Lowa Boots, which have become my favorite boot manufacturer as of a few years ago released a new model, called the Innox, this year. Waterproof Gortex and lightweight, this boot is available in mid and low-profiles and retail around $200.
From my current experience with Lowa Boots, I can speak with confidence that these boots will last you longer than most boots and the tread will remain after other’s will have expired. I am currently wearing a pair of Lowa GSG Revo’s which have far exceeded my expectations with their comfort, durability, and waterproofing capabilities.
New for 2014 from Lowa Boots are the Z-Series (Z-6 or Z-8) tactical boots. The Z-Series boots offer a thicker, heavier polyurethane frame for more stability in the upper. The lower offers shock absorption, deeper lug tread, a repelling arch, and a full length and width stabilizer. The boot is constructed out of heavy duty leather cow hide or full grain leather, will be available with our without Gore-Tex, and will be available in 6 or 8-inch models.
New from Danner for 2014 is their Tachyon GTX boot line. The Tachyon GTX features a GORE-TEX lining, a full grain leather polishable toe, pentagon lug pattern sole with a fully rubberized outsole, a fully waterproof synthetic ultralight upper, speed lacing system, and an EVA mid-sole. Each boot weighs in at 17 oz (for a size 10). The Tachyon retails for $150.00.