Reviewed by chris from bethesda on Thursday, November 13, 2014
If you want good hiking boots, pay the extra and buy from the Germans or Italians. They are simply far superior to the cheaper, albeit serviceable Asian products. These Lowas are clunky of course, but they are extremely comfortable and durable, at least based on my two outings wearing them.
Reviewed by Firebear from Nevada on Monday, September 29, 2014
I received these boot in the mail and I went on a fire after only wearing them for 2 days (16) at work. My feet felt great after hiking on them all day. I will recommend to anyone that asks me about a good boot to where on a fire line.
Reviewed by smokykoko from Harrisburg, PA on Thursday, September 18, 2014
I take a size 12 1/2 and Lowa is one of the few that make them although I think they are phazing the size out. This boot is well made with a wide toe box and no goretex. One the heavy side at 4 1/4 lbs. I am just starting to break them in so no real good input there.
Reviewed by yankyfarmchick from Vermont on Thursday, September 11, 2014
My husband is a Vermont Dairy Farmer and gives his boots a work out and a half. This is his second pair of the same model. He loves them for comfort and durability. The lacing is handy as well. The center-tongue lacer helps things stay put and not slide around.
Reviewed by VA Hiker from SWVA on Thursday, September 4, 2014
This is my second pair of Lowa's and as was the case with the first pair, quality is top notch. I have to admit that I paid roughly $250 for the first pair 7 years ago, so to get these for $120 is a steal. I like the leather lining and with very few stitches I'm sure the uppers will outlast the soles. I don't mind that they are not Gore-tex; with a quality boot wax (I use Obenauf) you can waterproof your boots better than a duck's butt. I also like the metal tab on the tongue, it allows you to do different lace patterns and keep the tongue from sliding one way or the other. I normally wear a US 12 and an 11 fits me perfectly, so I'd order down one size.
Reviewed by Solduc from Olympic peninsula on Thursday, September 4, 2014
This is my third pair of Lowa boots purchased from Sierra Trading post. I have been very pleased with all of them. The Baltaro boots are especially nice because of the leather lining. Boots are true to size. These will be my Summer backpacking and early season hunting boots.