Alico Summits, great all around classic

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Northwest hiker from Seattle, Wa on Tuesday, August 12, 2008
A great all around traditional mid-weight hiking boot. These are the classic hiking boots you may or may not remember from the 70's-80's. Before the current high-tech gortext/synthetic/plastic boots there where the all leather Raichle's and Alico's. Big stiff, heavy but tough as nails and lasted forever. I destroy the synthetic boots in a season and they offer almost no real support. Also they are hot and don't breath and the high tech water proofing is not all it's cracked up to be. The Summits with a good coating of Sno-seal are completely dry and leather seems to breath better than synthetic frabrics. I have both the Alico Summits and the heavier Guides and love them both. The Summits are so comfortable that I wear them as everyday boots. Good for walking and up to medium backpacking work. They offer decent support and they wear like iron. My first pair are going on 6 years old and have about a million miles on them. I just bought another pair for backups and also a set of the Guides for heavy backpacking/clinbing. I highly recommend Alico boots for anyone wanting an honest pair of hard working trail boots cast in the traditional, all leather European hiking boot mold.
  • Best Uses: Everyday, Harsh Terrain, Light Loads, Long-Distance Hiking
  • Cons: Heavy
  • Describe Yourself: Casual/Recreational
  • Pros: Ankle Support, Comfortable/No Break-In, Flexible, Great Traction, Sturdy/Durable, Water Resistant
  • Sizing: Feels too large
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