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Mostbestos Vlad Alpine Hiker

photo:   Mostbestos Vlad Alpine Hiker hiking boot

Recently purchased these hiking boots on a whim and I am EXTREMELY IMPRESSED. Classic design that takes us back to the days of brown boots and red laces!


  • Durability
  • Classic alpine design
  • Full leather upper


  • Heavy
  • Non-insulated

I was looking for a classic pair of Red Lace, brown leather alpine boots like we see in the documentaries and footage from the 1960s and 1970s. I was shopping with my wife at SEARS and spotted these glorious boots that depicted a scene from ages past. I was taken back to watching mountaineers through technicolor television hiking the great mountain passes before it was the "cool" thing to do. 

I was lucky. They were on clearance (big deal to me!!!) There was one pair left and they were in my size. My wife laughed and told me that me and those boots were "meant to be" and that only I would be infatuated with such style and "old-schoolness". Her term, not mine. So without thinking I bought these boots. 

I wore them around town and during chores for a few days and decided to wear them on our weekly hike in our nearby national park. They performed exceptionally well and at about 1/5 of the cost of other hiking boots I own. While they are somewhat heavy and cumbersome, they are incredibly durable and I'm sure they will age gracefully as they are of high quality leather and have steel quick-lace eye grommets. 

I would recommend these boots for anyone that has an appreciation for a style that is all but extinct in our mountaineering and hiking culture. They are a no frills, get down to business hiking boot and I am so happy that I found these. They will be a staple in my outdoor arsenal for a long time. 

Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $60

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