Here are some great ideas for the gun owner on your holiday gift-giving list.
Over the past year the industry introduced new footwear, hearing protection, eye protection, affordable quality optics, and of course clothing. We tried to find items that will make great gifts for a variety of shooting disciplines and lifestyles; hopefully Women & Guns will not let you down.
Footwear is one of the more personal and hotly debated items in the industry. What shoes are the best for shooters and outdoors people is one piece of kit that is like arguing who makes the best firearm. I have attempted to look two versions of the same boot/shoe that fit women or men and is Gore-Tex lined for wet day. Lowa’s Aerox is that boot.
Over the last several years Lowa has become one of the companies building boots designed specifically for women or men on true gender designed lasts. This is important to ensure a proper fit and support. Some companies feel downsizing a man’s boot to smaller sizes is all you need to do; it is not. Lowa’s boots are built to properly fit the ball and heel of the foot as well as the proper length. These areas ensure all day comfort and wearability.
The Aerox GTX is one of Lowa’s newest, most innovative boots. Thanks to the slip last design it has an athletic shoe feel. The injected polyurethane midsole ensures your feet, legs and back will not take a beating by absorbing shock for many years longer than the EVA used by competitors. My first pair of Lowa boots was still comfortable after five years as they were the day I first wore them; sadly the sole was worn out.
Lowa gets this long wear by partnering with Vibram to design soles to meet your specific needs. The Aerox uses their aggressive Surround Trac sole. Over the past year this sole has proven itself to give good traction on any surface a shooter encounters from perfect dry grass to the wet red mud of the South. Surround Trac gives good traction because of its design and it “self-cleans.” This happens because the sole is flexible and the nubs are far enough apart they do not trap mud between them. Thanks to its chemical make-up the sole wears well on pavement and is slip resistant even on painted surfaces.
No matter the terrain you are on your foot will be supported by Lowa’s patented Monowrap. This system bonds the sole, midsole, and upper into one unit. Your foot also sits slightly below the midsole which further ensures that your foot and boot act as one. Depending on the model these boots will set you back $220 to $240 and are worth every penny.