Engineered to Withstand the Elements

Alpine Lace-to-Toe Boot with Vibram Arctic Grip Rubber Sole


Item# SF2860
$425.00 $249.97


  • Select Color 2860 Black Grain

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  • Modern lace-to-toe boot with Vibram sole engineered to perform on wet ice
  • Lace-up ankle boot with sleek side profile
  • Dress it up or down, perfect any way you style it
  • Relaxed Fit, slightly roomy feel


  • 360º Storm Welt weatherproof, sealed construction conquers the elements
  • Waterproof membrane lining
  • CustomCork™ insole forms to your foot
  • Vibram Ice Grip rubber sole, their most advanced cold weather gripping system
  • Craft

  • Handcrafted in Port Washington, WI of fine imported materials
  • Built on the 1757 last
  • Premium European leather
  • Soft brown leather lining
  • Recraftable
  • Care

    Care Instructions

    STEP 1: Using a damp cloth or sponge, lather our Saddle Soap and apply onto leather to clean and restore its natural oils.

    STEP 2: Moisturize the shoes with our Cream Polish to make them supple and soft, following instructions on the product.

    STEP 3: Condition the shoes with our Speed Polish, protecting them from dirt, rain and snow.

    STEP 4: Take our Heel dressing applicator and apply to the edge of the heel and sole.

    STEP 5: Apply our Leather Lotion as needed for added protection and polish in between cleanings. Use our Horsehair Shine Brush to buff shoes to a desired shine.

    *For camo printed leather, simply rub our Leather Lotion onto print with our Cotton Flannel Polishing Cloth as needed and wipe smudges or dirt away with a damp cloth.

    Relaxed Fit

    The relaxed fit has added space in the toe box. This extra room allows for thicker socks and foot expansion that occurs at the end of the day or during a long flight.

    U.S. E.U. U.K.
    5 38 4
    5.5 38.5 4.5
    6 39 5.5
    6.5 39.5 6
    7 40 6.5
    7.5 41 7
    8 41.5 7.5
    8.5 42 8
    9 43 8.5
    9.5 43.5 9
    10 44 9.5
    10.5 44.5 10
    11 45 10.5
    11.5 45.5 11
    12 46 11.5
    12.5 47 12
    13 48 12.5
    14 49 13
    15 50 14
    16 50.5 15

    For help getting the perfect fit, we recommend you visit a retail store to get your feet fitted. If you do not have the option to visit one of our stores, you may contact customer service to help you choose the right size.

    Width Available Sizes
    AAAA 8.5-16 Narrow
    AAA 10-12, 13, 14
    AA 10-12, 13, 14
    A 9-12, 13, 14
    B 8-12, 13, 14, 15
    C 8-12, 13, 14, 15
    D 6-13, 14, 15, 16 Medium
    E 6-12, 13, 14
    EE 6-12, 13
    EEE 7-12, 13, 14 Wide

    Weather Ready

    Purposefully designed dress shoes and boots to conquer the elements.

    Best suited for:
    Rain, snow, and exceptional
    everyday styling.

    Premium waterproof leathers and a full waterproof membrane built on our proprietary 360° Storm Welt™ that is seam-sealed to keep you dry in the most challenging conditions.

    Best suited for:
    Light moisture and
    everyday styling.

    Leather crafted with innovative, water-resistant properties that don’t compromise on comfort and offer outstanding water repellency to keep shoes dry.

    Ask & Answer
    Alpine Lace-to-Toe Boot with Vibram Arctic Grip Rubber Sole is rated 3.0 out of 5 by 32.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not waterproof Don't get these if you actually need waterproof boots. The "storm welt," which is supposed to be the bulwark against moisture, does not appear to be waterproof. After about 30 minutes in the snow (and then drying off), the welt was discolored and obviously damaged by the water. Also, the tongue is not gusseted, which means that water can easily flow in since this is a "lace-to-toe" design. Which is to say that if your toe area goes into water, your feet will be wet. Also note that that these are very low-top boots, which means that they do not really provide any ankle support. All of that said, the boots are very comfortable and require no break-in. But they are not weatherproof as advertised.
    Date published: 2021-02-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Stylish yet comfortable Over the years, I owned numerous Allen Edmond shoes and to say the least, this is the most comfortable and stylish shoe of all. Now I have few other things to say. The leather on this piece could have been better. While sitting with loads of my other expensive shoes, it’s overall leather impression falls short of quality Allen Edmond is known. I purchased this during COVID (almost a year ago) abs did not much opportunity to grind it :) I read other reviews complaining about built quality and keeping that in mind I treat it with care and do not use force it’s back flap and so far it is holding well. I am very happy with it and just wish that it’s leather was better quality James
    Date published: 2021-02-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from My First Lace-to-Toe Boots! As the title says these are my first lace-to-toe boots, and I love them. Quality is top-notch, they fit me perfect, the leather used on these is awesome, and with the lace-to-toe design the boots really fit your foot like a glove! I haven't walked on ice with the Artic soles yet, but ever review I've read is they really do work on Ice.
    Date published: 2020-11-30
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from 29 of 30 have been terrific but not this pair I am a HUGE AE fan, No kidding, I have probably purchased over 30 pair over the course of my lifetime. That said, this pair is a disappointment for the following reasons: 1) the finish on the shoe, especially the toe, actually began to “flake” as if the the color and finish was sprayed on, 2) it’s a tough shoe to slip on even with a shoe horn without almost completely untying the laces so that your foot can go in, 3) the “tab” on the back of the shoe is decorative at best and should not be used to remove and put on your shoe as the leather tab ripped off shoe, 4) the tread on one of the shoes at the toe has actually separated from the shoe. I bought it from the AE factory seconds store in Port Washington. This pair is not of good quality and I don’t use those words lightly given my affinity to the AE brand.
    Date published: 2020-11-15
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    QC Issues

    I have noticed several of the reviews of this boot mention some pretty serious quality control (QC) issues. I want to buy them (especially during the currect sale), but the mentioned QC issues make me hesitate. Have these issues been addressed? If I experience the same issues after wearing the boot what recourse do I have? Thanks
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Don't buy this shoe. I had it sent back to the company and now the same type of problem has occurred again. The glue to the front of the rubber sole is very weak and thin. It unglued but the stichtng was able to hold the rubber.Unfortunately, you can sometimes trip on the flapping front rubber. this time the front rubber sole has begun breaking apart. The other shoes that I ordered are fine but this particular shoe is crafted in a way that is flawed.
    Answered by: Carlos
    Date published: 2021-02-08

    Waterproof Membrane

    The boot has a waterproof membrane. Which membrane is it? How breathable is the membrane? Is the membrane GORTEX? What is the RET value?
    Asked by: Francisco
    We have forwarded your question to our resolution team. Also, we have sent an email regarding your inquiry.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-03-16

    I was interested in these boots however based on some reviews there were quality issues. Have these been resolved?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Please call our Consumer Care Department for assistance at 1-877-817-7615. The Call Center hours are Monday 8:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m., Tuesday-Friday 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. CST. -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-02-04

    I purchased the 2866 Tan Grain Alpine Lace-to-toe Boot

    What polish is recommended for this boot. You do not seem to have a "TAN" polish. I am looking for the recommended Speed Polish and Cream Polish.
    Asked by: Anonymous
    We recommend walnut polish. Our walnut polish can accommodate cognac and tan colors. -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-01-24

    Are these boots waterproof?

    Given that the sole of this boot is engineered to perform on wet ice, is it ok to wear these boots in snow and are they waterproof?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Yes, they live up to the claim of being waterproof. While wearing them, I’ve shoveled snow before work, cleared the car of snow after work, and walked through slushy sidewalks. I bought them in October; they’ve stayed waterproof through an Upstate New York winter, and the sole’s grip has consistently allowed me to walk confidently on slippery surfaces.
    Answered by: Malcolm F
    Date published: 2020-02-02

    What is the material inside the boot? Is it just soft leather or a anti sweat material?

    Asked by: VZ
    The inside is soft leather, superior to anti-sweat material which wears out quicker.
    Answered by: PJ
    Date published: 2019-10-07
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