Top Notch Walking Boots By Lowa
Since being discharged from hospital I have been encouraged by the Dr to continue exercising. Walking is basically the main form of exercise that I do, as I already had previous lower back injuries that means that most other sports are out of the question.
Even golf, which I admit does involve a fair bit of walking is out of the question, due to the ‘swinging action’ – ooo-err! that one must do to actually hit a ball. The very thought of twisting my trunk in such a manner brings tears to the eyes in anticipation of the sciatica type pain it would inflict on me! Lol!
Walking With A Walking Boot
Anyways, back to walking… I walk in a variety of footwear but I need a decent pair of walking boots and these walking boots are like nothing I have ever experienced when walking with a walking boot before. You actually have to get used to walking in these walking boots. You feel like you are slightly taller and are walking on a cushion of air.
Lowa GTX Hiking Boots
I’ve so far loved walking in my new Lowa Mountain Boots as kindly supplied for me to test, blog and generally ‘slut myself about with’ in a product placement kind of way… Ha!
So this week I have worn the Lowa Mountain Boots a fair bit. I’ve heard a good deal about Lowa Boots and how they are supposed to be the most comfortable boots and fit like slippers etc, but the proof of the pudding comes in the eating, and I am glad to report that they are not over hyped.
Distance Covered In Lowa Mountain Expert GTX Boots
Looking at my fitness folder in swanky new iphone, it’s telling me that I’ve walked approx 25KM in these Lowa Mountain Boots this last week.
I’ve done several big dog walks, covering various terrain and conditions. We’ve had a fair amount of rain in Surrey this last week, and so a fair amount of walking that I’ve done with the dog has been in ‘muddy’ conditions, around lakes and national trust paths, as well as country roads and residential areas.
I also wore these Lowa Mountain Boots to a concert at Wembley Stadium. This week, I was fortunate enough to attend the Coldplay concert – it was a birthday present from my wife.
The travel in to Wembley from Redhill is a fair hike and according to the step counter for the day, I walked the same number of steps that day as on days that I’ve done 6km dog walks on. So those steps include journey to and from Wembley on train, then underground and then the long walk from Wembley Park Tube station along Wembley way.
The walk along Wembley Way is long and now pretty ‘sterile’. It is basically a wide thorough fair that fans are sheparded to and from the stadium along. I much prefer the journey to Wembley Central, you can then mooch along the high st and go in restaurants and pubs to your hearts content – but who am I to complain eh?
Anyway, we walked along Wembley Way and then visited the designer village that has popped up there and had a meal at one of the restaurants, before making our way to the stadium and the Coldplay concert itself.
Maintaining Lowa Mountain GTX Boots
So as you can see in the image, I have just given my Lowa Mountain GTX boots a good clean, polish and wax. They certainly didn’t need any wearing in, and just as described they felt like slippers when on.
They have definitely started to mould to the shape of my foot now. Lowa are renowned for the quality and craftsmanship that goes in to the manufacture of their walking boots, and these boots are a perfect example of that.
The maintenance booklet that came with these Lowa mountain boots advised to if practicable have two pairs of Lowa Mountain Boots that are rotated between uses. This of course if probably a big ask for most people because cheap Lowa boots are hard to come by. The quality and the fact that they can be resoled make them excellent value for money.
The maintenance booklet included with these Lowa Mountain Boots also suggested cleaning and polishing the boots regularly. Also it suggested waxing them or applying other water proofing to them, so I have applied one coat of wax and will continue waxing and polishing them as I use them.
Buy Lowa Mountain GTX Boot at Patrol Store
So if you are looking to buy a pair of Lowa Mountain GTX Boots, check out Patrol Store’s offerings. The boots I have been given as a test can be seen in the image.
I have polished them and treated them with a wax as I intend to put these Lowa Mountain Boots through their paces over the next few months and have plenty of walks planned for them in the future.
Walking In LOWA Mountain GTX Boots