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96 / 100 based on 6 expert reviews
This is a great early-season or mid-season hiking boot.
So far, so good.
Ultimately the boots were great.
These boots were created to provide stability and comfort in a lightweight, athletic design.
For a boot that weighs only 22.65 ounces each these are very stable and provide good foot and ankle support.
If you appreciate sturdier, more rugged footwear for covering long miles, these just may be what you’re looking for.
- Lowa created the Irox GTX Mid to offer a balance between comfort and flexibility. The brand’s Elika outsole helps tackle a variety of terrain.
- Protecting the foot from trail debris is a synthetic upper with toe and heel reinforcements. It is lined with a Gore-Tex laminate which renders all-day comfort.
- The dual-density DuraPU and Climate Control footbed grant a cozy ride. It works with a medium stabilizer for support.
A men’s backpacking boot, the Lowa Irox GTX Mid comes in regular sizes and medium width. It fairly runs true to size. The traditional front closure allows fit customization and its ankle lace hook enables easier flex.
The Elika outsole makes the Lowa Irox GTX Mid able to grip on most terrain. Its multi-directional lugs increase ground contact. Also, it has a pronounced heel edge which optimizes traction on descents. It can be resoled (the sole can be replaced), for a cost.
The Lowa Irox GTX Mid uses a dual density DuraPU. It offers a shock absorbent and comfortable underfoot cushioning. It works with the Climate Control footbed which has a breathable top layer and helps reduce fatigue on long hikes. A full-length medium stabilizer is added to optimize support.
This mid-cut backpacking boot has a full synthetic upper with TPU toe and heel caps. This design, crafted with minimal seams, renders a protective, flexible and durable upper. The Gore-Tex Extended Comfort laminate lines the inside to maximize breathability and waterproofing. Its padded tongue and collar add comfort. The combination eyelets allow for a more straightforward closure.