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Alico Tahoe Boots

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by JimPA, May 14, 2019 at 4:13 PM.

  1. JimPA

    JimPA Member

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    Feb 19, 2015
    I have been wearing Norwegian welt hiking boots since I was a teenager.
    My first pair were the Kinney Colorado hikers made in Italy with Vibram soles.
    After Kinney close I was fortunate enough to purchase two pair of the EMS Raichle Ravine boots for $150 per pair in 1996.
    Each pair of of these last about a decade.
    The leather inside the boots started to crack and the midsole started to fall apart.

    With so many great revues I purchased a pair of the Alico Tahoe boots from Sierra Trading Post.
    I have also purchased the New Guide model.
    I really like the New Guide model but they are too heavy to wear during summer in my area.

    After wearing the Tahoe model a few weeks I noticed creases in the leather from breaking them in.
    I frequently clean the leather with saddle soap.
    After a few months I noticed that the leather has completely split.
    I am really disappointed with them, I thought the leather was more durable and would last for a few years.
    After wearing these boots for less than a year they are totally shot.
    It's too bad Alico doesn't offer a low cut boot that uses thicker more durable leather.

    Unfortunately many companies like Gronell tradition and Armond
    rock don't have US dealers.

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