Lowa Desert Elite Combat Boots are purpose built to hold up under the most demanding circumstances. They are designed for hard-use trekking and backpacking heavy loads at high altitudes but they perform well upland, desert and on the plains. This is the most versatile "desert" boot on the market as desert boots generally are designed for flat environments. Often times we receive customer feedback regarding boot outsoles "breaking down" at high temperatures worn repeatedly over gravel and loose rocks. Not the Desert Elite Combat Boots, they are like an "Off Road" tire for your feet and take the ground pounding abuse year around. Lowa offers a limited 12 month warranty covering manufacturing workmanship and material defects.
The lacing system is designed to allow boot flexibility as the foot moves. You will notice the boot does not create noticeable pressure on the toes as you traverse down a steep hill. After the break in period you will have enjoy flexibility at the ankle as the boot moves in sync the foot. The tongue is designed to allow you to lace your boots through to keep the boot tongue in place. Due to the lacing system and sole design the boot “ rolls from heel to toe “ naturally creating a free and easy flowing gait.
The Lowa Desert Elite Combat Boot is not the lightest at about 3.75 LBS per pair but they will be comfortable and contour to your foot to fit like a glove after a brief break in period. Lighter weight seems to lure in backpackers but the truth is:
“If you want a boot to hold up and last – to endure over time and create an unmatched value for the dollar spent you have to have a boot with some guts.” The core of the Elite Desert Combat Boot is constructed from 2.2 mm split leather with durable superior weave fabric inserts. The split leather dries quickly, resists tears and withstands abrasions. The toe is reinforced with a wide strip of rubber for reinforcement and toe protection. The heel is reinforced with a double layer of split leather fabric to maintain form and utility and beat back scrapes and friction. Purchase a Lowa Elite Desert Combat Boot today for the best in Desert Combat Boot comfort , durability, versatility and survivability and harsh conditions.
More information relating to the Vibram MVS Outsole:
-Vibram MVS Sole is a proprietary Vibram Trek composition developed to perform in challenging terrain often found in high altitudes. The tread design is self cleaning and has an increased amount of surface area for maximum grip and stability on rocky and uneven terrain. The Vibram MVS Sole is versatile and will satisfy the most demanding wear test on gravel and loose rocks normally found on training ranges throughout the USA. Cement and pavement are a breeze although the Vibram MVS sole is rugged and durable.
-Vibram MVS Sole features SPS anti-pronation/supination zones at the heel and medial forefoot. The SPS feature provides additional support and stability when the boot wearer is packing a heavy gear load while navigating challenging terrain.
-Vibram MVS Sole is manufactured with a Polyurethane Midsole. The Polyurethane Midsole allows the boot to be flexible, durable and stable. The Lowa Desert Elite Combat Boot is a superior boot designed to hold up under harsh conditions and the Polyurethane Midsole is a key ingredient – Boots with Polyurethane midsoles last up to twice as long as boots made with a lower grade midsole.
-Vibram MVS Soles are designed with increased surface area at the wear points for comfort, stability and a longer life. The sole design also features thrust lugs for forward mobility and traction and braking lugs for stopping and pivots. The sole also features a rounded heel for a natural walking motion over tough backcountry and pavement.
-The Vibram MVS Soles can be replaced. They are attached using a cement attachment method and after years of rugged wear they will fit like a glove. Do not trash your boots – resole them and enjoy for many more years to come.
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