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mtmuley

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Have a pair of Lowas and the last is starting to separate from the leather. What can I use or should I head for a repair shop. Boots are only a few months old. mtmuley
 

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If they are that new and you want a full life out of them, I might bite the bullet and actually take them to the repair shop this time? I feel like a DIY fix might be less likely to last long term, but I’m no cobbler.
 

noharleyyet

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Speak with the seller, I'm assuming they're retail. Next step cobbler, the closest here is 20 miles away if they're still in business.
 

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With them being that new I'd get in touch with Lowa and see what they say. I imagine they weren't cheap and that shouldn't be happening so soon. Or you can go the Shoe Goo route. That stuff works pretty well.
 

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They should be covered under warranty, but if they shaft you like they did me you’ll want to use FreeSole.
 

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I definitely don't have the diy skills for something like this. I was hoping to learn some or find out if lowa is a brand that stands behind their product. Good luck on the fix!
 

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Haven't done anything yet. This is the problem I have. Might be best left to a repair shop. mtmuley View attachment 230280
If the repair is prohibitively expensive and Lowa won't cover it, I'd bet that a little bit of the sealant I recommended would stop that separation and last for the life of the boots. I had a pair of Asolos that started to separate at the toe cap after a year or two. I squirted some 3M 5200 in the gap between the leather and rubber, wrapped it with duct tape to hold the gap closed, then let it sit for a week. I retired those boots 6-7 years later after the midsoles rotted, but the toe cap repair was still holding strong.
 

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Still, check with Lowa, they might surprise you. I once monkeyed with a pair of shoes, and the cobbler said, you know, they would have replaced them, no questions asked. Doesn't hurt to ask.
 

mtmuley

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Still, check with Lowa, they might surprise you. I once monkeyed with a pair of shoes, and the cobbler said, you know, they would have replaced them, no questions asked. Doesn't hurt to ask.
I'll do that. Love the boots. mtmuley
 

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Definitely check. I don’t know Lowas policies but someone I hunt with had a pair of Solomons do just what your picture showed and they sent him a full price msrp gift card for their site.

The boots are warranty for 2 years which are stamped on the boot and they stood behind it. He got to keep the boots which he bought of a discount site and still got the full price gift card.

Never hurts to call
 
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