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.
WeightMen: 16.9ozWomen: 14.1oz
WidthMen: NormalWomen: Normal
Updates to Lowa Phoenix Mesh Lo
- The Lowa Phoenix Mesh Lo is a low-cut hiking shoe built for adventurers seeking lightness and comfort in one package. Its split leather upper contains 3D mesh panels for optimal ventilation in warm weather conditions.
- Impact reduction and cushioning are supplied by the shoe’s polyurethane midsole. Its Elika outsole provides grip on virtually all types of surfaces.
Lowa Phoenix Mesh Lo size and fit
This low-cut day hiker from Lowa is available for male and female day hikers in standard width. It comes in a range of whole and half sizes. The shoe’s lace-up closure system grants a secure and personalized lockdown to the wearer. Also, this gear fairly runs true to size.
Lowa’s Phoenix Mesh Lo is equipped with the brand’s patented Elika sole to render traction. Its profile is filled with multi-directional lugs which grip on uneven terrain and slippery surfaces. The outsole’s heel area contains grooves which improve control in downhill conditions.
This low-cut hiking shoe from Lowa uses a midsole made of PU, a material known for its resilience to wear and tear. As a result, a cushioned ride is achieved while promoting shock absorbency.
The midsole contains a stabilizing element made of nylon to optimize support for day hikes. The shoe’s removable footbed provides arch support and underfoot comfort to the user.
The Lowa Phoenix Mesh Lo features an upper made of split leather and 3D mesh fabric. The use of these materials promotes optimal ventilation and resistance to abrasive elements. It also contributes to the overall lightness of this footwear. The shoe’s forefoot area is reinforced with a rand to improve its durability.
The footgear is lined with quick-drying mesh on the inside to create a comfortable in-shoe environment for the user. Its closure system uses a series of eyelets to keep the laces in place. The shoe’s collar and tongue are padded to promote comfort.