Facts

  • Subcategory

    Hiking Sandals

    Made of lightweight materials. They don't have much top-of-the-foot coverage so they're mostly suitable for well-maintained trails and summer hikes. Also useful for crossing rivers and streams. They come in open and closed-toe designs. See the best hiking sandals.

    Hiking Shoes

    The low-cut equivalent of hiking boots. Comfort is paramount in the creation of these shoes so they often have flexible materials. Generally used for day hikes. See hiking shoes.

    Hiking Boots

    Mid to high-cut models designed for more aggressive hikes and backpacking. See hiking boots.

    Mountaineering Boots

    Specialized footwear. Often insulated and used in technical routes, ice climbing or expeditions. See mountaineering boots.

    Good to know

    For hikes that won't last for more than a day, go with hiking sandals or hiking shoes. Tackling trails with greater challenges will require hiking boots or mountaineering boots.

  • Use

    Day Hiking

    Shoes or boots for hikes that only last for half a day. Flexibility and lightness are the highlights of these kinds of footwear. See the best day hiking shoes and the best day hiking boots.

    Backpacking

    For multi-day trips with a heavy pack. Manufacturers emphasize durability and support in the creation of backpacking boots. See backpacking boots

    Speed Hiking

    Designed for users who want to cover a greater distance by going fast, usually with a light pack. See speed hiking shoes.

    Winter Hiking

    Boots that grant insulation to the user during hikes. See winter hiking boots.

    Multi-sport

    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.

  • Cut

    Low

    Shoes with a cuff that goes below the ankle. See low-cut hiking shoes.

    Mid

    Boots with an ankle-height cuff. They provide extra ankle support. See mid-cut hiking boots and mid-cut mountaineering boots.

    High

    Boots with a cuff that goes above the ankle. In the case of insulated ones, they may reach the calf. Also grants extra ankle support. See high-cut hiking boots and high-cut mountaineering boots.

    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.

  • Price
    $170
  • Feature
  • Weight
    Men: 14.1oz
  • Width
    Men: Normal
  • Special editions
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Summary

We spent 10 hours reading reviews from experts and users. In summary, this is what hikers think:

7 reasons to buy

  • The majority appreciated the lightness of the Lowa Sesto GTX Lo.
  • The comfort of this pair received praises from several users.
  • A considerable percentage of those who bought this day hiking shoe, including an expert, commended its breathability.
  • The sole of the Sesto GTX Lo from Lowa rendered good grip on trails, based on some customer reviews.
  • A few recommended it for all-around use.
  • Its premium price paid off with its performance, according to heaps of wearers.
  • A hiking expert pointed out its thin yet soft padding. He said that it was able to conform to the arch of the foot.

1 reasons not to buy

  • A couple of users were disappointed with the narrow fit of the Sesto GTX Lo.

Bottom line

A low-cut day hiking shoe from Lowa, the Sesto GTX Lo is generally liked by hiking community. Its comfort, breathability and performance received commendations, making the footgear a worthy investment. Nevertheless, its almost perfect reputation still has a room for improvement in relation to fit. Everything taken into account, the Lowa Sesto GTX Lo is a great ally on the trails. However, it may not be the best for those with wide feet.

Rankings

Expert Reviews

Experts are hikers, who post reviews at youtube, directly at RunRepeat or at their own websites. Each expert is categorized from level 1 to level 5 based on expertise. See stats on expert reviews and how we calculate scores here.

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100 / 100 based on 1 expert reviews

  • 100 / 100 | Eye & Pen

    I couldn’t really find anything to criticize, as they’re well-made, feel great, look great, and they get you from point-A to point-B safely.

  • First look / Unboxing | Backcountry Edge

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Updates to Lowa Sesto GTX Lo

  • As a multifunctional hiking shoe, the Lowa Sesto GTX Lo is designed with technologies that create a balance between performance and durability. The hybrid construction of the upper, with split leather and fabric, grants support and comfort at the same time.
  • The Monowrap Frame technology together with the injected DuraPU and ATC footbed gives the user a cushioned and supportive ride. It includes a Lowa patented outsole, the Multicross Evo, which bites into grounds.

Lowa Sesto GTX Lo size and fit

A hiking shoe for men, the Lowa Sesto GTX Lo comes in regular sizes and standard width. It generally runs true to size. The front closure is a classic lace-up type that grants a snug fit.

Outsole

The Multicross Evo, a Lowa exclusive outsole is what makes this day hiking shoe grippy on virtually all types of terrain. The tread design at the heel and toe renders improved traction on ascents and descents. Its deep lugs are also self-cleaning.

Midsole

With the Monowrap frame technology, the Lowa Sesto GTX Lo renders underfoot protection and support without sacrificing comfort. It has a dual-density PU insert at the heel counter which provides stability. The durable and shock-absorbent injected DuraPU midsole is embedded with a soft stabilizer for ample stability. Cushioning is further enhanced by the ATC footbed.

Upper 

The Sesto GTX Lo has a split leather and fabric upper. This combination creates a balance between durability and flexibility. It is lined with a breathable and waterproof material, the Gore-Tex laminate. It helps keep the feet dry and ventilated.

The closure features fabric loops and a pair of eyelets at the top for a secure lockdown while a heel pull tab aids in easier on and off.

Additional Info

  • Lowa offers this silhouette in a mid-cut version.