First Look Gear Review
Street Price: $185
Pros: Burly, old-school, durable.
Best Uses: Burl-festing.
This product is no longer available, please check out the Hiking Boots Review.
Have you ever thought the best way to make a boot would be to put your foot through the side of a cow, then bolt on a sole? So did these guys. The result is the Alico Summit. Over four pounds of cow and rubber per pair. With incredible craftsmanship and old-school design, these can weather anything that you can throw at them.
That said, there are better options. While we loved that they are leather, rubber, and nothing else, it meant that wearing them in hot weather was miserable. The Asolo Power Matic 200 is a good choice for those who want the durability of an all-leather boot, but with some of the advantages of modern materials technology; namely, weight and breathability. If you want something lighter and considerably cheaper, try the Keen Glarus which wins our Best Buy Award.
The Summit is also hard to come by since it is not sold by most major online outdoor retailers. For boots that are easier to get your hands on read our full Hiking Boot Review which includes our Editors' Choice winner the Keen Targhee 2.
— Atherton Phleger
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