Stock Code: L-CB-BK-030
As with the Mountain Boot these German made boots are one of the most sought after military boot on the market today. The Lowa Combat boot offers more ankle support for those who require it, ankle support that may be for medical reasons. With both support and flexibility these leather Gore-Tex lined boots are an absolute must, if you value your feet, ankles and back. Being Gore-Tex lined you can rest assured that you feet will remain dry at all times.
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They were broken in within minutes! They do feel a little stiff out of the box but this soon goes. Great support when load carrying or just yomping through the rough stuff. A very well made and well thought out boot. If these ever give up I will be back for another pair without a moment hesitation. Thanks to all at RVOps for the great service and the quality product.
What can I say that already hasn't been said. I bought these boots on recommendation from friends. I had bought myself some Salomon Mids a few months ago for my general walking interests. Wished I had gone for these and bought two pairs to cycle through when things got busy, but we live and learn. I agree with the 'stiff out of the box' statement but have noticed laces getting longer as the days pass, they actually feel very good straight out of the box, and would almost say they're slipper like in a week!
I can't actually fault them to be honest, very pleased with my purchase. And cannot recommend RVops highly enough on all the dealings I have had with them to date. Great customer service and information. Do I win a boot cleaning kit and laces? :)
Seriously, very good service and very good boots, if your looking for a replacement for issued assault boots, or just looking for new boots, then I would definitely recommend these, or the Mountain, as these seem to be the same boot just a little shorter.
To be honest I'm not writing this review on the boots as I cant add any more to say about this fantastic foot wear, however I would like to take this opportunity to add - what a fantastic company this is to order from. Your customer service is SECOND TO NONE, your products are well, out there with the very best and nothing is ever to much for you even answering questions on products over the phone. THANK YOU SO MUCH i will be ordering more kit in the future
Excellent pair of boots, does exactly what it says on the tin! Lining is waterproof and the boots are a dream to walk in. So much support is offered by them even when carrying a load on your back. Got great advice from the lads at the shop before buying so, cheers for that boys. Highly recommended for any outdoors activities.
I have owned a pair of Lowa Combat boots for about a year now and I would have never believed the difference between issue boots and Lowas.
I went for the Lowa Combats because they are slightly higher than the normal Lowas.
From the 1st second they went onto my feet it was almost like slipping into ski-boots, after a little while they started bedding in to my feet.
The support at the achilles tendon area is unreal, unlike issue or most other boots the support at the back of the boot goes soft after its bedded in which causes friction and therefore blisters on the heel area,
I did a CFT last year in issue boots and came back to 2 hours of popping blisters, so I was a little concerned when the next CFT came up and this time wearing the Lowa Combats. The CFT was a breeze with these boots on and I felt as if I could do it all again my feet were so comfortable.
So if I can give one bit of advise in buying kit, the LOWA COMBAT is a must...
Just bought a set wore them for a day to break them in and have already been up pen y fan absolutely brilliant set of boots. Like walking on air.
Just bought a pair very recently. I can say with confidence they are the best boots I have ever owned, and I've tried a few! The ankle support is extremely good, their super waterproof, and very comfortable. I highly recommend these boots, if you're in the military or not.
However, these boots are far too warm for me. Even when sat still wearing the most thinnest pair of socks. When I take me feet out the boot, I can put a hand inside later and still feel the heat. The Gore-Tex may keep the water out put my feet will still get damp with sweat.
Also, the sole is quite stiff for walking around on paved surfaces. Reminds me of winter mountaineering boots with a stiff sole for taking crampons.... Or clogs!
Very simple, what they are called is what they do! Absolutely cannot fault these boots in any way, they excel in comfort, support and they are built to last. Across the board, these are the best boots I've ever owned. I'll never buy another brand. I've tested them out, needed only a few days break in now they are superb. These come to life when you start carrying big loads, and the climate control ACTUALLY works. After breaking these in, I've actually driven in them aswell with ease. All my other footwear has hit the sideline the day i got these, i dont want to wear anything else, i really cant say enough, if you need boots for arduous hiking/tabbing or any "offroad" long drabs, look no further. What gets me is the grip level these things have. They really do sink in and give you a sure footing. Simply the best.
I've had my Lowa Combat GTX boots since August now, and have put a lot of miles under them! It's literally been the only thing I've worn for the last 8 months! When they arrived, I put them on, and they were very solid, their toughness reminded me more of a pair of ski boots, which worried me at first! But once they were worn in, they flexed in all the right places.
These boots have been through it all with me... Yomping up mountains and hills, moorland (which can be surprisingly tough on boots), and even working in a warehouse!
These boots are very simple. A good strong boot, with good support, and excellent sole unit and an indescructible (so far) gore tex lining.
Never had a boot that's stood up to the challenges I've given yet, but this one's giving me a run for my money.
Another good thing about these boots is the repairable sole... It's coming time for me to re sole mine, and the upper is still spotless.
Cheers for another piece of top kit RVOps.
I have worn many types of combat boot during my career. This offering from Lowa is the best by far I have ever worn. After the initial 'breaking in' period these boots will feel like your favourite slippers. Even when carrying high loads over all sorts of terrain. They are completely waterproof and offer unrivalled support at the ankle area. Without doubt the best 'workhorse' boot on the market today. You won't be disappointed with these boots. Lowa are the Market leaders in combat footwear.
It seems like everyone in the British Army either has a pair of Lowas or knows somebody that has and swears by them. Personally I've never owned a pair but know several people who do and all of them say the same thing, that they are comfortable, have next to no breaking in time, and most of all that they wouldn't wear another boot. I've often wondered if they were the Apple of the boot making world since most people that own an iPhone or MacBook all say they can't imagine them owning another type of phone or laptop, however I've always been happy with my HanWags. So when I was given the chance to test out and review the Lowa Combat Boot GTX, I jumped at the chance to see what all of the hype was about.
When the boots first arrived the thing that stood out most to me was the height of the boot, being a hi-leg boot it was a noticeable difference to other boots I've had in the past (see picture for comparison with my HanWags). Although the difference is only an inch at the most it does provide plenty of extra support when you wear them. Other than this the boot is essentially the same as the Lowa Mountain GTX with the same high quality that is obvious from when you first get them. There is no doubt that they are clearly built to last with a high grade of leather used and they certainly live up to the history and pedigree of the Lowa name.
The boots are made with:
Water Repellent 2.6mm leather.
Gore-Tex® for outstanding climate controlled comfort and waterproofing, coupled with a tough wear resistant Cambrelle® lining.
Vibram® "Tsavo" sole unit (repairable).
Achilles leather flex panel in heel for extreme comfort.
Climate control system and insole.
Extra strong hooks and "D" rings
Climate controlled insoles and boot laces available separately
975 g weight (each)
When you first put these boots on the first thing you will notice is how comfortable they are straight from the box, but that's nothing compared to how they feel given a few wears, and breaking them in properly, they soon feel like that old comfortable pair of slippers you can't bring yourself to throw out despite how worn they are. In that respect they are very similar to my Han Wags, although very different to when I got my first set of issue boots, which took a fair amount of wearing in before they felt comfortable. If you aren't used to hi-leg boots then that is a another thing you will notice when you put them on, it took a little bit of getting used to for me, as I've not had hi-leg boots before. But after having them on for a short while you soon forget about that fact and stop noticing it, and the extra support given by them comes into their own when you go over some uneven ground or scramble across some rocks.
Given the types of weather we've had since I've had the boots it feels like I've tested them across all seasons, be on exercise in glorious 25oC + heats, hiking in torrential downpours akin to rainy seasons in the rain forests, and climbing snowy covered peaks and all of the various types in between. The boots have stood up very well to all the environments I've had the chance to test them in, they certainly pass the wind, rain and cold tests with flying colours. My feet were kept warm and dry in all of those conditions. The only time these boots fell down was when I've had them out in very warm conditions, and my feet got warm and sweaty. Although this is nothing that I haven't experienced in the other boots I own, especially my HanWags which are also a Goretex boot. I can't see this being a major problem for anyone owning these boots though as the majority of the time we don't get such glorious weather in the UK, especially not in the training areas.
There isn't really much else to say about the Lowa Combat Boots, that hasn't already been said by somebody in the British Army and they really are as good a boot as everyone says they are. The boots themselves are well made with high quality materials that are tough and rugged and stand up to any test and terrain you can put them through. They are comfortable and keep your feet dry and warm. There are only two drawbacks I found while testing the boots, and they were that they don't hold up quite so well in very warm conditions, although realistically in such conditions you would use a lighter boot anyway. The second also is not a major issue, the insoles that come with the boot are rather flimsy and although comfortable I don't think you can get much wear out of them. I replaced the insoles which came with the boot with some Sole foot beds from RVOps (see previous reviews) which kept the comfort factor while also increasing the durability of the boot. According to most people I speak to that have Lowas the boots will probably last a good 10-15 years with proper upkeep, and the only bit that will need replacing is the sole which you will wear down naturally. The sole on the Combat Boot GTX can be replaced at any half decent cobblers shop, I made enquiries around my location to find that 90% of them were able to replace them.
In conclusion a very good high quality combat boot, which cuts it both from a military perspective and also as a hiking boot. The boot is made even better by the simple substitution of the standard insoles with a more durable foot bed.
Worn these boots for years as always a great all rounder, just better this time round because of the superb next day delivery from RVOps... Very happy
Squeaky as hell. Support is good. Noisey boots. Ok if you dont need to be stealthy and quiet. Good if you need extra ankle support. Not good if perpetual squeaking gets on your nerves. Bit over rated.
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