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Post by mask » Fri Oct 08, 2021 6:49 pm

We got home from a hunt in 2 states and Canada safe and sound. I bought a new pair of lowa z-8s ght boots. They are really great. I have hunted in my home state for chukar and put them through tough paces and they held up well and I still really like them. I refuse to buy Chinese junk and won't even consider crap from Nam. If you are looking for a new pair of boots you might consider these. Good hunting. Bill

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Post by Dakotazeb » Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:03 am

Are you referring to the Lowa Z-8S GTX? I looked that one up and it does look like a nice boot. Uninsulated, right?
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Post by mask » Sun Oct 10, 2021 10:59 am

Those are the ones and are not insulated. I am not easy on boots and these have kept my feet dry and are fairly light weight. By the end of January I will have a better idea about they hold up.

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Post by Garrison » Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:24 pm

Lots of quality boot makers to choose from. In my opinion, finding a boot built on a last which fits your foot properly is much more important than who in Italy or Germany made them. Kenetrek, Crispi, Schnee’s, Lowa, Scarpa, La Sportiva, etc. all make a high quality product. But they can all be the best boot you have ever put on, or the worst boot you have ever put on depending on the shape of your foot.

It’s a lot of money to drop if you don’t do your due diligence and try on what works best for you. After multiple stores and purchases, the Crispi Nevada uninsulated works the best for my foot.

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Re: boots

Post by Dakotazeb » Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:36 pm

Garrison wrote:
Sun Oct 10, 2021 3:24 pm
Lots of quality boot makers to choose from. In my opinion, finding a boot built on a last which fits your foot properly is much more important than who in Italy or Germany made them. Kenetrek, Crispi, Schnee’s, Lowa, Scarpa, La Sportiva, etc. all make a high quality product. But they can all be the best boot you have ever put on, or the worst boot you have ever put on depending on the shape of your foot.

It’s a lot of money to drop if you don’t do your due diligence and try on what works best for you. After multiple stores and purchases, the Crispi Nevada uninsulated works the best for my foot.

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You are absolutely correct. I had a pair of Kenetrek's and they just didn't fit me right. I have the same issue with Danners. Personally I've found that some of the Irish Setter boots and also Keen hikers fit me best. I have a wide foot so I must have a wide width. I see the Lowa's above don't come in wide. But the one thing we can all agree on is that boots are the most important thing in all your hunting gear.
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