User Review: Lowa Men's Tibet GTX
Materials: leather, Gore-tex
Break-in Period: 100 miles
Price Paid: $225
These boots work great! I have had them almost two years and probably have put 800 dry and comfortable miles on them. They are the first boot I've had that has kept my feet dry from tromping through wet slush all day!
-good under foot cushioning, thank god!
-stiff sole is great for off-trail exploration, but still very comfy to walk lots of miles in.
-somewhat narrow fit, which is good for me
-Super tough build
-Heavy, so they won't be your first choice for day hikes
-They can be hot in the summer, but any all leather boot will be, Gore-tex or not
I'm a large format (4x5)landscape photographer, and I usually carry about 60-65 pounds for 4-5 day trips, maybe a bit lighter in the summer, and lighter yet if i can find someone to go with me and i can make them carry the tent, cooking stuff, and other crap, but most of the time it's just me. Anyways, I put a lot of stress on boots, and these have held up the best, and I see myself using them for another year or more. I would not get them resoled, only because I have had bad experiences in the past with resoling my boots.