User Review: Lowa Trekker
Materials: Nubuck Leather and Glove leather lining
Use: medium backpacking, off trail comfortable.
Break-in Period: A few days of daily use. Very easy breakin.
Weight: 3.70 pounds per pair. (per Lowa specs.)
Price Paid: See above.. bought them on sale at Zappos
I bought these boots for light backpacking and trekking in the Rockies of Colorado, but find myself wearing them every day. Before I ordered them, I researched them online. I have never had a boot this comfortable.
They are lined with glove leather backed by foam padding. They have conformed to my foot perfectly and offer great support for a daily boot. I have treated them with Grangers Nubuck and Suede waterproofing as per the instructions on the Lowa website, and they stayed waterproof during the worst ice storm and rain in Oklahoma history. They are warm and comfortable, and flexible enough to be used daily, while still offering great ankle support, and a good solid sole.
I recommend going to the Lowa Website to research before purchase as everything they claimed turned out to be accurate. The address is; http://lowaboots.com/home/?CFID=2652855&CFTOKEN=73384953
They also list dealers who carry their products. In all, I am extremely pleased with this product and will buy them again if I wear these out. I bought mine at Zappos.com and got free overnight shipping.
Update: September 14, 2011
Just to update my first review (above) from 2007.
I'm still wearing these Lowa Trekkers. I never went back to Colorado, I just wear them all the time. It's 2011. Yikes! They are starting to separate at the rand, on the outside of the right boot, and the heels are worn down, as I walk funny.
I've spent my entire life outdoors doing one thing or another. These are just incredible boots. I'm sure there are others just as good, maybe better. But, these are the ones I've had for four (4) years. If I could find another Lowa boot like these, but just a little lighter weight, I'd buy them.
Failing that, I might buy a pair of these all over again. One of the reasons they've worn so well in the soles, is that I don't spend much time in town on pavement.
Al in Oklahoma