Engineered to Withstand the Elements

Alpine Cap-Toe Boot with Vibram Arctic Grip Rubber Sole


Item# SF2898
$445.00 $375.97


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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 2.9 out of 5 by 18.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Decent looking, comfortable boots with a terrible sole I decided to take a risk on these boots seeing the reviews, because I liked the idea of a weather proof boot with a non-slip sole that still looked good. However, after owning these boots for under 2 months and maybe about a dozen wears, the heel of the sole is literally chipping off on both boots and the stacked leather heel is separating on one. I do not recommend buying this boot because of the lack of quality, not even for the price, but at any price.
    Date published: 2021-04-09
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Expensive boots I like the way the boots fit; however on the second week of wearing them the right boot sole is coming unglued. I thought that paying a high price for a quality boot made is the USA would be worth it, but I was wrong. Now I'm having a tough time getting them returned to the vendor
    Date published: 2021-03-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is a great boot The boots were of excellent quality, fit perfectly, and required no break in period. We had a bad winter this year, and the soles worked as advertised. They were a much more stable platform for shoveling snow and walking the dog in the snow and ice.
    Date published: 2021-03-18
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Same thing...sole separating The first week, one sole began to separate from the back. The second week, the other boot was afflicted with the same problem. Not a good look for $300 boots.
    Date published: 2020-11-12
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    What type of leather are this boots made?

    Asked by: João Pedro
    The boot is made with calf skin leather.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2021-01-30

    There is considerable feedback about the issue of early sole separation, has this been addressed/fixed?

    The boots are beautiful, I would have already bought them had I not read so many reviews that stated the sole separates from the boot with little to no use - this is a serious concern. I have seen this to an extent on other AE shoes, so it resonates. I don't want to purchase these and then spend $100 recrafting them 3 months later - at this price point, the sole should remain intact for years of normal use.
    Asked by: Benjamin
    I ordered mine in February 2021, and have worn them maybe a dozen times. Just today I noticed some of the sole on both heels, and one of the heels and stacked leather heels are separating. So, as of February 2021, the issue is not resolved
    Answered by: Chris
    Date published: 2021-04-09

    Have the quality issues been been fixed. The misalignment of the cap toe piece and the sole seperating from the back and the front?

    Asked by: RangerRick
    Our boats should not have any quality issues upon arrival. If you have any issues, please contact customer service so the issue can be resolved.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-11-24

    I wear a size 11 in gym shoes..your size chart is recommending a size 10. What size to you recommend?

    Asked by: Anonymous
    Unfortunately, we are unable to recommend sizes via this channel and guarantee a proper fit. We believe finding the right fit is vitally important, so we recommend a professional fitting by an Allen Edmonds associate at your nearest retail location: To find a store near you, please follow this link: If that's not possible, we suggest trying the size you typically wear in dress shoes and judging the fit based on how comfortable you feel in the shoes. Keep in mind, we offer an easy 90 day return policy, you can learn more about it here:
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-10-12

    Where are these boots made?

    Asked by: Ken
    This boot is made at our warehouse in Port Washington.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-03-16

    can this boot be resoled?

    Asked by: Sal
    The Alpine boot is eligible for recrafting. -AE Consumer Care Dept.
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-02-06

    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: 2019-12-04
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