I've put them to the test and they are good

Reviewed by Garden John from Michigan on Monday, July 15, 2013
I've hiked at least 500 miles in these in the past year or two. Probably more like 1000, I'm not very good at keeping track. They are great. I just got back from a trip to the Bob in Montana, trail work and backpacking and they performed great, 70 miles total.

With discounts, they were closer to a hundred dollars when I bought mine, but they are still a good deal at almost 200 now.

I've used Nikwax to weatherproof them, except just lately when I used Filson wax (for their tin cloth) because that's all I had, worked fine. If you don't do something, your feet will get wet. I don't have much probably with the sweat staying in (wear wool socks), except when I wore gaiters during winter.

I wear 13 and the 13s fit me great, just enough space that I don't jam my toes into the boot and I don't slip around either.

I wear them for working around the yard (chainsawing firewood, moving brick, digging...), hiking, and backpacking. Working great. I'm starting wear out the lining at the heels and the toes are showing some cuts in the leather (not all the way through), but after the abuse I've given these boots, they are doing great.

I'm thinking about buying another pair, maybe the heavier duty backpackers, because these Alicos fit so well and just work great.
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