We were super excited to read Kerry from The Bloke NZ's thoughts on the all time favourite Z-8S GTX boots, and boy are we stoked with his review!
Kerry is a content creator and reviewer of hunting and outdoor related gear. He has some epic blogs about gear reviews, firearm safety all the way to cooking! So be sure to check out his website by clicking here.
Watch his video below to see what he thinks of the lightweight hunting and tactical boots designed for light and fast adventures.
"Epic boots. Epic, epic boots.
I have owned the Lowa Z8-S boots for several years now – wearing them nearly every day. While not necessarily a ‘torture test’ by traditional standards – for a long time, they were basically my only pair of footwear – so they got a hammering.
And boy, have they stood up well. Sure – they are showing wear now – but considering the amount of use I have gotten out of them – it’s reasonable and borderline exceptional.
Right from new, these boots have been the most comfortable I have ever owned. No break-in, fitting more like a sneaker than a boot. There was a reason I basically lived in them. On the range, in town, wet, dry, cold and hot – these boots went everywhere with me. Essentially, I just used thinner or thicker socks depending on how cold it was.
I know, this sounds gushy, but, like most things I spend my money on, I tend to research things a lot before I get them – and the things I keep, are the ones that function well. Simple. Why would I bother even promoting/talking about things that don’t perform as they should?
So. Yes. I really think they are that good. Would they fit you the same? I don’t know. Everyone’s feet are different. Mine are fairly flat – and I have found, like the shoes with the same fit (Locarno GTX Lo) – suit me too a tee. If you find many shoes/boots seem to push into the bottom of your feet and end up causing pressure and discomfort, then These are well worth checking out."
- Kerry, The Bloke NZ