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Historic Range: $73.75-$219.95
Reviewers Paid: $124.00-$200.00
I just retired my first pair of Lowa Banff boots and have ordered a new pair.
Even though this boot is considered "heavy backpacking" they are comfortable enough to be worn for anything! Nice wide toe box, superb fit in the heel! (They can be heat molded to your foot. Make sure to ask a trained person to do this.) Excellent traction in all types of weather and all types of terrain; swamps to mountain tops these perform! The "glove" leather lining does fit "like a glove." I wore them on a 10-mile rugged terrain hike directly out of the box!
Use: heavy pack
Break-in Period: none
Weight: 3 lbs (pair wmns 8.5)
Price Paid: $200-ish
I got a great deal on these boots on ebay and there was only one pair in the size and model (WXL) that I wanted. The WXL has extra room in the toe box.
I love these boots. They fit me as if they were custom made and are super comfortable right out of the box. The finish and construction is very impressive and, I would venture, second to none.
They fit a size larger than marked in the US sizing, but if you go by the EU sizing (38, 38.5, 39, etc.) it should give you more accurate size information.
Break-in Period: minimal
Weight: 3 lbs. (1.8 ea)
Price Paid: $124
Very nice boot indeed. I also have the Lowa Scout also. These are even nicer than the Scouts though.
They have the rocker type sole and I find that it's nice when you are getting tired. They give you a little energy with each step (no BS).
The support in these babies is wonderful. Some boots tend to make my feet roll inward but these keep me in alignment. I have a flat wide foot with narrow heal. These fit perfectly and they took minimal break-in time. The trusty Vibram sole is a life saver in decents.
I think I will stick with Lowa, they are a very nice brand with quality, not like some of the boots made in China (nothing against China, I am Chinese myself). I just noticed when I tried boots like from Vasque or Asolo recently, the quality and fit are a downer.
Materials: Nubuck leather
Use: hiking and backpacking
Break-in Period: almost none, 1 week at most
Weight: 2 pounds
Price Paid: $199
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