User Review: Alico New Guide
Use: Anything that doesnt involve running or biking
Break-in Period: Ongoing
Weight: about 6lbs
Price Paid: $191 w/shipping
When I first got these boots in the mail and opened the box the first thing that came to mind was Frankenstein, not because of how they look but because of the size of these boots. The boots in my opinion are beautiful, craftsmanship is wonderful. Unfortunately they are not colorful, besides the red laces, they are definitely not flashy, and chances are good that girls aren't going to be attracted banging on my door because of them. But those aren't reasons to buy these boots.
The first time I laced them up I felt like I was ready to climb the first mountain I could come across. Well that feeling drifted away as soon as I started walking in them. They are stiff, 4x4 board stiff. My feet haven't suffered yet, mainly my shins as the stiff leather tends to not give, but battle my ankle as it tries to move forward. I'm not worried and I know after a few more weeks the leather will give and the problem will cease.
The lower portion is extremely comfortable, and the toe box leaves enough room for my toes to wiggle, well actually almost extend to a fully perpendicular position to my foot. I would definitely recommend these boots.