Who should buy the Lowa Camino GTX
Lowa’s Camino GTX is a backpacking boot ideal for you if:
- you want mid-cut footgear that offers stability in a variety of terrain
- you are looking for an outsole with pronounced lugs that will promote traction even on irregular trails
- you want to take advantage of Lowa’s FlexFit technology--a feature that will give you a comfortable ankle flex without compromising support
Camino GTX’s Vibram Apptrail outsole
The Camino GTX features the Vibram Apptrail outsole. It provides traction on various terrains. The distinct front heel edges ensure a safe descent. The prominent treads promote increased trail contact and steady grip. The deep lugs of the sole are self-cleaning too.
The midsole of Lowa’s Camino GTX uses the DuraPU foam with SPS Cushioning. The stiff PU (polyurethane) midsole is shaped from 5mm at the heel to 3mm at the front. It is known to be supportive, durable and environmentally friendly.
SPS or the Supination/Pronation System
TPU inserts are embedded into the softer PU mold. These are responsible for the SPS or the Supination/Pronation System of Lowa. This structure addresses overpronation and supination by encouraging correct gait, preventing discomforts and fatigue.
The Lowa Camino GTX makes use of a hard, nylon stabilizer that provides prime support for the outdoors. It is lightweight and can help alleviate strain from the arches.
Lowa’s climate control system for enhanced cushioning
The Climate Control footbed, has a breathable top layer and foam that cradles the foot for customization. This insole diminishes friction and fatigue while working with Lowa’s Climate Control System.
It keeps the feet dry and serves as the trekker’s defense against blisters and hot spots. This system also uses perforations in the boot’s collar to allow air to enter. The walking motion drives heat and moisture out through the holes.
Sturdy leather upper of the Camino GTX
The Lowa Camino GTX upper is made of 2.2mm thick nubuck leather and lined with the GTX Performance Comfort Footwear. The lightweight leather is durable and abrasion-resistant. The GTX lining ensures that the feet remain dry when traversing wet grounds. It also assists in maintaining the breathability of the boot.
The upper is built with Lowa Flex. The ball bearing loops along the toes, which are set towards the free moving lace hooks, allow smooth pulling of the laces. They secure the foot and enable it to move at ease, preventing strain across the toes during descents.
FlexFit technology from Lowa promises a comfortable ankle flex through the flex zone and improved heel fit with the flexible lace loop. It enables agile movement without compromising protection and stability.
The boot has a C4 tongue designed to increase walking comfort. It has an asymmetrical padding which is anatomically contoured to inhibit the tongue from sliding. It also helps in eliminating pressure points.
The top of the tongue is designed with a softer padding to hinder the leather edges from rubbing the wearer’s shins. The flex notch at the base of the instep also allows the boot to adapt, preventing tension on top of the foot.
The X-lacing technology uses a knob which aligns the tongue and ensures that it is firmly secured for an enhanced instep comfort.
Defense against abrasive outdoor elements
The Camino GTX include a protective heel rand and toe cap. Both parts protect the upper from abrasions and accidental bumps.