Alico Summit Hiking Boots review
I have been a fan of the Alico boots since my days in the military. Right now I own two pairs – both the Tahoe and the Summit. They both have lugged soles, but the Summit is thicker. The Summit is leather lined and feels fabulous. I have very wide feet, and these boots are true to size, but the toe box is a little small, so it may be a good idea to go up a half a size, or plan on doing some special show stretching. (I wrapped my big toe in a couple layers of moleskin, soaked both the sock and the leather in that area of the boot with rubbing alcohol, then wore them until it dried out). The toe box on the Alico feels a little small for me, but it much roomier than the Danner Fort Lewis boots I have in the same size (9.5 EE).
These boots do get a little hot and do not breathe particularly well. Still, I am now wearing these boots to work (I have a desk job) and love the rigidity of the sole. When walking, each step has four noticable bumps as the foot rocks forward on the sole. My cats are still terrified of the boots, and I have to be careful with them since the rigid soles prevent me from feeling any creature that might get underfoot. These boots are fantastic quality and I am very happy with them. The “stitch down” or “Norwegian welt” design is really nice. I may get another pair to keep for 20 years from now when these finally wear out.
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It provides the protection, the response, the rigidity and the support needed when battling ridgeline conditions of rock, jagged debris, packed snow and ice. In short, it’s made for serious hiking.
The most comfortable hiking boots I’ve ever and I’ve owned many. I used the Crag Rats in Alaska and they worked perfect during my time in the US Army.
You can pick up a pair of these for a little less than $300. These are very rugged boots and will last for years in the field.
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