5 users: 5 / 5
Weight: Men 49.3oz
Cut: High cut
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal / Normal

Verdict from 8.7 hours of research from the internet

6 reasons to buy

  • A mountaineering expert admired the durability of the Lowa Expedition 8000 Evo Rd.
  • The 360-degree rubber rand reinforces the upper.
  • According to an outdoor aficionado, the workmanship of this boot was exemplary.
  • The Primaloft lining keeps the foot warm on cold conditions.
  • An alpinist liked the design of the Expedition 8000 Evo Rd from Lowa as it did not have unnecessary trimmings.
  • Its self-cleaning Vibram outsole renders surface traction.

1 reasons not to buy

  • The Lowa Expedition 8000 Evo Rd is an ultra-expensive mountaineering boot.

Bottom line

The Expedition 8000 Evo Rd is appreciated for its design and workmanship. Its protective upper, grippy outsole and heat-retaining lining present a quality ensemble. However, these attributes come at a sky-high price. Overall, those who have a big budget may invest in the Lowa Expedition 8000 Evo Rd and enjoy its benefits. On the other hand, those who are seeking for a more cost-efficient boot must look somewhere else.

  • Crafted for alpine journeys and the highest mountain peaks, the Lowa Expedition 8000 Evo Rd has a fully integrated gaiter. It is made of an abrasion-resistant fabric with zip-up closure. The inner boot features Gore-Tex Duratherm and Primaloft lining. The materials used optimizes insulation, waterproofing, and breathability.
  • This mountaineering boot employs a dual-density EVA midsole with a proprietary joint called Hard Winter Shank for stability. This combination, plus an Insulated Pro footbed, keeps the foot warm and comfy.
  • Equipped with a Vibram Dolent outsole, it provides grip on most terrain types. Its board lasted construction allows it to be resoled (meaning, the sole can be repaired through replacement) as necessary, for a cost.

The Lowa Expedition 8000 Evo Rd is a unisex mountaineering gear which reasonably runs true to size. It comes in standard width and whole sizes. Women who will order this boot must go a half size down to get the right fit. The traditional lace-up closure used in its inner boot permits fit customization.

This high-cut mountaineering boot features Vibram Dolent. This outsole has a profile that includes aggressive and widely-spaced lugs. This self-cleaning layout grants traction on virtually all types of terrain. The toe and heel areas are designed with a more substantial surface contact to assist on steep uphill and downhill slopes.

This mountaineering boot uses a crampon-ready dual-density EVA midsole for a lightweight and cushioned ride. There are welts on the heel and toe. A full-length Hard Winter Shank is added underfoot to provide stability on bumpy terrain. It is also able to retain heat even at low temperatures. An Insulate Pro footbed that’s Alu-coated and comes with fleece promotes comfort.

The Expedition 8000 Evo Rd has an outer boot made of an abrasion-resistant fabric. Its integrated gaiter with ceramic coating uses a waterproof TIZIP zipper closure. Its removable inner boot features an Alu-coated PE foam and Aveolite. It is lined with Gore-Tex Duratherm and 400 g Primaloft. These materials promote an insulated, waterproof, and comfortable environment.

At the top is an elastic band to help keep the gaiter in place and prevent intrusion of trail debris. A reinforced pull tab is attached, permiting easy on and off. Seen at the base is a high wall rubber rand that protects the user from unwanted knocks. As for the inner boot, it has a lacing system that includes a traditional lace up and a hook and loop closure.

  • Lowa developed the Expedition 8000 Evo Rd in collaboration with Ralf Dujmovits, an expert mountaineer. He was the first German who summited all 14 eight-thousanders.
  • This boot is compatible with automatic crampons.

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How Expedition 8000 Evo Rd compares

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This shoe: 49.3oz
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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.