Great Old School Boots
Verified Buyer Reviewed by SkiPC from Utah on Tuesday, July 19, 2016
I tried several Alico boots and found them all to be of high quality; however, the sizing is quite different from model to model. The Summit is sized a little large, but not overly so. They are stiff out of the box, but to me that just means the leather will last a long time once broken in. I haven't hiked in them yet, as I have a bruised ankle, and it hurts given the stiffness. I like the old school design, especially the double stitched welt. I am confident these boots will last a lifetime. That said, the soles are thin for hardcore backpacking, but that is what I wanted. I did not want heavy boots designed for carrying heavy loads over long distances. I would recommend these boots to anyone wanting good looking boots with more than adequate support for recreational hiking. I tried the Belluno and Backcountry first, but the Bellunos were huge and lacked ankle support, and the Backcountrys, while true to size, just weren't the style I was looking for.