View Full Version : Boot search is finally over!

09-19-2006, 05:10 PM
I finally found the ultimate in commercially made durable hiking boots: Alico guide boots. They're on sale at <a href="http://www.sierratradingpost.com" target="_blank">http://www.sierratradingpost.com (http://www.sierratradingpost.com)</a> for $110, normally $275. Alico also has a website where you can see the whole product line, but the guide boot is the best of the lot. Better grab a pair while you can. I'm typing this after I already bought a $900 pair of custom made boots from custombootshandrafted.com.

09-19-2006, 07:48 PM
Everyone has different tastes and needs. As for me, I just simply refuse to lace on a pair of 6+ pound waffle stompers. For my backpacking and hunting needs, my pair of 3 lb. 8 oz. Meindl Island Pros are the ticket.

Slug, you must be one tough hombre to ramble about in those monsters!

09-19-2006, 08:00 PM
They've had those Alicos available for a couple of years so I don't think they're going to run out soon. I think STP is the only distributor and that is a regular item. They look pretty stout.

Ed C
09-19-2006, 08:44 PM
Congradulations on finding the ultimate boot. :rolleyes:

09-20-2006, 12:15 AM
When I was a teen, I thought "logging" boots were the bomb so I used to chase chukars in a pair of Whites, Whew!!! Then I graduated??? to boots like these Alicos, usually the big Vasque. They worked pretty good after about 3 years of breaking them in. Of course I had legs and lungs then too. My go to boots for about 15 years now have been the Danner Mountain light GTX's, what I consider a good compromise between light weight, comfort, durability and protection in an affordable production boot. I have been looking pretty hard lately at Hanwags and Meindls and as soon as I get my new orthotics I'm going to be trying some on. I'm not going to rule out my old Mtn. lites though.

09-20-2006, 09:07 AM
Slugtrail - what problem did you have with the Van Gorkom Boots? I bought a pair 1 1/2 years ago and absolutely love them. They do take a while to break in though.