Boot Review: LOWA Mauria GTX (Ws) by Gray's Sporting Journal

February 03, 2022

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Hunting while wearing the Mauria GTX Ws will make you a believer in LOWA’s German engineering, which shines with its proprietary flex lacing system that’s designed to allow laces to pull easily through ball bearing loops that are set on free moving tabs. The result is less pressure on the front of the ankle, where so many boots have failed me in the past, without any of the discomfort normally associated with breaking in a new pair of shoes. Rubber toe and heel caps offer extra protection against rocks and debris, while creative color accents catch your eye right out of the box.

But looks aren’t everything. I have a closet full of great looking boots that have been worn only a handful of times, then sent into early retirement because they hurt the front of my ankles. Not so with the waterproof and breathable comfort of the Mauria. I’ve worn these through tough terrain and water hazards, and my feet have remained dry and warm. While these have become my favorite active boots, I’ll likely be reaching for them whether I’m headed to the field or out for a night on the town. 

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