You won't be disappointed

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Kiwi Magic from North of Boston, MA on Monday, March 8, 2010
I have slightly high arches, and thought I might need insoles as with some of my other boots. This led me to order one size too large, but STP made my exchange easy, and pair two feel like they were custom made for my foot. I can spend an entire day (casual, weekend type day) in these and be completely comfortable. And they are barely "broken in". That might just be me, since I prefer a casual boot over shoes anyway. I think it's the ankle support, and the fact I still have all my toes after a close call once that made me vow to myself to always go to the trouble to wear the safest footwear as possible; exception - steel toe boots are just too hardcore for me; almost impossible unless mandatory.
My only complaint with the Alicos and so many other brands is the vibram soles that seem so popular. On icy (not wet) surfaces, and polished stone such as granite or marble they have poor traction. A few winters ago I stepped out of an elevator (in a different brand of vibram soled boots) into a slightly wet polished granite floor lobby where a good number of people were milling around. I went down hard. I wasn't hurt (embarrassed though) but made several people gasp and act all worried! I haven't figured out a solution for slippery vibram, and phone calls to sporting and ski shops haven't helped. Anyone? Anyway, don't let that be a deal-breaker for you, I wouldn't hesitate to buy these again. I love the Alico Tahoes, and would recommend to anyone who loves leather, craftmanship, comfort and good support in their medium duty footwear. Don't blame me if your old boots get dusty on the shelf while you reach for these! A long review I'm afraid, but I've always thought if your feet are comfy and safe, most everything else will follow.
  • Best Uses: Cold Weather, Day Hiking, Everyday, Harsh Terrain, Heavy Loads, Light Loads, Long-Distance Hiking, Wet Conditions
  • Cons: Poor Traction
  • Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
  • Pros: Ankle Support, Comfortable, Good Arch Support, Sturdy/Durable, Warm, Water Resistant
  • Sizing: Feels true to size
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