. If I was working wear I needed boots everyday, I'd be wearing these.
I'd use them everyday, personally, no problem. I bought them thinking if I still worked on the commune farm, these'd be perfect for all the daily hiking around the farm I used to do. Heavy trenching/shoveling all day shoveling, I'd be careful with, though, since these are for walking while carrying loads like a pack or stuff, on uneven terrain, like hiking. So shoveling might damage them, but for all the boots I tried for shoveling, these'd work, but I'd hate to use them for trench working. But above ground chores on a farm, they'd be overkill.
As long as, you don't have athlete's foot will be comfortable boots at the job site.
These could probably be used for everyday wear, but that greatly depends on the wearer.
“Please give me the dimensions of this shoe: total length, toe box width, ball of foot width, and heel-to-top of boot height. Thanks!”
I bought a 10D. Too small for my 10 foot, I have a narrow-ish foot, the width was great. The length of the 10 was a tab too short.
I bought the 10 1/2D and that fit my narrowish 10 foot perfectly.
If you are a wider than normal foot, you might wish to go for their W width. And like I said, their 10 was too short for my 10 foot, but their 10.5 works perfectly for me.
I don't know how to measure for your question. Would that be inside dimensions or outside? Is that done with special shoe store measuring equipment?
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“Boots starts size 8 I am size 7 or 7.5 is this going to cause a problem
.My foot measures 10 " please advise”
According to our fit team this item is running true to size. Due to the nature of the closeout business, we often receive items in limited quantities. Therefore, some sizes and colors can sell out quickly. Occasionally we are able to reorder a product, but closeout items are typically unable to be reordered. We suggest signing up for the My Updates as the best way to monitor incoming products. You will receive email notifications of our newest stock items.
I wear an 11.5 in most sneakers, an 11 in dress shoes, 12 in nike sneakers. I bought an 11 in these and they fit pretty well out of the box. I have a fairly narrow foot, so though the length is good but there is a little too much volume in these, but that is easily addressed with socks and insoles. My guess is an 8 will be too big for you. These are great boots - I hope you are able to get some that fit.