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Lowa, all the way

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Offline Casa Grande

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Lowa, all the way
« on: July 14, 2018, 09:25:11 PM »
Whelp. They've done good,  but it's time to put them out to pasture.  RIP. You served well.

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Re: Lowa, all the way
« Reply #1 on: July 14, 2018, 11:12:00 PM »
Duuuuude

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Re: Lowa, all the way
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2018, 11:15:42 PM »
Looks like some mileage on them

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Re: Lowa, all the way
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2018, 11:57:14 PM »
Those boots have been all over the Chisos,  The OML, the Sierra Quemada several times and countless desert trails, bushwacking and other general trails around Texas. I'll never own another brand.   These are the best.

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Re: Lowa, all the way
« Reply #4 on: July 14, 2018, 11:57:37 PM »
They were 8 years old.

Paid 150 for them at Good Sports in SA.  A heck of a deal.

https://www.rei.com/product/789686/lowa-renegade-gtx-mid-hiking-boots-mens

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Re: Lowa, all the way
« Reply #5 on: July 16, 2018, 09:21:17 AM »
They look and sound like they served you well. The reviews from the REI link were pretty brutal.  Sole separation with little use seemed to be the theme.


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Re: Lowa, all the way
« Reply #6 on: July 16, 2018, 09:32:27 AM »
They look and sound like they served you well. The reviews from the REI link were pretty brutal.  Sole separation with little use seemed to be the theme.


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Yes,  I found that interesting.   It took 8 years and dozens of miles of pretty rugged Big Bend Terrain, before the sole finally separated on mine. I absolutely love them and will purchase again.   

Plus, they are seriously waterproof.  I've traversed water up to my ankles for several minutes and my feet stayed comfortable and dry.

And, they hug the mid part of my foot to keep the toes from crashing into the end on the decline.

And did I mention they were absolutely perfect for me?

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Re: Lowa, all the way
« Reply #7 on: July 16, 2018, 12:59:52 PM »
I tossed some Red Wings away last yr that took me a lot of places including to the top of Guadalupe Peak.  I felt like I should have had a funeral for them.  They were heavy and not really hiking boots but their service was outstanding.


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Re: Lowa, all the way
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2018, 01:22:53 PM »


I felt like I should have had a funeral for them.

Lol.  I know exactly what you mean!

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Re: Lowa, all the way
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2018, 06:17:14 PM »
I've got 2 pairs - boots and "low-tops". Had them about 5 years or so. Love em.

 


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