About the Alico Brand
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Nestled within the Italian Alps, the Dolomites are known for jagged peaks and deep crevasses that have challenged climbers for centuries. Alico boots are crafted by artisans who have perfected their craft in this awe-inspiring region. This rugged terrain has inspired a rugged line of boots designed for trekking, cross country skiing and telemarking. Alico hiking boots are made from oil-tanned, water resistant leather with moisture-wicking linings and state-of-the-art comfort. Alico ski boots for Nordic touring are equally robust and well-crafted. Whether your outdoor sport takes you to the highest alpine peaks or snow-covered forest trails, Italian-made Alico boots are sure to provide the superior stability, support and traction you need to go the distance.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Falco from Austin on Friday, June 22, 2018The toes of the boots I got had already worn out. I asked a replacement and the second pair had the same issue.
Reviewed by George the happy hiker from Cartersville GA on Wednesday, June 20, 2018My first impression of these boots is they are HEAVY and STIFF! The quality of the Alico New Guides is unbelievably high. I have been searching for a pair of boots of good quality at a fair price for a long time and I have hit the jackpot. Compared to many of the other brands such as Danner, Keen, Merrell, Cabella's and the rest the New Guides are absolutely a tank. I love these boots. I wear a size 12 B, which is long and very narrow, and they fit perfect in the 12D size I ordered. I suggest anyone with a D width or more buy the wides because they run narrow. I took wore them on a 3 mile hike this morning, my first time wearing them, and I got no blisters but my heel did get a hot spot. Follow the advice of others and break them in slowly. Walking up a mountain with 3lbs of weight on my feet did make me tired faster, however, Once I get used to them it will be just fine. I wear out a pair of Merrells every 8 to 10 months, walking about 600 miles in that period. I feel I'll get thousands more miles out of my New Guides and then replace the sole and keep going. I'll update you on a few months.
Reviewed by EO from North Carolina on Monday, June 18, 2018I originally bought the split leather version of this boot, but returned it for the Greased Nubuck. The nubuck version has a leather lining as well, which is nice. Both are great boots--I just prefer the leather lining.
Regarding sizing, fit is pretty standard. I wear a 10 in most brands (9 in Red Wings) and the 10 fits me very well.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by jjduncan from Alberta on Wednesday, June 13, 2018I bought this boot because I have a pair of Alico cross country boots that fit me well(size 5). These boots didn’t disappoint me and fit. They will take a while to “break in” because they are stiff. But my initial impression is that they are comfortable and the fit is excellent. I would recommend them especially if you have a small foot.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by whiskey monk from east greenbush, ny on Sunday, June 3, 2018I really love these boots. I own the summit version and have enjoyed them for several years. I decided to try the lighter version because that is one cons of the summits. Unfortunately, I had to return the Tahoes I received because the wide version did not seem very wide. I compared them to my summits and it was a striking difference. If it wasn't for that I would have kept them and I'm sure I would have been as satisfied with these as I am with my summits. They are well made, durable, and classic looking. I just wish these would have fit me better.
Reviewed by Emmanuel Hiking Shoe consumer from New York on Monday, May 28, 2018I bought these in 2016 because I needed a boot to work in outdoors through a NYC winter.
I ordered the WIDE version because the reviews on here at the time said that they fit tight and to get the wide ones. So I did.
I added a new set of Superfeet Green insoles and my feet were swimming. I put the original ones back in under the Superfeet and my feet were still swimming.
I figured I could live with it since I couldn’t afford some Danners so life went on.
Ultimately the boots leaked through the stitching of the soles (I believe) after trudging through countless days of snow. All the extra room in the boots also eventually caused my feet to hurt in new ways I hadn’t previously experienced.
I called Sierra Trading Post and they said there wasn’t anything they could do.
I took my insoles out and put the boots in the trash.
I would not recommend these boots to anyone who will be putting them to the test.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Tomassta from Montreal quebec canada on Monday, May 28, 2018Great quality.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Poko from Japan on Saturday, May 26, 2018I tried to wear it immediately after it arrived. Even if you walk for a long time with a wonderful fitting like wrapping your legs you will not get tired at all.
Because it is finished with NW Welt recipe, leather is thick and it is sturdy and perfect boots.
Reviewed by A Naturalist from San Angelo, TX on Thursday, May 24, 2018I waited a while to write a review on these boots. I was originally on the fence about them and wasn't sure if they're what I wanted. I did what most people did; replaced the laces, replaced the insoles with superfeet green, and protected them with Obenauf's. Even after all of that I was still unsure. I wore them around the house a little, ran some errands in them, and did some light hiking. Still uncertain. I decided to take them to Big Bend National Park for my Natural History of Bats course for a real test of quality. During the first few hikes they hurt my feet a bit. But as the days passed, I noticed my feet didn't hurt anymore. I also noticed how well they worked on the rocky terrain, from sharp slate to worn down sandstone. And then the flash flood hit. We were on the road right outside of the Basin and had to dig out a path from all of the silt, rocks and mud pushed there by the flood waters. I was up to my ankles in water and mud and didn't feel my feet get wet or dirty at all. After we got home from the trip, I cleaned them and reapplied some obenaufs. I'd say they look and feel better than when I first got them. I think they'll give me a lot of comfort and durability for a long time. And those pictures are from AFTER the flash flood.
Verified Buyer Reviewed by Vitaprime from Reno on Friday, May 18, 2018These are an excellent old school, full leather hiking boot. I hike in the Sierra's outside of Reno. Much of the elevation gain is on hard pan with loose rock. The thick Vibram sole (there is no substitute for Vibram) provides excellent protection from impact and abrasions. These are heavier than the lighter hiking boots ( I have Merrill and Keen) and aren't as pure waterproof (I'd call these highly water resistant) but are an excellent all around boot. Provides excellent toe protection. As with most Euro boots, these tend to run narrow. I ended up a half size long and a wide size and they fit perfect. Bought mine on clearance @ $ 109.00 but are easily worth at least $ 150.00. I see at least another couple of pairs of Alicos in my future.