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  • Lowa introduced the Arco (also called Ledro) LL Mid as a footgear beefed up for multi-day backpacking trips. Its leather upper protects the foot. It’s also a comfort-focused boot through its leather lining.                
  • The Lowa Elika is the sole unit featured in this boot. It includes a PU midsole for durable cushioning and a rubber outsole profiled for optimal use outdoors.

A mid-cut backpacking boot that fairly runs true to size, the Lowa Arco LL Mid for men comes in standard width and regular sizes. It has a wider forefoot area to accommodate a broader range of foot types. The straightforward lacing closure of this footwear grants a snug fit.

Featuring the brand-patented Elika outsole, this boot for backpacking has a profile that renders grip on virtually all types of terrain. A pronounced heel edge allows braking during steep descents. Lowa can also replace the sole (resole) as necessary, for a cost.

The two-component polyurethane (PU) midsole of this crampon-ready backpacking boot makes each stride comfortable. This material has a high resistance against constant compression, yielding a long-lasting cushioning. The brand also incorporated a Medium Shank to provide support on longer hikes.

The leather-lined Arco LL Mid has a suede upper reinforced with toe and heel caps. It is constructed with minimal seams which creates a protective layer ready to tackle a variety of terrain. Its tongue and collar are padded to render comfort while the combination eyelets secure the foot. A pull tab is attached on the heel to facilitate donning and doffing.

  • This boot is compatible with a flexible (strap-on binding) crampon.
  • The low-top version of this product is the Arco LL Lo.

How Arco LL Mid compares

This shoe: 81
All shoes average: 82
57 96
This shoe: $180
All shoes average: $204
$45 $495
This shoe: 18oz
All shoes average: 20.8oz
8.3oz 43oz
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Paul loves adventure. Over the past 20 years, he has climbed, hiked, and ran all over the world. He’s summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races. He has worked in the outdoor industry as a whitewater and hunting guide, gear tester, copywriter, and outfitting specialist at places like The National Outdoor Leadership School, No Barriers USA, and Sierra Trading Post. He has been quoted in NYMag, NBCNews, and Business Insider to name a few.