I bought a pair of the legendary Fabiano "772" heavy duty hiking boots in 1985 for $200 at the Kittery Trading post in Maine. These are HANDS DOWN the best hiking boots I've ever had. I still have them, 26 years later — in excellent condition. These boots are indestructible. I have taken great measures to care for these "hiking hall of fame boots." They took quite a while to break in, but once they did, they custom fit like they were made for me. I were a size 12 to 12.5, but I bought 13's because… Full review
I bought these boots to thru-hike the AT in 1991 but they took too long to break in and they were just too much boot for that trip. I have used them for backpacking trips of 3 days or less in tough terrain including the Timberline Trail in Oregon, climbing Mt. Hood, Rocky Mountain National Park, Smokies, PCT and others. These are the kind of boot you leave in your will or at size 15 as mine are take them on your boat to use as anchors. Great boots. They don't make them like these anymore. Full review
Absolutely the best boots I've ever owned. No break in required. The most comfortable shoes including slippers and sneakers that I've ever owned. After I snow sealed and polished them they were also the nicest looking shoes I've ever owned. Went up and down Mt. Washington many times in them and wore them all winter as shoes. Very protective. The problem is that the soles wear out and cannot be easily replaced. I had someone resole them for $50 and they look great, but are not as comfortable hiking. Full review
I purchased these in 1968. I have worn them all over the world. I am wearing them still, and I regard them as the finest product of their type ever made. Full review
I would give these 4.5 Stars if that was allowed. I bought these on deep clearance at Rupp Outfitters in Lansing Michigan about 10 years ago. The 10 M I bought is a little short for me, but the Edwardo model is specifically designed for high volume (wide, high instep) feet, so it feel good on my foot except in legngh. (I have to keep my toenails clipped to wear them.) These boots are nearly indestructable, so still might find a pair in good condition on Ebay. If you do, don't order a size that is… Full review
Fabiano boots are now sold under the Scarpa brand.