Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.
Good to know
Generally, for trails that are easy to tackle, go with low-cut shoes. Go mid to high if there are more trail obstacles.
Updates to Lowa Alpine Pro GTX Le
- The new leather variation of the Alpine Pro GTX makes it more durable and resistant to outdoor atrocities. It also features the brand’s X-lacing system and a high wall rubber rand.
- The improved midsole plus a hard shank cushions and supports the foot. An insert placed at the heel also enhances shock absorption.
- It has a Vibram outsole equipped with patented technologies from Lowa. It gives hikers a secure foothold.
Lowa Alpine Pro GTX Le size and fit
The Lowa Alpine Pro GTX Le is a mountaineering boot for men which comes in standard width and regular sizes. It generally runs true to size. The Fit Wing feature delivers an ideal tensioning at the heel which prevents slippage. The Slingshot design and traditional lace-up closure grant a snugger fit at the heel and across the foot, respectively.
Providing traction on various ground surfaces is the Vibram Alp Trac outsole. This abrasion-resistant material has an alpine tread design which is able to self-clean, enhancing grip.
With the brand’s close-to-the-ground and close-to-the-rock technologies, safety on the trails and ground sensitivity are enhanced. Lowa can also resole (replace the sole) this at a cost.
The Alpine Pro GTX Le uses polyurethane (PU) foam as its midsole. It cradles the foot for a comfortable stride. Lowa designers added an insole with an integrated heel cushioning which optimizes rebound and lessens the negative ground impact. It is wrapped in a PU foam that provides arch support
The suede leather upper of this mid-cut mountaineering boot combined with a Gore-Tex laminate renders protection and flexibility. It also prevents water from penetrating inside while keeping a breathable environment.
It features the X-lacing which uses a knob to keep the tongue in place. It helps distribute pressure from the laces evenly, and at the same time, preventing friction. A rubber rand wraps the base of the boot for added protection while combination eyelets make up the lacing system of the Alpine Pro GTX Le.
- This boot is compatible with automatic (step-in) crampons.