old-school quality and durability

Reviewed by Rescue Alex from Alexandria, VA on Monday, January 2, 2012
I had a pair of Alico Tahoes that really impressed me, so I jumped at the chance to get it's heavier sibling. They broke in relatively quickly, though I used the old Army trick of soaking them in lukewarm water then wearing them for an hour or so. They didn't give as much as the Tahoes (which have a thinner leather) but they are quite comfortable. The downside to this type of boot is they aren't waterproof, but with a little effort you can make them very water resistant. I used a liquid seam-sealer along the stitches then followed up with a beeswax-based product. This won't make them 100% waterproof, but well enough to survive a rainstorm or the occasional puddle. I wore these on a 9-day trek to the summit of Kilimanjaro in 2010 and they never let me down. Treat them right (re-seal them yearly and dry out gently) and they will last you a long time. These might outlast my Tahoes.
  • Best Uses: Harsh Terrain, Heavy Loads
  • Cons: Not Water Resistant
  • Describe Yourself: Avid Adventurer
  • Pros: Ankle Support, Comfortable, Sturdy/Durable
  • Sizing: Feels true to size
  • Was this a gift?: No
  • Width: Feels true to width
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