For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots
Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.
Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.
Mainly sandals. Aside from hiking they can be used for other purposes such as water activities. See multi-sport hiking sandals.
Good to know
Casual hikers can choose day hiking footwear or multi-sport sandals. More info here.
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.
WidthMen: Normal, Wide
Updates to Lowa Lavaredo GTX
- The Lowa Lavaredo GTX is designed for comfort on the trail. Its nubuck upper, constructed with minimal seams, is bolstered by TPU toe and heel guards. Additionally, it has an X-lacing system, open and closed hooks and Gore-Tex lining, all working together to promote comfort, flexibility and durability.
- This backpacking boot uses the Vibram Natural outsole. Its pronounced and resilient lugs grant surface traction.
- The Lavaredo GTX features the DuraPU midsole with SPS dynamic. It promotes proper gait for comfort. A medium shank stabilizes the foot and a Climate Control footbed maintains a fresh in-shoe feel.
Lowa Lavaredo GTX size and fit
The Lavaredo GTX is a men’s hiking boot from Lowa that generally runs true to size. It comes in standard and wide widths. The latter uses a WXL last which offers a larger toe box and more room at the metatarsals. Its classic lace-up closure permits a snug, customized fit.
The outsole of the Lavaredo GTX is the Vibram Natural. It has deep, aggressive lugs which render traction on most types of terrain. Its wider platform stabilizes, and it can easily flex for walking comfort. Its cemented construction allows it to be resoled, meaning the sole can be replaced, for a cost.
Using a DuraPU with SPS (Supination Pronation Support) as its midsole, the Lowa Lavaredo GTX renders a supportive and comfortable ride even on long distances. The SPS system prevents supination and overpronation, reducing fatigue. A medium shank designed for trekking with a light load is added for stability while a Climate Control footbed enhances comfort and breathability.
The Lavaredo GTX uses a durable nubuck leather for its upper. It has a Gore-Tex laminate that gives water protection and breathability. Lowa has added toe and heel guards to reinforce the upper and protect against abrasions.
The combination of open and closed hooks permit a quicker lace up. The X-lacing with a tongue stud keeps the tongue in place. It reduces friction and distributes pressure evenly. Also, its padded mid-cut collar grants comfort.