lowa mountain boots

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hmmm... sound a bit suss to me, they legit one's?
seen a few like that, but have all said "German army one's not Lowa offical ones"

here's a direct link:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=2894717407&category=53116

Anyway, anyone mailed the seller to find out more ?

Edit: just looked at his feedback, seems to do a lot of those types of auction, no negative feedback though...hmm, perhaps not suss then?
 

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I just bought a pair, I'd been waiting for a pair of size thirteens to show up for over a year now!
I bought a pair of matterhorns 2 hours earlyer because I was fed up of waiting for the lowa's! .... spooky stuff :)
 

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Got them today.
Damn nice boots, the soles are older and not vibram, but for £35 an absolute bargin. I think they are all gone now though!
 

dtalbot

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Raz said:
Got them today.
Damn nice boots, the soles are older and not vibram, but for £35 an absolute bargin. I think they are all gone now though!
Are they definatly gortex Lowas then as I thought the Lowa mountain boot always had a vibram sole
David
 

Adi007

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That's what I thought ... must be really old if they're not Vibram soled asLowa has been using Vibram for years.

Unless there are batches where they don't I guess ...
dtalbot said:
Raz said:
Got them today.
Damn nice boots, the soles are older and not vibram, but for £35 an absolute bargin. I think they are all gone now though!
Are they definatly gortex Lowas then as I thought the Lowa mountain boot always had a vibram sole
David
 

Chopper

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If I am right they have come from Field Textiles, I saw a load of these there not that long ago, not a bad price, but hes still trippling his money. :)
 

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Well, the guy said they were old.
Visably the soles are different from any pictures I've seen on the internet. No Vibram logo (no lowa one either), and they don't feel like vibram.
Could be wrong though, who knows!
Anyone else got a pair?
 

Adi007

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Are there any markings at all to indicate that they are Lowa? Any Gore Tex markings?

Raz said:
Well, the guy said they were old.
Visably the soles are different from any pictures I've seen on the internet. No Vibram logo (no lowa one either), and they don't feel like vibram.
Could be wrong though, who knows!
Anyone else got a pair?
 

steve a

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Just got back from the local army surplus shop where they are selling the very same boots for £45-£60.
Same soles as the guy on e-bay and no Lowa markings.
Shop owner says they are genuine Lowa, are gortex lined but are German military issue, he says they can come with three types of soles, vibram,meindel, or german army spec .He also gets his gear from field textiles!.
N.B. He's also got stainless steel none teflon coated crusader mugs for £5
 

dtalbot

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steve a said:
Just got back from the local army surplus shop where they are selling the very same boots for £45-£60.
Same soles as the guy on e-bay and no Lowa markings.
Shop owner says they are genuine Lowa, are gortex lined but are German military issue, he says they can come with three types of soles, vibram,meindel, or german army spec .He also gets his gear from field textiles!.
N.B. He's also got stainless steel none teflon coated crusader mugs for £5
That explains it as I know Meindel make them as well, which sole unit is it on the ebay ones for interest as I think I've a pair of them the same bought for next to nothing a few years back?
David
 

steve a

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The ones on e-bay are definately not vibram, and they don't look like a meindel pattern I've ever seen, (in fact my Meindel boots have a vibram sole),so I can only assume they are the German army spec sole.