dirtydiver

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Gents,

Does anyone have any experience with LOWA boots? I am in the market for a pair of universal hunting boots and open to Courtney, LOWA, Russell Boots, and any other suggestions.

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Carlin
 

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No experience with them, but I love my Courtney’s. I have 6 pair of them.
Give African sporting creations a shout about them.
 

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The only Lowa boots I’ve had were low cut trail boots. They lasted forever! Fit my feet well. Walked a ton of Colorado trails including some 14ers in them.
If they fit your feet, I highly recommend Lowas.
But I wear one of my Courtneys to Africa.
 

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By far my favourite boots. Always seem to fit so well that they don't need breaking in and they are really light......and they go on forever.

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I have a pair of Lowa Renegades. Nicely built boot but they don't fit my foot like Asolo does though. They seem a bit wider on me and not quite as much arch support. Other than fit, nothing to complain about.
Photo below of Lowa Renegade & Asolo Drifter - You can tell which one is worn more often...

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Welcome to the site! I’ve worn lowa in addition to several others and they were excellent, a top quality boot for sure-but I suppose it depends on what and where you are hunting. . . For a typical South Africa safari I would call them overkill.
 

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Welcome to the site! I’ve worn lowa in addition to several others and they were excellent, a top quality boot for sure-but I suppose it depends on what and where you are hunting. . . For a typical South Africa safari I would call them overkill.
Overkill was the exact thing I was thinking. But I wear Adidas Hiking sneakers in Africa so not sure my style is for everyone.
 

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You can't go wrong with a pair of Russell's that is custom measured for your feet. A bit more expensive than others, but can last a lifetime.
 

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I love my lowa renegades. Extremely comfortable hiking boots.
 

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Been wearing Lowa's for quite a while. Really like them and they do last. My Courneys are very heavy compared to the Lowa's.
 

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I had a pair of Lowa Tibets and they lasted for a great number of years both as a hunting and a work boot and that testifies to thier longevity and sturdy construction but they did eventually wear out and as I was no longer doing the hard yards hunting I replaced them with a pair of Lowa Rangers and they have continued the sterling service I expect from the Lowa boot. Stillo hunt the medium high country and the Ranger is a very good boot for that purpose and will no doubt prove themselves again early feb on another hill country hunt.
 

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Excellent boot. More of a mountain boot than a stalking boot. I’d go with the Courteney’s in the African bush and the Lowas in the mountains.
 

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I love my Renegades but not in Africa.
 

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