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 3.2 out of 5 by 26.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Lack in Quality and Durability After 1 week of light indoor use, the heel on one boot has cracks and the rubber sole is peeling off... the other has signs of cracks in similar ways. I don't expect these boots to stand any chance in the rain or snow that is shown as they are advertised. I am in the process of returning them. They are beautiful and I was so hoping for them to be perfect, but I can't trust them.
    Date published: 2020-08-08
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Solid, comfortable boot, but the laces are terrible. The boots themselves are five star, and I can tell they'll break in beautifully. But the laces are too short for anything but a straight lace (and even too short for that) and the wax makes them difficult to lace up. That can be replaced but I shouldn't have to do that out of the box.
    Date published: 2020-07-31
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Falling Apart After 2 Months Title says it all. The bottom is pulling away from the shoe. Not sure how that’s going to keep it waterproof. This was after two months of light wear. For the price, I’d expect way more from AE. Great looking boot, quality is suspect. Hope AE resolves. I sent an email with photos. Guess will see how much they value my business.
    Date published: 2020-02-27
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Winter Boots Update Bought these boots on 12/29/19 and left a positive review the same day. Boy, oh, boy was I wrong. After only 3 wears, the eyestay stitching where the eyestay attaches to the vamp started coming loose on my left boot. I took them back to where I bought them on 1/12/2020, but they would not do an exchange since I had already worn them. The best they could do was send them in to be restitched. I got them back yesterday, 1/31/2020. After wearing for just a few hours this morning, 2/1/2020, the stitching has again come loose and now the vamp has ugly stitching holes that are visible. Given that these boots are supposed to be weather proof, having holes in the boot uppers defeats the whole purpose. I will not be purchasing Allen Edmonds ever again. I would expect this kind of quality from sub $80 discount brand boots, but made in America boots that cost over $350? That should not be happpening. Save your money, buy something else.
    Date published: 2020-02-01
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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
    I liked them so much that I bought them during lockdown, but since have tried on only once. They appears to be well made and are very comfortable. I would say, if you like them, just buy
    Answered by: Anonymous
    Date published: 2020-06-01

    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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