Breaking in lowas

#1
I have had a pair of lowa combats now since about the begining of august, and they are brilliant however very heavy, and very very stiff. I would've thought that after having them for 6 months, they would be atleast wearable without running like a duck, and walking like a robot. I can hardly bend my toes. i keep them supple with polish etc. But are lowas just ver very supportive or just a pain in the bum-bum?
 
#2
I got mine in November, and iv done well with them, did a few tabs with them, which was had at first and was uncomfortable. They been on every ex and live firing since, an now they fit like a glove, i dont notice the weight of them or anything, just beast them, you'll get used to them eventually!
 
#3
Superb choice of boot :D I have had mine nearly 10 months and the only problem I have found with them is if you get them wet inside like from river crossings etc - they take like a week to dry naturally due to the gore tex. Never had to break them in - straight out the box and go ... however i think that they are meant to be a little less flexiblearound the toe area.

If all else fails - return them to the UK Lowa agent or where you purchased them from and get them exchanged.
 
#5
Lowa's are quite stiff anyway. They are made from very thick leather (that's why they are so heavy) and the sole has little flexion. If you want a suppler boot then Altberg would be better.
 
#6
I just take mine out of the box and go, they have always been the combat hi version, I think the lower ankle boots, "mountain" might be a bit stiffer

On my third pair now they really do soften but the fact is they are a big sh_t kicking pair of boots and are always going to feel a bit heavier than standard ish

toodlepip
The gimp
 
#7
I really like them but I think mine may be just a bit big for me. Yes that's a good idea, but mine aren't new at all and I would be hard pushed to get them exchanged now wouldn't I? Also in the morinings after being out in the field (my feet sweat exceptional amount for some reason lol) I go to put my boots on and they are properly soaking inside. I think its because the water can't escape but it is even worse than having cold feet; itchy wet warm feet! lol nice :wink:
 
#9
I use Hanwags: stiff for about two-three days wear ( the boots, not me ) then comfy as a comfy thing.

The lacing system is not as good as the Lowas, though - just looks a bit wrong - not enough eyelets.

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