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.
Updates to Lowa Sassa LL Lo
- An addition to the Lowa trekking line, the Sassa LL Lo features a full leather upper. The boot is crafted with minimal seams and leather lining. The result is a hiker with reduced pressure points and an inner surface that feels soft on the foot.
- Its sole unit comprises of dual component polyurethane (PU) midsole and Elika outsole. The PU foam offers durable benefits while the Elika outsole renders traction on most surfaces.
Lowa Sassa LL Lo size and fit
A women’s-only backpacking shoe, the Lowa Sassa LL Lo fairly runs true to size. It comes in full and half sizes. Its straightforward lace-up closure grants a snugger fit. Also, it is offered in standard width.
The profile of the trademarked Elika outsole allows maximum ground contact, enhancing grip on virtually all types of terrain. Its multi-directional lugs also enable it to self-clean. The pronounced heel edge secures the user’s foothold on descents.
The Lowa Sassa LL Lo features a dual component PU midsole. This material offers long-lasting cushioning. It is highly resilient, so it does not compress over time. The shoe has a full-length joint called the Soft Shank which allows optimal flex.
Constructed with minimal seams, the one-piece leather upper of the Sassa LL Lo helps eliminate pressure points. The natural framework of suede leather offers flexibility, softness and durability. Furthermore, its leather lining helps manage temperature inside the shoe.
Lowa engineers added rubber caps to the toe and heel. This reinforcement yields protection, especially when tackling rock-strewn trails. Moreover, to facilitate easy on and off, the brand added a heel strap. A combination of webbing and punched eyelets (near the toe area) locks the foot in place.
- The Lowa Sassa silhouette also comes in mid-cut LL and GTX versions.