Boots made in Italy

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Bamabww from Alabama on Tuesday, June 27, 2017
Back in the 70's and 80's when all leather hiking boots were the standard, "Backpacker Magazine" did a report on leather hiking boots and the ones that were made in Italy graded really well. The Vasque Sundowner boot did exceptionally well and the article closed with the statement "if you can find a pair of Vasque Sundowners that fit, buy them."
I did, in fact I bought 4 pair for my family as well. We were very pleased with them. As the years went by, the Vasque moved from Italy to China and now Viet Nam I believe. Still good boots but not the quality or durability of the original Italian made boots.
These Alico boots are of the same quality as the original Vasque Sundowners. The craftsmanship is excellent and mine fit well right out of the box. I wear a size 11 wide and that's what I ordered. I replaced the original insoles with a better grade insole and have no complaints. I have only wore them around the farm so far so I haven't tested them in the backcountry yet. When I do I'll update my review.
Previous Review “Excellent Boots! Crummy factory insoles.”
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