Who should buy the Lowa Locarno GTX Lo 

New to the All Terrain Classic line, the Lowa Locarno GTX Lo is made hikes on easy trails. You won't regret getting them if you are looking for:

  • a versatile outdoor shoe perfect both for everyday casual wear and a light hiking adventure

  • a lightweight shoe offering ample stability and promoting the natural rolling motion of the foot.

Lowa Locarno GTX Lo hiking

Lowa's superior traction

The Lowa Hybrid Trac features a profile optimized for use outdoors. Its strategically-placed lugs are self-clean by shedding off the mud. As a result, the shoe becomes slip-resistant. 

Lowa Locarno GTX Lo outsole

The ridged design on the toe and heel improves the grip on ascents and descents.

Ample support and shock absorption

With an ATC footbed and hybrid DuraPU/DynaPU midsole, this low-cut day hiking shoe offers underfoot cushioning and shock absorption. The PU foam is enhanced by Lowa for more long-lasting comfort. The inverted Monowrap promotes stability through its higher wrap web construction.

Lowa Locarno GTX Lo cushioning

In addition, the brand incorporated a half-length Soft Stabilizer to render support on various activities.

Lowa Locarno GTX Lo midsole

Long-lasting leather upper in Lowa Locarno GTX Lo

Lowa designers combined nubuck leather and fabric on the upper of the Locarno GTX Lo, which creates a durable yet flexible build. Also, to address breathability and waterproofing, the brand lines it with a Gore-Tex laminate.

Lowa Locarno GTX Lo upper

Customized lacing systems

The version for men and women has differences in terms of reinforcements and lacing system. Women’s uses a mix of webbing and metal eyelets while the men’s are only equipped with Lowa-embossed metal eyelets.

Lowa Locarno GTX Lo lacing

The women’s version has a forefoot overlay that forms into a tab-like eyelet at the front. The men’s version has a forefoot overlay that reinforces the first set of eyelets. Both have a cushioned tongue and collar.

Lowa Locarno GTX Lo padding

Additional info

  • This shoe is also available in a mid-cut version.

Facts / Specs

Weight: Men 14.5oz / Women 12.3oz
Use: Day Hiking
Cut: Low cut
Features: Lightweight / Lace-to-toe / Orthotic friendly / Removable insole
Waterproofing: Waterproof
Width: Normal, Wide
BRAND Brand: Lowa

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Author
Paul Ronto
Paul Ronto

Over the past 20 years, Paul has climbed, hiked, and ran 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 analyses every detail of the shoes that you might buy.