User Review: Alico Men's Tahoe
Materials: oiled, nubuck leather; vibram sole
Use: day hikes and everyday wear
Break-in Period: almost non-existent
Weight: approx. 1.58 kg / pair
Price Paid: $119
After my Garmont Syncro GTX hiking boots bit the dust (the BiUurethane midsole started deteriorating--very disappointed), I looked high and low for another Italian designed boot. I have "duck" feet: wider at the toes, narrow at the heel. The boot is almost too roomy but I took out the old cushion insert from the Garmonts and placed in on top of the insert that came with the Alicos--perfect. Or just wear a thicker sock or purchase a nice new insert if you have the same problem.
I love everything about these boots: The Norwegian welt construction (almost impossible to find); the thick, oiled, top-quality leather; the Vibram soles; even the laces are extremely sturdy. And they're not made in China, as almost all footwear is today. Break-in is time is minimal...just wear them around the house for a day or so. They're also quite attractive (they don't look like an SUV). Just a simple, time-tested design with quality materials and craftsmanship.
Grab these boots while you can get them. You won't be disappointed. I look forward to many years of enjoyment from these boots.