• The Alico Summit boots are water-resistant.
    Answered on 5/17/2012 12:00:00 AM by Prod. Spec. Ryan from Sierra Trading Post
  • They do not have a GoreTex liner. Water CAN penetrate through the stitching. They are not intended to be waterproof. They can be "water resistant" if you make them that way. Sno-Seal is the answer. Lots of it. Order the quart can from their website. Follow their instructions. Make sure you use a fingertip to run a thick bead of the stuff around the welt and then melt it into the stitching with a hair dryer. If you do it right these boots will handle a brief wetting, but water will eventually get through if you wade in it long enough. (Which is true with GoreTex too, of course.) And if you avoid leather care products that are based on animal fats, such as saddle soap, neatsfoot oil or mink oil, the leather will remain breathable and will dry out more quickly overnight when you're on a backpacking trip. You don't want anything to penetrate the entire thickness of the leather and clog the pores. (That ruins GoreTex boots too. It can't work if the leather can't breathe.)
    Answered on 6/21/2012 12:00:00 AM by Mickey from Salt Lake City, UT