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5 out of 5
November 15, 2011
I probably shouldn't be writing this review yet, but since there were no reviews when I ordered this boot, I thought I'd add my impressions. I tried 10 (yes, 10!) boots of 4 brands before deciding on these. I have bunions and bulges below my little toes (bunionettes). In other words, I have wide, hard-to-fit feet. I bought an 8.5 Wide, although I often wear a 9 in other brands to get the width. The 8.5s are certainly long enough (true to size). The Albula has a stiffer, higher toe box that did not press into my feet as much as the wide-size Lowa Renegades, which I thought for sure was my best choice beforehand because they are so popular. Also, the Renegades creased in a bad area across the top of the foot. I have only worn the Albulas for 2-3 hours several times inside the house. They felt really heavy at first (because they are heavier), but I soon got used to the weight and didn't notice it. I talked to Altrec's and Lowa's customer service reps. They both said they should break in similarly to other hiking boots. The Lowa rep said that, since I would only do day hikes and short backpacking trips, the Albulas would still work and would be like driving a Mercedes to the grocery store, i.e., nice but not overkill! It's a small, small consideration, but I appreciated being able to get a black boot in my size--it makes it easier to spot, since all my family has brown or mesh hiking boots. As a note, for some reason, none of the mesh side boots fit me. I think I need the leather to conform to my feet.Pros: seem to fit wide foot, Cons: heavier for my intended use
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Available sizes, while supplies last, include size 5, size 5.5, size 6, size 6.5, size 7, size 7.5, size 8, size 8.5, size 9, size 9.5, size 10 and size 10.5: 5, 5.5, 6, 6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5.