Classic

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Frank Beta from Northern California on Tuesday, December 30, 2014
I'd searched for months for traditional Norwegian Welt boots, looking mostly at Danners. When I finally came across these Alicos, the price was significantly better than anything Danner related, and the Danner reviews for a similar style were coming back with complaints about seams inside the boot rubbing hard on the Achilles. I figured with the Alicos that a small group of Italians probably knew what they were doing, so I tried them out.

Most of my boots are size 12: Wolverine 1000 mile, Frye chukkas, Allen Edmonds Chronmok, Justin cowboy boots. I wear a size 13 Adidas sneaker (the only brand of sneakers I buy). I also have very narrow feet. I ordered the Alico size 12's, and they were just a bit too tight in the toe. The width was perfect. I took them to my local cobbler, a family friend, and he was very excited that I had found these boots. "Wow, I haven't seen boots like this since back in the day - these are very well made. Nice job!" He stretched them in length for about two days, and afterwards they fit just right. So, in the end I'm probably a 12.5 in Alico, but they don't make half sizes that large.

They're good and stiff, but I've been wearing them about 4-5 hours a day, taking short walks to break them in. I've experienced zero discomfort or blistering. They're really good boots.
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