UK-based Intelligent Armour Limited do a whole lot more than just supplying armour, they offer a complete range of tactical gear solutions.  And as well as being manufacturers in their own right, they also sell – and stand behind – carefully selected products from other reputable tactical gear manufacturers.  Lowa Boots are a good example.

Lowa Boots is a German company that has been making hiking, mountaineering and military boots for over 90 years, and have a well-earned reputation for high-quality craftsmanship, durability, comfort, excellent performance and dependable combat-readiness.

Intelligent Armour has been selling Lowa Boots for more than 4 years, and based on this experience they’ve offered some key insights into why they recommend Lowa Boots to their customers:

Why Lowa?
We point people in the direction of Lowa Combat Boots mainly due to the craftsmanship and the quality of the construction. Very, very few of our clients have had to return Lowa boots due to defects.

Another great reason to invest in Lowa boots is that many of the range can be re-soled. Although we do suggest that this is done only with companies that are recommended by Lowa and who use genuine Vibram sole units.

Picking the right size
Many people contact us about the sizing on Lowa Boots, having read articles on the internet and on forums that tell the buyer to go up a size or half a size.

We do not advise this. If you are a size UK9, then order a size UK9, you can always exchange it if you are wrong.

Trying boots for size is always important if you can, not of course easy if you are ordering via the internet! Our advice on this is to try your boots on later in the day; this is because most people’s feet expand during the day.

If you want to try a pair of boots then please call us first to ensure that we have the correct sizes in stock and also so that someone can be on hand to give you the best possible advice on what might be best for you and your feet.

Two pairs of socks?
We do not advise on trying boot on with two pair of socks, or wearing two pairs of socks. Our advice is to purchase the right socks for wearing with boots. We recommend Marino Wool socks such as SmartWool socks.

Long gone are the days when you needed to wear two pairs of socks with boots. Modern boot construction means that with Gore-Tex and other such fabrics being used, you really don’t need to. Two pairs of socks will also led to blisters and extra friction and sweating, overheating of the feet causing swelling and other complications.

What boot for what job?
We have taken the four most popular Lowa Boots to give you a guide to suggested uses based on the design of the boot.

Lowa Mountain GTX boots
A Gore-Tex mountain still boot with firm soles. Ideal as a winter patrol boot for police etc.

Lowa Combat GTX
The same design as the Mountain GTX Boot, only an inch taller. Ideal for those that require that bit of extra ankle protection. Also ideal for Police dog teams. SuperCamp Boots (Non-Gore-Tex)
Ideal for those working on rough terrain but in a warmer environment that do not require a Gore-Tex liner. Zephyr Mid TF Desert Boots
Ideal for light to medium terrain. These combat boots are non Gore-Tex and are suitable as a lightweight combat boot.

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