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Lake Louise

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In August 2015 I went with my boyfriend in Alberta. We visited Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise and Columbia Icefield. The landscape was wonderful with all the mountains!


My Lowa boots are always with me when I am hiking! This week was perfect, Canada is a beautiful country!

- Emilie K.

My LOWA boots took me everywhere!

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Somebody told me that we only have one life to live. Rumor or not, I decided to hit the road. Who crossed the country in winter time? Someone with time, a little bit crazy and craving for some adventure!

Qu├ębec to BC, here I am!

My objective: make all the hikes that I can - 3 months of adventure. My LOWA boots took me everywhere!


''With good boots, you can go everywhere! Follow your feet and discover the world!''

Thank you!

- Isabelle C.

Welch Peaks

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Joe - a friend of mine - told me he wanted to climb "those rugged peaks" he had seen to the south when he was at the summit of Mt. Townsend.

I told him that the climber's route to those peaks just happened to be one of my favorites. So, we did it and this picture is of me on one of the multiple peaks of "Welch Peaks" in the Olympic Mountains.

- Jim M.

Oh, Lowas, how I loved you

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Twelve years, three countries, eleven western US states, at least twenty national parks, and today they finally gave up. Oh, Lowas, how I loved you.

 Trevor. M.

So much to walk together

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Back in 1995, my father told me: "Son, at the mountain, you need to be prepared for everything. You don't need to be full-equipped with a bunch of expensive stuff that you will just carry up and down but you can easily do without. However, you shouldn't miss your way with your boots."

That summer, we were in the Alps. We went to a shop, and he bought me a good pair of boots (Tibet GTX Lowa boots). They have been worth every penny. We have walked together for years. Sometimes until my exhaustion. Sometimes until the end...


This summer, the polyurethane of my old friend said enough. I knew the day would come. It has happened with other boots and brands before. But, for this pair... it seemed somehow unfair. The course of time never changed their character: hard on the outside, comfy on the inside. So... no. Not yet. Not this time! I packed them and I will repair the inner sole.


This time it is me taking care of them. We still have so much to walk together.



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I don't go anywhere without them!

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My Lowas have hiked the Coast to Coast in England, the Bruce Trail in Ontario and here they are at the top of a mountain in the Rockies! Next year they'll take me along Hadrian's Wall in England and more of the Bruce Trail and the Rockies.

I don't go anywhere without them! Love my Lowas...

Beth G.

The Dead Sea

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My story is about a hike in Israel to a river that flows into the dead sea. We started our hike and climbed up the mountain to a magnificent view point of the dead sea.


On the way we had to pass through mud and and small canyons that were filled with water. Fortunately, I had my LOWA boots with me which helped me finish the hike dry.

- Danny A.

Konstantin

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One year ago, on January 13th, 2015, in the Ukraine...  Russian terrorists were shot at a checkpoint called 'Bugas.' It was a terrible tragedy. Thirteen civilians were killed and more than 20 people were seriously injured.

In this photo, you can see a fragment of a rocket system 'Grad' stuck in the toe of my Lowa Mountain Boots. I am a member of the Volunteer Battalion 'Kiev2' defending the bus, in which people died.

This shoe is stored as a memory still !!!! Thank you for your boots, they saved my leg !!!

- Konstantin

Many a Backcountry Hike...

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I bought these boots almost 1 year ago. Since then, they have been with me on many a backcountry hike in all seasons here in San Diego county, been on motorcycle rides in mud and sand, and they carried through the backcountry of Montana on a 10 day elk hunting trip with miles of rocky, muddy and wet terrain.

Even wore them walking back down the mountain in a Montana snowstorm where I bushwacked with deep snow back to camp. In all instances, these boots performed absolutely flawlessly.

After breaking them in, the comfort has been amazing, my feet almost never hurt besides muscle soreness from some rough country. They always stayed dry in snow, ice, mud and rain, even some creek crossings gone awry. I am so impressed with these boots.

I would recommend them to anyone who wants a high quality boot for all around backcountry adventuring. Thanks Lowa for a great product!

- Joe M.

Hawkesbay, NZ

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I've had my Lowa Tibet Pro boots for 3 years ~ wearing them almost everyday to work pest control off track in the rugged back country of Hawkesbay, NZ.

- Tom C.

Hallelujah LOWA!

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Sometime near enough to a year ago I had to begrudgingly buy a new pair of boots when my near new boots just didn't work out (I've never seen feet more disgusting than mine at the time). Needless to say, I was wild at having to go back to the shop I'd bought my last pair of boots from, ready to have a good spastic at some poor shop worker, when they handed me a pair of LOWA boots to chuck on....

Hallelujah!

From the second I slipped them onto my poor wounded feet I never wanted to take them off again! I spent the following six months guiding through Routeburn, Greenstone, and Milford tracks - Rain, wind, sun, snow, hail, river crossings, rock hoppings, you name it - boots on every day. Winter rolls in, I score a sweet job up Coronet Peak and prepare to switch to ski boots for 4 months. But with the grace of a baby giraffe learning to walk, I fall and break my right knee (tibial plateau for those concerned) on the 8th day of season.



Hoorah, back into the LOWA's to stu…

Mountains Are My Therapy

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It's quite special when someone tells me that my White Mountain hiking journeys have inspired them to make a change in their life.


The first time I ever tried to climb a mountain, I lasted 15 minutes before having a panic attack and turning around because I couldn't breathe.

I was 32 lbs heavier, unhealthy as all hell and drank way too much. Back in September, after having been sober for 8 months and a few lbs lighter, I climbed my first 4,000 ft mountain in NH and I was immediately hooked.


21 mountains later, I'm planning my next winter hike for this weekend! Just make a couple small changes over time and they'll quickly add up into a rewarding gift. I've still a long way to go, but the journey is what life is all about. Mountains are my therapy and in a way, saved my life.

- Suzy K.

Up and Down the West Coast

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I've been all up and down the US west coast with my wife in her Renegades and me in my Camino GTX® boots.


Love em! Olympic National Forest, San Juan Islands, Big Sur, Yosemite, Bishop, Big Bear, Idyllwild, Joshua Tree, Anza Borrego...and many local hikes in my hometown of San Diego, CA.

Photos are of me in Joshua Tree and my wife in Yosemite.

- Andrew H.

The Magnificent Forest

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A walk in the magnificent forest. Poland.

- Agata

All My Trips in my LOWAs

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I bought my first pair of Lowa trekking boots 6 years ago when I was at high school. I used to wear it for one-day trips and multi-day hikes in mountains of my homeland, Slovakia, and of countries nearby.

Later, at the university, I started to long for further places, longer hikes, tougher treks, higher peaks. The destinations and character of my travels changed and I had to acquire new equipment adequate for backpacking.

Luckily, the one thing I didn’t have to care about was the boots.


My first real travelling experience happened in 2013 when I spent a month in Kyrgyzstan, central Asia. Besides the popular hikes in Ala Archa National Park and famous lake Alakol trek from Jeti-Oguz to Altyn Arashan I also crossed three 3,800 m passes during the trek from Sary-Chelek biosphere reserve to the city of Talas. It was an unusually rainy June, heavy rains and thunderstorms followed me wherever I went and the never-ending walking in wet grass and mud was a proper challenge for the Gore-tex o…

Feet Feel Great

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I have worn the same pair of Lowa hiking boots for fifteen years. They are the only hiking shoes I have found that fit perfectly, accommodating my size 10.5 foot and bunion. I end hikes with feet feeling great.


I have worn my boots hiking in the Olympic Mountains, the Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier, and pieces of the Pacific Crest Trail in Washington State. This photo was of a beautiful hike on Mt. Rainier. Here I am with my daughter and son at a river crossing.

- Teresa J.