I was shopping for a pair of water repelling boots that would be ideal for wingshooting or field use. It was important that the boot had good support with a minimum amount of insulation since the conditions that I would be wearing them would be any where from mild to hot and humid. I found those features in the Lady Sport by Lowa.
Lowa not only offers one of the largest selections of women’s boots for outdoor enthusiasts, it also has some of the highest quality standards available in a boot. Crafted in Europe and made with superb materials that are backed by remarkable design engineering make Lowa boots one of the best investments you will make in footwear.
A good pair of boots that fit properly with adequate support is crucial for hunting. An ill-fitting or low quality pair of boots can make the difference between a successful day in the field or a miserable experience. Ill-fitting boots are notorious for blisters, chaffing and poor ankle and/or arch support. Most low quality boots lack important features and are made of medium to low-grade materials.
Features to look for in leather boots you intend to wear in the field are proper arch support, a rigid shank, sole tread with traction, waterproof or water repelling quality leather uppers and the proper amount of insulation for the conditions they will be worn in. Adequate toe room is another important feature that insures that circulation will not be restricted when wearing wool or thick socks.
I have to be honest, the first time I wore the Lady Sport boots I was concerned with the stiffness of the boot. I was doing research for a boot article when I ran across an interesting fact; boots that are designed with stiffer leather and rigid sole support will take longer to break-in; however, they break down the least over several seasons of serious use. With that in mind, I took the Lady Sport boots back out of the box, laced them up and headed to the field for a day of scouting.
After two all-day excursions, the boots molded to my feet and fit like a pair of deerskin gloves—they are now my first choice for the shooting range, wingshooting or any time I planned to be in the field for an extended length of time.
The Lowa Lady Sport is made of 2.4mm Nubuck water repellent leather. The boot offers an extended ankle height with a thick padded glove leather collar that fits snuggly, but comfortably against the ankle. The Vibram M-Tec rubber sole offers support and gripping tread for rough or rocky ground. The nylon shank offers flexibility, but yet is stiff enough for support when trekking various terrain.
Lowa boots are a little pricey but the material and workmanship that you will find in the Lowa boot line and the fact that they will last many seasons justifies the price. You can see the entire line of Lowa boots at http://www.lowaboots.com.
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Endorsement Disclosure: Per the guidelines of the Federal Trade Commission, this product review is an endorsement and the writer was compensated by “in-kind” payment to review the product.