Showing posts from September, 2013

An Unplanned Encounter

I just returned from a rain-drenched elk hunt in Colorado in which I witnessed many boots fail, except for my Lowas that I picked up along the way.

As I was preparing for this trip in the weeks before, I did a lot of research on boots, and saw tons of great reviews for Lowa, but none of my local stores carried the brand so I hesitated buying without trying them first. Thus, I tried some other brands, and none fit quite right so I opted to stay with my tried and proven hunting boots.

Come to find out, those boots were a little too tried and proven, and leaked on the very first day. We tried for two nights to dry them out to no avail, so off to town I went with my wet and blistered feet. At the 4th store I visited in Durango, they brought out a pair a size larger than I normally wear in the Zephyr GTX model.

I am not sure if it was the fact that I was finally wearing something dry after 2 plus days, but it was like euphoria. With precious time from my hunting trip ticking away there wa…

4 Weeks in Norway

On July 16th, my husband and I went on a 4 1/2 week trip to Norway. I was very interested in getting a pair of hiking boots because I knew that I would be doing a lot of hiking. I bought the boots l week before we went on the trip. I was a little bit nervous about buying the boots because it usually takes me a long time to break in shoes.

I wore them around the house for one day and decided to take a leap of faith and take them for a real hike. The hike was for several miles with uphill elevation. I was prepared for my feet to be in agony. To my delight, I felt nothing but goodness in my feet after completing the hike.

I confidently brought the boots to Norway with no problem! This was unheard for me. I am now looking to buy another pair 2 months after buying the first pair. I LOVE THEM! THANK YOU!

~ Gail L.

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Jasper and Banff

I went to the Canadian Rockies (Jasper and Banff) for my honeymoon and hiked in your Lowa boots.

They were amazing!

They survived the backcountry (mud, river crossings, mountain passes, snow, and grizzlies) and were the best boot I've ever owned!

Thanks for allowing me to make some great memories in these!

~ Emily T.

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Mt. Rainier

My wife and I took a vacation to Mt. Rainier National Park in August. We hiked for five days all over the park covering 35 miles and gaining a total of over 15,000 of feet of elevation.

We had great weather and a really fantastic time. We saw mountain goats, deer, lots of marmots and one bear.

The alpine meadows and views are some of the best we have ever seen.  I wore my Lowa boots the entire time, but had a problem with the boot during the final day of hiking. When we returned home, I contacted Lowa and they took care of the issue.

When I purchase high end products I expect longevity, support from the company and/or serviceability.

The support from Lowa was outstanding. I would like to thank the entire Lowa organization and Christian M, in particular for his help.

Lowa boots are very comfortable and I highly recommend them. I look forward to many years of hiking in Lowa boots.

- Ed S.

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500 Miles

I and my LOWA Boots walked the 500 mile Camino De Santiago in Spain this last spring, encountering all types of weather along the way.

I am proud to report that my Lowa Renegades held up admirably.

I believe - no, I know -  that my Lowas could walk another 500 miles!

Thank you for creating such a fine product!

- Peter C.

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Surviving Manhattan

* Dan Nash, of Satori Adventures, is a LOWA sponsored athlete. This is his story from his most recent trip to Peru.

Waiting out a storm high in the mountains is the side of mountaineering that is not thrilling, exciting, or flashy. They don’t make movies about it, magazines don’t right about it, but we have all had done it numerous times. Waiting, sometimes for hours and sometimes for days, means a lot of time in a tent with someone that you (hopefully) like. Your time is spent trying to find ways to beat down the boredom of listening to the wind pound on the tent and peering through the vestibule to see if the skies are clearing, only to find less visibility and more snow than the last time you looked outside.

Waiting, eating, talking, waiting, reading, listening to your iPod, going outside to pee, waiting, playing solitaire, eating, sleeping, waiting, reading, listening to the same songs again on your IPod – the cycle becomes endless. Small details that were not important a…