Engineered to Withstand the Elements

Alpine Cap-Toe Boot with Vibram Arctic Grip Rubber Sole


Item# SF2898


  • Select Color 2898 Brown

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  • Modern cap-toe boot with Vibram sole engineered to perform on wet ice
  • Seven-eyelet blucher boot with sleek side profile for a dress casual look
  • 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 Cap-Toe Boot with Vibram Arctic Grip Rubber Sole is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Comfy, Stylish, No-Slip Dress Boots These are my first Allen Edmonds boots; and my third boots with Vibram Arctic Grip. Don't know if Vibram improved the technology since the first Arctic Grip Merrells I bought, but these Allen Edmonds Alpine Cap-Toe boots are significantly grippier and more stable on slippery ice than my two previous Arctic Grip boots. They're perfect for the kind of tricky black ice that you see at the very last moment; or on ice resulting from snow which thawed during the day, refroze overnight and is thawing again come morning producing a slick watery top on a crust of perfectly polished ice under the thawing water. They also held up really well on really hard-packed slick snow (the kind that different vehicles rolled on and packed and polished into a perfectly smooth slippery white substance). Although these boots won't replace spikes, they offer just enough traction to make it home without breaking a foot if you didn't bring crampons or spikes with you ; the Arctic Grip sandpaper-like substance dragging and scraping along the icy patches. The leather is so smooth and comfortable. Not break-in required. These things are like slippers. If I wasn't worried about ruining my carpetless floor with the Arctic Grip, I'd be tempted to wear these all the time. I tried them with khakis and with a suit for work; they work well with both outfits. Considering the style and colour, I suspect they'd fit really well with denim as well. I bought factory 2nds. The issues with mine were some imperfect stitching on one boot and a bit of an uneven cut of the leather on the cap toe. Nothing major. Sizing-wise, I usually wear 10.5D in all sneaker brands and 10D in most boots (Timberland, Wolverine, Thursday Boots, Dr. Martens). The Allen Edmonds 10D is a perfect fit. Snug but not tight; using either medium or thin merino wool socks.
    Date published: 2020-01-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely comfortable boots From the instant I put them on, I just wanted to walk. I am looking forward to see how they perform in winter conditions but I suspect they will do well.
    Date published: 2019-12-13
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Heel blocks are coming apart after just two months I bought these boots because I wanted a more casual boot that I could use with my office attire for the New England winter. These are very comfortable. The leather upper, although not of the same quality as the upper in a pair of Daltons, is very resistant to salt stains and water. Also, the Vibram soles have proven to work great in icy conditions. However, I cannot give these boots a good review because after only two months of use, the heel blocks are coming apart. It started with the Vibram rubber, so I didn't think it was a big deal and I was going to fix it with some shoe glue. Unfortunately, now the stacked leather (or whatever they used) that makes up the heels are coming apart too. I will have to get these to a cobbler now, before the issue gets worse, just when the winter is getting started and I need them the most.
    Date published: 2019-12-12
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from I Wanted This Boot - But Had to Return After two different pair of these boots had quality problems, I finally just returned them for a refund. The cap toe sewing on both pair was crooked and looked terrible. I would've tried for a third pair, but I wanted them for an upcoming trip, and as AE no longer offers 2-day shipping, they wouldn't be here in time.
    Date published: 2019-11-21
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    Do you recommend normal cedar shoe trees or boot trees?

    Asked by: 5thAlpine
    You can use either type of shoe trees inside of your boots. Honestly, it depends on your preference. -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-01-09

    are these full grain leather and not bookbinder leather?

    Asked by: David
    Allen Edmonds shoes and boots, including the Alpine style, are made using full-grain leather. If you have further questions, feel free to contact us again!
    Answered by: CUSTOMER SERVICE
    Date published: 2019-12-15

    Can this boot be purchased in black?

    Asked by: Saxman930
    We do not currently offer the Alpine Boot in black.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2019-11-14

    Size EEE

    I'm wondering why only widths D and EEE? More specifically, for my case, if a person normally wears an E with a cotton sock, is a EEE needed for a thick wool winter sock to match that winter sole? If each width increment is 3/16" in total girth, it seems jumping from E to EEE in anticipation of wearing a thick sock would be a mistake. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
    Asked by: SF
    We would be happy to forward your feedback on our sizing options to the appropriate parties. We would recommend going with the size you normally wearing and judging the fit from there. If this is not an option, you should visit your nearest store to try a pair.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2019-11-12

    What color of edge dressing do you recommend for this boot? It has a black rubber sole that is visible all around the edge but the heel is brown.

    Asked by: Capn54
    We would recommend the Neutral Edge Dressing for your Alpine Boots.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2019-10-03

    I see the full size chart displayed for this boot. Can I order it in a 14 A at the sale price? I don't mind waiting if it is temporarily out of stock.

    Asked by: Doug28270
    We do not currently carry the 14A Alpine boot at this times. We are so sorry for any disappointment.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2019-10-03

    Can the Alpine be ordered with a Dainite sole?

    Asked by: Affa43
    The Alpine cannot currently be customized with a Dainite Sole.
    Answered by: Customer Service
    Date published: 2019-09-11


    Wondering if the outsole is soft/squishy/lightweight like that used on the Ace, Tupelo and Long Branch or is it more like the older mini-lug (closer to the It's Hide or what is used on the Surreys & Rainier, harder and more rigid). Thanks!
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Hello, Thank you for your inquiry! The outsole on the Alpine Cap-Toe boot does not have a lightweight sole. However, the sole provides All-season comfort and stability. -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2019-09-09
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