- Aug 19, 2014
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- SCI, NRA Life endow.
- Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, Zambia, Mozambique x2, Botswana, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Cameroonx2, Tanzania x2,
I have 5 pr of the Lowa Z8 & Z6, best boot everI can understand the complaining. If I had only Crocs to wear on a hunt with uneven footing like you did, my hunt would be effectively ruined. A back injury caused nerve damage and significant weakness in my left leg. If don't have high supportive boots, my ankle flip flops every which way. I also finds that using trekking poles really help me negotiate rough terrain. With them I am almost normal, albeit slow, however I get there. It is something I just have to work around.
I usually wear a comfortable slip on shoe on the plane. It is easier to put them back on after going through security. I've been thinking about what I am wearing and taking with me on my trip to the RSA in April 2019. I am leaning towards wearing my new boots. One, they will be with me regardless what happens to the luggage. Two, it will free up a lot of space in the checked luggage. Three, it will help break them in that much more wearing them on the flight.
On my first trip, I wore some Cabelas Meindl uninsulated Ultralight Hunters. They worked great and would last more trips, but in the intervening five years, I often feel the front of the boots with my big toe. This has never an issue before, but it is now and is very disconcerting. I don't want to be on a hunt and have blisters on the front of my toes.
I have purchased a pair of Lowa Z-8S GTX Coyote OP. They are even more comfortable. Looking forward to trying them.
And Hank, how much longer do we have to wait for the next installment?