Who should buy the Lowa Baldo GTX

The Lowa Baldo GTX may have most of the perks backpackers need, as long as it isn’t used in a warm environment. It is a solid option if you:

  • Prefer a hiking boot that delivers comfort, protection, and performance for challenging backpacking trips
  • Prefer a hiking boot that offers protection from wet trail conditions
  • Prefer a hiking boot that keeps the user stable when traversing wet and dry surfaces

Lowa Baldo GTX logo 1.0

Delivers grip on wet and dry terrain

This backpacking boot from Lowa uses a Vibram Trac Lite II outsole for traction. It is equipped with a pattern of irregular-shaped lugs to deliver grip on wet and dry terrain. It has a Climbing Zone feature on the front end and a grooved design on the other.

Lowa Baldo GTX outsole

Provides protection from accidental bumps

They are built to give added control when traversing uphill and downhill ground conditions. The sole’s front tip extends upwards to provide added protection from accidental bumps.

Lowa Baldo GTX outsole 1.0

Ample cushioning and shock absorbency

Lowa’s Baldo GTX employs a dual-density DuraPU midsole made of durable polyurethane (PU) foam. It is built using an injection-molding layering process to achieve ample cushioning and shock absorbency. The brand also integrated a medium stabilizing element made of nylon to render added support.

Lowa Baldo GTX midsole 3.0

Excellent arch support

This outdoor-centric Lowa offering comes with a Climate Control footbed for arch support and underfoot comfort. It also promotes ventilation to reduce moisture inside the footgear.

Lowa Baldo GTX arch support 3.0

Durable and abrasion-resistant

The Lowa Baldo GTX is equipped with an upper made of split leather and nylon fabric. Its front end is reinforced with a rubber rand. These qualities work in unison to make this backpacking boot durable and resistant to abrasion. 

Lowa Baldo GTX upper

Waterproof and breathable 

A Gore-Tex membrane lines the upper to give both waterproofness and breathability.

Lowa Baldo GTX upper 1.0

Secure fit

Its lacing system consists of several closed and open hooks, and roller eyelets. They are designed to help the wearer manage the boot’s fit. The roller eyelets, in particular, prevents wear and tear from affecting the lace’s quality. It also has a padded tongue and collar which promotes comfort.

Lowa Baldo GTX laces

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 23.8oz
Use: Backpacking
Cut: Mid cut
Features: Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal
BRAND Brand: Lowa

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Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and run all over the world. He has summited peaks throughout the Americas, trekked through Africa, and tested his endurance in 24-hour trail races as well as 6 marathons. On average, he runs 30-50 miles a week in the foothills of Northern Colorado. His research is regularly cited in The New York Times, Washington Post, National Geographic, etc. On top of this, Paul is leading the running shoe lab where he cuts shoes apart and analyzes every detail of the shoes that you might buy.