Verdict from 2 experts and 17 user reviews

6 reasons to buy

  • The Sassa GTX Mid’s lightness was generally appreciated by the female hiking community.
  • A couple of users said that its flexibility allowed them to walk comfortably even on asphalt.
  • It is a boot that can be worn in most types of hikes, according to a handful of satisfied owners.
  • An expert was thankful when the Lowa Sassa GTX Mid prevented her from rolling her ankles.
  • A majority of grateful female reviewers would recommend the boot to their friends.
  • Some owners declared that they did not have any issues with its grip.

3 reasons not to buy

  • A small number of users mentioned that it runs narrow.
  • One wearer stated that it gets dirty quickly. She was upset that the stylish design of the upper would not be visible for long.
  • A verified purchaser was disappointed with the lack of cushioning underfoot.

Bottom line

Lowa successfully addressed the needs of lady hikers through the Sassa GTX Mid. This boot with lightweight construction, versatility and excellent support received appreciation. In summary, the Lowa Sassa GTX Mid is a comfortable and reliable pair of boots for women, regardless of the very few misses.

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Good to know

  • Lowa created the Sassa GTX Mid as a companion for female hikers on the trails. Leather and a Gore-Tex lining primarily make up the upper. It also features Slingshot for heel fit, fabric loops for a lightweight lacing system and toe and heel caps for protection.
  • An Elika outsole and dual-density DuraPU midsole act as a unit and renders underfoot protection. A medium shank stabilizes, and a Climate Control footbed enhances comfort.

A women’s backpacking boot, the Lowa Sassa GTX Mid generally runs true to size. It is offered in wide, standard and narrow widths. Its lace-up closure and Slingshot feature helps keep a precise fit. Additionally, it comes in full and half sizes.

Using the proprietary Elika outsole, the Sassa GTX Mid yields traction on most surfaces. Its pronounced heel edge assists especially on descents. The front is also ridged to assist during ascents. Its technical profile outsole optimizes ground contact and brings a secure foothold. Lowa also constructed this to be resolable (soles can be replaced) for a cost.

The Sassa GTX Mid uses a dual-component DuraPU midsole for a lightweight, long-lasting cushioning. It has a full-length, medium shank that yields underfoot support and is designed for users with light packs. The Climate Control footbed has a breathable top layer and is able to conform to the shape of the foot for walking comfort.

This mid-cut backpacking boot from Lowa features split-grain leather lined with the Gore-Tex Extended Comfort laminate. It is constructed with minimal seams to prevent friction. Together, they deliver a waterproof, breathable and durable upper. The toe and heel guards shield the foot from scuffs. The fabric loops permit closure without the added weight. In addition, its tongue and collar are padded for comfort.

  • The Lowa Sassa silhouette also comes in a low-cut GTX package and LL (leather lined) versions.
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.