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Snyd

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...again.... :D

I got 6 or 7 hard core sheep hunts out of these, finally ground the soles down enough in the shale to where I decided to get some new ones. I love these boots. Lowa Civetta. The rest of the shells are still intact, liners are a little packed out but still servicable. Just no edge hold left. All in all I think they held up well and by looking at the gouges in them, they sure saved my feet!

They sure are purdy :D

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Why not have them re-soled?

I looked into that. I found 2 outfits in the lower 48. Seattle and Portland. One outfit said that for that boot the sole is more narrow on that shell. That Vibram only makes them every so often. The other outfit tried to sell me a different sole. When I asked them if they had ever used that sole on that boot they did not answer me back. Even, then it would have run me a little over half of what the new pair cost me.
 

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You still got some tread left on those soles, they maybe rounded around the edges but I still see some good tread still, those vibram green dots are supposed to have the best durability.
 

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You still got some tread left on those soles, they maybe rounded around the edges but I still see some good tread still, those vibram green dots are supposed to have the best durability.

Yup, but I tell you what. Having the edges makes a huge difference. I've got about 20 miles on the new ones so far and from the moment you put them on you can tell. No toe slippage walking up hill and the side edge on steep terrain can make the difference between a "slip and fall" or a "grip and go"!

I am pretty impressed with how well they have held up when I think of the amount of harsh rock terrain I've had them in.

And to pull a brand new pair of boots out of the box, throw on a 70lb pack and hike hills, rocks, etc. in hot weather with no blisters is the bomb.

Now to get some red on the green :D
 

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Snyd,
I see they only come in "D" width. As one who needs a "E", do you think they are sized a little wider or should I go 1/2 size larger? Its always gamble the first time thru the mail.
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Snyd,
I see they only come in "D" width. As one who needs a "E", do you think they are sized a little wider or should I go 1/2 size larger? Its always gamble the first time thru the mail.
Thanks


Good question. Where are you buying them? I bought my first pair from Shoebuy.com because they had free return shipping. I guess I got lucky cuz they fit. One thing about plastics. If they fit, they fit. No break-in required.
 

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Snyd,
No one in particular. I see REI here locally has another LOWA version stocked. It might be best to start there just to see how a "D" fits.
REI is always hard to "approach" with all the enviro-wacko bumper stickers in the parking lot. Maybe the wife can blindfold me until we get to the door.
I'll look at Shoebuy too. Thanks.

Shoebuy must have changed their lineup. Just two extreme style boot available in the Lowa brand. Amazon gives good options however.
 

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...again.... :D

I got 6 or 7 hard core sheep hunts out of these, finally ground the soles down enough in the shale to where I decided to get some new ones. I love these boots. Lowa Civetta. The rest of the shells are still intact, liners are a little packed out but still servicable. Just no edge hold left. All in all I think they held up well and by looking at the gouges in them, they sure saved my feet!

They sure are purdy :D

Looks like they still have many years of some good lawn mowing left in them......."put out to pasture" so to speak..........lol
 
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