Lowa Z-11S GTX
A proper hunting and hiking boot from Lowa. The waterproof membrane keeps your feet from getting wet and the tall shaft keeps nature out.
- Gore-Tex membrane
- Thick suede leather and cordura
- Shock absorbing EVA multicomponent sole
- Speed lacing and hooks: 11 eyelet pairs
- Weight about 1500 grams for pair
- Materials and work from the EU area
For the boonies and snow
The Z-11S is a light and manoeuvrable but suitably stiff outdoor boot. It's fit for use with the heaviest of loads, and in its element in hunting and hiking use in a variety of terrains. For winter season it should work as an everyday boot too, at least up here.
The boot is lightweight, but the well constructed sole system brings just the right amount of torsion resistance for all-terrain use. With a total height of 30 cm, most of the fauna will stay out of your boot.
What's it about
Upper made of leather and cordura. The leather mostly resides in the lower region where most of the wear happens. Leather thickness 2,0-2,2 mm.
Waterproof membrane will keep your feet dry while letting some sweat through. The membrane is naturally real deal Gore-Tex.
Lowa's own MONOWRAP sole. Comprises of three parts: EVA outsole, a plastic stiffener and PU frame. The heel has a separate stabilization piece. For additional wear protection, the outsole rises up in the nose. The sole is injection moulded, so it is not replaceable but has a service life of 7 to 10 years. This construction type also makes the sole very light, reducing the weight of the boot.
Speed lacing with tunnel loops and hooks. The hooks greatly ease your life with boots this high.
The fit and last are made Just Right. This means you can wear as many socks as you want and adjust the fit to your liking.
These are GTX boots, so use only membrane-compatible shoe care products or you'll risk blocking the membrane! In short, clean the boots with a moist rag and brush, then treat the leather with suitable spray-on waterproofer and then apply grease lightly. Apply grease only when necessary - if the boot is in heavy use, do this more often. If the wear is just occasional, be gentle with the grease.
Remember to keep the inside on the boot free from debris to keep the membrane intact.
Maintenance guarantees long service life
When properly cared for the service life of the boot is seven to ten years - Lowa believes in its products so much they actually give some figures, knowing that defining service life for boots is difficult to give.
UK sizes, with comparable EU/French sizes in the brackets. The sizes run pretty small, so it might be wise to pick one size larger than you would usually wear.
The women's models differ by having a steeper notch on the back part of the shaft to fit better their physique. These can be worn by men too.
Made by Lowa
Lowa is a household name in shoemaking. With over 90 years of experience they do know what's what. Many military and law enforcement instances place their trust in Lowa, not forgetting countless hikers and outdoorspeople. Lowa tends to keep lower profile than many other brands but their products reach far and wide.
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