The oiled nubuck Alicos are GREAT!

Reviewed by asiago from Berkeley, Ca on Saturday, October 20, 2007
I wear these to work daily, spending the day walking and standing on concrete floors, and they were comfortable from the moment I put them on. I bought them as a last-ditch effort to cure my plantar fasciitis, figuring they were designed for all-day walking, and they did the job. They flex enough that they're fine for driving too. My first pair (oiled nubuck) is still going strong after about five years of daily work use, but could use new soles on the heels. The new pair is for work, so I can use the old ones for hiking. However, I was NOT happy with a pair of the smooth brown leather ones, as they are SO stiff, even after repeated wearings. Maybe someday I'll manage to break them in, but the nubuck ones were good to go on Day One. I feel so lucky to have found another pair available in my size!
  • Best Uses: Day hikes, Everyday, Working in a lab
  • Describe Yourself: Casual/ Recreational
  • Pros: Comfortable, Durable, Great Traction, Non-slip sole, Stable
  • Sizing: Feels true to size
  • Width: Feels true to width
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