Lowa Boots

Discussion in 'Motorcycles & Bike Gear' started by Tony Varadero, Jun 17, 2016.

  1. Tony Varadero

    Tony Varadero Active Member Forum Supporter

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    After 6 or 7 years of heavy usage both as walking and riding boots (thanks again Nick ex Snap Happy), my Magnum gave up their ghost. I ordered one of these:
    https://www.patrolstore.com/Lowa-Boots- ... 0wod2LcMwQ

    I have to say I am very impressed with the quality and and comfort. Not sure if anyone has any mid-long term experience with this make. Needless to say my Altberg are still alive and kicking, on the second pair of new soles but still looking as good as day 1......
     
  2. -XP-

    -XP- Active Member Forum Supporter

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    I quite like the look of those. :)
     
  3. Tony Varadero

    Tony Varadero Active Member Forum Supporter

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    tried them on last night just out of the box and they fit like gloves.......
     
  4. Hudders

    Hudders Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    I always use Combat boots for riding in, good choice :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Tony Varadero

    Tony Varadero Active Member Forum Supporter

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    and can be resoled ......
     
  6. Whealie

    Whealie Moderator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    I always like my gloves to fit like gloves and my boots to fit my feet :thumbsupanim:
     
  7. Hamster

    Hamster Active Member

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    I recently converted to riding in combat boot ( cheer,s Hudders,s ).
    Really comfy.
     
  8. Rubberchicken

    Rubberchicken Active Member Forum Supporter

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    Not sure I'd go so far as to call it mid to long term, but experience I do have. My Lowa Renegade GTX (low-mid walking shoe) were very very comfortable and with just a bit of daily walking to bus stops and such I'd worn them completely through the sole in just under 9 months. At which point the shop said that A they couldn't be resoled and B that was normal wear. So I told them to get fscked as one and a half pair of €180 shoes per year of middling to lazy bum use being normal wear does not pass the giggle test. But they were adamant, so I'm not buying Lowa again.

    That said, these do look quite a bit more sturdy than the ones I had.

    Mmm, Altberg. Should get me a pair of those some day.
     
  9. Tony Varadero

    Tony Varadero Active Member Forum Supporter

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    Mmm, Altberg. Should get me a pair of those some day.[/quote]


    as for anything else there are mixed opinions on Altberg. My experience is really good from service in the shop, communication, to the final product. I would certainly recommend them :thumbsup:
     
  10. Philwhiskeydrinker

    Philwhiskeydrinker Well-Known Member

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    Altberg, comfy but a dire company. When I ordered mine, I should have took heed from the string of customers returning new boots. Maybe just a bad patch but shit sticks.
    Never again!!!

    Fortunately Goretex army winter boots can be had new off the shelf for less than half the price of non Goretex Altbergs.
    Great boots, they just take an age to bed in.
     
  11. Rubberchicken

    Rubberchicken Active Member Forum Supporter

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    Hmm. Hadn't clocked that they're not goretex.

    More shopping around required then... My Hanwag hiking shoes are just a bit low for bike use.
     
  12. Tony Varadero

    Tony Varadero Active Member Forum Supporter

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    Yep heard that from other folks too.......it's a shame really because they are obviously not consistent with their standards....... :(
     
  13. Tony Varadero

    Tony Varadero Active Member Forum Supporter

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    not sure if this is of help to anyone....found a Boot Repair Company, based in Essex. Resole for less than 60 quid, and they have a collection, delivery service for a tenner or just under. Will report once the job is done.....
     
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  14. Tony Varadero

    Tony Varadero Active Member Forum Supporter

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    Boots are back, all done and new rubber fitted. So to recap £ 69.99 you get a bag and a label, you bag your boots, arrange collection, they get resoled with the original soles and then you get a phone call to let you know when the boots will be dropped back at yours. Additional 3 quid gets you a pair of new laces too.......I was happy with their service.
     

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