Phenominal Workmanship - Buy Size Larger

Verified Buyer Reviewed by Bama Hiker from Shiregrass area of Alabama on Wednesday, August 5, 2015
While I have not actually hit the trail or climbed a mountain with these boots, I have worn them for a break-in period. This is the reason for only a 4 star rating. So far I am very impressed with the workmanship and quality. My foot size is 10.5 US and I typically buy boots and trail shoes in size 11 for foot swelling. However, I had to return the first pair of Lowa boots and order another pair in size 11.5. The 11 US size -- wearing normal medium thickness wool socks -- were a tad bit small and tight for my feet. My toes were bumping up on the inside with the front the boots. And the boots were a bit narrow, which would not allow for normal foot swelling when hiking/climbing. So my recommendation is buy this boot (made in Euro sizes) in a half US size larger for a comfortable fit. The second pair in size 11.5 feels fantastic and I have great expectations for good performance when hitting the hills. There is ample space to wear a heavy thickness wool sock with the half larger size. Cheers.
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